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Posts for 2013

ART's Andy King (right) enjoys launch of Digbeth Social Enterprise Quarter

ART SUPPORTS DIGBETH SOCIAL ENTERPRISE QUARTER

ART Loans Manager Andy King attended the launch of Birmingham’s new social enterprise quarter in Digbeth today. As ART’s specialist in loans for…

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Xie Jin presents a Chinese Knot to Steve Walker

CHINESE LESSONS: ART WELCOMES VISITORS FROM CHINA

ART was delighted to welcome delegates from the China International Centre for Economic and Technical Exchanges (CICETE) to its Aston offices recently, who…

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Dr Steve Walker

GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK

I was delighted to attend, and indeed speak at, a number of well supported local events last week during the annual entrepreneurship ‘fest’.…

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Dr Steve Walker

LOCAL BANKING IS ON ITS WAY BACK – OR IS IT?

What a strange few weeks we have had, with the emergence of a couple of old names to herald what we are told…

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ART Chair, and Chief Executive of Wesleyan Assurance Society, Craig Errington

ART SET FOR SIGNIFICANT EXPANSION

Speaking at ART’s Annual General Meeting, Craig Errington, Chair of ART and Chief Executive of Wesleyan Assurance Society told members and guests that…

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Need a business loan? Speak to the ART lending team - Andy King, Steve Walker or Martin Edmonds.

ART DOUBLES ITS LENDING POT FOR SMEs

Having seen a 45% increase over the past two years in the amount of money lent to support small and medium sized businesses…

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Andy Street and Steve Walker speak at a breakfast briefing on ‘Using the Public Purse to Unlock Private Finance'.

INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION NEEDED TO GET ECONOMY MOVING

Steve Walker, Chief Executive of ART, shared a platform with Andy Street, Chairman of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP)…

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Dr Steve Walker

WHERE CAN SMALL BUSINESSES GET EXPERT ADVICE?

A few years ago a politician’s favourite catch phrase for his incoming government was ‘Education, Education, Education’.  I would have to agree that…

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Professor John Bryson, ART Board Member and Professor of Enterprise and Competitiveness at the University of Birmingham

UPSURGE IN DEAL FLOW MAY HERALD ECONOMIC RECOVERY

ART has seen an upsurge in applications over the past two months from businesses applying for loan finance to support their growth and…

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Dr Steve Walker

‘MIND THE FINANCE GAP’ – WE NEED TO WORK TOGETHER TO FILL IT

With access to finance for small businesses remaining a hot topic, it is good to see the publication of a bank-supported, comprehensive, study…

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