Author: Jane McAra

Christmas, coronavirus and customs – the impact for small business importers

The challenges for business owners who rely on imported goods, continues into 2021 as the the cost of bringing goods in from overseas continues to increase after reaching record highs in December, as various market forces exacerbated by a combination of the global Covid-19 pandemic coupled with Brexit impact on both product lead times and … Continued

A Not So Happy Ending to the Business Interruption Insurance Debacle

On the 15th January the Supreme Court handed out it’s long-awaited judgement on the FCA’s business interruption test case.  When Lord Hamblem threw out the case and ruled in favour of the 370,000 policyholders who had claims totalling around £1.2 billion, it brought to conclusion a period of huge uncertainty for business owners across the … Continued

Making connections: Ensuring Success. The importance of strong supply chain relationships

The global supply chain is going through radical changes to cope with today’s increasingly volatile world.  Brand new approaches to managing relationships with suppliers are needed to navigate these challenges and are much more focused on delivering value through partnership and integration rather than the traditional approach of costs and price reductions. Traditionally, suppliers were … Continued

‘Empty Chairs at Empty Tables’​, Why McAra Fully Supports Can the Curfew

With the introduction of new restrictions starting to bite within the hospitality industry, McAra Limited is joining our friends, partners, and colleagues across the country to support The Caterers ‘Can the Curfew’ campaign. As a supplier to the hospitality industry and a number of leading restaurant chains, we too are one of the thousands of SME businesses who will … Continued