The next phase

The next phase

The next phase Over the last few months we have worked with companies across many sectors to successfully secure emergency funding from banks. When the schemes were announced, the banks were not prepared, and needed to mobilise their front-line teams to immediately...
The role of senior debt in acquisitions

The role of senior debt in acquisitions

The role of senior debt in acquisitions I was recently asked about the role of senior debt in acquisitions – this is my brief synopsis: Buying or selling a business is a time to review and optimise the financial resources available to the owners – in particular...
Let’s Help the Banks!

Let’s Help the Banks!

Lets help the banks! That is a headline you don’t see too often…because they are often classed as the enemy. But we need to make the bank our friend. And you need to help your relationship manager support your business, by setting out a proposal that will carry their...
British and Irish Trading Alliance

British and Irish Trading Alliance

I enjoyed presenting to the British and Irish Trading Alliance last week about how banks react during recessions and what business owners can do to prepare for a different banking environment. The British and Irish Trading Alliance is a non-profit making organisation...
Networking in the Zoom era

Networking in the Zoom era

The very word ‘networking’ might send a shiver down your spine, but it is about meeting new people and looking to form a mutually beneficial connection, so the objective is pretty straight forward. The books tell you to always try to help the person you are talking...