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UNLOCKING YOUR GROWTH AMBITIONS WITH KPMG ENTERPRISE FINANCING

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The Asian business community is a robust, thriving and dynamic part of the British economy. Our business leaders have a reputation for their ambition and commitment to commerce.

But, like many privately owned businesses, their success can be restrained by a reliance on equity funding, which is usually sourced from friends and family. While such finance is crucial to starting-up a business, it is debt finance that can provide the fire power to take an established company to the next level of growth.

For any SME looking to raise debt, now is a great time to be in the market. Lenders have funds to put to work, pricing is attractive and the range and variety of funding options available to SMEs continues to increase. Navigating this landscape effectively can be difficult and time-consuming, which is why many businesses turn to independent advice to help secure the best debt funding package.

At KPMG we recently launched a new service to assist privately-owned small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) looking to raise debt finance of £2m to £10m. Enterprise Financing provides independent advice to the borrower and ensures that they are introduced to the most appropriate lenders based upon their financial position and funding needs. We utilise our extensive knowledge of the lenders to deliver market competitive terms.

If you need support in raising debt or would just like a general discussion with regards to the debt funding options available to your business please get in contact.

 

Haroon Ahmed

Enterprise Financing Lead at KPMG in Yorkshire

0113 231 3033

Haroon.ahmed@kpmg.co.uk

https://www.kpmg.com/uk

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Generosity shines bright at awards night

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Amarjit Singh, Chairman of the Yorkshire Asian Business Association, presents a cheque for £1,700 to Sally Crerar, Head of Community Fundraising, and Julia Clark, Director of Fundraising at Yorkshire Cancer Research

Amarjit Singh, Chairman of the Yorkshire Asian Business Association, presents a cheque for £1,700 to Sally Crerar, Head of Community Fundraising, and Julia Clark, Director of Fundraising at Yorkshire Cancer Research

YABA guests raise £1,700 for charity

It may have been organised as a night to celebrate the leading Asian businesses across Yorkshire yet last month’s YABA awards also showed the generous side of professionals as funds were raised for charity.

The Yorkshire Asian Business Association (YABA) marked the beginning of their new partnership with Yorkshire Cancer Research at their annual awards dinner on Thursday 24th September.

Having recently announced plans to work together to improve cancer awareness and outcomes among Asian communities, a total of £1,700 was raised on the night through generous donations.

CHARITY: YABA Chairman, Amarjit Singh (right), said he was pleased to see the association forging a relationship with Yorkshire Cancer Research (pictured with special recognition award recipient, Amjad Pervez)

CHARITY: YABA Chairman, Amarjit Singh (right), said he was pleased to see the association forging a relationship with Yorkshire Cancer Research (pictured with special recognition award recipient, Amjad Pervez)

Charles Rowett, Chief Executive Officer at Yorkshire Cancer Research, said the charity’s relationship with YABA will help address ‘significant issues’ across Yorkshire.

“The YABA Awards Dinner was a great celebration of hard work, perseverance and innovation,” he said.

“There was an enormous passion and enthusiasm for Yorkshire and a real commitment to family and community.  The support for Yorkshire Cancer Research on the night was very much appreciated.

“More importantly, our relationship with YABA and their connections with Asian business leaders will help us to address significant issues across Yorkshire and especially in Bradford.”

Statistically there are distinct cancer problems within Asian communities that are often worse than those affecting other groups.

These include significantly lower rates of participation in national screening programmes for breast, bowel and cervical cancer.

There are also higher levels of diagnosis through emergency presentation within Asian communities, which often means the cancer is detected at a later stage when it is more difficult to treat.

Amarjit Singh, Chairman of YABA, backs the campaign and is looking forward to working more with the charity in coming months.

“We were very pleased with the support that the Asian businesses gave to Yorkshire Cancer Research at the YABA awards last week,” he said.

“Moving forward, YABA will be facilitating meaningful and interactive discussions on how Yorkshire Cancer Research is going to build on this relationship to start engaging with the Asian community.

“The community needs to know how the charity will provide knowledge of their services on avoiding, surviving or coping with cancer.”  

For more information about Yorkshire Cancer Research, please visit www.ycr.org.uk, or to learn more about YABA, head to www.yabaawards.com

GENEROUS: £1,700 was donated by guests at the YABA awards

GENEROUS: £1,700 was donated by guests at the YABA awards

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