What is good financial direction?
Making all these work well, and efficiently:
Investor and bank relationships
Looking forwards: if we keep doing what we are doing, this is likely to be the financial outcome: if we change direction, this might happen…..
Looking backwards: dependable historical information, both financial and other, driven out of the right IT solution for the business, linked to the appropriate accounting package
Evaluating a sound business strategy, leading to a business plan, based on a good understanding of your own business, and the evolution of the markets you operate in
Acquisition: helping you through every step of the way
Risk assessment and mitigation, including insurance
Tax optimisation: planning and compliance
Selection, management and development of financial and administrative staff
Selection and cost-effective use of auditors, lawyers, tax and other advisors
Yellowbarn encourages its clients to select from this menu of services and experience, as needed from a one-off project, to a day a quarter, up to 2 days a week.
Maltby & Greek, London
Fen Farm Dairy, Suffolk
Hill Farm Oils, Suffolk
Hill Farm Oils is a family owned farming business that has added value to its rapeseed crop by cold pressing it and selling it directly to supermarkets and food businesses. Its distinctive Hill Farm Oils are available in supermarkets everywhere.
Nudea Ltd, Thames Valley
MW Beer Ingatestone, Essex and Semarang, Indonesia
Cleveley’s Foods Ltd, Suffolk
Mitt Wearables, White City, London
Developing a low-cost prosthetic hand that will change the lives of countless people who have lost limbs. Mitt prosthetics are affordable, accessible and comfortable. They’re also lightweight and breathable – the world’s first prosthetic designed by the users themselves. Mitt is backed by angel investors that are keen to see it grow rapidly as a commercially viable business that can provide a solution to all children that need a hand.
Strutt & Parker (Farms)
One of the UK’s largest farming businesses, Strutt & Parker (Farms) was sold to overseas investors in Q3, 2019.
Foundries.io delivers secure, open source firmware and operating systems for devices attached to the Internet of Things, including smart sensors, smart appliances, industrial equipment, robotics, gateways and automotive. Backed by £3M of venture capital raised in 2019, it is progressing well to meeting its targets.
Yellowbarn’s experience includes working in a range of businesses.
> Client Ownership
private, family owned, institutional or private investors
marketing, food, agriculture, manufacturing, including ultra high-tech, software, financial services.
> Common themes
weak financial management, turnaround, progression from seed round to Series A, series A to B, supporting inexperienced management.
IT, modelling, Excel, business French.
propensity for action, energy, humour, perspective. International experience in 4 continents
Hugh Wolley ACA