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 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 Cambridge based Finance Director, Jonathan Wheeler, joins the EFM Network

Cambridge based Finance Director, Jonathan Wheeler, joins the EFM Network

About Jonathan… An experienced, approachable Finance Director and accredited turnaround professional, Jonathan is passionate about helping SMEs to overcome their challenges and to achieve the best possible outcomes. He has over 15 years’ experience in senior finance roles and in providing advice to businesses across various sectors in crisis management, distressed turnaround, growth, exit planning,…

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View In-House vs Outsourced – What’s the best option for my SME?

In-House vs Outsourced – What’s the best option for my SME?

Accounting is essential for every business, and there are many opinions on the right ways to find the services needed to stay afloat. If you’re just starting up or can see that your accounting systems need maintaining, what is the right approach? You can recruit an in-house accountant or consider hiring an outsourced specialist. The…

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View Our South West Associate Network is growing – Welcome onboard Oliver Barkes

Our South West Associate Network is growing – Welcome onboard Oliver Barkes

About Oliver… An experienced accountant, Oliver Barkes has been a Finance Director for over 30 years in a variety of companies including privately owned SMEs. In addition to strategic and operational responsibilities, he has experience in fund raising, reorganisations and has carried out a number of acquisitions and disposals. As a Management Accountant and Corporate…

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View Surviving a Crisis – What should I be doing for my Business?

Surviving a Crisis – What should I be doing for my Business?

The world is in a state of crisis with the covid-19 pandemic crippling businesses and causing heartache for business owners. Since March 2020, the United Kingdom has been faced with a varied state of lockdowns, local lockdowns and the introduction of the new tier system. All of this uncertainty is affecting SME business owners to…

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View Our East Midlands team is getting bigger – Welcome to the EFM Network Simon Finbery

Our East Midlands team is getting bigger – Welcome to the EFM Network Simon Finbery

About Simon… Simon Finbery qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the United Kingdom and, after completing five years in practice, worked in a number of senior finance and Director of Finance roles within the financial services industry. He is especially experienced in developing strong financial and business controls and processes, business partnering, cash flow forecasting…

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View Hertford based Finance Director, Ian Wint, joins the EFM Associate Network

Hertford based Finance Director, Ian Wint, joins the EFM Associate Network

About Ian… An experienced Finance Director, Ian Wint has worked in both privately owned and listed UK and multinational companies. In addition to strategic and operational responsibilities, he has experience in acquisitions, IT and systems development, reorganizations and business turnaround. As a Chartered Management Accountant, with a degree in business studies, he can apply his…

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View How an EFM Finance Director can support your SME

How an EFM Finance Director can support your SME

You might think a Finance Director’s role is confined to traditional finance activities, but today’s FD can do so much more than count beans. In the past, an FD’s responsibilities might have been confined to high-level accounting such as providing timely financial statements and monthly management reports, managing investments and expenses, monitoring cash flow, and…

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