Shortage of engineers threatens UK growth

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Skills gap poses threat to business, say 60% of employers

C. Hoare poaches clients from big banks

‘Boring’ private group capitalises on mistrust of larger rivals

Small-cap Week, July 26

Featuring: Bagir; Energy Assets; Plus500; Ruspetro; Boohoo; Oilex; and Hume Capital

Unipart Automotive goes into administration

Car parts supplier fails weeks after securing rescue deal

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BSkyB takes stake in ‘Bake Off’ producer

Pay-TV operator buys 70% of Love Productions

City wakes up to value in UK engineering

Shares in small engineers put on a growth spurt

Huawei backs British tech company XMOS

Group to grow operations and invest in UK university research

Small-cap Week, July 18

Featuring: Profility; Speedy Hire; Trinity Exploration; and Sweett Group

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Improving conditions boost Speedy Hire

UK construction market and equipment rental activity picking up

The Paper Mill

Life after death for traditional boozer

Micropub model offers route to revival for venues

Credit for small businesses remains tight

BoE reports growing use of non-bank alternatives

US media buzz reaches Europe

American groups snap up broadcasters on other side of Atlantic

Ex-Wachovia chief joins Funding Circle

Bob Steel has worked for New York mayor and in Washington

London start-up reinvents train tickets

Masabi finds US success with smartphone-based ticketing system

SFO launches probe into Sweett Group

Inquiry into ‘activities in United Arab Emirates and elsewhere’

Quindell fights back with trading update

Insurer lifts profit targets and says there is no need to raise funds

STV strikes broadcast and pension deals

Group wins right to screen Scottish independence debate

Website shakes up car repair market

Burden of late payment on SMEs hits £40bn

Amounts owed could threaten businesses’ future

Unipart Automotive close to rescue deal

Car parts supplier moves to avoid bankruptcy


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