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ICP Networks has secured a £4.8m funding package to support its expansion plans for the UK and European markets.

If small and medium sized firms in the North West want to make the most of economic recovery in the years ahead, then they need to make positive investment decisions now, according to a new report from HSBC Commercial Bank.

The Bury Black Pudding Company is targeting significant expansion and taking on 20 new members of staff following a £1.4 million investment programme, backed by HSBC.

Businesses must look to capitalise on the UK economic recovery to invest in growth, says HSBC.

HSBC has revealed the nine companies that will compete to win the Midlands regional heat of its Global Connections competition, a nationwide contest to find the most innovative businesses in the UK.

Urban Splash has formed a new joint venture with The Pears Group, which has agreed to refinance £135m of its remaining bank debt from the RBS, CoOp, HSBC and Blackstone.

Exporter confidence has reached the highest point in more than four years, with almost two-thirds of UK businesses expecting overseas trade to increase over the next six months, according to a new survey.

Outgoing BT chief executive Ian Livingston has succeeded former HSBC chairman Lord Green as trade and investment minister.

Gilbert’s Foods has secured a £2.4 million funding package from HSBC which it will use to expand its export business.

The Itsu restaurant and retail chain is creating more than 350 jobs after securing a £14 million funding package from HSBC.

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