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They Work Among Us

Extract from “Bad Science” by Ben Goldacre describing one of his favourite psychological papers: “Unskilled and Unaware of It:  How Difficulties in Recognising One’s Own Incompetence Lead...

Tom Craig Tom Craig

Finance for Owner Managed Businesses

Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, Owner Managed Businesses, small companies – call them whatever you wish – but there is no doubt they have been disproportionately affected...

Tom Craig Tom Craig

A Refinancing Conundrum

Back in 2007, one client in the social housing sector had the misfortune to have had Northern Rock as its main finance provider. When Northern Rock hit...

Tom Craig Tom Craig

Mactaggart & Mickel Modernisation

Your family company has been around for nearly a hundred years. It’s in its fourth generation. There are shareholders spread around the world – some are involved...

Bill Finlay Bill Finlay

£35 Million Saved

We are fortunate that, over time, we have developed excellent relationships with the Private Equity and Venture Capital community, and we are frequently asked to perform diligence...

Bill Finlay Bill Finlay

Growing Through Acquisition

In January I completed a small bolt-on acquisition for a client, one which will add 15% – 20% to the ongoing turnover of their business. The vendors...

Neil Grimmond Neil Grimmond

The Adgen Journey

This is an interesting case study in that almost all our services were used. In fact, the only service not used, thankfully, was in respect of turnaround!...

Paul Yacoubian Paul Yacoubian

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
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