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Portfolio FD & Business Improvement Consultant 

Whether you’re a fledgling start-up, a thriving manufacturing business looking to expand, or an established entity looking to enhance your information or processes but need a strong, experienced FD/CFO or consultant for advice and guidance to identify, help you solve your problems. We can help by offering  a support via a part-time FD / CFO or delivering a range of business advice and services including strategic planning, financial modelling, cashflow and working capital improvement programmes, cost reduction programmes, defining employee expense policies and solutions, business continuity management creation, optimising IT/ERP systems,  reviewing internal control frameworks and risks, fund raising, training and mentoring.

Value adding Services

We offer a variety of consultancy services to many small, SME and medium sized manufacturing and service businesses throughout Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire. Experienced in product based, marketing led, operational businesses within the FMCG sectors. 

 

Profit & Business Improvement Programmes

Working alongside your teams, we can identify and create sustainable cost reduction programmes, short term profit hunts, robust sales growth, evaluate new business opportunities,  product and market rationalisation. Given our background in manufacturing and FMCG we can map, refine and install new processes and systems 

Cashflow and working capital improvement programmes

Following a full review and if required, deep dive analysis we can help you identify your cashflow leakage, prioritise quick wins and obtain buy-in for a cashflow and working capital improvement programme that can cover every aspect of your business and operations. We can also help in supporting refinancing initiatives.

Embedding Business Continuity Management programs

Businesses can’t afford to have a single minute of downtime. Loss of productivity, customers, key employees, product recalls can have a negative revenue impact and  long-lasting impact on reputation. An effective Business continuity management Programme can reduce unexpected disruptions without costing a fortune.

Forecasting, Budgeting and Financial Modelling

Having a robust and detailed forecast aligned to your strategy  is invaluable both for your external stakeholders as well as internally for funding, setting targets, capital or project evaluations, investment decisions and short term objectives. We can help develop and implement suitable models that reflect your business and aspirations.

Optimising Internal controls, KPI's and ERP/IT systems

Timely management reporting, operational KPI's and leading insightful reporting are invaluable to prevent waste and drive performance, combined with strong, optimised, robust internal controls and IT / ERP systems. We can help you achieve these in a cost effective manner.

Portfolio FD support services

Whether you need formal mentoring, adhoc Senior Financial advice or someone that can provide part time robust Financial and commercial  hands on support to your business i.e. "Business Partner" for project evaluations,  IT system implementations. finance team leadership, project management skills or support in dealing with banks and investment houses, then give us a call.

Past project - Cash Optimisation

Operational Business were informed of withdrawal of funding. Undertook complete cashflow and working capital analysis with building suitable weekly, monthly cashflow models. Identified numerous opportunities to improve working capital (Extending Supplier terms, greater debt collection, customer terms, reviewed legacy pricing, disputes resolution issues, rationalising stocks, obsolete stocks, wastage, moving to consignment stocks) as well as working with tax advisors to successfully obtaining tax saving opportunities and claiming tax refunds on stocks, capital costs and prior year's loses.

Industrial ingredients business SUFFOLK

 
 

Why choose us?

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The practise was founded in January 2014 and is headed up by Andrew Blackmore FCA BSc, a top tier trained Chartered Accountant that has over 30 years’ experience in working at a senior Finance Director, IT Director and Operational level within family run, startups, both large PLC's and small multisite, manufacturing FMCG branded businesses. 

 

We believe in quickly building credibility with your teams, striving to add sustainable value and embed business improvements in simple, cost effective solutions.