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Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Doing business in Teddington

Doing Business Together (DBT) held its inaugural grassroots forum at the Lensbury Conference Centre in Teddington on Friday. Zac Goldsmith MP and Vince Cable MP introduced the event, which attracted over 150 guests.

DBT is a new forum, whose aim is to help SMEs manage their own businesses better and obtain the finance and credit they require. The group has gained support from 35 leading UK organisations, from the Federation of Small Businesses to the CBI. It has also won the backing of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS).

Commenting, Zac said : "I'm thrilled to support this cutting edge campaign to help improve the relationship between lenders and SMEs. That’s obviously crucial at a time where credit has been so restricted. The fact that DBT has the support of everyone from the Federation of Small Businesses to the CBI, from Richmond’s Chamber of Commerce to many of the main banks, and now the Government, shows how seriously this is being taken. DBT wants to encourage SMEs to boost their chances of obtaining the finance and credit they need by maintaining up-to-date accounts. It is logical that when risk underwriters have clear information on where a company is heading, they are more likely to be confident in its capacity to survive and even flourish."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 am  

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