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ART's Loan Arrangers Martin Edmonds and Andy King

ART TOPS £1M IN LOANS TO SMEs

ART, which is designed to support small and medium sized businesses unable to access the finance they need from the banks, has lent…

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Andrew Baker, Chief Executive of the Fair Finance Consortium

GOVERNMENT COMMITS TO SUPPORTING FAIR FINANCE

Following a consultation on how best to finance small businesses, the Government has committed to supporting Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs), like ART,…

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Dr Steve Walker, Chief Executive of ART

STOP BASHING THE BANKS – AND THINK OF ANOTHER SOLUTION

Stop Bashing the Banks – and Think of Another Solution! The debate continues unabated regarding the banks and their willingness or not to…

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Steve Dent, MD of D3 Display

THE ART OF GROWTH

A loan from ART (Aston Reinvestment Trust) has enabled Camp Hill based D3 Display to grow significantly in the past year, in spite…

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Steve Walker talks about social enterprise

ARE SOCIAL ENTERPRISES MISSING A TRICK?

Social enterprises could be missing out on opportunities for growth and development because they are not taking advantage of the full range of…

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Elaine Halliwell, delighted new owner-manager of Horgan's

DREAM COMES TRUE FOR BUSINESS MANAGER

After 13 years of working at Horgan’s Sandwich Bar at Aston Cross, manager Elaine Halliwell has been able to realise her dream of…

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Are the banks lending or not?

FINANCE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES – WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON?

Access to finance for small businesses has never been commented on so regularly in the media – yet it appears that confusion still…

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Christine Allen-Lloyd with promotional lollies from ART

ANYONE FOR LOLLY?

ART is issuing lollies to get the message across to small businesses and their advisors that it has ‘lolly’ available to lick the…

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Flaming good food from Shahi Masala

THE SECRET INGREDIENT IN BIRMINGHAM’S CULINARY SCENE

From Michelin-starred dining to fast food, Birmingham’s restaurants offer it all. But did you know that many of them share a common ingredient…

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Cash for small businesses in the West Midlands

NEW YEAR NEW FINANCE

Access to finance for small businesses has been a major issue over the past 12 months, but there’s good news for those trading…

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