SME Q3 2018

2 SME NEWS / Q3 2018 Editor’s Note , Welcome to the Q3 edition of SME News Magazine, your source for the latest news, announcements and features about up-and-coming enterprises across the UK. SMEs remain vital to the British economy, revitalising our high streets and reinvigorating the consumer experience. Small business owners and entrepreneurs offer personalised services that their larger counterparts struggle to offer, understanding that the key to enduring success in this economic climate is in the adoption of a client-centric and bespoke approach. This issue we take a look at a leading architecture firm, an expert in resin flooring, a noted wealth management adviser and a fireplace retailer, among many others, to see how they are thriving in their respective industries. By all considerations, Smart Search are leaders in anti-money laundering technology. Last month, the firm was awarded the title of ‘Best Anti-Money Laundering Verification Platform of the Year’ in the SME Business Elite Awards programme. We spoke to Smart Search’s CEO, John Dobson, to find out how his firm stays at the cutting edge of a highly competitive and vital industry. Elsewhere, Owner and Founder of Broadreach Nature +, Anne Wood, offered an insight into her work as the go-to provider of natural, veterinary-formulated pet products in the UK and abroad. Here, she details how a commitment to pet wellbeing has forged Broadreach’s reputation as a pace-setter in the animal health sector. Finally, SME News spoke to Adele Squires, Managing Director of boutique recruitment firm Prestige Appointments. Over the last thirteen years they have spearheaded a dedication to “placing people in positions they fit”, understanding that success in the recruitment sector relies – simply- on finding the right people for the role first time. Here at SME News, we truly hope that you enjoy reading this issue, and we look forward to hearing from you soon. Laura Brookes | Editor Phone: +44 (0) 203 725 6842 Email: Website: AI Global Media, Ltd. (AI) takes reasonable measures to ensure the quality of the information on this web site. However, AI will not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, correctness or completeness of any information that is available through this web site. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. The information available through the website and our partner publications is for your general information and use and is not intended to address any particular finance or investment requirements. In particular, the information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us or any of our partner publications and is not intended to be relied upon by users in making or refraining from making any investment or financial decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision. Any arrangement made between you and any third party named in the site is at your sole risk and responsibility.