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With Christmas ruined for many by Covid for the second year in a row, I hope that you avoided Omicron and had a good break. It is easy to just start the new year in the same way that you left the old, but starting...

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As we are about to close out 2021, the COVID news seems to have taken a turn for the worse. Naturally, we all very much hope things will prove better than initially feared. From a business perspective however we have had an excellent year....

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We’ve come across a couple of recent instances where clients have been approached, agreed a deal, and then the deal has taken forever, leading ultimately to the seller walking away. The reasons for timelines being stretched can be numerous: failure to finance the deal, change...

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We are delighted to announce the publication of our report “State of Mergers & Acquisitions in the UK Software & IT Services Sector (SITS)”. This report reviews activity in the first 6 months of 2021 compared to the previous 6 months. Deal announcements increased by...

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Hopefully you have all managed to find a small space in Cornwall to relax this summer. With connectivity now becoming a given almost anywhere, it is increasingly difficult to switch off from business. This is an issue accentuated by the normality now of working from...

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Watching the Olympics has been an almost unexpected pleasure – given the uncertainty about whether it would actually take place. Performances from Team GB have been excellent and though some sports such as swimming really seem to have the environment right, others (e.g. rowing) are...

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What a month of sport – Wimbledon, The Lions Rugby tour, Tour de France and of course, the Euros. Trust plays an important element in sport – trust and belief in yourself (Mark Cavendish is a great example) and trust in others (Gareth Southgate et...

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The economy is bouncing back and forecast to grow at the fastest rate for 70 years (7.25%). Notwithstanding the previous dip, it is unsurprising that most businesses we talk to are busy – actually very busy. In fact much of the tech sector has been...

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The advent of May traditionally brings with it some warmth (sadly missing in recent days!) and also the swish of a feather duster around the home! Now is also a good time to consider some ‘spring cleaning’ in your business. There are some perennial issues...

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The forthcoming Easter break might present a good opportunity to mull over your future plans. Based, of course, on an Easter egg theme, take a quick look at our video below where we discuss two of the key factors that affect business valuation and how having golden eggs...

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