Why does investing in UK SMEs matter?

The UK has seen an explosion of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) over the past 10 years, bringing with it a love for supporting brave entrepreneurs, innovative start-ups and high street boutiques.
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Small to medium size business

The UK currently boasts more than six million SMEs – businesses with fewer than 250 employees – which employ close to 16 million people.

This equates to about 60 per cent of everyone in the private sector, providing the backbone to the UK economy.

Willingness to take risks

SMEs are responsible for creating jobs within their communities – jobs that have a higher level of employee satisfaction and retention than many positions at larger and more traditional companies.

In order to start a business and, more importantly, thrive in the current climate you need to be forward thinking, adaptable, passionate and have the willingness to take risks.

This alone means investors can be assured that their support, advice and money will be listened to and used with the greatest care and attention, making every penny count three-fold and over.