In less than two years, RfM Accountants has successfully grown to a network encompassing six offices in Lancashire and Cumbria and a partnership in the City of London. Our new Business Growth Service makes it possible for owners and managers to access the specialist expertise that has contributed to RfM’s own expansion and take their businesses to the next level.
The expertise you need to plan for growth
“Many clients want to grow their business and need external help in overcoming the issues they face,” said director Tony Backhouse. “But this help is not always readily to hand – or affordable.
“Often business owners and managers have some understanding of what is needed but, with all of the pressures they face, they are unable to make the changes needed, or some simply lack the skills required.
“As a result, growth can become too difficult. It can have a number of false starts, or it simply takes too long – with wasted opportunities, costs and management attention.
“At RfM we are in a great position to help clients grow as we understand the stage their business is at, their financial needs and we can offer support in a timely fashion.”
Leading by example, the RfM accountancy group has grown quickly across the North West. The brand was only launched in January 2015 by the merger of two established companies with practices in Leyland near Preston, Ulverston and Barrow-in-Furness. In 18 months, RfM has established offices in Morecambe and Lancaster, and the Fylde Coast. And most recently, we have linked up with a leading international tax adviser based in London to offer clients access to some of the top professionals in The City and beyond.
Supporting you to make it happen
“The Business Growth Service is available to any business looking to grow – you don’t need to be an existing client of RfM Accountants,” explained Tony.
“We can help businesses improve their competitiveness and create new jobs in the local economy. We can assist with business improvement planning, improving business efficiency and driving innovation and technology-led change.
“Initially, we will assist in producing growth action plans to set-out a new business model blueprint, an implementation roadmap, a high-level business case and available developmental funding.
“Our service aims to deliver expert resources to accelerate the creation of business growth plans, identifying growth opportunities, business changes and costs needed to support growth, with access to matched funding routes to help create that growth.
“RfM can also provide support in the later phases of the plan, helping businesses achieve their desired future business model.
“Working in a highly targeted way, RfM Business Consulting provides a structured process to drive out business improvement plans with minimal disruption, allowing clients to concentrate on running their businesses.”