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Chris Roberts

March 22, 2021

Have no fear, Super-Deduction tax incentive is here…

Many business owners and management teams will have noticed in the recent budget, the announcement of a new ‘super-deduction tax…

Chris Roberts

February 17, 2021

5G and its application in manufacturing

We will all have heard about the 5G rollout and if you are like me, the immediate thought may well…

Shaan Bharwani

December 22, 2020

Does Brexit really mean Brexit?

With the December 31st deadline for ongoing Brexit talks looming, will the UK and European Union finally see how the…

Bhavik Borkhatria

November 30, 2020

What does the spending review mean for your manufacturing business?

The chancellor’s spending review was set out last week and with the significant government expenditure since March it was arguably…

Bhavik Borkhatria

November 26, 2020

How do retail business adapt to the new norm?

Covid has become the catalyst for significant change with the pandemic applying more pressure to the already struggling high street….

Charlie Whelan

September 1, 2020

The Pilot, August 2020 – Back to school? Hopefully for HM Treasury

‘Back to school’ means different things to different people. For my youngest, it means seeing his friends at school for…

Sandy Ritchie

April 29, 2020

Debt only MBO secures optimal result for both vendors and management

In March Polestar announced the completion of the Management Buyout (MBO) for Dryad Group, which provided an excellent result for…

Bhavik Borkhatria

April 27, 2020

Adaptation – the key to trading through COVID-19

As we all know, technology has been fundamental to businesses in adapting to the COVID-19 outbreak.  Government restrictions continue to…

Bhavik Borkhatria

March 18, 2020

New support for your owner-managed business, including Business Interruption Loans of up to £5m… #CBILS

Covid-19 is likely to continue to dominate the headlines, with Europe and the US following China in national isolation as…

Richard Hall

November 8, 2019

Will a Capital Gains Tax rise be used to help fund the parties’ spending pledges?

Recent election spending promises from all sides have prompted some discussion here at Polestar as to how these are all…

Bhavik Borkhatria

July 25, 2019

The healthcare conundrum

Heathcare is one of Polestar’s key sectors.  Why would it not be as the NHS is one of the largest…

Bhavik Borkhatria

June 17, 2019

The retail customer is evolving, are you?

The struggles of retail are well documented with most verticals experiencing pricing pressures and increasing competition through the emerging use…

Richard Hall

April 25, 2019

Food for thought on successful £20 million debt raise

Polestar is pleased to announce the completion of a £20m debt refinancing for Produce World Group Limited. The funds are…

Charlie Whelan

March 21, 2019

Exports rise in spite of Brexit woes

Its great to see that many UK manufacturers are thriving despite the background mood music.  Private equity and lenders are…

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