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​Bibby Financial Services

​Bibby Financial Services

Bibby Financial Services is the UK’s largest independent invoice finance specialist and a trusted financial services partner to over 7,000 businesses.

Formed in 1982, we are a member of UK Finance and support businesses in over 300 industry sectors.

We are driven by strong client relationships, close client contact and market insight. Our relationship-based approach to supporting businesses means that we get to know you so that we can tailor our support to your current and future needs.

We help businesses unlock working capital for a range of scenarios, including cashflow funding, new equipment purchase, growth and expansion, management buy ins and buy outs, refinancing, corporate restructuring and mergers and acquisitions.

Our range of financial services includes:

- Asset Based Lending
- Invoice Discounting
- Factoring
- Lease Finance
- Export Finance
- Trade Finance
- Stock Finance
- Specialist finance for the construction and recruitment sectors
- Foreign exchange

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Facebook

Facebook

By 2020, smartphones will account for two out of every three mobile connections, creating an online community of almost 6 billion people. This will create an incredible opportunity for businesses to engage with customers around the world. Ten years ago, international expansion was beyond the reach of all but the largest or most determined of businesses. Mobile is making the world smaller and more connected than ever. Join us to understand how it allows local business become global and small business become large.

At Facebook, our mission is to give people the power to share and to make the world more open and connected. That includes helping people connect with the businesses they care about.

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Stagecoach

Stagecoach

Stagecoach is one of Britain's leading public transport businesses, helping connect communities for 40 years. Our team of 24,000 people and our 8,300 buses, coaches and trams are part of the fabric of daily life in England, Scotland and Wales.

We connect people with jobs, skills and training, bring customers to our high streets, connect tourists with visitor attractions, and draw families, friends and communities together.

We are proud to serve communities in major cities including London, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Hull, Sheffield, Oxford and Cambridge, as well as rural locations from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland to Wales and south-west England.

Our impact is about far more than transport - we support the economy, help cut congestion on our roads, protect our environment and air quality, boost safety on our roads, and contribute to a healthier nation.

We are proud to be a trusted part of daily life in Britain and our services will continue to be central to the future of our economy, protecting our environment and keeping communities connected.

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‘A Thimble Of Water To Put Out A Bonfire’ - BCC On Temporary Visas For Drivers And Food Workers

BCC President, Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE said: “Government has made clear its priority is to transition from a reliance on EU workers to a focus on the domestic workforce, and businesses have been ready to participate in this, but it is a long-term project. “A managed transition, with a plan agreed between government and business, should have been in place from the outset. Instead, the supply of EU labour was turned off with no clear roadmap as to how this transition would be managed without disruption to services and supply chains.

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BCC calls for summit to resolve supply chain crunch

The supply chain disruption must not be allowed to worsen over the next few months in the run up to Christmas.

BCC says government must step up on energy supply security

Government must do all it can to safeguard security of supply and ensure that customers and suppliers have access to the support they need to weather this difficult period.