View Guest Blog from Quantuma – The return of the hospitality and leisure sector

Guest Blog from Quantuma – The return of the hospitality and leisure sector

The UK’s hospitality and leisure sector has been severely damaged by the pandemic in a number of ways, including the ‘stop-start’ nature of lockdowns. There may be a high level of pent-up demand for restaurants, bars and hotels once ‘normality’ returns. But will our old favourites still be there? Managing Director, Graham Randall, one of…

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View Guest Blog from Purbeck Insurance – Personal Guarantees required under the COVID Recovery Loan Scheme

Guest Blog from Purbeck Insurance – Personal Guarantees required under the COVID Recovery Loan Scheme

Purbeck Personal Guarantee Insurance, provider of the UK’s only Personal Guarantee Insurance to SME business owners and directors has welcomed the new Government backed Recovery Loan Scheme launching in April 2021[i] but fears many small business owners will agree to providing a Personal Guarantee for loans over £250,000, without fully understanding the risks and how…

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View Associate Guest Blog – Setting up an International Entity

Associate Guest Blog – Setting up an International Entity

For any company contemplating expanding into a new market, the advantages and disadvantages of setting up a branch or foreign subsidiary will depend on the business opportunities, as well as the cultural and regulatory climate of the specific country. There are challenges associated with overseas expansion, and while some business issues are universal, such as…

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View Guest Blog from Granted Consultancy Ltd – Tell me more about Grant Funding

Guest Blog from Granted Consultancy Ltd – Tell me more about Grant Funding

What are the benefits of grant funding? Grant funding has the ability to unlock projects and significantly accelerate project timeframes. There are two main types of grants – Capital/Business Growth grants and R&D grants. Using Business Growth grants enables bigger, more impactful projects to be realised by covering capital expenditure e.g. buildings or machinery, with…

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View EFM Associate Guest Blog – Preparing your manufacturing business for 2021

EFM Associate Guest Blog – Preparing your manufacturing business for 2021

At EFM we like to get our Associates to share their thoughts and experiences with certain sectors and activities to demonstrate to business owners how best they can support their companies through their flexible, part-time financial management expertise. Sharing her career experiences, Associate FD Linda Harvey, will be discussing her thoughts around the manufacturing sector…

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View EFM Associate Guest Blog – Why do you need an Accountant?

EFM Associate Guest Blog – Why do you need an Accountant?

Here at EFM, we ask our Associates to share their knowledge and expertise on certain topics that can help to improve your company’s financial management. In this article, Surrey based Finance Director, Andrew Sugden, discusses why do you need an Accountant? Before considering how to operate with your accountant, it’s probably a good idea to…

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View Guest Blog from The Legal Director – April 2020: the new, tighter IR35 regime comes to the private sector

Guest Blog from The Legal Director – April 2020: the new, tighter IR35 regime comes to the private sector

Does your business engage contractors, working through personal professional service companies, rather than as sole traders? IT specialists, perhaps, or marketing specialists? Many businesses do, and in areas such as IT, the use of such contractors is very common. But if your business does engage such contractors, then from 5 April 2020, those individuals—and your business—will be…

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