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Ensors and Birkett Long help drive freight acquisition

Simon Reed, SimarcoSimarco, one of the UK’s leading independent freight firms, has acquired Staffordshire-based operator, IFB, for an undisclosed sum.

Lifetime Achievement Award for accountancy expert

Professor-Prem-SikkaProfessor Prem Sikka of Essex Business School has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA). The award recognises the professor’s distinguished service to the accounting academy.

HSBC allocates £6 billion for fast-growing SMEs

Ian-Tandy-HSBCBusiness bosses at SMEs in the East of England have been allocated £300 million expansion capital in a new £6 billion UK fund launched today by HSBC.

Atkinson Bolton scoops top award

Atkinson Bolton Consulting named Best Tax and Long Term Savings Adviser at the Money Marketing AwardsLeading financial adviser Atkinson Bolton Consulting – part of the Mattioli Woods Group – was named Best Tax and Long Term Savings Adviser at this year’s Money Marketing Awards.

Cambridge deals top $27.5bn in first year of business barometer

Nigel Pitchford, chief investment officer for Imperial InnovationsA fresh surge of life science transactions, topped by a record month for commercial property ventures, brought deals worth just over $800 million in March in the Cambridge UK technology cluster.

Bank takes punt on Cambridge tech cluster

Gary-Wilkinson-puntingTaking a punt on the Cambridge UK technology cluster – notably the SME business sector – has brought new jobs as well as office space expansion for Cambridge & Counties Bank.

Cambridge crowdfunding website earns FCA approval

Gonçalo de VasconcelosJust over six months since launch, equity crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom has become only the third of its kind to be directly authorised by the FCA.

Thumbs up for Chancellor’s pension reform

Danny Clifford of EnsorsListening to the Chancellor’s speech there seemed to be very little for the opposition to take issue with – it appears Ed Milliband thought much the same.

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