One consultant, one area of specialism. So began RfM Business Consulting just over 4 years ago. Fast forward to 2020, the company has grown and changed significantly. It’s also time for a fitting new name: RfM Transform. Managing Director, Tony Backhouse, explains why now is the right time to re-brand.
As we tentatively emerge from the shadow of the full COVID-19 lockdown, Tony Backhouse evaluates how the rules of business have changed and steps businesses can take to secure their place in the ‘new future’.
Following RfM’s inclusion in The Parliamentary Review, Partner Paul Newsham was invited to take part in a podcast and to join an exclusive group of business leaders, founders, influencers and innovators: The Leaders Council.
What happens when your business grows fast and your workspace is quite literally bursting at the seams. The only option for IT managed services provider, HW Technology, was a move to larger premises – and soon. We learn how, with support from RfM, HW Technology overcame the challenges of finding, funding and fitting out their new premises in 2019.
RfM Business Consulting has launched a new Business Growth Strategy package tailored specifically to the needs of smaller businesses (five people or fewer). We have found that many smaller companies – who are often busy and doing well – don’t have the time or the expertise to develop a plan for how they will move their business on to the next level.
Securing the funding you need to get your growth plans off the ground can be difficult and, where large sums are involved, a daunting prospect. Loans need to be repaid, after all. Grant funding can make a real difference to the success of the project. In our latest case study we detail how, after securing grant funding, Bay View Childcare has been able to grow the business, create jobs and transform young people.
RfM Business Consulting has been working with vehicle servicing and recovery specialist, Furness Cars & Commercials, to equip them with the tools to achieve future growth and success.
There’s probably no better way to demonstrate your knowledge of business growth strategy than by expanding your own business enterprise. Which is exactly what the head of RfM Business Consulting, Tony Backhouse, has been doing over the past two years.
RfM’s Business Growth consultants like to keep up to date with news from the various grant-awarding bodies across the region. Word has it that a number of Development Funds in Lancashire have money available to give to projects that will create jobs and grow the local economy. We can help businesses to secure grants from these funds and make their plans a reality.
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.