We can all agree that 2020 was a year like no other. And whilst 2021 looks more promising, there are still challenges ahead. The ongoing aftershock of the pandemic continues to threaten a deepening recession, uneven recovery and accelerated changes to all business models and working practices. To survive and thrive, businesses need to be resilient and robust.

As a highly experienced business-advisory firm, we talk to hundreds of businesses daily; we understand they need support to tackle issues proactively and move beyond the challenges. And that’s why we created this programme; Building financial fortitude.

As the UK reopens once again, we will be turning our attention to the key topics and issues to help 
businesses and professional advisers address critical operational and financial issues.

For the full list of videos within our Building financial fortitude programme, please click the title links below;

Building financial fortitude: A view from our CEO

Watch the first in our series of interviews with experts across our firm commenting on how we can navigate the economic crisis. In this episode, financial journalist James Ashton interviews our CEO Carl Jackson on:

  • the events of 2020 and the global pandemic; 
  • the impact of the crisis on business activity;
  • an outlook for the remainder of the year and 2021; and 
  • … much more

Building financial fortitude: Assessing the marketplace

Quantuma managing director, Louise Durkan talks to journalist James Ashton about the ways in which businesses can assess their marketplace and consider what changes can be made to gain a commercial advantage.

Building financial fortitude: Working capital and managing cashflow

In this video, managing director Simon Bonney looks at the fundamentals of the relationship between working capital requirements and cashflow, and how this has been impacted by COVID-19.

Building financial fortitude: Valuing a business

Since the Coronavirus  pandemic began early last year, businesses have been faced with continued uncertainty. However, it remains true that uncertainty breeds opportunity and our experience of helping business owners through the course of the pandemic is that for many, values are holding up firmly, buyers remain ready and willing and that, perhaps counterintuitively, it is proving to be a very busy period for companies buying and selling. 

Adrian Howells, a director in our Corporate Finance team, considers how best to approach valuing a business in the current economic climate.

Building financial fortitude: The end of furlough: what happens next? (1/3)

In the first of our end of furlough series, financial journalist James Ashton sits down with Chris Newell, a managing director in our Restructuring and Insolvency team to discuss what might happen once the Government's furlough scheme comes to an end - what can businesses do to prepare?

Building financial fortitude: The end of furlough & the job market conundrum (2/3)

In part two of our end of furlough video series, financial journalist James Ashton talks with Chris Newell, a managing director in our restructuring and insolvency team about what happens to jobs that will no longer exist after the government furlough scheme ends in September.

Building financial fortitude: The end of furlough & dealing with more debt (3/3)

In the final interview of our end of furlough video series, financial journalist James Ashton talks with Chris Newell, a managing director in our restructuring and insolvency team about how companies will deal with paying back government support loans when many have not yet bounced back.

Building financial fortitude: The deals market: what does it look like now? (1/3)

In the first of this three part deals market video series, financial journalist James Ashton talks with Adrian Howells, a director in our corporate finance team about the current market for business deals as we slowly emerge from the pandemic.

Building financial fortitude: The deals market: who's buying? (2/3)

In the second of this three part series, financial journalist James Ashton talks with Adrian Howells, a director in our corporate finance team about the types of buyer's looking to make an investment at this stage of the pandemic.

Building financial fortitude: The deals market: who's selling? (3/3) 

In the final part of this three part series, financial journalist James Ashton talks with Adrian Howells, a director in our corporate finance team about the UK economic recovery and the wider range of sellers in the current market.

Building financial fortitude: Creating fortitude in your people (1/3)

In the first part of this three-part series for our Building financial fortitude programme, financial journalist James Ashton talks with Louise Durkan, a managing director in our financial advisory team and Rachel Cutler, trainer and executive coach from the Gro Group about business leaders; how they've coped over the past 12 months and the ways in which they can manage their fears and respond with resilience to any changes yet to come as we slowly emerge from the pandemic. 

Build financial fortitude: The role of leaders in difficult times (2/3)

In the second part of this three-part series for our Building financial fortitude programme, financial journalist James Ashton talks with Louise Durkan, a managing director in our financial advisory team and Rachel Cutler, trainer and executive coach from the Gro Group about business leaders and the fundamental skills needed to lead their business in difficult times.

Building financial fortitude: Distress in leaders & how to manager it (3/3)

In the final part of this three part series, financial journalist James Ashton talks with Louise Durkan, a managing director in our financial advisory team and Rachel Cutler, trainer and executive coach from the Gro Group about how to manage distress when you're the leader of a business.

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