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Facing Up to Difficult Issues

A particularly interesting recent assignment was a review I carried out of an underperforming joint venture of a client company. The joint venture was a specialist manufacturer,...

Neil Grimmond Neil Grimmond

Refinancing Challenges

It is well understood that the current environment makes refinancing difficult. Many businesses are struggling to find the financial support to allow them to plan confidently for...

Neil Grimmond Neil Grimmond

Internationalisation

I was recently asked to resolve a heated debate about the ‘correct’ way to internationalise a business. The debate had focused on the key point re markets....

Paul Yacoubian Paul Yacoubian

The 4 Rs in Action

Some years ago I was asked by an investment bank to look into a business in which they had invested £2m. It had invested only £500k originally...

Tom Craig Tom Craig

25 Years On.....

When I founded Craig Corporate in 1985 the challenges facing privately owned and managed businesses were great. Even without the pressures brought to bear by the global...

Tom Craig Tom Craig

Long-Term Strategic Assistance

A good illustration of the range of work we do comes from a client with whom I have been working for over 4 years. This period has...

Neil Grimmond Neil Grimmond

Chairman's View

Earlier this month I was asked to share my thoughts on the current prospects for owner managed companies by the Chairman’s Network.  These thoughts, together with some of my observations from Craig...

Tom Craig Tom Craig
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