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…Details
The latest data from Markit and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), showed that growth in the sector was 51.9 in July, after hitting a 26-month low in June. The UK Purchasing Managers’ Index measures growth in the sector on a month-by-month basis, where anything under 50 represents contraction, and anything over 50…Details
On June 30th 2015 a £1.7b potash mine proposal secured approval from the park authority of the North York Moors National Park. The Sirius Minerals project will create over 1000 jobs and pump billions into the local economy, providing a boost to the area around the port town of Whitby. The mine, known as the…Details
In June we celebrated our 20 Year Anniversary, and as part of our celebrations we ran a number of competitions for both new and existing customers. You can see the winners below: Winner of the Ipad Mini Leicestershire Haulier, a local businessman introduced to County approximately 5 years ago, he first purchased an asset we…Details
Some insight into how technology is advancing and sustaining agriculture in order to keep up with increasing global food demands.
This Sunday at County Finance Group we will be celebrating our 20th anniversary as a family owned independent finance house. Our business launched in 1995 and we now provide access to the very best tailor-made financial solutions for businesses purchasing new plant and machinery. Our customers consist of a whole range of industries from construction,…Details
When looking to grow your business, you are faced with a myriad of options. This infographic looks at different ways to finance your business, from the traditional method of looking for investors to using more modern crowdfunding methods, or going down the “bootstrapping” route and cutting costs to allow for growth.
Recent statistics show that the state of the UK economy is still mixed. While manufacturing is the highest its been for eight months, productivity went down in the final quarter of 2014. For the manufacturing sector, things look positive. Consumer demand is strong, and production levels are rising. The most recent results for the Markit/CIPS…Details
Image Source With the 2015 general election fast approaching, the two major parties have released their manifestos outlining their vision for the next five years. The Conservative party is still 100 per cent focused on economic growth and innovation, and this shone through in the recent budget. This put forward several commitments for the future,…Details