View EFM Associate Guest Blog – Preparing your manufacturing business for 2021

EFM Associate Guest Blog – Preparing your manufacturing business for 2021

At EFM we like to get our Associates to share their thoughts and experiences with certain sectors and activities to demonstrate to business owners how best they can support their companies through their flexible, part-time financial management expertise. Sharing her career experiences, Associate FD Linda Harvey, will be discussing her thoughts around the manufacturing sector…

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View Business growth seminar 25 May – Raising funds through debt

Business growth seminar 25 May – Raising funds through debt

We are excited to announce our second Informed Funding Conference of 2017. This Conference focuses firmly on the best options for using debt to finance business growth. Business owners are understandably risk averse when it comes to borrowing, but today there is a very wide range of options – it’s all about matching the right…

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View Where to turn for SME Finance advice

Where to turn for SME Finance advice

Research from the British Business Bank suggests that more and more start-ups and SMEs are turning to online platforms for “financial advice”. To meet this growing demand British Business Bank along with ICAEW has created a new Business Finance Guide “a journey from start-up to growth”. In addition, The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has…

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View Case Study: Manufacturing

Case Study: Manufacturing

SECTOR Manufacturing. A business with £12M turnover. BRIEF Following an initial review carried out by EFM and further internal analysis, decision was made to accelerate the appointment of a full time FD, with potential impact on the current Finance Manager. EFM were requested to provide project support in preparing the way for the new FD….

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View Mitigating The Impact – Help For Flood Hit SMEs

Mitigating The Impact – Help For Flood Hit SMEs

    Over successive winters, flooding in the UK  has had a huge impact on communities and businesses. Thankfully, the UK government has supported affected areas with extra funds, including relief packages  for small and medium sized businesses affected by the recent floods. This scheme, targeted at SME businesses enables claims to be made to cover repair…

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View Diary of a Finance Director

Diary of a Finance Director

The week of a finance director… an occasional series of diary entries from the EFM associates network. EFM Associates are portfolio finance directors and finance controllers who deliver finance expertise to several business clients on a part-time basis. The article below reveals a portfolio career in the week of an EFM associate. Monday My week…

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View This 5 Minute Assessment Can Net You A £2000 Grant!

This 5 Minute Assessment Can Net You A £2000 Grant!

    EFM is now a registered Growth Voucher provider- part of the Government Funded Growth Voucher Scheme, and this programme allows SMEs to apply for a subsidy towards the cost of obtaining advice from our accredited EFM advisors or other participating providers. In January 2014, the government launched a scheme to provide grants to…

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View SMEs Get Second Chance With New Proposals

SMEs Get Second Chance With New Proposals

George Osborne recently announced proposals to help SMEs access finance. These measures are aimed at providing alternative sources of funding to small businesses that have been rejected for a business loan. The Chancellor authorised partnership talks between High Street banks and lend-to-save firms so that more than 250,000 businesses that have been rejected for loans…

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View An Economy in recovery?

An Economy in recovery?

According to the headlines, the UK’s economy is on the up. Alongside experts forecasting the most rapid economic growth amongst G7 countries, we have a record number of people in employment, wage rises set to outstrip inflation for the first time in years, and prominent business leaders such as Sir Richard Branson leading campaigns to…

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