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Access to finance remains an issue for many growing businesses Welcoming the BEIS Select Committee’s report on Access to Finance, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said:

“Access to finance remains an issue for many growing businesses, and the problem is often greater the further a firm is from the angels and venture capital firms concentrated inside the M25.”

We welcome the Committee's support for an even-stronger regional dimension to the government's business finance initiatives. The work of the British Business Bank and others to create investment funds focused on the Northern Powerhouse, the Midlands Engine and other areas away from the capital can and should be intensified."

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Andrew Mann
After 34 years working in numerous operational and communications disciplines for three FTSE companies (Yorkshire Electricity; Meggitt and BAE Systems), at over a dozen locations, on 24 November 2016, I became the inaugural editor of Business Lancashire. Business Lancashire is a good news, Lancashire focused, business website and daily newsletter. It is a partnership between The Samuel James Group and the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. Over the years, I have written hundreds of press releases, features for trade magazines, copy for websites and brochures, edited in-house magazines and newsletters, as well as presenting a radio programme on Chorley FM. This experience has given me the ideal background for editing Business Lancashire.

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