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Tuesday, 13 November 2018 11:31

Challenger bank scoops global industry award

The UK's first challenger business bank to be completely born in the cloud has scooped international recognition after being named Bank of the Year in the Global Business Excellence Awards.

Hertfordshire businesses have delivered another strong year of growth with increases in turnover, profitability and employment, demonstrating strong resilience during a period of significant political and economic uncertainty, according to a new report published today.

  • New research published by FSB, launched at Facebook Community Boost, reveals an estimated 40% increase in UK economic contribution and a 26% increase in employment generated by women owned businesses.
  • A quarter of private sector employment (23.85%) is now calculated to be generated by women owned and women led businesses.
  • Diversity in manufacturing and higher growth sectors is still a challenge, with a reduction in the proportion of women owned firms in these sectors.
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