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Sep
11
2020

Family fun restaurant Yamas Tapas and Meze opened in Nottingham in 2001. It’s so popular that owners, the Ktori family, had completed renovations to double its capacity just weeks before lockdown forced it to temporarily close. The restaurant applied to the Government’s Bounce Back Loan Scheme through Santander UK for funding to help safeguard the business through the lockdown. Its successful application was processed, and the funds made available on the same day. 

Sep
10
2020

The critical importance of avoiding barriers to trade between the UK and the EU is highlighted today by new analysis which shows that manufacturing exports to the top six EU markets alone are worth around a third of total goods exports.

Sep
08
2020

New research from Santander UK reveals that over a quarter of students currently run or plan to run a business whilst at university. The study – which polled 1,000 undergraduates from across the UK – found that almost one in ten (9%) entrepreneurs are already running a business alongside their studies, an increase from just 6% recorded in 2018, with an additional 18% of students saying they have plans to start their own business venture in the near future.