Growth Capital Update: UK SMEs set for record year of growth equity capital fundraising

09.11.17 / Insight posted in Articles, White Papers

The resilience of the UK SME sector is clear from a strong Q3 during which 117 private companies raised £501.3 million of growth funding. This accelerates the impressive momentum already under way, setting 2017 on course to be a record year. Last quarter’s figures bring the year-to-date total to £1.35 billion raised by 330 companies,…


Brexit survey results: Key issues include exchange rates, access to talent and navigating a weakened economy post-Brexit

21.12.16 / Insight posted in Blog, White Papers

We recently asked our clients and contacts to answer a few questions about the impact of Brexit on their organisations and their confidence in the marketplace. Following an amazing response from almost 500 people, we are delighted to share the results with you. The main message coming loud and clear was that most organisations are…


UK Growth Capital Research – January 2016

20.01.16 / Insight posted in White Papers

We are delighted to publish our review of the UK growth capital market in 2015 following our initiation of coverage in July. As predicted, a record amount was raised in 2015. £1.44 billion was raised by UK SMEs in 360 transactions in total. This is an increase of 24% on the amount raised in 2014.…


The Cyber Bake Off!

27.08.15 / Insight posted in White Papers

In light of all the headline-grabbing network security breaches, it’s understandable that organizations might be on high alert to prevent their own businesses from being thrust into the spotlight. Unfortunately, the silver bullet they are looking for does not exist – today’s cyber criminals are just too persistent. It’s virtually guaranteed that you won’t be…


Care Sector Governance – Two Key Risks

24.08.15 / Insight posted in White Papers

Two primary risks found on any Supported Housing and Residential Care Home service provider’s Risk Register are those of: Safeguarding and Voids Management. Kingston Smith Consulting has assisted care sector clients to achieve operational excellence in a number of critical areas. Read more about how to meet these challenges in our white paper.


Conduct Risk – Heads I Win and Tails you Lose

01.04.15 / Insight posted in White Papers

Conduct risk is very topical in the financial services industry and is likely to remain so for as long as scandals such as payment protection insurance (PPI), interest rate swaps, benchmark rigging (Libor, Foreign Exchange and Gold) and more recently, card security product schemes, continue to make the national news. Download our white paper to…


Survey results: Business Outlook 2015

24.03.15 / Insight posted in White Papers

Once again, we have conducted our yearly survey to ascertain the expectations of finance and managing directors of marketing services, media and consulting businesses on the future financial prospects of their industries. The insight from our 2014 survey was that, whilst the trading conditions over the past few years had been tough, the outlook for…


Survey results: Client-agency relationships – Where are they now?

24.03.15 / Insight posted in Articles, White Papers

When Ian Priest took up the IPA Presidency in April 2013, he pledged to move the industry towards a new era of commercial creativity by joining forces with clients to meet the challenges and opportunities of operating in a fast-moving, ever evolving, ‘always on’ communications world. Over the last two years, the IPA has been…


Presentation slides: Doing Business in Latin America

24.03.15 / Insight posted in Articles, Brochures, White Papers

Presentation slides from ‘Doing business in Latin America’ seminar, held on 17 March 2015 The advertising sector in Latin America has recently attracted considerable attention from those who have picked up on its evident booming growth and pool of creative talent.  However, enthusiasm to invest in this market can often be tempered by a degree…


The advertising sector in Brazil – an overview

24.02.15 / Insight posted in Practical Guides, White Papers

If a leading role in Latin America had to be identified, experts in the advertising market would undoubtedly look to Brazil. The size and maturity of its market, the current welfare of its economy in general and the level of local creativity make this country not only the greatest in terms of investment but also a…