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UK packaging manufacturer Plastique has secured £5m from the Business Growth Fund (BGF) to double the size of its facility in Poznan, Poland.

Better Bathrooms is creating 500 new jobs across the UK after securing a £10 million investment from the Business Growth Fund (BGF).

The owners of Camino, a chain of Spanish tapas bar-restaurants in London, have secured a £3 million investment from the Business Growth Fund (BGF).

Mexican food chain Barburrito is creating 250 jobs through a national roll-out of its restaurants after securing a £3.25 million funding package.

Britain needs more medium-sized family firms to increase plurality and challenge the "PLC monoculture" created by policymakers' focus on large corporations, a new report has concluded.

Small and medium-sized business owners should steer clear of the Government’s £2.5bn Business Growth Fund.

Almost two-thirds (62 per cent) of SMEs do not believe the new £250bn Business Growth Fund (BGF) will improve access to bank lending because the qualifying turnover for applications has been set too high, according to a new poll.

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  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

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