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‚Äôs 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 […]

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 […]