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Judith Totten MBE joins a SERIOUS Board…

Leading local businesswoman, Judith Totten, who was recently announced as a recipient of an MBE, is to join the board of SERIOUS PR. Ms Totten who is founder and Managing Director of Upstream and a board member of Invest NI will serve as non-executive chair of the award-winning PR firm. She joins as SERIOUS marks… Read more »

Reflecting On 2017 And Looking At The year Ahead…

Judith Totten (Managing Director, Upstream Working Capital) along with Kirsty McManus (IOD), and Angela Magowan (CBI) reflect on 2017’s economic challenges and look to the year ahead on the BBC’s “Inside Business” with Wendy Austin. Listen to the Podcast here:

Uncertainty over the Irish border is putting jobs at risk

A very sobering read in The Times from the CBI Director-General Carolyn Fairbairn… Since the prime minister’s Lancaster House speech, where she confirmed that the UK would leave the single market and customs union, the Irish question has been hovering in the background. On Monday, it flared into the political spotlight, bringing with it new… Read more »


But for how long, and at what cost?… Uncertainty over the outcome of Brexit negotiations has prompted a fall in business confidence among accountants, a survey claims. A member poll by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, (ACCA) released on Wednesday, found 49 percent are feeling less confident than a year ago, with a fifth… Read more »


MANY small businesses are turning to alternative finance options to support their growth plans in 2018, research suggests. A poll of 1,000 small business owners by Payments Company ‘Worldpay’ found 52% are concerned that traditional routes to finance, including bank loans, might not be available at the same levels in the coming year. Nearly a… Read more »

Anyone For Golf?…

upstream golf day 2017

Upstream Working Capital recently sponsored the Chartered Accountants Ireland (Ulster Branch) Golf outing at Malone Golf Club.   Pictured before teeing off are L-R – Conor Walls Exchange Accountants, Alan Wardlow Upstream, Lewis McCallan Danske Bank and Fergus McIlduff Automated Intelligence.  

Upstream Continues Upward Trend With Board Appointment

Upstream, one of Northern Ireland’s leading providers of working capital into the SME market, has appointed Alan Wardlow to the Board of Directors with immediate effect. As Sales Director, Alan will be responsible for growing the Company’s portfolio of clients by providing appropriate working capital solutions using Upstream’s range of products including Invoice Finance, Trade… Read more »

Look What we’ve Been Up To…

Upstream have just had the most successful month in the Company’s six year history, having funded deals to the tune of £3.5m in the last four weeks. We’ve achieved this by delivering appropriate working capital solutions into a wide spectrum of industries (see below) and we’ve done this quickly, competitively and with the absolute minimum… Read more »

Donald Trump A Muppet?

Did you know that on 24 June 2016 the third most important story on the evening news was the Prime Minister, David Cameron’s, resignation? It seems (to us anyway), that the world is changing more rapidly, becoming more extreme and diverse than ever. Look across the pond at the Presidential Race… one can’t help but… Read more »