Contact: Gary Hibberd
T: 0845 4133 666
M: 07447 911 742
The Cyberfort Group offers a matrix of global Cyber advisory, detection & defensive security solutions, providing the assurance integral to your business growth.
Every 39 seconds someone is hacked. Every hour there is a data breach, and our job is to help you prevent becoming part of these statistics. Offering practical advice and guidance we help you establish Cybersecurity policies and practices using security frameworks like ISO27001, that can help keep you compliant with the GDPR.
With our help, you can become more profitable and less likely to be the victim of Cybercrime.
Fds Director Services
Contact: Poonam Kaur, Managing Director
T: 01924 376784
fds Director Services is an award-winning corporate finance firm and is currently celebrating 30 years of business. fds is proud to provide business services to owner managed businesses across the UK and internationally. fds is committed to the future growth and success of British business by supporting them on their business journey.
With a no-nonsense approach to business advice, fds supports companies via a range of services including company valuations and assessments, disposals, mergers and acquisitions, raising finance, strategy and specialist support services, and director development and training. Since 1989 the company has successfully completed 400+ transactions specialising in owner managed companies.
Join us on the 3rd February 2020 at the Principal York Hotel for a FREE Growth, Sale & Succession Masterclass. Please click on the link to register https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/growth-sale-succession-masterclass-free-seminar-workshop-tickets-81274015769?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Leon & Company Chartered Accountants
Contact: Darren Stone, Partner
T: 0113 288 8111
At Leon and Company, we have been successfully and enthusiastically supporting our clients for over 40 years, regardless of whether they are starting–up in business for the first time or are already seasoned business owners.
We pride ourselves on really getting to know all of our clients’ needs – this is because we take the time to develop relationships with each and every one of them. It is that simple. This way, we get to know your business and your objectives so that we can give you the support you need.
Made by Bridge
Contact: Chris Cox
T: 0113 880 0927
We can help your business grow by generating more sales and better enquiries from your website.
We are based in Leeds and work with global brands, charities, SMEs and online businesses.
We build websites that work great on smartphones/tablets and also rank well in search engines. All our websites also include a modern easy-to-use content management system so that you can edit your site yourself.
Martin Hirst Financial Consultancy
Martin Hirst Financial Consultancy is a firm of Independent Financial Advisers (IFA) based in Leeds West Yorkshire and has been established for over 30 years. We aim to provide advice to both individuals and companies on all aspects of financial planning, through a long term approach of fully understanding our clients’ needs, wants and aspirations and then prioritising objectives.
Being Independent Financial Advisers means that our clients benefit from our ability to offer advice on the broadest range of products and services. Whether you are looking for mortgage advice, investment advice, retirement planning, inheritance tax planning or simply reducing costs, we have many years of experience in finding the most suitable solution for your needs.
PM Law Limited
Contact: Laura Thorpe
T: 0114 220 1795
To build a successful business you need solid foundations. As well as a great idea, a sound business plan and the right people on board, you need to be certain that you’re complying with the rules and protecting your interests. A mistake early on could have devastating consequences for your business in the future.
For example, a poorly worded employment contract could mean an ex-employee setting up in direct competition to you. They might even steal your clients. And that could lead to your business becoming less profitable or even failing altogether.
So it’s absolutely key to make sure your legal framework is robust from the start.
We offer all members of the Business Catalyst Club special legal packages and reduced rates for debt recovery, property, employment and dispute resolution.
Whether you’re already in business or just starting out, we’ll make sure you have all the right policies and contracts in place so you know your business is on a sound legal footing. We’ll also check that your website is compliant with the latest rules. Because, no matter how amazing it looks, you can get into trouble if your terms and conditions, data protection and privacy policies aren’t right. If you haven’t started your business yet, we can sort out your company formation for you.
What’s more, we’re property experts so we can advise you on your business premises and acquiring or selling property as your needs change. And looking ahead, we’ll make sure that you’re prepared for the future. If you have a question or an unexpected legal issue, you can talk it through with us and we’ll give you our best advice.
With clear upfront costs and great value packages, all this means that you can stop worrying about the law and focus on what you do best – running your business.
PM Law Limited – by your side when you’re starting out; supporting you as you grow.
SEDULO FUNDING SOLUTIONS
Contact: George Settle
T: 07484 222 186
Approximately 60% of SMEs are uncertain about their potential to finance lasting growth. Banks are becoming more reluctant to provide loans to them, increasing the need to access crucial funds through alternative finance providers for their lending requirements.
Alternative Finance has empowered SMEs by giving them access to an array of flexible and affordable financial solutions. And with these alternative financiers now providing more funding to SME’s than ever before, all types of businesses are now receiving funding to further their business goals.
The only main downfall for business owners is not having the support, knowledge or education on the range of products to figure out and implement the best solutions to fit their requirement and needs.
Here are six, need to know, facts, about Alternative Finance:
1) Only half of SME owners are aware of Alternative Finance options
Around 50% of SME owners are unsure on what alternative funding options they actually need. Some SME’s are even using alternative options rather than the bank due to timescales, jumping through hoops and not being 100% that there will be an outcome.
2) Most SME businesses go bust due to cash flow needs
Cash flow problems generally occur in business due to systemic late payments made by customers/clients, or a lack of quick access to finances. Additionally, 55% of SMEs find cash flow to be the biggest hurdle in their path to success.
Often this is a catch 22 situation for businesses that can grow but need cash flow to service new projects, work or stock.
3) Unsecured alternative Business Loans in the market
Alternative business loans are available for businesses who have been trading from 6 months plus though the underwriting criteria will vary for different lenders. SME’s can get funding over a 12-month term to 60 months, lending from £5,000 – £500,000 with a PG (Personal Guarantee) from 51% of the owners.
4) Timescales for Alternative Funding
Some alternative funders can fund a business on the same day they receive an application and underwrite a deal. The alternative industry average would be 3/4 days across providers.
(An incentive for SME owners to source materials, fix cashflow issues quickly and secure stock in real time)
5) Startup SME’s / Secured Loans
Often new ventures will struggle with the barrier of needing finance to start and assist with their new business. As there is no historic trade or history to back an application for an unsecured loan, there can be help through a secured loan for Limited companies with owners who are UK homeowners and have some equity to use as security.
6) Alternative Finance growth
Europe’s alternative finance market has exploded over the last five years, now worth an estimated €7.7bn according to the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. The UK alone has grown by over 43% in the last year to £4.6bn, with receivables and invoice finance accounting for around 10-20% of this.
Walker Crips Wealth Management
Contact: Scott Palmer
T: 01904 544300
Walker Crips are a focused independent financial services provider. We know how important it is to provide financial advice that is right for you and that you can trust, and we do this by helping you get a better understanding of where you currently are, where you would like to be in the future, and what requirements you may have on the way. In doing this we build a financial roadmap.
Our professional advice is underpinned by our core values of integrity, courtesy, fairness and loyalty. Our aim is to make investing rewarding and give value for money. We are unconstrained from any provider, so we can help to find the most suitable financial products available, from a sufficiently diversified range.
As part of the Walker Crips Group, we are proud to be part of a company that has been providing advice since 1914. Our clients trust us to look after their needs and guide them through all the financial issues that life throws their way. We provide a service that delivers peace of mind that you and your loved ones are protected financially, both now and in the future.
For further information or to arrange an informal chat please contact Scott palmer or visit
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