Adrian Lawrence Podcast

Adrian Lawrence Podcast

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January 29, 2022 3 min

In todays episode Adrian Lawrence talks about how Reporting Accounts the popular pay as you go business credit report service is seeing strong growth again.   Activity was subdued during the pandemic lockdown, but we are pleased to report impressive growth already in 2022.

Reporting Accounts are in discussion with private equity houses about a fund raise, so if you are an existing customer and would like to invest, then watch this s...

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In today's episode Adrian Lawrence talks about how FD Capital Recruitment have added two new locations to their national coverage this week, being Derby and Brighton.  The business has been running since 2018 and is based in Great Portland Street, London but following two new opportunities that started this week we now have extended our coverage to include these locations.

If you are a Business based either in Derby or Brighton,...

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In today's episode Adrian Lawrence our resident financial expert talks about the new living wage rate from 1st April 2021 and how it impacts on the economy giving Brexit and the recent pandemic lockdowns.   Adrian took part in the 2020 Low pay commission review and is cited in their previous report.  He discuses how the new NLW does not apply during Furlough and that some employees those aged 23 and 24 will see an 8.7% increase...

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In today's episode Adrian Lawrence our resident financial expert talks about Cineworld and their announcement that they will re-open their USA cinemas starting in April and their UK ones in May.  They have also agreed a deal with Warner Brothers to show films in cinemas for 45 and 30 days prior to them being streamed online.  This is a really positive news story as cinemas have been amongst the worse hit businesses by the Pande...

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In today's podcast episode Adrian Lawrence our in-house financial expert talks about the National Grid and how they have announced an asset swap deal, they are selling their UK Gas distribution assets and buying more electricity ones in their place, this increases the proportion of their revenue from Electricity and reduces the proportion from Gas.  Given the UK's plans to reach net zero by 2050 this is a positive move, as ...

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March 18, 2021 3 min

In today's episode our resident financial expert Adrian Lawrence talks about recruiting finance a finance director or CFO for your business.   FD Capital are a specialist FD recruitment business that cover London and the West Midlands areas, they offer a full range of services such as Part-Time Finance Directors, Interims and specialist areas such as Turnarounds and E-Commerce specialist FD's.  To learn more about their bus...

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March 18, 2021 4 min

In today's episode Adrian Lawrence our resident Financial expert talks about a new service launched by FD Capital, who are a specialist Finance Director and CFO recruitment business operating in London and the West Midlands.   They now offer specialist Private Equity FD's who can help create pitch decks and pitch them to private equity houses.

They now also offer Turnaround FD's who have experience of Business recovery a...

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In today's episode from Reporting Accounts Adrian Lawrence our resident financial expert talks further about Part-Time Finance Directors, and how they can be a great resource to access particularly now following the pandemic when businesses need help to raise funds and restructure but are cautious of taking on significant costs.

We can recommend FD Capital who offer Part-Time Finance Directors in London and Part-Time Finance Di...

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March 11, 2021 3 min

In today's episode Adrian Lawrence our in-house financial expert talks about Rolls Royce who have reported a £4billion loss today compared to £583m profit in the previous year. Their results are brutal but that does reflect that their model is to charge for the hours their engines are running rather than for sales of engines.  The impact of the worldwide pandemic has very badly impacted on their model.  The company is reducing ...

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March 7, 2021 3 min

In today's episode our in-house fianancial professional talks about Clarks Shoes the 195 year old family owned business which announced its sale to a HK based private equity house.  They have a chain of 320 high street stores and have had a tough time recently with the Lockdowns and the move to online retail.   Whilst restructures have reduced costs, they are not enough for it to remain viable without investment.   

Like so many...

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In today's episode Adrian Lawrence our in-house financial expert talks about CFO's (Chief Financial Officers) and how they have seen their earnings drop from between 2020 and 2019, which given the lockdowns and Brexit should be no surprise.   Our sister company FD Capital have recently entered the CFO Recruitment niche, and if you are a company based in London or the West Midlands and are looking for a Part Time CFO then we...

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In today's episode of Reporting Accounts podcast our resident Financial expert Adrian Lawrence talks about our partner company London Equity Release.  As their names suggests they are focussed on the London market but do take on work in the home counties and will consider any UK location if the property valuation is high enough.   The criteria are that you must be 55 or above and have at least £75,000 of Equity in your property...

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March 6, 2021 6 min

In today's episode our in-house Financial expert Adrian Lawrence talks further about becoming a Portfolio FD, he works as the CEO for Reporting Accounts one day per week, but as a Portfolio CFO himself 3 or 4 days per week for a number of different SME clients.

At FD Capital we get regular calls from FD's interested in moving into Portfolio work, common questions include how easy is it to find Portfolio work?   You need to b...

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In today's podcast Adrian Lawrence our resident financial experts talks about Deliveroo and their plan for an £8billion IPO on the London stock market.  Deliveroo are only 8 years old but in that time have already grown to capture around 1/3 of the home food delivery market.   Their IPO timing is also shrewd coming shortly after the pandemic lockdowns means their trading will have benefited.  It is also a great endorsement of L...

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In today's episode Adrian Lawrence our resident financial professional is talking about Part Time Finance Directors or Portfolio FD's as they are known, these are experienced accountants who work for more than one company at the same time, it's an arrangement that was more or less unheard of 10 years ago, but is now popular in the UK.  Companies gain the experience of finance professional but only pay a fraction of the ...

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March 1, 2021 3 min

n today's episode Adrian Lawrence our in-house financial experts talks about Trustpilot.  They are planning an IPO on the London Stock Market that would raise around $50 and value their business at around £1billion.

The company based in Copenhagen would become the first major EU company to list following Brexit and will re-inforce London's position and reputation as the natural choice for technology IPO's.

The LSE is revi...

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In today's episode Adrian Lawrence our resident in-house financial professional talks about Pets at Home.   The retail chain which operates 451 shops across the UK, has reported full years profits of £85m ahead of their last forecast of £77m.  It's the fourth time since September that the company has updated its profit forecast and that reflects that it continues to benefit from being classed as an essential retailer and ha...

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In today's podcast Adrian Lawrence the CEO of Reporting Accounts talks about a newly added feature to the Reporting Accounts site, which allows users to performed advanced database searches.  Advanced Reporting Accounts search can be find here: 

Using this new feature it is possible for example to query our 4.8 million UK company database by location and by sic code and then revi...

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In today's episode Adrian Lawrence our resident financial expert talks about Heathrow airport which has been in news todays as it is struggling under the burden of its £20billion of debts.  Passenger numbers are down to 22million in 2020 from 80million 2019, levels not seen since the 1970's.

Heathrow is calling on the chancellor to grant them business rates relief in next week's budget and to extend the furlough scheme, ...

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In today's podcast Adrian Lawrence our resident financial expert talks of a news story in today's press that Pure Gym Ltd are loosing £500K per day as a result of the lockdowns.  They are not collecting gym subscriptions and they have staff furloughed, but unlike their competitors they run a lean model with gyms open 24 hours supported by remote monitoring and with limited staff numbers.

It is a very challenging time for the...

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