TN Govt pushes for tech adoption in industries; Advanced Manufacturing System Center inaugurated in Chennai at a cost of ₹ 212 cr

Tamil Nadu on Friday launched a slew of initiatives to facilitate industries adopt new technologies and remain competitive as the State has a vision to become a $ 1 trillion economy with a manufacturing sector of $ 250 billion by 2030. As part of the new initiatives, the Tamil Nadu Prime Minister MK Stalin inaugurated … Read more

Opinion: Saran Lall of KPMG says with state Covid support ending now could be a critical time for refinancing

Saran Lall is a debt advisory associate director at KPMG in the Midlands. Here she discusses how businesses across the region might be affected by recent challenges to the wider economy, considering the end of government-backed loans and the crucial factors determining the level of lender support: “Every business that received Government-backed support will be … Read more

How I Made It: Mercia’s Mark Payton on the ‘privilege’ of seeing businesses grow

Mark Payton co-founded Mercia Asset Management in 2010 with just two other staff members. The company, based in Henley-in-Arden, has since enjoyed more than a decade of growth, offering financial services and investments in fields such as technology and healthcare. In the latest installment of our How I Made It series, the 54-year-old says he … Read more

Former swimming pool set for conversion to business center

A former swimming pool in north Birmingham could be transformed into a business hub under recently submitted plans. The Witton Lodge Community Association is behind the project to transform the Erdington Baths building in Mason Road into a multi-purpose site with an emphasis on helping small businesses and entrepreneurs. There would also be communal facilities, … Read more