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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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Jan31st 2013

AFR Consulting have kicked off 2013 with a great month following a restructure and re focus of the business at the end of 2012. Director Phil Scott said: “We have taken things back to basics concentrating on our established team of consultants and core service offering; providing all levels of finance staff to SMEs...

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Jan18th 2013

At our recent NWFD Network event in Lancashire, event partners Moore and Smalley and guests Napthens presented on share option schemes. The two main contributors to the success of these schemes is; making sure you have the right legalities in place – and this is where Keith Melling from Napthens helped out on t...

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Jan17th 2013

At our recent North West Finance Director Network event in Lancashire, Joseph Cave from Barclays bank discussed payment options available when trading on an International scale and the pros and cons of these methods. There is a lot to consider when entering this new realm of trading, and each different country and ev...

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Jan16th 2013

A survey of Finance Directors from some of the North West’s leading businesses suggests the economic outlook is more positive starting 2013 than this time last year. 67% of FDs surveyed anticipate the economic climate will stay the same in 2013 where as this time last year the group anticipated the economy would wo...

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Jan11th 2013

If you are thinking that you have got all you can out of your current role, or find yourself too regularly getting that Monday morning feeling on a Sunday it is a good idea to start considering your future. The starting place is to think about your ideal job and focus on your ultimate career...

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Dec14th 2012

    The North West FD Network December events bought 2012 to a close and were once again well subscribed with leading finance directors looking to further their knowledge and grow their networks. Over 50 FD’s attended each area’s event and topics and workshops were as ever well received, with lively dis...

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