When people ask what sectors and size of business do I work with…

  This is a question that I’m often asked, especially is there a size of business that is too small. Over all the years I’ve been dealing with SME’s there are probably hardly any sector types that I haven’t had some involvement with. A very specialist type of business or market does take more understanding but Read more about When people ask what sectors and size of business do I work with…[…]

The changing role of ‘Finance Directors’ (or CFO’s) and openness to external help

Two interesting articles recently on the role of ‘CFO’s (A ‘Times’ supplement) and a blog about how they can be seen as ‘weak’ if they decide to outsource some tasks (naturally from a supplier of accountancy services). Both raise interesting issues. By supporting business owners and FD’s on specialist tasks (mainly funding, banker or investor Read more about The changing role of ‘Finance Directors’ (or CFO’s) and openness to external help[…]

Another ‘Relieved’ Client and a Bank achieved its objective too

Just completed a case (more of a ‘project’ really) where a professional firm had come under increasing pressure from its bank to radically reduce their overdraft, to the point where a deadline was looming, and it risked the future of the business. I was engaged by client to solve this one, and my involvement alone Read more about Another ‘Relieved’ Client and a Bank achieved its objective too[…]

So what is this outrage about RBS and EFG loans about?

Mounting outrage about RBS’s apparent ‘mis-selling’ of the Governments ‘Enterprise Finance Guarantee’ (EFG) scheme has been further fueled by news that the bank was calling upon the Directors of borrowing companies to repay debts which had already been repaid by the Government under the terms of the Scheme. I was once responsible for the central Read more about So what is this outrage about RBS and EFG loans about?[…]