SMEs across the UK remain defiant despite Brexit uncertainty and challenges around the growing skills gap.This was the over-arching message to come out of new research commissioned on behalf of Yorkshire Bank. And it was explored further during a lively morning debate as three Greater Manchester entrepreneurs shared a stage with head of Business Banking at CYBG, Graeme Sands and economist and writer for The Telegraph Liam Halligan.
With an increasingly turbulent market, political uncertainty and increasing digital competition business owners have to show some real grit to succeed as an SME in 2019.Representing a spread of sectors Elizabeth Clark, CEO of Dream Agility, Liam Manton, co-founder of Didsbury Gin, and Charmaine O’Connor, CEO, of P.P. O’Connor picked their way through Brexit, finance, technology, infrastructure and human resources – the five main topics of the report. Hosted by BBC presenter Nicholas Owen, the invigorating session highlighted the balancing act of keeping confidence high while planning for an uncertain future. See the full article here