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DEJA VU FOR THE ACCESS TO FINANCE SCENE

Why do I get the feeling that we have been here before in the arena of access to finance for small businesses? The…

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Loans of up to £50,000 are available from ART now

LOOKING FOR FINANCE? ART HAS MONEY TO LEND

If your business is based in Birmingham or Solihull and needs between £10,000 and £50,000 but the banks can’t help, speak to ART.…

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ARE BUSINESSES TOO BUSY TO LOOK FOR THE HELP THEY NEED?

As a judge in three recent local competitions seeking to support potential growth enterprises in the West Midlands, I was delighted to see…

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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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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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