Middle market

companies at risk

KPMG says there are growing concerns that many middle market companies are at risk by not managing their cash effectively.

KPMG has canvassed the opinion of 200 companies with turnover between £5m and £500m and it says the results show economic optimism has just started to wane after six months of relative calm.

For middle market firms in particular, cash is king. But 2006 has seen pressure on the sector increase following soaring energy costs, a higher minimum wage and a rise in interest rates.