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3rd Apr 2020

COVID-19: Support for Businesses

By Nick McCalmont-Woods, McCalmont-Woods Real Estate

For office occupiers looking for financial relief during the coronavirus crisis our advice is to check the terms of your lease and any insurance policies held.

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10th Mar 2020

Is Your FD Fit for Purpose? By Ben Mekie, Founder of Acuity Associates

Through closely examining the risks and opportunities to the organisation, this White Paper explores and confronts the modern Finance Director’s role in meeting and adapting to key business challenges, by asking the question, “Is your FD fit for purpose?”

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3rd Jan 2020

What's Your 2020 Vision? By Mike Symes, CEO of Financial Marketing Ltd

In 2020, what businesses need is far more than creativity, they need courage. To stand out. To lead. To inspire. How are your strategic goals aligned with your core purpose and what will the results be of achieving your vision in 2020?

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4th Jul 2018

Is Your Business Ready To Declare Its Independence?

The 4th July is a special day for our American friends. This is the day on which Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence from Great Britain in 1776. Independence Day is a national holiday in the USA to be celebrated with family and friends, parades, more parades and of course fireworks, lots of them!

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21st Apr 2017

Everyone's An Expert

Michael Gove is no fan of experts. He told us so during the EU-referendum campaign, although to be fair he was interrupted mid-sentence. He had been trying to say “I think the people of this country have had enough of experts from organisations with acronyms saying that they know what is best and getting it consistently wrong.”Read More >
17th Oct 2016

Conflicts Of Interest - A Personal View

An awful lot has been written recently about conflicts of interest so I thought it was about time that I nailed my colours to the mast on this contentious subject. My own niche real estate business McCalmont-Woods Real Estate LLP guarantees to provide unconflicted advice. How is this possible? Well the answer is quite simple: since we only ever act on behalf of occupiers a conflict of interest can never arise!

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