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Recovery Loan Scheme

RECOVERY LOAN – 3 MONTHS REMAINING

Mar 31, 2022

The Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) will be around for just another 3 months as it expires on 30th June 2022, and there are no signs that it is going to be extended.   The scheme was in many ways a replacement for Bounce Back Loans (BBL) and CBILS but little of the major benefits…

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Front cover of the Deal Maker book

THE DEALMAKER – A BOOK REVIEW

Mar 31, 2022

This is a book by Guy Hands, the well-known financier and investor. Hands is the founder and chairman of Terra Firma, the private equity firm, which he founded in 2002 as a spinout from Numura. It was once one of the largest Private Equity firms in Europe. The start of…

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beach scene to reflect positive mindset

ZERO NEGATIVITY BY ANT MIDDLETON – A BOOK REVIEW

Mar 1, 2022

This is a book by Ant Middleton, the ex-marine and member of the Special Boat Service (SBS). However, he is probably best known as being the Chief Instructor on the TV programme SAS: Who Dares Wins. He has written a number of books around mindset, and this one is about…

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Plan spelt out in wooden letters

FAIL TO PLAN, PLAN TO FAIL

Jan 28, 2022

You cannot fail to miss all the articles online and in the papers and magazines since 1st January about losing weight, getting fit and exercising, and having this as part of a plan and programme for the year. I have deliberately left this article until late January as most people…

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ROERT MAXWELL – FALL – A BOOK REVIEW

Jan 28, 2022

The first book review of the year is one excellent book and sets the bar high for the rest of the year. The book is ‘Fall’ by John Preston. The book is about the life and lies and the rise and fall of Robert Maxwell. Prior to reading this book…

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Equity Market

THE EQUITY MARKET

Dec 22, 2021

In the last 12-18 months we have been advising and helping many clients raise equity via a number of methods including Private Individuals/High Net Worths (HNW), Crowdfunding and Private Equity. We have certainly seen more deals in this area than in previous years and there are a number of reasons…

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START WITH WHY – A BOOK REVIEW

Dec 22, 2021

This month’s book review is the award winning ‘Start With Why’ by Simon Sinek. A book that came out of a TED talk Sinek gave in 2009 called ‘How Great Leaders Inspire Action’ The premise behind the book is looking at why some people and organisations are more inventive, pioneering…

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Employee Ownership

EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP TRUSTS

Nov 24, 2021

Employee ownership is one of the fastest growing business models in the UK. As we come out of the pandemic it is widely seen as having a key role to play in re-setting the UK economy. Employee ownership is not a new concept – the likes of The John Lewis…

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SHOE DOG – A BOOK REVIEW

Nov 24, 2021

This month’s book review is Shoe Dog by Phil Knight, the founder of Nike. I can’t believe I haven’t written a review of this book before. I’ve recommended it many times so it certainly deserves a belated write-up. I should say this is not a sports book, so if you…

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