As we have been advocating at Akoni, the UK is Open for Business. As a consistent Top 5 global economic performer, Britain has demonstrated that the full range of business products and services add value to our own domestic market as well as multiple overseas countries. We are happy that the new Chancellor, Philip Hammond is to showcase Britain’s attractions as a place to invest in a post-EU referendum world. This will be conveyed at the first gathering of the EU countries’ finance ministers and central bank governors since the referendum.
Hammond’s announcement came hot on the heels of London Mayor, Sadiq Khan’s #LondonIsOpen campaign which launched this week - urging investors and visitors to engage with the city.
The chancellor said, “Britain is open for business and one of the most attractive destinations in the world for international investment.” The focus is on boosting trade and investment beyond Europe. Have a look at the catchy #LondonIsOpen campaign video, launched as part of the #LondonIsOpen campaign, below:
Global Business Support for the Campaign
The global trade theme was immediately taken up by new British PM Theresa May, Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, a host of celebrities and major business voices including Sir Richard Branson, Hilton, Merlin Entertainments and Google. Theresa May was quoted saying, “This is a unique opportunity to take advantage of international trade and business and strengthen our ties across the world culturally as well as financially.
… And a Word for Small Business from the new PM…
“Furthermore, small business is the lifeblood of our country and I will do everything I can to maximise opportunities for everyone, not just the privileged few.”
In Britain we are a nation built on solid foundations, and we need to continue with our pragmatic attitude to manufacturing and services, to trade, support small business and function as we did before. SME’s are part of the future of this nation’s economy. There is now, like never before, a need to create new trade links and to strengthen the old ones. SME’s are in the “trenches” on the frontline of this new quest, and need all the hope and support from political and other institutions.
With our new StrongJones start-up, we are committed to supporting SMEs. We noticed that many SMEs had hard-earned cash earning next to nothing sitting in Savings Accounts due to the attitude of the high-street banks and their large margins and looked to change this – providing the tools and the marketplace for results. Our team have all grown businesses and have direct experience working hard on all aspects of operations to deliver returns – teams, our lease, our production and customer services. Yet what should be simple – cash management and cash returns – has somehow become complex and time-consuming due to the way banks work. We have created a simple solution, all with a few clicks. The StrongJones platform allows businesses to canvas the markets with tools personalised to their business requirements and cashflow needs. With our tools we can ensure that these cash Savings will be earning the maximum interest possible — even in times of extreme change.
Sign Up & Join Our Beta Group
We are setting up a Beta user group, and if you’re an SME in the UK with cash currently providing a minimal return, we can add significant value.
With StrongJones, you don’t have to worry about the future of your cash, you can be assured you have taken the best options to maximise your Savings. This differential can enable the business to invest in new technology or projects, or employ that extra person.
Akoni helps businesses make the most of their cash. Register for free at AkoniHub.com