Advisory

Much more than accountancy.

Whether you run an embryonic start-up business or a mature company, having long-term strategic support from your professional advisers is vital. Condies have extensive experience in working strategically with clients to help them achieve their long-term objectives. This can range from ensuring that you have the necessary finance for achieving these objectives, to project managing the acquisition or disposal of companies.

We can help you:

  • Conduct feasibility studies for your projects
  • Decide on the most suitable sources of finance - personal capital, bank overdraft, long-term commercial loans and mortgages, national and regional agencies, venture capital, or equity capital
  • Prepare the necessary business plan, forecasts, prospectuses, etc.
  • Present your proposals to your chosen finance source
  • Arrange a disposal, merger/acquisition, or management buyout/in
  • Manage the whole due diligence process during the project
  • Advise on HR and IT issues within the business

Our expertise and contacts will help you open doors that may otherwise have remained closed for you.

We don’t apply the same template to every piece of advice.

We don’t follow the same path with every client.

We do provide advice that is tailored to your specific circumstances.

We do provide advice that is designed to achieve your particular business objectives. 

We have developed a number of strategic services to help our clients grow, prosper and achieve their goals:

  • Business Improvement
    Clients benefit from our vast experience in helping businesses across the spectrum of industry. As well as looking at the financial dynamics within a business, we can work with clients to look at their business processes and use of technology. With these we can make strategic improvement recommendations.
  • Profit Improvement
    Our team of financial analysts and business advisers work with clients to implement strategies to help them achieve (where possible) greater levels of profitability.
  • HR & Marketing
    We can also advise clients on maters relating to HR and marketing within their businesses. This can range from guidance on recruiting staff to advice on launching new products and expanding into new markets.
  • Virtual FD
    For many years a number of our partners have acted as ‘virtual finance directors’ for clients. Having a trusted impartial adviser on the board of a business can have enormous benefits for the company and the senior management team. The scope of activity in the virtual FD is bespoke to each client, however it could include: attending and facilitating board meetings; mentoring owner-managers; leading investor readiness projects; participating in investor presentations; and analysing and reporting on financial statements.

Case studies

Shona Clelland, Assembly Rooms Testimonial

Shona Clelland, General Manager of the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh, reveals how Gaynor McIntyre of Condies Strategy helped the Assembly Rooms reposition in the market following extensive refurbishment, enhance the customer engagement model and restructure the staffing so that the people with the right skills were undertaking the right tasks.

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