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Knowledge is power: the importance of cash flow forecasts

By Dean McCormack, Rickard Luckin
It has never been more important for businesses to have a firm handle on cash flow. With the onset of various inflationary pressures and the repayment of COVID-related debt, business owners are increasingly concerned about the impact on trading.

Published in Essex Director Magazine Autumn|Winter 2022

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Special Constables: giving back to local communities

By Les Hawkins, Lead for ESPS, Essex Police
Many employers will have heard about, or taken part in, the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which allows staff who are military reservists paid time off to fulfil those duties. But why aren’t they doing the same for policing?
Published in Essex Director Magazine Autumn|Winter 2022

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Never give up on your dreams!

By Steve Flory, Hudson Group

Roughly 15 years ago a good friend of mine called and told me that Hudson Signs was closing down because the owners had moved to the States.

Published in Essex Director Magazine Autumn|Winter 2022

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Recruiting? Don’t always believe the hype

By Michelle Pollard, Spider
As a decision maker in your business, if you’ve tried to recruit recently, you’ll know that the phrase ‘The Candidate is King’ is very apt and recruiting great people can sometimes be more than a challenge.
Published in Essex Director Magazine Autumn|Winter 2022

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Inclusion: more than just a policy

By Julie Temple, Birkett Long
I recently delivered 1-2-1 training for clients on equality, diversity & inclusion in the workplace. As an employment solicitor, these often crop up when I’m talking to commercial clients, but as specific training, I read up on the subject.

Published in Essex Director Magazine Autumn|Winter 2022

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Selling Up? Consider an EOT

By Simon Martin, Ensors Chartered Accountants
Many sellers of owner-managed businesses decide to step back as retirement approaches. At this point, some are lucky enough to be comfortable financially. They see the potential sale safeguarding company legacy and employee livelihoods rather than raising cash for themselves.

Published in Essex Director magazine, Autumn|Winter 2022

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Providing sport and hospitality for all

By Peter Osborne, Stoke by Nayland Resort

All modern businesses understand the need to be inclusive. Nobody should be excluded from enjoying your services.

Published in Essex Director Magazine Autumn|Winter 2022

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An inclusive culture brings business benefits

By Liz Owers, MAD-HR
Remember what it felt like to be that person in the playground who was picked last for the team, didn’t feel they could reveal their true self or spent their academic or early employment years feeling ‘outside’ of the popular circle?
Published in Essex Director Magazine Autumn|Winter 2022

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Take steps to mitigate business risks

By Rob Thaker, Pozitive Insurance
It can be very easy to view some insurance as an ‘unnecessary additional cost’, especially now. You can look at the events you are insuring against and assume they will never happen to you, and hopefully, that’s the case. But I have seen first-hand the consequences of that attitude, not just in business but in life.

Published in Essex Director Magazine Autumn|Winter 2022

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Why does diversity matter to directors?

By Judeline Nicholas, Institute of Directors

At the Institute of Directors (IoD), we believe that better directors build better organisations and better organisations build a better world.

Published in Essex Director Magazine Autumn|Winter 2022

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insourced finance expertise for SMEs

By Tony Sheridan, YRH Finance Team
YRH Finance Team was established by Jennifer Raines because she was seeing so many frustrated business owners, who felt ‘stuck’ because their lack of financial experience and knowledge was holding their business back, and they couldn’t afford to access more advanced skill sets.
Published in Essex Director Magazine Autumn|Winter 2022

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Supporting inclusive and thriving communities

Set up in 1996, Essex Community Foundation (ECF) is an independent charitable trust, which every year awards around £4 million in grants to a wide range of voluntary and community organisations, and individuals in Essex.

Published in Essex Director Magazine Autumn|Winter 2022

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