Let’s Talk Business: PAPI grant enables firm to secure Government PPE contract

Let’s Talk Business: PAPI grant enables firm to secure Government PPE contract

Following the Covid-19 outbreak in March 2020, the UK Government urgently needed to increase manufacturing of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health workers, including protective face visors. As such, companies across the UK were contracted to produce millions of items of PPE to distribute across the NHS. Duraweld was contracted to supply 5.2 million face visors by December 2020....

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Let’s Talk Business: What Sunak’s ‘Plan for Jobs’ could mean for you

Let’s Talk Business: What Sunak’s ‘Plan for Jobs’ could mean for you

Rishi Sunak’s latest plans for boosting Britain’s productivity with infrastructure investment have consisted of numerous schemes to help businesses cope with the pandemic. Following the unprecedented financial measures and support for businesses with the likes of the furlough scheme, comes a short-term stimulus measure to lay the groundwork for long-term economic success. But what does this...

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Let’s Talk Business… with Big Pink Fish

Let’s Talk Business… with Big Pink Fish

Having worked extensively in education publishing and design for almost a decade, company founder Calvin Innes identified an area that was lacking in good-quality, knowledgeable marketing and built the business around providing just that. Working almost exclusively with teacher training providers and collaborative teaching schools led the company to become one of the leading UK agencies in this...

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Let’s Talk Business: Lisa Blakey, of Encompass Training

Let’s Talk Business: Lisa Blakey, of Encompass Training

Many business owners and managing directors will be asking themselves the following questions: Is my business ready to return? Do my employees have the necessary skills? Can we adapt to the level of agility required in the current economy? The idea that education is essential to developing new skills or retraining is not new. Therefore, I don’t need to go into detail about the fact that...

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It’s no April fool… Making Tax Digital is here!

It’s no April fool… Making Tax Digital is here!

Making Tax Digital (MTD) means that VAT-registered businesses (those with a turnover above £85,000) will no longer be able to keep and submit manual records from April 1, 2019. HMRC will now only accept VAT returns that have been sent using software that supports MTD. There are dozens of products on the market that are MTD-ready. Companies that are already clients of Whitethorn and already use...

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