Important Information Blog: Are you sure you want to be a Director?!

Important Information Blog: Are you sure you want to be a Director?! It’s a risk. You know that before you start the business or take on a director role. Often though the actual minefield of risk isn’t clear. This succinct blog below is one of the best to the point articles we have seen. Entrepreneurs who start their own business have many different priorities keeping them up at night. How to get investment, how to […]

Don’t Ignore China for Business Opportunities

Don’t ignore China for business opportunities! Following the announcment of London Advocates/Global Tech Advocates networks opening up in Shenzen and Shanghai this snapshot overview of the China market and its influence by Ian Stewart of Deloittes was pretty timely in arriving in our Inbox. Many of our clients have developed relationships with the Chinese market, and sought out the opportunities it offers. China’s economic transformation in the last four decades is one of the great […]

Take a WWII perspective on Risk

Take a WWII perspective on Risk Looking at risk differently is a crucial part of business governance and protection. As business insurance brokers it is our job to help our clients first and foremost assess where the real risks are to their business. We set the Big 4 as top line areas that need protection whilst navigating the risk minefield: Balance Sheet Cash Flow Business Reputation Directors Personal Assets This is of course, easier to […]

The Guild

A proud day for the VRG team! We are really pleased to announce that one of our colleagues, John McLaren-Stewart has become a Freeman of the Guild of Entrepreneurs. The Guild of Entrepreneurs is a Guild of the City of London and an aspirant Livery Company. It is made up of men and women who have invested their own money and time in setting up and running successful businesses. Its aims are to: 1. Promote […]

I am a Finance Director, not a Prophet!

I am a Finance Director, not a Prophet! Some say its the toughest job in business (although business development guys might disagree!) and it’s functions have expanded over the years. No longer straightforward bean counters, FD’s have become the central control function of a business..nothing happens without their involvement. From finance to strategy, from purchasing to fund raising, from board liaison to accounts presentation to investors, from M&A to corporate insurance protection there is an […]