2018 Year in Review
2018 has been a fantastic year for BankSearch; being above all a year of transformation, which has led to significant and tangible results.
We started the year by conducting a thorough review of our business and considered how we could make our processes and procedures more efficient. We subsequently made changes in a number of different areas to ensure we continue to lead the way in efficiency for productivity and growth.
Thanks to these improvements, and among other things, we have delivered 3 new major projects, consolidated our data handling with regards to GDPR, launched a brand new service called Grow My Company and held a national conference for business support professionals all whilst looking after our existing valued customers.
It has been a very busy year and we are delighted!
Take a look at our timeline below for a summary of our fantastic year.
BankSearch Wins contract with Gfirst LEP
We kicked off the year winning a contract with Gfirst LEP to deliver a Company Performance Benchmarking Index. The system has gone live and we are looking forward to sharing more news about this exciting project in 2019!
BankSearch Launches Grow My Company!
We launched our latest service ‘Grow My Company’ – an easy-to-use and secure online business assessment and benchmarking platform, which:
- Provides business owners with insights into their performance and helps them to identify areas of business improvement and potential growth
- Assists you in measuring the impact of your business support interventions, allowing you to focus on delivering targeted advice which drives economic growth
- Helps you to quantify the positive effect of your interventions and secure funding for future business support programmes
Click here to visit our dedicated Grow My Company Website to learn more.
BankSearch attends Commonwealth Business Festival
Our Sales and Marketing Director, Amelia Armitage was invited to attend the Commonwealth Business Festival as part of the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018.
Over three days the full agenda included sessions covering a wide range of topics from Financial Regulation: Working Together to Address De-Risking, through to Fintech and Innovation in Financial Services.
It was the perfect platform to forge new relationships with business and government leaders from around the Commonwealth and to help shape future policy on trade. Click here to read more.
BankSearch wins contract with a Development Bank
We won a contract with a Development Bank to deliver our Data Capture and Reporting System and the project is now close to completion.
BankSearch wins a contract with Birmingham City University
We won a project with Birmingham City University to deliver an Online Business Diagnostic Tool. This will help BCU to gather, analyse and report key data about SME Management Practices to help monitor and improve SME business performance.
BankSearch hosts ‘Business Support – What Works? 2018’
In November we held our second annual national conference for Business Support Professionals ‘Business Support – What Works? 2018’. This year we focused on the theme of ‘Harnessing the power of productivity’, a topic of great relevance and importance to our delegates. We had a fantastic range of speakers covering a range of fascinating topics and the conference was a resounding success. Click here to read more.