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Improving Working Capital

Developing and maintaining strong working capital remains one of the biggest challenges for ambitious, growth oriented businesses. Studies highlight that 75% of Scale Ups use external funding to fuel their growth plans.

82% of businesses that fail do so as a result of cashflow issues
69% of SMEs say cashflow constraints are their biggest challenge
42% of businesses are concerned about taking on additional debt to improve cashflow

Common Problems

For many businesses the day to day challenges result in far too little time being invested in developing robust strategies to develop and improve the organisation’s working capital position in order to enable the organisation to fuel increased rates of growth in terms of both revenue and margin.

A lack of analysis of the organisation’s value chain invariably results in a poor understanding, even amongst leadership teams, of the key drivers of working capital position and prevents the formulation of a suitable strategic plan to improve the situation.

 

Successful entrepreneurs and leadership teams recognise that by focusing on developing a strong working capital position they not only improve the organisation’s ability to compete in the short-term, but also enhance the organisation’s overall enterprise/asset value for the long-term.

A strong working capital position is one the key drivers of asset value, particularly for businesses looking to prepare themselves for a sale, and yet it is so often overlooked. 

Whilst the rewards are often significant, strategies to improve the organisation’s working capital position invariably take time to both formulate and successfully implement.

 

Tool Kit

In addition to leveraging all of their strategic and commercial acumen the team at Chalkhill Blue regularly utilise a range of world-class tools and techniques to ensure that clients  develop the necessary clarity, focus and most importantly of all the appropriate action plans to maximise your organisation’s working capital position.

Inventory Analysis

Accounts Receivable Analysis

Cash GAP Analysis

How We Help

We help you create not only clarity and focus, but more importantly we specialise in helping you develop and implement a winning plan.

Clarity

Focus

Action

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What Our Clients Say About Us

Having helped 1000s of businesses and leadership teams, we think they’re best placed to tell you about the impact we’ve had…

We now have a clear sense of direction in terms of where we’re going, why we’re going there and what we need to do in order to achieve our goals

MD, Construction Business

The real deal…. They bring very sharp intellect tempered with amazing practicality

Founder, Energy Consultancy

They are a real asset to my business

CEO, Digital Marketing Agency

We’ve managed to achieve so much more in a short period of time

MD, Care Home Group

We’re on target to achieve an 80% rise in turnover

MD, Landscaping Business

One of the best things I’ve done for my business is to work with Chalkhill Blue

MD, IT Recruitment

Working with Chalkhill Blue has empowered us as business owners to dare to think bigger and better, giving us the confidence to make big decisions

Director, Industrial Tapes Business

Their sensible and practical approach to what business owners see as the “big issues”, breaks down those barriers and really helps those businesses achieve their full potential

MD, Regional Accountancy Practice

Sharp business acumen, remarkable strategic agility and a genuine bias for action & getting things done

MD, HR Transformation Practice

They instinctively understand the business of business. They have an uncanny ability to get to the heart of a problem and grasp detail. I would not hesitate in recommending them.

Director, Transport Consultancy

Our business has been transformed from a family firm to a performance business, with turnover up by 100% and net profits quadrupling.

Director, E-Learning Business

Chalkhill Blue are sharp, entrepreneurial and strategic. I would not hesitate in recommending them

MD, International Media & Events Business