Introduction

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We appreciate how difficult a “decision” it must be for a business owner to engage another adviser. Just ‘advice’ is not what we do and believe we make this significant decision easier by opening up the concept of affordable director level assistance aimed at the smaller enterprise, where such help is normally difficult or expensive to obtain.

We establish relationship and thrive on providing your business the ability to solve issues through ‘hands-on’ support.  We act seamlessly and together as part of a team and never fear ‘getting our hands dirty’ where the situation demands.

We troubleshoot in a ‘cash-crisis’ and oversee cash-flow at the level of a CFO, aimed particularly at the owner-managed SME. From a client that requires ‘fire-fighting’ skills at difficult times, to a growing business that requires opinion, support and an ally to share ideas with.

Through a variety of negotiation and mediation services, we deal with business acquisition and disposal, handle attacks on the organisation, mediate internal/external disputes, negotiate with debtors & creditors and specialise in other irregular business situations that arise from time to time, such as fraud, intellectual property challenges or removal of personal CIFAS loading amongst others.

Our purpose is to provide owners space and time by taking on the ‘headaches’, so they can get on with what they do best – run the business.   In addition to ‘one-off’ projects, we also accept appointment as short-term CFO or Interim FD and provide specialised Pension Trusteeship to legacy schemes.  Call us to explore what we can do for your business and how services can be tailored to your needs.

We are also appointed by Professional firms or Groups:  Accountants – for most services; Bankers – for a reliable short term FD in a client debt restructure; Liquidators – for client restructure and debt book collection; and Solicitors – for client mediation. We are ethical in our conduct and respect our FCCA heritage. This badge of honour provides the appointing firm comfort that we are reliable and trustworthy, dignifying referrals as though we were representing them.

Colonnade consistently produce successful outcomes spread over a variety of areas and disciplines, with a sensible fee structure to accord with the type and level of work undertaken. In order to establish how we can assist you, client testimonials will provide insight into a sample of projects undertaken and the results achieved.