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Jul23rd 2020

One of the unexpected results of the lockdown has been a sort of mental gear shift about the validity of working from home (WFH) as accepted practice. Even the most resistant of managers had to embrace the principles of WFH during the worst of the pandemic. There was no choice, so there it was, live...

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Jan22nd 2020

As we approach the end of January 2020, many companies across Lancashire shall start to focus on their Financial and Accountancy Recruitment. A new year often brings new budgets, new growth plans and therefore… new staff. However, this often comes with complications. In todays job market some employers are find...

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Sep11th 2019

The finance industry is highly competitive. With roles ranging from Credit Controller, Management Accountant and all the way up to Finance Director level; ensuring you prepare for an interview is vital to succeed in your job search. Here at AFR Consulting we advise candidates seeking a career in accountancy daily wit...

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Jul19th 2019

Finance Directors from North West England gathered in Leyland last week to share knowledge, expertise and solutions to their day-to-day struggles. The networking event, hosted by AFR Consulting, was an opportunity for Finance Directors (FDs) and CFOs to discuss their frustrations and find solutions with the help of t...

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Jun7th 2019

Having worked with jobseekers in the accountancy recruitment sector for over 20 years I’ve seen candidates labelled as terrible by one employer then work out very well with another.  Just because someone didn’t perform well in one role, it doesn’t necessarily make them a poor candidate for the next.&nb...

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Mar7th 2019

IWD 2019: IMF research finds that more women in finance could boost economy by 35% Ahead of International Women’s Day 2019, which is held on Friday 8th March, we’re taking a look at how the impact hiring more women in the global finance sector could have.  The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has recently p...

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May9th 2013

CEO Dez Derry tuned the audience in by starting off with some startling facts. Over 50% of world’s population under 30 If Facebook were a country it would be the world’s largest A new member signs up to Linked in every second More than two-thirds (69%) of all Internet users going online through mobile devices...

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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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