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3 months on, little real impact being felt from Brexit

The latest Close Brothers Business Barometer is out and it reveals that more than half of SMEs (56%) report feeling no impact on their volume of business following Brexit.

Confirming that sentiment is the news that more than three quarters (76%) of businesses have not delayed spending or investment decisions because of the EU Referendum. Indeed, just 18% of business owners believe the referendum result will lead to fewer opportunities. Tellingly; however, 49% feel they anticipate no change and that it is likely to be ‘business as usual. The remaining 33% are looking forward to better prospects in the future.

“It’s clear that the majority of UK SMEs are yet to feel any real and tangible effect from Brexit,” said Neil Davies, CEO, Close Brothers Asset Finance. “It’s interesting to note that of those who have been impacted, it’s pretty much split down the middle in terms of those who have been positively and detrimentally affected. There is also a real regional difference, with businesses in London feeling the most exposed.

‘SMEs least likely to be affected’

It’s interesting to note that 88% of smaller firms – those with a turnover of between £250k to £500k – were the least liable to allow the EU referendum stop them from pushing their business forward,” Davies says.

“Close Brothers has a history of lending through all economic cycles, and experience tells us that these organisations aren’t sitting on large reserves of cash. In order to maintain business levels, they typically don’t have a choice but to spend and invest to ensure a sustainable flow of cash.

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Fancy a night at the cinema? Visit Shepperton Studios

Shepperton, Studios, CinemaPinewood Cinema’s venue at Shepperton Studios is based inside The Korda Theatre, a post production facility with an exclusive mixture of leather sofas and theatre chairs. The cinema offers a chance to see the best of independent and blockbuster films.

A café/bar will be open 30 minutes before each screening, with a range of sweet and savoury nibbles, hot drinks, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.

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Looking for office space?


A fantastic office space is now available at The Thames Club, just minutes from the centre of Staines-upon-Thames.

Overlooking the Staines Town Football Club pitch with plenty of daylight, the 70sqft office space will easily accommodate 4-5 desks as well as some storage.

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Cargo Apprenticeship as part of IAG WORLD CARGO are now open.

Across this 2 year apprenticeship, candidates will get the opportunity to study towards a Level 2 & 3 NVQ in Warehousing and Storage.

This role will involve working as part of a team interfacing with the internal and external customers receiving and despatching the cargo Product portfolio. The role involves the manual handling of freight, breaking and building units in British Airways’ cargo handling facilities in a safe, secure and efficient manner. As part of your role you will be required to complete tasks such as:

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Heathrow pick Grimshaw for expansion

Heathrow, GrimshawGrimshaw have been chosen as the concept designers for Heathrow’s expansion.

The Airport says this sends the clear signal to the Government that Heathrow is “a ready-to-go, privately financed infrastructure project”.

Grimshaw beat off Zaha Hadid, HOK and Benoy to win the contract.

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