How to make Hammond’s ambitious Budget deliver for UK scale-up businesses

Philip Hammond’s Autumn Budget promises an impressive funding and support programme to boost the UK economy, focusing squarely on backing high-potential scale-up businesses. While there has been a collective positive reaction to the chancellor’s budget, and understandably a palpable sense of relief from many investment providers in our ecosystem, what’s clear is that there’s a huge amount of work to be done. Less than 24 hours after the chancellor’s visionary budget for small and medium-sized (SME) businesses, the big question is clear: is it really achievable? The simple answer is yes it is, if we join forces and work smartly… continue reading

November 23, 2017