100 years of CIMA: skills for growth and supporting change

In March, CIMA celebrated its 100th birthday. The birthday marked one hundred years of learning, support and collaboration in the finance industry. I’m a fellowship member of CIMA. I am proud to be a member of an organisation that truly believes in positive change and teaches its members the skills to drive it. Using a […]

Progress and positivity: overcoming challenges and celebrating success

Positive reflection is very important to me. Looking back at the goals we’ve set and revising them if needed is essential to our wellbeing and self-care: two of my most intrinsic values. Just as New Year is a time for us to reflect on our good intentions, so are the annual events that matter to […]

New Year, New Beginnings: Why self-care should be your goal for 2019

As the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, many of us resolve to change something in the coming year. Whether on a personal or professional level, it’s a time when we decide that there’s a new routine to adopt or a negative habit to change. So, do you make New Year’s resolutions or not? […]

Creating a business plan to secure funding

Securing the right funding is an essential part of business growth. However, with a variety of options available to you, and lenders increasingly mindful of risk, obtaining funding isn’t always straightforward. As such, it’s vital to create a detailed forecast. You must deliver a comprehensive business plan to demonstrate realistic predictions for financial growth. Funding […]

Exit planning for your financial future

For many business owners, a fruitful exit is a marker of success. Therefore, it’s not surprising that exit planning has come up in recent conversations with some of my contacts. A sale, and possible subsequent retirement, may be far away, but financial planning must begin early with a clear, actionable strategy. Moving on: why choose […]

Planning for the future: your strategy for business growth

A clear business strategy is essential. Ideas and visions are important, but an end goal in mind alone isn’t enough. You need a focussed, actionable approach. Planning for success requires straightforward objectives, detailed forecasting, and a thorough understanding of the steps you need to take. Whether your strategy is for growth, sustained effort or exit, […]

Understanding team value: the importance of caring for your staff

Working days can be long, the hours can be tough, and business can be challenging. Many employees feel measured by their output alone, and employers are often failing to support their team on a personal level. This damaging attitude is highly detrimental to staff health. As a financial director and business owner, I know how […]


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