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Posts for 2012

Dr Steve Walker

DO GRANTS REALLY HELP SMALL BUSINESSES?

Some 15 years ago grants were to the forefront of all economic development programmes, especially to support business start ups. That position changed…

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ART has money to lend to small businesses in Birmingham and Solihull that can't meet their needs from a bank

ART LENDS OVER £200,000 TO CASH-STARVED SMALL BUSINESSES IN FIRST MONTH OF RGF SCHEME

ART is off to a flying start in lending money made available via the Government’s Regional Growth Fund to support cash-starved businesses in…

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Small businesses can now borrow up to £100,00 from ART

NEED A LOAN? ART NOW LENDS UP TO £100,000 TO SMALL BUSINESSES

Thanks to new support from the Regional Growth Fund, Unity Trust Bank and The Co-operative Bank, ART is doubling the maximum size of…

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Chair of the CDFA, Jonathan Diggines, Richard Wilcox, Managing Director of Unity Trust Bank, and Steve Walker, Chief Executive of ART, with the giant pattie made by Island Delight.

ART BORROWER OFFERS A TASTE OF JAMAICA AT CDFA CONFERENCE

ART borrower, Island Delight, caused a sensation at this year’s Community Development Finance Association (CDFA) Conference in Solihull with a specially-made giant Jamaican-style…

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Business Secretary Vince Cable visits ART borrower Utensa

ART WELCOMES £4.8M OF FUNDING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES IN BIRMINGHAM AND SOLIHULL

ART welcomes the announcement today by Business Secretary Vince Cable that businesses in Birmingham and Solihull are to be among the first to…

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ART Chairman, Craig Errington, with ART Chief Executive, Steve Walker

ENCOURAGING PICTURE EMERGES AT ART AGM

Speaking at the Annual General Meeting of ART members and supporters on 21st September, Chief Executive Steve Walker said it had been encouraging…

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Dr Steve Walker

WHO NEEDS WONGA?

I have to express my real concern from what I am hearing in meetings lately that small business owners seeking loans could be…

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Insider Finance Breakfast Event, Radisson Blu Birmingham

WHO KNOWS? THERE’S GROWING SUPPORT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES IN BIRMINGHAM AND SOLIHULL

The ART lending team has been particularly busy over the past couple of months attending the growing number of events targeted at small…

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NEW FUNDS OFFER SUPPORT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES IN BIRMINGHAM AND SOLIHULL

NEW FUNDS OFFER SUPPORT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES IN BIRMINGHAM AND SOLIHULL

As a long-term champion of access to finance for small businesses, ART welcomes the launch of two projects funded by the RGF (Regional…

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Dr Steve Walker, Chief Executive of ART

RECORD UPLIFT IN LENDING TO SMALL BUSINESSES

ART has seen a record 35% increase in loans delivered over the last twelve months, with borrowers coming from a variety of industry…

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