Companies like Amazon and Deliveroo have changed consumer expectations on how quickly products should be delivered. Not too far back, a week or five working days was considered to be acceptable – but that was before everything became on-demand, immediate, and tech-infused.
Back in 2012, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) reported that SMEs were struggling to raise the money they needed to expand. At the time, it found that 42% of SMEs who applied for a loan said they were turned down. That was then, though – surely things have changed?
On October 31st 2018, Shire attended the annual Leasing World Awards. The awards ceremony is highly regarded in the B2B asset finance industry and recognises various achievements of the winners. After winning awards at the event two years in a row, members of Shire’s team arrived at the event in London…
Our recent survey has highlighted that a lack of funding is a fundamental barrier to growth for UK businesses.
In this day and age, it has never been easier to start a business, but many are struggling to lift off the ground.
Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer (Cancer Research UK). It’s a shocking statistic, and unfortunately one that is known too well at Shire Leasing, where members of our Shire family are currently battling cancer. But it’s never a battle that is faced alone, as colleagues,…
Two thirds of people with mental health problems believe that workplace stress has contributed to their illness (Time To Change), and we believe that events like ‘Time to Talk’ are a great way to raise awareness and improve the work place as employees voice their opinions.