View Cashflow review and improved management information for Laundry company

Cashflow review and improved management information for Laundry company

Background & Challenges An established provider of linen hire and laundry services to some of London’s top restaurants, hotels and spas had been acquired by a turnaround partnership and appeared to be on target for a successful exit. Operating from a 40,000 square foot facility in Park Royal, the business generated a robust revenue stream…

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View Turnaround and Re-Financing of distressed Education Provider

Turnaround and Re-Financing of distressed Education Provider

Background In 2019, a UK educational establishment was facing a bleak future. The organisation had always relied upon donations from its charitable foundation to break even and access to these funds expired in 2019. The business model (expensively rented campus, small group teaching, low student numbers) was loss-making without external funding. The institution was facing…

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View Systems implementation support for manufacturing firm

Systems implementation support for manufacturing firm

Background An immediate need arose to undertake the FD role on an interim basis whilst the business carried out a detailed recruitment exercise to identify and select a suitable candidate to project manage a major systems implementation project. The Group Director responsible for arranging cover was already aware of EFM’s ability to provide a range…

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View Flexible funding solutions obtained for growing oil & gas firm

Flexible funding solutions obtained for growing oil & gas firm

Background The recently formed international trading company had grown very quickly from a standing start and the business needed to fund significant further growth, ensuring it maintained sufficient working capital for the projected higher level of trading activity. An additional element to financing was that trading transactions were multi-currency, involving sterling, euros, and dollars, so…

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View Strategic revenue increase for school group

Strategic revenue increase for school group

Background Subsidiary facing closure following a poor Ofsted inspection. This resulted in the termination of certain contracts. The impact on the Group could have been significantly adverse. Challenge This was to limit the damage that the subsidiary closure would have on the rest of the Group and try and retain as much business as possible….

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View Turning a Crisis into an Opportunity

Turning a Crisis into an Opportunity

Background Management of my legal sector client expected to be significantly impacted by the global lockdown restrictions imposed by the government as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. They believed that fees could be dropped by as much as 60% and did not have the necessary tools in place to track the impact to the…

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View Associate FD helps increase business

Associate FD helps increase business

Background With the competition increasing and requirement for high volume, low cost product, the parent company took a decision to purchase a low-cost European manufacturing company to supplement the current European group’s activities. Having played a key role in the due diligence of the acquisition, I was now tasked with the integration of the new…

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View Improved financial board reporting for manufacturing company

Improved financial board reporting for manufacturing company

Background Having been highly successful both technically and financially for many years, this prestige manufacturer had received investment for a larger facility from their parent company. This investment had, as expected, enabled the business to deliver significant top line growth. Unfortunately, this uplift was not being reflected in increased margins and profitability. The Group board…

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View Management accounts production saves business sale transaction

Management accounts production saves business sale transaction

Background The company was a small but fast-growing, privately-owned IT Cybersecurity Distributor and had recently upgraded from Sageline 50 to the NetSuite ERP system.  Having upgraded part-way through their financial year, the accounts team was struggling to reconcile closing balances in Sageline 50 with opening balances in NetSuite.  There were also some weaknesses in the…

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