There are (at least) three good reasons to act now to make sure your company’s transfers of personal data are in line with the different requirements which come into force during the course of 2022: Clarity now after a period of uncertainty If your business transfers personal data collected in the UK and Europe to … Continue reading International Transfers of Personal Data: Three Reasons to Take Action Now
6 ways an external DPO will help your business to get and retain more customers, help you to keep up to date with industry standards, and avoid regulatory problems, all in a cost-effective way. Many companies are required by law to have a Data Protection Officer (‘DPO’), depending on the work they do and how … Continue reading 6 Benefits of hiring an external Data Protection Officer
Entrepreneurs frequently find scaling their finance team one of the more difficult aspects of running their business. This may be because the requirements of the finance team are normally so different from the rest of the business and finance operations can have finely nuanced systems, procedures, cultures, and relationships that often benefit from subtle and … Continue reading What Should Your Scale Up Finance Team Look Like?
While planning an acquisition can seem as simple as agreeing terms (and let’s assume you’ve already scanned the market to select the best targets), checking you can afford the purchase consideration and lining up a trusted solicitor, this approach runs the risk of overlooking the first opportunities to optimise deal performance. We highlight four opportunities … Continue reading So you want to acquire?
Fast growing businesses often find recruiting a significant challenge, particularly with limited finances to compete with businesses that have an established position and have more access to resources to attract and retain talent. Overcoming this challenge provides a route to improved productivity, innovation and market insights by building a self-sustaining culture that nurtures talent. In … Continue reading Build and scale your team to create a competitive advantage
2021 will be a critical year for many businesses. Despite the existential challenge created by ongoing COVID restrictions (especially considering reduced governmental support), many small to mid-market businesses are focussing their efforts on growth this year. They know this will be challenging, but they are up for it. At Link Stone Advisory we track market … Continue reading Scale-up insights in the SW and Creative Sector
While an selling may be necessary for some businesses owners, it is disappointing to hear about business owners selling out for quick deals or brokers looking for a quick 10% to arrange a deal with a tired old list of low value buyers. That said there are a number of owners who will be concerned … Continue reading Is a merger better than selling or closing your business?
As outlined in our previous article, the recovery is unlikely to be linear yet there will be good growth prospects for many businesses. While the competitive landscape has changes, references to the ‘new normal’ dangerously suggest there will be a paradigm shift, with new fundamentals and where totally new rules apply. Instead we see an … Continue reading How to return to growth? Ten growth hacks
Closing the deal might just be the easy part. We support our clients to go behind just closing the deal and in the current climate we’ve been highlighting particular potential risks over; In addition there is likely to be a pressing need for cost reduction to realise consolidation synergies as well as other efficiency and … Continue reading Thinking about picking up a bargain and acquiring in the COVID climate?
Thinking of securing investment, an exit or MBO involving private equity? Tom Whittard, partner at Westbridge, gives three tips in an article in Corporate Financier magazine shown below. Contact us if you want to learn more about our advisory and corporate finance experience and support. 1 Deal Readiness Entrepreneurial business owners have a tendency to … Continue reading Seeking investors?