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May2nd 2013

Typically three types of investor:  Venture capital or Angel investors; Private equity capital or large buyout groups. Mid-market private equity firms, like Gresham PE, look to invest in profitable and proven businesses with an enterprise value of between £10-100 million. These investors can vary by sector and how ...

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Apr17th 2013

At our NWFD Manchester event in March we welcomed Jonathan Boyers, Corporate Finance Partner at KPMG and winner of the 2012 NW Insider Dealmaker of The Year award – to give an analysis of the current M&A Market. Before the credit crunch the deals market was buoyant, even racy, with companies regularly buyin...

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Apr5th 2013

At our March FD event we focused on ‘Growing Businesses’ and had a presentation from Dave Wilson, Finance Director at GB Group & winner of North West Finance Director of The Year, 2012 Quoted Company Awards – Finance Director of the Year HOT 20 FDs in TMT who shared his experiences of growing businesses...

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Mar28th 2013

A well-structured job description is vital for attracting the right candidates for your role. Beyond the recruitment process, it then helps employees understand their responsibilities and helps you evaluate their performance. The job description allows you to showcase the job and is your opportunity to attract the mo...

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Mar14th 2013

In a busy jobs market like the one we are currently experiencing, competition for roles is higher than ever and so differentiating plays an integral part in getting the job you really want. The CV is the crucial starting point, it is the first representation of you to an employer or recruiter and so you...

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Mar14th 2013

A recent article from industry title Recruiter with figures from the Office of National Statistics suggests further positivity in the jobs market and good news for the recruitment industry. For September – December 2012 unemployment was at its lowest in 18 months, dropping to 2.5m -the equivalent to 7.8% of the ad...

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Feb28th 2013

So many factors effect supply chain efficiency and so many FDs have experiences to share; it made for a lively discussion in the workshops at our recent NWFD Network events. The most popular scenarios that effect supply chain efficiency include;  Elements coming from many different suppliers No spare parts or reserv...

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Feb22nd 2013

At our Manchester NWFD event recently we welcomed CLB Coopers who presented to the network updates on tax and audit issues which may affect their businesses. Changes to the Audit threshold, effective from October 2012 mean that some companies will no longer have to partake in an audit that previously did. The criteri...

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Feb15th 2013

With the new legislation effective from April 2013, RTI is a hot topic in finance departments and so made for great discussion in our recent NWFD event workshops. At the moment it all depends of the size of your business and number of employees as to when you have to get involved – but the...

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Feb1st 2013

Cloud is an increasingly popular tool used by businesses, but many are still unaware of its full potential. We invited Paul Sweeney, MD of award winning The National Cloud to talk to the NWFD Manchester network on how it works. The Cloud can h help to keep businesses going – and growing, and there are no limi...

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