7 November 2019

Going digital is a challenge for European small and medium-sized enterprises – but key to remain competitive

The National Promotional Institutions of France (Bpifrance), Germany (KfW), Poland (BGK), Spain (ICO) and the United Kingdom (British Business Bank) presented a study today in Brussels on the challenges of digitalisation for European small and medium-sized enterprises. The study is based on a first-time joint survey of more than 2,500 SMEs in the participating countries, […]

19 June 2018

New UK Business Angel Market report published by the British Business Bank reveals clear regional disparity with 57% of Business Angels based in London and the South East

43% of Business Angel investments made in London and the South East 75% of business Angels aged over 45 and 21% aged over 65 Healthcare, Life Sciences, Fintech and Software as a Service most popular sectors for investment The survey found that 57% of business Angels are based in London and the South East, with […]

20 February 2018

Latest British Business Bank research reveals equity and alternative finance growing strongly, but overall demand for finance remains weak among small businesses

Equity and alternative finance demonstrate strong growth while bank lending volumes remain relatively flat UK is a world leader for start-ups and has its highest-ever population of small businesses, with a record number of start-ups UK’s scale-up performance improves, but is behind US in part due to less later stage VC funding Demand still a […]

8 December 2017

Angel Investment is up but the UK’S equity gap persists

The new research shows that, despite this good news, the UK’s regional equity gap is stubbornly persistent. This underlines the findings of the Bank’s Equity Tracker, published in August, which showed London continuing to experience greater levels of equity investment compared to other UK regions, with the capital accounting for 47% of UK deals in […]

16 November 2017

Hidden Britain: Survey reveals 98% of people underestimate the scale of Small Businesses in the UK

British Business Bank launches ‘Small Wonders’ campaign Only 2% of respondents realise small businesses make up 99% of total UK businesses Four in five (81%) significantly underestimate the economic contribution small businesses make to the UK The British Business Bank has launched a campaign to highlight the contribution of small businesses – shining a light […]