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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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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 discussion...

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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. Nearly 150 FD’s attended the three events and topics and workshops were as ever well received, with lively discussions on &#...

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Nov26th 2012

Leading Lancashire businesses and individuals were recognised at the 2012 North West Society of Chartered Accountants (NWSCA) Accountancy and Business Awards at the Imperial Hotel Blackpool. AFR were one of the sponsors of the event and presented the Accountancy Rising Star in Industry award to Robin Myers of Jacobi ...

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Nov23rd 2012

Having a great finance team can ensure your business weathers the storm; they are central to success and integral to growth. Particularly when times are tough employers need to focus on developing an effective finance team with the right skills and experience to overcome economic challenges. Having a firm grip on cre...

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Nov9th 2012

LinkedIn is the most popular social networking channel for businesses and professionals with 4 out of 5 being registered users, and Financial Services within the top 3 industries active and yet to many it is still a bit of a grey area as to how to actually use it, and more importantly benefit from it....

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