Growth Capital in the CreaTech Sector – a review of 2020

25.02.21 / Insight posted in Articles

The impact of the Coronavirus has created difficulties for CreaTech businesses in the growth capital arena. In 2020, 114 CreaTech businesses raised a total of £501 million of growth equity capital, compared with 144 businesses raising £709 million in 2019 – a 21% year-on-year decline in the number of deals completing and a 29% decrease…

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Webinar recording: managing partner panel – what does 2021 have in store for professional firms?

25.02.21 / Insight posted in Articles

The sharing of knowledge and experience between professional firms has been especially important over the last year. With many more challenges ahead, our panel spoke about what they think will affect them in 2021. Many themes emerged, including: • The reduction of office space • The importance of flexibility in work/life balance • The new…

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Business Doctor: Cash flow

23.02.21 / Insight posted in cashflow

Take control of your cash flow to ride out the Coronavirus shockwave How can you be confident you’re making the right choices now when you don’t know what lies ahead? By making sure you put up-to-date and accurate information at the heart of your decision-making processes. Get your forecasting right If you haven’t in the…

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A guide to business protection

23.02.21 / Insight posted in Articles

Business protection is a range of insurance solutions that can help protect businesses from financial losses in the event of business owners, or key employees being unable to work due to death, illness, or a disability. If you are responsible for running your own business, a director of a company, or in a senior position…

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Budget predictions 2021

23.02.21 / Insight posted in Articles

As February and winter draw to a close, we now approach spring and a new Budget on 3 March.  It is likely to be the most important Budget in recent times, almost certainly so in the last 50 years. The perhaps conflicting needs of addressing record public borrowing while not inhibiting the economic recovery are…

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Moore Kingston Smith boosts audit team with new partner appointment

23.02.21 / Insight posted in Articles

Moore Kingston Smith is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeremy Read as Partner on 22 February 2021. Jeremy brings considerable experience in auditing and assisting listed global organisations, having spent 25 years working in Big Four and mid-tier firms. He has a strong history of supporting high growth scaling businesses and venture-backed game changers,…

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2020 in review: a year of two halves for the growth capital market

16.02.21 / Insight posted in Articles

Of UK private companies raising between £1 million and £20 million of growth equity capital each, 767 UK businesses raised a total of £3.67 billion in 2020, down on 2019 and 2018. Average deal size in 2020 was also down compared to 2019 from £4.93 million to £4.78 million, though it remained higher than the…

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Webinar recording: The importance of business continuity planning – learning from the pandemic to deal with the next major threat

16.02.21 / Insight posted in Articles

We were delighted to welcome John Eary, Director of JEC Professional Services to speak at the latest in our webinar series. John is a business continuity expert who works with a wide variety of clients to ensure that they have robust plans and systems in place. In this session John covered: The importance and purpose…

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VAT reverse charge for building & construction services

15.02.21 / Insight posted in Articles

After a number of well-reported delays, HMRC’s VAT domestic reverse charge for construction services is due to come into force on 1 March 2021. The reverse charge will completely change the way VAT is collected in the building and construction industry. The new system is compulsory and will impact businesses who either supply, or receive…

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2020 in review: an extraordinary year for M&A in the marketing services and media sectors

12.02.21 / Insight posted in Articles

45% fewer deals completed in the UK marketing services and media sectors in 2020 compared with 2019 – a huge reduction but not surprising given the impact of the Coronavirus on many businesses. We hope that fast-moving vaccination programmes will mean a return to normality in the latter half of 2021. The majority of the…

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