Corner Finance

Do you feel out of options? Maybe you have too many options to choose from? Is it hard to manage your business in the way that you used to? Whatever your business challenge, whatever the decision, you need a plan. Not just any plan, though.

You need one based on your data, reflecting the hidden underlying trends – and built to deliver whatever is important to you in the future. This plan isn’t a box-ticking exercise, it’s a way to prioritise your actions and make the right decisions to achieve your goals. It isn’t about predicting the future, it’s about preparing for whatever may be around the corner.

With Corner Finance, you get the benefit of over 20 years of unique experience injected directly in to the heart of your business.

Whether you are a “numbers person” or not, you will understand your financials in a way you never thought possible.

It might be forecasting demand, financial performance, or cash levels – or it might be finding where you get the best return on your investment. From improving the financial fitness of your business to monitoring performance, the plan should be the basis of everything you do.

Finance Director, CFO, Finance Partner – whatever you want to call it, this is what I do. The professional rigour and eye for detail you expect from a Chartered Accountant, combined with the commercial instincts from extensive business experience. Add in the personality to work effortlessly with you and your business and you have your ideal financial support.

I know that everyone has their own motivation for their business. Their own set of values. Their own definition of success. So I design everything around you and make absolutely sure that you achieve what is most important to you. If it matters to you, it matters to me.
If you want to be prepared for whatever is around the corner, you need Corner Finance Directors.

Financial Review

Whether you are new to the business, or have been running it for a long time it can be hard to stay on top of the detail. Having an external set of eyes look at every aspect of your business can reveal insights you might never otherwise see.

With our financial review service, you get a detailed review and analysis of all of your data – all delivered to you in a format that you are most comfortable with. We will never leave the room until you understand the data as well as we do.

This ‘Playbook’ covers:
• Opportunities
• Risks
• Pricing Options
• Profitability by product, service, market, customer type
• Productivity Measures
• Overall Financial Fitness assessment
• Areas for focus
• Emerging trends to be aware of

A comprehensive report that you will refer to again and again as you make decisions for the future of your business.


Every business needs a plan, and yours is no exception.

Starting from the bottom up to make sure it is grounded in reality, you get a sophisticated plan that gives you a huge array of benefits:
• Baseline forecasts to illustrate the underlying direction of your business
• A clear goal to aim for, and a realistic timeline to get there
• Know which opportunities you have prioritised and which projects to implement by when
• A balanced level of risk
• Stress testing to give peace of mind in uncertain times
• Identification of funding requirements in good time
• A tool to communicate internally and externally
• Targets and milestones to regularly measure yourself against and adjust as you go
• A crystal clear understanding of how the parts of your business fit together and what actions you can take to influence outcomes

Whether a one-off project, or the start of ongoing financial support for your business, our Plan service will change the way you manage your business for the better.

Smart Reporting

Building on the Financial Review and Plan service, developing smart performance reporting gives you the power to know what is happening in your business regularly and with confidence.

By taking the plan and the data within your business and turning it in to a set of relevant and balanced performance measures, you end up with a Dashboard.

Why do you need a Dashboard?

You wouldn’t drive a car without one, and your business is no exception. You get the ability to monitor across the breadth and depth of your organisation in a simple and effective way.

Simplifying the complexity and presenting it in a way that you intuitively understand, there is no better way to turn your financials from a chore in to a valuable asset that you have at your fingertips whenever you need it.

Funding Readiness

How do you know if and when you will need funding? How do you get your numbers in a position that will allow it to happen?

It starts with the plan, but it’s more than that. Building on the Plan service, Funding Readiness gives you:
• Preparation and submission of SEIS/EIS pre-approval documentation
• Identification of opportunities to maximise your “internal funding” and therefore reduce your need for “external funding”
• Identification of funding gaps both now and in the future, to plan likely funding rounds and timings
• A consistent and credible plan designed specifically to highlight everything an investor could look for, that will feed in to investor pitch decks as required

Funding Director Support

The full package. An ongoing partnership with your business giving you:
• An understanding of your business from every angle
• Early sight of any problems
• The ability to make smart decisions quickly
• Trusted information at your fingertips whenever you need it
• An experienced pair of eyes and an experienced sounding board for business issues
• Someone to take the weight of the finances off you and give you back only the benefits
• Someone who wants your business to succeed as much as you do

8 reasons to build a Financial Plan

The point is that it gives you something to hold on to as you go, and something to measure against…

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