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Working on behalf of management, investors, and financial institutions to provide insightful business analysis and support
Part time, interim or project based senior finance professional services.
Detailed analysis and reporting of companies financial histories, current heath and future prospects.
Helping organisations plan for the future with comprehensive and flexible financial modelling.
Financial due diligence is the opportunity for investor's and funder's to fully understand an organisations financial history, its current health and critically assess management's view of its future prospects.
This requires not only the detailed and thorough research and analysis of historical financial information, but also a clear understanding of how organisations function and of the assumptions underlying their forecasts to be able to provide insightful and meaningful information to the due diligence reports users.
Having first hand experience of exactly what finance professionals want and need, and the skills and insight to see beyond the figures, means Kickspark are able to deliver financial due diligence services that provide added value to our investor, funder and management clients.
If you need a thorough financial investigation into a prospective investment or are planning to provide funding, contact us to find out how we can help you make that decision.
Designing and managing comprehensive and robust financial models that provide the flexibility to explore scenarios and enable management to make informed decisions.
Experience has taught us that for models to be meaningful and add value they need to both reflect the reality of an organisation's finances and its aspirations. Key to this is not only having strong technical spreadsheet skills but equally a thorough understanding of the underlying enterprise, gained through an open partnership with management.
If your organisation needs help with its financial forecasting and business planning, Kickspark can provide the financial modelling to support your needs.
Providing advice and experience to SME organisations that combines financial support with strong commercial acumen. Our aim is to help management develop and implement sustainable financial strategies that enable businesses to thrive.
Flexible part-time, interim or project Finance Director support can be provided to all aspects of an organisation through system improvements, mentoring management, budgeting and forecasting and producing meaningful and insightful management reports.
If your business needs senior financial management support, call us to find out how we can help you.
John has worked in finance for over 17 years and has extensive first hand experience of knowing what information investors, funders and financial institutions need to make effective decisions.
An FCCA accountant who before setting up Kickspark Consulting was an Investment Director for John Laing, a FTSE International infrastructure investment company. Prior to that John was head of the project finance team at the innovative impact funder Triodos Bank.
He also has extensive experience in a diverse range of small and medium sized business and start-ups. Including founding an award-winning bakery, a food retail business and a renewable energy finance consultancy.
A strong and consultative director John builds good working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and is known for using reflective interpersonal skills and empowering leadership.
John is a Trustee on the Board of The Literacy Hub charity https://theliteracyhubs.co.uk/ helping young people gain the literacy skills they need to thrive.
"John is exceptional. He is passionate, entrepreneurial, supportive and pragmatic. I actually don't know what I would have done without his brilliant financial expertise and guidance over the past few months. John has empowered me to think innovatively about financial scale and sustainability.
John's excellent interpersonal skills had made him a brilliant mentor. After our conversations, I feel inspired and equipped with the knowledge I needed to move forward. I couldn't recommend John more highly! "
Becca Dean FRSA - CEO Literacy Hub and Co founder The Girls' Network
"Having worked with John over a number of years as the lawyer on several large transactions with him in Germany, he has demonstrated a highly professional approach in leading matrix teams of advisers and colleagues across several countries. His focused and pragmatic approach have also ensured that we have been able to successfully complete deals together.
I have really enjoyed working with John. As well as being very approachable, his interpersonal and diplomatic skills have been a key strength, enabling him to positively influence decision makers, conduct commercial negotiations and manage key stakeholder relationships. "
Dr Christoph Torwegge - Partner, Osborne Clarke Lawyers
"John’s financial credentials are evident. However, it’s his entrepreneurial spirit and caring, common sense approach that makes him stand out from some other financial consultants.
I really enjoy working with John and recommend him as a financial expert, particularly to growing businesses who want a creative spark as well. "
Jackie Rainford - Executive coach