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Genesis Begins Work on 18 House Development

Background

Genesis Homes was formed with a simple objective ‘to create quality, vibrant and welcoming housing developments’ which now forms part of our vision.

It was born out of a desire to offer a much better product and in turn a well-managed process in the house building industry. Our MD, Nicky Gordon, has spent a large amount of time contracting for large house builders and he was frustrated that the process was by no means perfect,

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Where To Find The Cash You Need

A lack of cash can not only stall your company’s growth but also place its very existence under threat.

It doesn’t matter how profitable the business may be; cash flow problems can place it under severe pressure, according to the FD Centre’s Chairman Colin Mills in his book ‘Scaling Up How to Take Your Business to the Next Level Without Losing Control and Running Out of Cash’.[1]

“You might think you’re immune from danger because your business is experiencing a high level of growth,

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How a FD Can Help You Sleep Better At Night

Babies, as any hollow-eyed new parent will tell you, often sleep for just a few hours at a time which is why ‘sleeping like a baby’ is a practice best avoided if you have a growing business to run and need to be on top of your game during working hours.

Instead, sleep experts recommend you look for ways to get between seven and nine unbroken hours of night-time sleep.[1]

That’s because sleep is believed to be crucial to your physical and mental wellbeing.

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Why and How You Should Scale Up Your Business

If you consider what sets companies like eBay, Alibaba, Netflix, Google, Starbucks, Apple, Cisco and Dell apart from other companies, their ability to continuously innovate and create high growth will probably come high on your list.

So should the fact they’ve all successfully transitioned from start up to scale up status without losing their ability to be dynamic and entrepreneurial.

Then there’s the fact they’ve helped create thousands of full-time and part-time jobs throughout the world.

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Kent Catering Service Win Sheppey Business of the Year – 2 Years Running

Congratulations to our client Kent Catering Service Limited who have won the Sheppey Business of the Year two years running for 2017 and 2018.

Kent Catering Service Limited have continued to grow their business off the back of their commitment to a localised and timely service provision. The business continues to progress in a sector dominated by larger national players, with their key differentiator being their quality of service delivery.

At the 2017 Swale Business Awards,

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What to Expect from a Part-Time FD

The idea of hiring even a part-time FD may seem to some SMEs a bit OTT—like paying Quentin Tarantino to make a 90-second home page video or booking Wembley Stadium for the company’s five-a-side friendly football match.

But for companies whose ambition is to get into and survive the coveted scale-up phase, hiring a part-time FD makes perfect sense. They know that they’re getting a finance veteran, someone with big business experience, who can provide the guidance they need to grow rapidly and help them to avoid the costly mistakes that so many ambitious SMEs make as they attempt to move into the Big League.

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Marlin PR Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Congratulations to our client Marlin PR who has celebrated their 10 year anniversary. Marlin PR had this to say:

Like any business, we started our journey with big ambitions and a bold vision. We wanted to shape an industry that was being radically transformed with the growth of digital and help carve out a new normal for brands seeking to integrate the best or tradition and digital comms. Tech was our heartland, our passion and reason for bounding into work in the mornings.

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What A Finance Director Can Do for Your Company

You might think a Finance Director’s role is confined to traditional finance activities, but today’s FD (or CFO) can do so much more than count beans.

In the past, an FD’s responsibilities might have been confined to high-level accounting such as providing timely financial statements and monthly management reports, managing investments and expenses, monitoring cash flow, and managing risk. But as the business landscape has become more complex over the past decade, the role of an FD has changed.

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The FD Centre takes part in Charity Football Tournament

On Saturday 21st July we (The FD Centre) took part in our first competitive football tournament. We were invited to the 7 aside tournament by our partner and sponsor, Barclays. Money raised from the event was donated to the West Ham foundation which will help run a number of activities for the local community, including programs provided by the Premier League, and children’s soccer schools.

The venue and one of the draws to the event was that it was being held at West Ham training ground.

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The Rising Power of AI in Financial Services

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already transforming the way in which financial services companies are doing business.

More and more of them are using AI to process information on their customers, cut costs, save time, monitor behaviour patterns, assess credit quality, automate client interactions, analyse markets, assess data quality and detect fraud.

A pwc Digital IQ 2017 survey found that 72% of business decision makers believe AI will be the business advantage of the future.[1] About 52% said they’re currently making “substantial investments” in AI,

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