Will the new plans to name and shame late payers be enough to reduce the 50,000 small businesses that curently go down each year because of the industry-wide problem?Read More
Thousands of businesses go under each year… but only a tiny fraction of the people running them are disqualified. That allows them to set up again – which should ring alarm bells for anyone giving a “new company” credit…Read More
Every business owner will know that bad debts can bring down a company – and business debts are currently at their highest ever figure. That’s why taking action at the first sign of trouble could be vital to your future, says Ian Carrotte, founder of ICSM Credit.Read More
A recent announcement from the Government asking for feedback from businesses on how to tackle late payments has been given a “5/10” rating from one of the UK’s leading specialists in bad debt prevention.
Retailers who tasted the bitterness of insolvency in 2018
There seems no end to the number of High Street casualties this year with the likes of Maplins, House of Fraser and Toys R Us all going to the wall or having to be drastically downsized or rescued.
Top ten tips to make sure you remain solvent
With a business climate in which major firms such as Carillion or House of Fraser have been hitting the rocks, there is only one policy to adopt if you are a supplier: tight credit control.
Insolvency Service’s powers to be strengthened
The case of a printer who lost £10,000 when a customer failed to pay writes Harry Mottram
One of the largest sheet fed and web offset printers in the country says they may call in the receivers writes Harry Mottram.
It seems impossible but Johnston Press, the mighty newspaper group and owner of titles across the country could collapse any day without a financial package to save it writes Harry Mottram.
Who would have thought there was a market for local news writes Harry Mottram. Clearly not Reach, Johnston Press and the like.
Once you had to go cap in hand to the bank manager with a business spread sheet showing how you could develop your business with a loan.
There is a print industry supplier in St Albans whose history spans and in part defines the printing industry in the last three centuries.Read More
By all accounts Agfa Graphics scaled down their presence at Fespa, and the reason appears to be they targeted a chunk of their marketing resources into this week’s open days. Or in their marketing speak, their Red Carpet Event at their factory in Antwerp in Belgium.Read More
For more than two years the notorious print farming duo known as the ‘Bonny and Clyde’ of the print industry by their victims have been taking money off self-publishers, designers and printers and not always supplying them with what they ordered.Read More
Just when it appeared the battle for control of Xerox had squeezed out the last ounce of drama, a new drama is about to take place.Read More
If things weren’t bad enough with inflation rising and a shrinking market, it now seems certain the printing industry will be hit by above inflation rises in paper.Read More
4Colour Finance help to keep the presses of the print industry rolling by providing financial support at crucial moments in a firm’s development.Read More
The leading trade magazine and website Print Monthly have reported on a story that captured the headlines 100 years ago and is once again back in the news.Read More
When print workers are made redundant it often leads to bitterness, especially if they feel an injustice has taken place. For instance they are assured their company is doing well one day but the following day the lights go out as the power supplier switches off the electricity. Or the bosses take huge pay-outs just before the company goes down leaving the workers with nothing.Read More
In Massachusetts in the United States there is a project taking place to preserve the printing heritage of Worcester County by the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Print Week stage their trade show in CoventryRead More
New ideas at the trade exhibitionRead More
Print Week have reported on the collapse of Henna Press in Watford – a situation created by FT Solutions failing to pay on time according the publication’s website.Read More
Traditional forms of business lending have been more difficult to obtain in recent years as bank lending criteria has significantly tightened. This has led to increased frustration, and in some cases hardship amongst progressive businesses throughout the UK.Read More
The trade publication Print Monthly magazine said there are questions to be answered over the London based book publisher Black Dog Publishing’s demise following the firm’s demise in January.
Heidelberg to hold open house event in Brentford at Heidelberg Graphic Equipment 69-76 High Street, Brentford, Middx TW8 OAA.
The exhibition and conference provides best-practice learning and practical, inspirational ideas visitors can take back to their businesses, and also enables printers and print buyers to improve their businesses through better use of technology by applying new ideas and methodologies.Read More
It’s Thursday 27th November 2017, 9:30am and the temperature is just touching 3˚C; it’s the morning after an incredibly stormy night. For most people today is ‘business as usual’, but that’s not the case for 150 of Premier’s customers and guests as they journey from across the country to the jewel, that is Heartwood Forest, hidden in the Hertfordshire countryside.Read More
Research from Smithers Pira predicts the global packaging market will be worth $50bn by 2022.Read More
James Cropper gives profit warnings over pulp price increasesRead More