Northern Powerhouse

Articles on The Northern Powerhouse, the government’s strategy for a super-connected, globally-competitive northern economy in England that was initially launched in 2016.

Small Business Banking

Exclusive – B-North to open national small business bank by end-2020

B-North plans to open network of eight branches across England, combining face-to-face lending with cutting-edge technology

Small Business Banking

Barclays launches £500 million fund for SMEs

Barclays is launching a new £500 million fund for small and medium-sized business in the Northern Powerhouse regions. Here's what you can expect.


£400m fund launches for northern SMEs

The British Business Bank launches a £400 million Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, aiming to boost business growth in the North of England and provide SMEs with access to finance.


Northern companies unsure of Northern Powerhouse initiative

Some 70 per cent of small businesses in the North don't believe the government will create a 'Northern Powerhouse'.


How the Budget affects northern business

Here, we look at how companies in the North are affected by George Osborne's pre-election announcement.

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Streamlining document management for your small business

David Malan, sales director of DocuWare for the UK and Ireland, explains how the platform can streamline your document management

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.

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Why you need a business bank account

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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