View Is the Skills Gap Leaving a Hole in Your Finances?

Is the Skills Gap Leaving a Hole in Your Finances?

  This year seems to be the year of shortages – petrol, food, toys– when will it end? But it’s the skills shortage that has been front of mind in many UK and Irish businesses since long before the pandemic – and finance is a key area of concern in this respect. As far back…

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View Press Release- 20th September

Press Release- 20th September

EFM Network is pleased to announce that it has made further investment to its core operations, most notably marketing operations, to support its growing international network of associates and to extoll the benefits of outsourced financial direction for small to medium businesses. EFM is an international team of Finance Directors, Business Advisors and Financial Controllers,…

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View SAAS Business Case Study

SAAS Business Case Study

Background A venture capital investor had committed seed and first round funding to a SAAS company without a finance director. The VC’s investment was contingent on an FD being appointed, while the Managing Director was oblivious to the benefits an FD could bring to his business and resistant to what he considered would be outside…

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View Cost Control – “A budgeted cost is certain, budgeted income is uncertain”

Cost Control – “A budgeted cost is certain, budgeted income is uncertain”

Blog article from our Associate Finance Director Simon Finbery.  Cost Control – “A budgeted cost is certain, budgeted income is uncertain”. These were the wise words shared with me early in my career, and they ring true today whether I’m putting together a budget or business plan. While of course a business needs to invest…

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View EFM Finance Director, Neil Outram, shares his story of founding a business

EFM Finance Director, Neil Outram, shares his story of founding a business

EFM associate Neil Outram shares his story of founding a business, an experience that enables him to deliver the most practical and commercial support to entrepreneurs as their finance director. In this first article, Neil explains the process he followed in acquiring The Little Gym franchise and growing the business during its first 12 months…

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View Shropshire based Finance Director, Martin Allen, joins the EFM Network

Shropshire based Finance Director, Martin Allen, joins the EFM Network

About Martin… A career spanning property, construction and banking sectors operating in a CFO/COO capacity. Significant experience in dealing with the challenges that both rapid growth and organisational change pose to an organisation whilst maintaining a focused commercial mindset. A qualified FCCA by profession, Martin has worked internationally and has significant experience in driving efficiencies…

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View Is your business’s ‘new normal’ a daily fight for survival?

Is your business’s ‘new normal’ a daily fight for survival?

If so, put EFM’s turnaround experts in your corner, says Pat Lavelle, EFM business turnaround specialist After more than 12 months major disruption, many companies are looking forward to getting back to some degree of normality. But as a result of the pandemic, or longer-term underlying business health issues, many businesses’ ‘new normal’ is a…

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