View Case Study: Improving Race Meeting Profitability

Case Study: Improving Race Meeting Profitability

  Sector:Motorsport Venue Background: The company had a number of revenue streams including the hire of the circuit to race clubs.  Although a core activity this was proving to be one of the least profitable income streams and the Board were considering discontinuing the activity. In favour of more profitable income streams Challenge: The challenge…

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View Case Study: Cinema advertising – business plan development and exit strategy

Case Study: Cinema advertising – business plan development and exit strategy

  The company was the leading provider of cinema advertising in the UK and Ireland had revenue in excess of £70 million and employed about 200 people. The group provided cinema advertising reels to the major cinema exhibitors and also distributed marketing collateral. Background: The company was a subsidiary of a major FTSE 100 communications…

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View Case Study: First-time FD for a growing software company

Case Study: First-time FD for a growing software company

Sector : Online Gaming Background: The company had just completed a significant equity raise to fund a pivot from games making to building a platform for distribution of games. The investors required a finance person to free up the time of the MD, implement appropriate financial processes, improve the quality of management information and external…

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View Case Study: Business Improvement and Creating an Exit

Case Study: Business Improvement and Creating an Exit

Background: The company was a third generation family business manufacturing and distributing sportswear garments from its premises in Yorkshire. The business was quite profitable but had no concept of financial controls and financial reporting. There were no management accounts and no ability to understand where the profitability lay. Underlying this was also the two brothers…

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View Case Study: Venture Capital investment in E-Commerce Start-Up

Case Study: Venture Capital investment in E-Commerce Start-Up

Background In late March 2016 EFM were approached by a UK based venture capital group. The VC had made a six figure start up investment in an E-Commerce business in 2015 with an agreed first stage financing level and timescale to launch online trading. The Challenge By March 2016 it had become clear that progress…

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View Case Study: Client Funding, Haulage & Logistics

Case Study: Client Funding, Haulage & Logistics

Background: The business is a successful leading North Wales Haulage company, a member of a leading pallet network. In 2013, the business was becoming increasingly concerned about its lack of knowledge regarding its commercial performance and frustrated that it could not offer a warehousing solution to its customers due to limitations with its existing site….

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View Case Study: ERP System Implementation and Process Overhaul

Case Study: ERP System Implementation and Process Overhaul

Background: A privately owned SME in the oil and gas sector was becoming inundated with administrators, who facilitated data entry. Operations were slowing down due to cumbersome business processes, that were causing employees to become disengaged. A cottage industry had been created where personnel were more focused on systems and data entry, rather than growing…

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View Case Study: Overhead Cost Reduction

Case Study: Overhead Cost Reduction

Background: The business was going through a period of rapid growth and pressure was being applied to reduce overhead costs to maintain margins. The situation was made worse because this growth wasn’t forecast by sales, causing increased pressure on all departments. This meant we had to be selective on which overheads we targeted. Challenge: The…

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View Case Study: Creation of Costing Model and Database

Case Study: Creation of Costing Model and Database

Background: The company had recently merged with another international business and was undergoing a major change programme. This was branded a new way of doing work and had a team dedicated to introducing new processes and practice to the combined business. One aspect of this was to standardise the way in which costs could be…

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