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Posts from ‘June, 2009’

The Non-Executive Director

For some organisations, particularly owner managers, a Non-Executive Director (NED) has much in common with a Bidet! Being something one quite fancies but not really something one is clear on how to use! A NED is a common position in many substantial companies indeed the combined code (a code of good practice for listed companies) […]

Buy Better

Of course everyone wants a bargain even the super rich, in fact probably particularly the super rich. How do you think they got rich in the first place!! In our current economic climate, it’s almost certainly a buyers market – though in order to buy well you clearly need a willing seller. Therefore in order […]

Don't Start a Business in the Recession… Not!

If position, position and position is vital in identifying and enhancing the value of an asset in the property market then cash, cash and cash remains paramount in any business but never more so than in a new venture in these cash strapped times. Starting a business in a recession may not be your first […]

Would You Buy This Company? – an understanding of company finance

The North East Academy for Chief Executives, Future Leaders Forum speaker in May was Peter Sutcliffe, an accountant who facilitated a workshop including practical examples and case studies from his own ‘coal face’ experiences within finance, IBM, GEC and in recent years as a company doctor. The Academy members were taken on an experiential learning […]