Trade remains sceptical
- Think big. Hollyer, Tony // Cabinet Maker;10/02/98, Issue 5108, p22
Discusses the challenges faced by small firms competing with larger outfits in Great Britain's furniture industry. Production of and quality control for door manufacturing at the CNC UK company; Steps taken at Regis Furniture to avoid waste; Includes in-house tool setting and sharpening.
- More members join TFO. // Cabinet Maker;7/9/2010, Issue 5695, p10
The article reports that the Associate Member scheme, which was developed to appeal smaller business, by The Furniture Ombudsman (TFO) at the end of January 2010 has attracted 30 new members in Great Britain.
- Trade calls on government to cut NI and UBR to protect small firms. Westphal, Linda // Cabinet Maker;03/20/98, Issue 5080, p3
Reports on the campaign of trade associations for Great Britain's government to ease the tax requirements for small firms engaged in manufacturing furniture. Caution on the negative economic impact on the industry caused by high taxes; Comments from trade representatives.
- Cashing in. Aitkenhead, Colin // Cabinet Maker;03/05/99, Issue 5128, p14
Focuses on the financing options available to small furniture companies in Great Britain. Challenges faced by small firms in raising finance; Forms of loans for short-term needs; Loan requirements; Features of equity financing. INSETS: Contacts;How to proceed.
- Payback time. // Credit Management;Sep2002, p13
Reports on the growing concern over the increasing cases of late payment of accounts among small businesses in Great Britain according to research published by Alliance & Leicester Business Banking.
- FSB League Table Reveals that PLCs are Failing to Make Prompt Payment a Priority. // Credit Control;2001, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p2
Reveals that many companies in Great Britain are failing to make prompt payment a priority in 2001 according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) League tables. Average length of time it takes for a company to pay its suppliers; Basis of the findings; Statement from FSB member Stephen...
- Let's get serious about payment reporting. // Credit Management;Sep2003, p12
Reports that small businesses in Great Britain want big companies to report their payment times. Lack of compliance to a law requiring such reporting; Concerns about the effects of delayed payments; Project of the Better Payment Practice Group.
- PLC payment still poor. // Credit Management;Jul2000, p9
Reports on the Federation for Small Businesses' analysis of the payment performance of Great Britain's largest companies. Percentage of companies that are paying their bills within the normal agreed time; Discovery that finance companies remain the best payers.
- Average payment times fail to improve. // Management Accounting: Magazine for Chartered Management Account;Apr96, Vol. 74 Issue 4, p8
Reports on the findings of the 1996 Grant Thornton International European Business Survey and the 1995 Quarterly Financial Trends Survey concerning average payment times for small-to-medium sized enterprises in Great Britain and on the Small Business Bureau's calls for tougher action to enforce...