Convert market opportunities into competitive advantage for the economic upturn
While it is vital to recognise the significance of recent economic events, it is now even more important to focus on the future.
The key challenges that companies currently face are
•driving enough business through the company and
•keeping the cash flowing.
Yet, when one of these start to fail then we all see businesses that are struggling and may believe that administration or insolvency will be the only option.
However, there is a third way, a recovery tool that is underused in Scotland –
the CVA (Creditors Voluntary Arrangement)
and predictions are that demand for this tool is going to increase over the next 1-2 years.
This seminar will explain how the path from first signs of financial distress through restructuring and on to a thriving business can be achieved by a mix of the right intervention, at the right time, with the right expertise,
“don’t just survive but thrive!”
Remember - smart businesses are using the current economic conditions to accelerate major strategic decisions. By seeking out and addressing these opportunities you could help your business and your clients’ businesses become market leaders come the upturn.
You are invited to a thought provoking breakfast seminar entitled
If you want the information and ideas to enable you to prepare now to help you and your clients to prosper post recession, then this seminar is for you.
For businesses to thrive through recovery you need the tools. Specifically this seminar will enable you to:
•Identify when a business needs specialist assistance
•Understand the skills that are available to assist the business
•Recognise that by working with specialists, the business should thrive.
Register your place by replying to Claire@thinkdifferentevents.co.uk specifying which seminar you wish to attend.
Spaces are limited and a buffet breakfast (rolls & sausage etc) will be provided for the registration fee of £15 (excl. VAT).
If you wish to invite other colleagues please contact Claire as above.
The speakers below look forward to seeing you.
The speakers have first hand experience of assisting and guiding businesses through surviving and onto thriving:
“Having spent much of my 30 year career in international business development running two of my own companies and working for a few plcs such as Scottish Hydro and ESB I learnt a lot about what makes good businesses tick. Shirlaws is one of the world’s leading business coaching firms operating in Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK and Spain. When I helped start up Shirlaws in Scotland 6 years ago I combined my previous experience with the business growth skills Shirlaws bring. This combination and my team of experts have helped a lot of Scottish companies grow. In these times the focus is upon how to cope in a recession such that you can thrive coming through the recovery. The opportunities have never been greater but sometimes a few key skills hold back otherwise good companies. I love helping owners make good companies thrive – making them feel confident of growth again.
“ After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Young in Glasgow, I have spent my career in industry and commerce. I have extensive experience as a finance and managing director in companies and UK groups within the telecoms, software, engineering, construction, manufacturing and education sectors. Over the years I have been directly involved in expanding companies through internal growth and acquisitions, integration of acquired companies, re-structuring, funding negotiations, bank re-financing and turnarounds. I have also has been a founder of several successful start-ups.”
“My experience of corporate recovery and insolvency extends back over 20 years. I take all kinds of insolvency appointment but specialise in providing advice to directors whose companies are experiencing difficulties. I am particularly pleased to count among my more recent work assisting a well-known Edinburgh restaurateur, whose business was badly affected by the credit crunch, to restructure his business using the Company Voluntary Arrangement procedure.
I sit on the Council of the Insolvency Practitioners Association and was a member of the committee which responded to the recent BIS consultation on Company Rescue.”
These events has been organised on behalf of Shirlaws, The FD Centre and MLM Insolvency by
Think Different Events Ltd. www.thinkdifferentevents.co.uk