Kirsty McGregor is regularly featured in the national press and her opinion is sought in relation to issues for SMEs concerning funding, growing and selling a business. She has contributed to the following recent articles:

Banks have let us down: CBILS still not working says The CFN

On 5th May, The Corporate Finance Network researched its accountancy members to ascertain their latest experiences of attempting to secure a Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan (CBILS) for their SME clients. Despite the much-heralded launch and apparent success of its younger sibling, the Bounce Back Loan on 4th May, CBILS still plays an important role in the rescue and recovery of more sizeable SMEs,

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Positive press reaction to The CFN’s proposal for further incentives

Leading regional publications, including the Yorkshire Post, known as “the nation’s local newspaper” have been covering The CFN’s alternative and additional proposals to The Treasury.  Comments have since been received directly by several businesses who support our ideas.

In Yorkshire:

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/business/stable-businesses-must-be-encouraged-buy-failing-enterprises-says-business-woman-2530582

In Shropshire:

Stable businesses must be incentivised to pick up failing competitors,

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18% Of All SMEs Are Set To Collapse Within The Next 4 Weeks, Unless The Government Steps In – A Team Of Leading Industry Professionals Are Ready To Launch Such A Rescue Plan

The Corporate Finance Network, representing some of the UK’s most proactive and commercially astute regional, independent accountancy firms, has undertaken research amongst 13,000 SME’s which predicts that in the next 4 weeks, as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown, 18% of all SMEs will not be able to survive, despite the support measures currently announced by the Government.

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