Osman Anwar, is a Senior Consultant with SQW. He has undertaken many finance policy evaluations and research studies in the UK and internationally. He works in collaboration with Oxford Innovation who assist potential high growth SMEs.
An Investigation of UK SME Access to Finance, Growth and Productivity, 2015-2017. Research Paper No 79
Published: 16 September 2019
This paper summarises findings from a pilot study exploring UK SME access to external finance, growth and productivity, addressing three key research questions:
• What are the characteristics of SMEs that determine their funding and discouragement?
• What are the impacts of external finance on SME performance and productivity?
• What are the implications for policy?
Exploring the success and barriers to SME access to finance and its potential role in achieving growth. Research Paper No53 ( Revised )
Published: 14 December 2016
Exploring the success and barriers to SME access to finance and its potential role in achieving growth
What are the potential growth impacts of external finance on UK SMEs? Who seeks it, who gets it, and who is discouraged? Drawing on analysis of the 2015 UK Longitudinal Small Business Survey of 15,502 SMEs and interviews with six senior staff from Oxford Innovation who provide finance support to high growth firms, we provide robust contemporary evidence and key policy implications.