Ben Doughty – Go Karting World Finals

When one of our customers informed us recently of their fundraising page for their 11 year old son Ben Doughty (Facebook @bendoughtyracing), who has been selected to compete in the Go Karting World Finals being held in Italy in October 2019, County Finance Group Ltd were only too keen to help. Ben has been Go…

Annual Investment Allowance

As announced in the 2018 budget, there has been an increase in the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) for qualifying expenditure on plant and machinery. The increase is from 1st January 2019 to 31st December 2020 and has risen from £200,000 to £1m. Businesses that have financial year ends that straddle the date of change, will…

Changes in Personnel

It is with sad regret that Stephen Walker who joined us in February 2018, has decided to leave the company and go back in to the retail sector where his background lies. Stephen left us in January 2019 and we wish him every success for his future. Any contact that you may have had with…

Happy New Year

We would like to wish Customers, Brokers and Suppliers, new and old, a very Happy and Prosperous New Year. County ending the last quarter of 2018 on a high, achieving one of the best quarters for new business in recent times. Having secured an increased funding line with their long term investors, County are looking…

County Finance Supports Rainbows Hospice Charity

Rainbows is a Leicestershire-based charity that run a hospice for children and young people in the East Midlands. For the past two years, our Office Manager Joanne Stonier has been involved in helping to raise money for this charity and in 2015 County Finance Group also got involved in supporting their second annual concert and…

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Creative ‘New Work’ SMEs Leading Growth Across UK Cities

The recent Small Business Outlook 2015 report by Centre for Cities has found that small to medium sized businesses involved in “new work”, such as the creative, professional and digital sectors, are driving growth within the top UK cities. The report found that SMEs within these “new work” industries have been outperforming other industries. From…

SMEs Predict Highest Levels of Business Growth

Small businesses are predicting the highest level of growth over the next five years, according to the latest Santander Corporate & Commercial Business Growth annual survey. The usual definition of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) is any business with fewer than 250 employees. There were 5.2 million SMEs in the UK in 2014, accounting…

August sees growth in the UK construction sector

The Markit/Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply’s monthly PMI index increased from 57.1 to 57.3 in August. The latest report identifies strong improvements in both business activity and employment levels, as well as an easing in the availability of raw materials. The latter is credited to increased supplier capacity and lower energy costs, which has…