The economic outlook remains uncertain, but more companies are investing for growth. Dave Davies, Atif Malik and Hetal Popat from Barclays tell Graham Buck, writer for the Treasurer magazine, about the renewed appetite for borrowing.
Times are tough and they are likely to remain challenging for many businesses. So what do companies have to do to ensure that they succeed in the economic environment of the next few years? What, in short, is the blueprint for future success?
Emma Bridgewater Ltd makes beautiful, contemporary ceramics and is the largest manufacturer in the UK still making all their pottery in their factory in Stoke-on-Trent.
Emma approached us with plans to grow her business and double turnover within the next four years. Emma's ambition was to develop a plot of land to house a new headquarters, incorporating a rural head office, showroom and design studio. Our 17 year banking relationship with Emma has seen her business flourish, and our recent loan will help bring her vision to life.