Newsletter

Business Confidence Improving

New personnel
Ascent FD is pleased to welcome Stephen Carter and Martin Walby to our growing team of expert FDs. The addition of Stephen and Martin to the team will strengthen the group’s experience and resources, particularly in the FMCG and Engineering sectors.

New website
Our revamped website is now live at ascentfd.co.uk. We’d be pleased to hear any feedback from you on the new look.

Client news
We have recently helped Blott to secure another round of funding. This has resulted in three new stores being opened (Lakeside, Manchester and Leeds) and at least one more will be added later this year. The brand continues to gain excellent momentum in the market.

Business confidence
UK business confidence recently reached a 13-month high but ‘cautious optimism’ seem to be the watchwords. Read about the report here. Recent British sporting successes and some prolonged fine weather must surely push it even higher.

Risk management
Despite improving performance most companies are too busy to consider controlling or reducing their risk exposure. Make sure it is on your agenda.

Pensions
Auto enrolment is very much on the horizon for small businesses. Even if you don’t think your business is large enough, it’s worth checking on when you’re required to implement a workplace pension scheme.

Get in touch
Ascent FD can help your business. Contact one of our directors below to find out how:

Alastair Manson
07775 658835
alastair@ascentfd.co.uk

Philip Poyner
07736 236200
philip@ascentfd.co.uk

Business Growth

News round
Ascent FD has seen continued growth over the past few months with two new clients coming on board and existing clients expanding their requirements.

Ascent FD specialise in outsourced finance director services, which are provided on a part time, interim or project basis.

New partnership – Abco payroll
Ascent FD are delighted to announce a new partnership with Abco payroll. Abco are a specialist payroll bureau who are both HMRC and BACS approved and have been established for over 35 years.

With the introductions of Real Time Information (RTI) and the phased roll out of Auto Enrolment (pensions), now is a key time to consider outsourcing. For further information or a no obligation quotation visit www.abco-payroll.co.uk or call 01279 504 550.

Profit drivers and KPI’s
Make sure your profit drivers and key performance indicators both financial and non financial, are clearly understood. This should help lead conversation, management thinking and strategy when planning ahead and making decisions.

Ascent FD’s core aim is to provide business owners with expert financial management, freeing up the owners’ time to focus on business development and growth.

Pricing strategy
Pricing strategy and a good understanding of costs is key for the survival of many businesses.

Working capital
Many businesses would benefit from support with their business planning and funding requirements.

Cloud computing
Most companies are adopting elements of cloud computing but don’t have a clear strategy and development plan yet.

Tax incentives
Don’t forget those tax incentives, there is some administration work to do but well worth it in the end.

Get in touch
Ascent FD can help your business. Contact one of our directors below to find out how:

Alastair Manson
07775 658835
alastair@ascentfd.co.uk

Philip Poyner
07736 236200
philip@ascentfd.co.uk

Plan ahead for business success

Ascent FD has seen steady growth over the past few years and is now pleased to welcome Philip Poyner on board to help look after existing clients and expand services provided to start ups and SMEs.

Ascent FD specialise in outsourced finance director services, which are provided on a part time, interim or project basis, covering London and the South East of England. (more…)

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