View How EFM helped BCM Agency grow a unique marketing business

How EFM helped BCM Agency grow a unique marketing business

At EFM, we pride ourselves on delivering Finance expertise that “moves the needle”, providing as much or as little advice and execution as is needed to help take our SME clients’ businesses to a position of growing strength. And when our associate Tony Williams got the call from Bedfordshire-based B2B marketing communications agency, BCM, to…

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View Why Data and Systems are Critical for Your Organisation’s Financial Success

Why Data and Systems are Critical for Your Organisation’s Financial Success

A successful business must be able to move and adapt at speed, and in today’s highly digital business environment, this means making up-to-date, shareable, analysable data instantly accessible through systems and tools that all talk to each other. But the fact of the matter is that often, with so much else going on day-to-day, business…

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View Insolvencies Rise in 2022: What are the Risk Factors?

Insolvencies Rise in 2022: What are the Risk Factors?

The last couple of years have been challenging for businesses. First, there was a global pandemic to negotiate, and then before they had time to take a breath and recover, the economy has hit businesses with rising fuel prices and costs. Therefore, it is no wonder insolvency figures are rising fast. The Insolvency Service revealed…

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View How Finance Professionals Can Have Freedom Without Retirement

How Finance Professionals Can Have Freedom Without Retirement

As a financial professional, have you ever wished there was an alternative to working 9am to 5.30pm without your career taking a hit? (Let’s be honest, you often end up working much longer hours than this, with work creeping further and further into your evenings and weekends.) But you’ve spent years building your career as…

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View From Pre-investment to Ongoing Support: How EFM Works with Investors

From Pre-investment to Ongoing Support: How EFM Works with Investors

EFM works with a full range of SME businesses, offering financial management services and business advice, supporting them to grow and maximise value. However, what many don’t realise is that we also have an extensive background in working with investors, such as angels, venture capital firms, debt providers and their portfolio companies. When someone invests…

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View Distressed Financial Management

Distressed Financial Management

Background Unfortunately the Educational based SME was in severe cash flow difficulties and facing imminent insolvency and an application to appoint the Official Receiver. The CFO was leaving prior to the application and the company required immediate and short term financial expertise and oversight and help to ensure a smooth handover to the Receiver. Challenges…

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View Triple impact: The rise of business costs and how to overcome them

Triple impact: The rise of business costs and how to overcome them

The triple challenge to business costs In a little over two years, we have experienced three significant events. The first of these came in February 2020, when the UK left the European Union. This was closely followed by a two-year world pandemic. Then, on 24th February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. These events have brought many…

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View Business Impact – Spring Budget 2022

Business Impact – Spring Budget 2022

Inflation is predicted to rise to 8.7% later this year. Amid this backdrop, and with increasing living costs, not to mention energy price hikes and unprecedented fuel prices, businesses were eager to hear Sunak’s announcement on Thursday 24th March. In a nutshell Several headline measures were announced in the Spring Budget, most notably: Increasing the…

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