When the UK moved into its first COVID lockdown, the stay at home order saw the doors to ADS Electrical’s most profitable contracts slam shut. However, as an agile business with a switched-on leadership team – and with regular, strategic support from RfM – ADS was able to quickly adapt and generate revenue from new markets. We spoke to ADS HR Manager, Julie McCormick, about how the company has evolved and achieved exceptional growth over the last 15 months.
client success stories
Like all businesses in the hospitality sector, Lancaster fine dining restaurant, Quite Simply French, has been dealt a massive blow by the pandemic. Takeaways were never part of the grand business plan but owner Robert Mason has adapted his recipe for success to sustain the business until he can welcome back his guests in person.
The lockdown due to COVID-19 has brought particular challenges for trade contractors who provide their services to people in their homes or places of work. Businesses like RfM client Phillip Metcalf Cooling & Heating Services have had to make major changes to ensure the safety of staff and customers when doing essential work. So receiving the news that he’d been recognised as the UK’s No.1 Heating Installer during such a difficult period was especially significant for owner Phillip.
What happens when your business grows fast and your workspace is quite literally bursting at the seams. The only option for IT managed services provider, HW Technology, was a move to larger premises – and soon. We learn how, with support from RfM, HW Technology overcame the challenges of finding, funding and fitting out their new premises in 2019.
We recently visited Moduflow Fan Systems in Barrow to learn more about how RfM Accountants has supported owners Ron and Beryl Whitworth to sell the family business they built together from scratch. Our video case study provides an insight into what can be done to prepare a business for future sale, attract the right buyers and achieve maximum value.
Securing the funding you need to get your growth plans off the ground can be difficult and, where large sums are involved, a daunting prospect. Loans need to be repaid, after all. Grant funding can make a real difference to the success of the project. In our latest case study we detail how, after securing grant funding, Bay View Childcare has been able to grow the business, create jobs and transform young people.
RfM Business Consulting has been working with vehicle servicing and recovery specialist, Furness Cars & Commercials, to equip them with the tools to achieve future growth and success.
Having access to specialist accounting and business advisors can make all the difference to the growth and success of a young business. RfM Partner Paul Newsham has a nose for business – as does wine expert Miles Corish, to whom Paul has been an advisor for many years. Paul recently supported Miles with the launch of a new venture, Milestone Wines. We toast the company’s achievements in its first 18 months…
RfM has recently been awarded Gold Partner status by Xero. To us, this is a reward for helping many of our clients to revolutionise the way they manage their bookkeeping and business administration. For client Hyde United FC, a move to Xero cloud accounting software has put the performance of their finance department into a different league.
The owners of Lancashire-based Black Box Security have been clients of RfM Chartered Accountants for more than three decades. When they decided the time was right to sell the business, RfM was there to guide them through the process and help secure a successful sale.
ProductVision provides innovative software that automates processes, thereby improving accuracy and reducing time spent on essential tasks. The same could be said of Xero accounting software. Could the two prove to be a match made in the cloud?
1991 was the year that hundreds of mysterious crop circles appeared in farmers’ fields across the UK, the government introduced TESSA’s and Mr Blobby started (and ended) his pop career. That same year, two friends from Preston decided to start their own printing business in the city. Back then, they could not have predicted how radically their industry would change over the next quarter century – or that RfM Accountants would be joining them on their business journey.
Emma Murphy and Janet Williams are on a mission. It’s a mission that has seen them making a real difference. They have successfully campaigned for changes that will protect the future health of thousands of babies. And they have made influential friends in high places. Here’s their story and how RfM is supporting them with their quest.
This year, Lancaster restaurant and RfM client Quite Simply French (or QSF for short) is celebrating its 20th anniversary and its most successful year to date. We spoke to QSF owner Robert Mason about his journey to reaching this impressive milestone and one of the vital ingredients in his recipe for success.
The most important aspect of a client’s relationship with us is that you benefit from the right advice and support based on the needs of your business, and you as a business owner. Over recent months, we have worked strategically with Barrow-based training provider Taylor Made Training to support them in growing the business.
Just four years ago, RfM client ST&R comprised a compact team of 15 insurance specialists, occupying, let’s say a ‘cosy’ office space in Chorley. But what the business lacked in decor and facilities, it more than made up for in enthusiasm and drive. Fast-forward to 2016 and the headcount and profit forecasts have grown at a whiplash-inducing rate. So, what is the secret to ST&R’s impressive numbers?