Our business advisory service provides you with the financial details, commercial insight and experienced support to make key decisions.

Business Advisory

At Champion, we aren’t just accountants. We’re business advisors, able to support you from start-up, through periods of growth or uncertainty, right through to mergers, acquisitions, and the sale of your business.

Our business advisory service is valuable at every stage, providing you with clarity, confidence and commercial savviness.
  • Strategic advice – With years of experience providing strategic advice to businesses of all sizes, Champion can guide you through strategic decisions from acquiring the right finance and investment to guidance on sale and acquisitions.
  • Management information – It is imperative to understand how your business is performing. At Champion, we can provide management reports as frequently as you require, giving you power over your financial performance. Read more.
  • Preparation for sale – Leading to the most important moment in a business owner’s career, it is critical to plan ahead and get your business in shape ready for sale. Having intricate knowledge of your business, supported by strong management information, gives you the best chance of maximising the value of your company.
  • Forecasting and financial modelling – Whether you’re applying for finance or looking to predict future cash flows and profits, we can work with you to prepare forecasts and full financial models in a format that suits your needs.
  • Budgeting – We can help prepare budgets that enable you to predict income, profit and cash flows and provide a benchmark against which you can measure your actual results in the future.
  • Business planning – Writing a business plan can seem simple, but ensuring you include the necessary information in a way that is understandable and informative is crucial.
  • Attendance at board meetings – We’ve been there before. Having a Champion advisor at your board meeting offers you a new perspective, not only reaffirming your own decisions, but providing intricate financial knowledge to help drive your business forwards.

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Ged Cosgrove
Ged Cosgrove
Group Managing Partner
Gill Molloy
Gill Molloy
Group Tax Partner
David Lucas
David Lucas
Partner

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY...

“I’m so pleased with our relationship with Champion – honestly, they are brilliant! Their advisors have added so much to our group of businesses and I really value their opinion and viewpoint. The whole team is extremely detail-orientated, unlike other advisors who may skim over things.

“They pick up on even the most minor of points, going on to explain how it could be relevant to X, Y and Z. The staff always go above and beyond – they recently worked on a Saturday helping me meet a deadline for our parent company! Another accountant may have left it because it was outside of normal practice hours, but my client manager worked in his own time to make sure that we met our deadline.

“Champion are a huge asset, especially as they understand the different stakeholders within our business that I need to answer to. It’s really comforting to know that I’ve an experienced and intelligent advisor as an ally, and even though we’re based in London, they’re always happy to come and explain things in detail face to face.”

Jen Thompson, Head of Finance at CRATE Brewery

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY...

“Having worked with the team at Champion for more than 30 years, I knew I could rely on them for assistance to source funding during the COVID-19 outbreak.

“As an MD, my whole focus needs to be on the running of the business, but the emergency funding schemes were causing me to spend time elsewhere. The rules were complicated with very excessive waiting times. It took my own bank four weeks to reply to my application, while other schemes – such as the Bounce Back Loans – just didn’t provide the capital we needed to survive. The process was bureaucratic and the longer I spent pursuing the claims alone, the less likely we were to sustain our company. I knew that Champion would support me and make everything much more efficient.

“Champion was able to advise on exactly what information the bank wanted to see for a successful application and identified how much we should apply for so we had a contingency, should the worst happen. They made sure we came across as the credible business we are, so lenders were more confident in working with us. Doing so led to a successful application which has meant our business has the confidence and working capital that it needs to survive.

“Not only that, but Champion’s helping hand meant I had the time and resource I needed to focus on the business, at a time it needed me most. And that is something you can’t put a price on.”

Mark Fanton, MD of Lynx IDG

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY...

“When we first decided to start our own business, fortunately Champion was recommended to us. Champion has helped us from our earliest days of trading as a partnership, to incorporating as a limited company, right up to the present day, where we are now running two companies, with turnover totalling more than £1m per annum.

“During the last 10+ years Champion has provided us not only with audit and accounting services, but also with assistance with investment and funding decisions regarding asset purchase involving both plant and property acquisitions.

“The team at Champion have a very approachable manner with a broad business knowledge, and because of this we find that we can refer to them for answers to all the many different issues we come across in the day to day running of our business.

“We would gladly recommend Champion for all accountancy and business services.”

Andrew Brookes, Carbro Sheet Metal

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