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Posts for 2011

ART Christmas Event 2011

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM ART

At its annual Christmas event for financial advisors, accountants and bankers, ART was keen to stress the role of Community Development Finance Institutions…

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ART's Lending Team (L to R) Andy King, Dr Steve Walker, Martin Edmonds

ART REACHES £10M MILESTONE

ART has reached £10m in loans delivered to businesses based in Birmingham and Solihull that have been unable to access the finance they…

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Dr Steve Walker

BRITISH BANKERS ASSOCIATION ROADSHOW IS LIKE THE CURATE’S EGG…..

What a strange event the British Bankers Roadshow was.  I took the chance to visit when it came to Birmingham recently. Firstly, on…

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Craig Errington, new Chair of ART, with outgoing Chair Lowry Maclean

NEW CHAIR HERALDS NEW ERA AT ART

Craig Errington, Chief Executive of Wesleyan Assurance Society and the Institute of Directors’ national Director of the Year 2011, has been elected Chair…

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ART lends record amount in August 2011

AUGUST IS RECORD MONTH FOR LENDING

ART has reported a record month for lending to small businesses, with loans of nearly half a million pounds taken up. ART lends…

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ART borrower Anne Wilkinson of Executive Playground

ART BACKS PROOF OF CONCEPT

A loan from ART saved the day for Solihull-based consultancy Executive Playground®, enabling the company to make use of a £30K grant to…

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Dr Steve Walker, Chief Executive of ART

SMEs ADVISED TO RESEARCH ALL THEIR OPTIONS

Bring together any group of entrepreneurs or small business managers, who are thinking about start up or growth, and the subject of access…

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ART has cash to lend to small businesses

ART ANNOUNCES £1.6M LOAN FUND

ART has confirmed that it will have £1.6m available to lend in 2011-12. In all cases lending when a bank has been unable…

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Small businesses set to benefit from new funds

FEAR OF SEEKING FINANCE HOLDS BACK PRIVATE SECTOR RECOVERY

The banks are still lending and there are plenty of other sources of finance available to businesses in the West Midlands region, yet…

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Winston Duguid, Craig Errington and Andeep Mangal

THREE IOD MEMBERS JOIN ART BOARD

Andeep Mangal, Proprietor of Thapers Accountants, Craig Errington, Chief Executive of Wesleyan and Winston Duguid, Group Project Director of the Epwin Group –…

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