EFM specialises in helping businesses handle their finance function in a smart and innovative way. We do this by providing high calibre, affordable professional expertise on a flexible, part-time, pay-as-you-go basis. We provide experienced Finance Directors, Financial Controllers, Business Advisors and Non-Executive Directors with extensive commercial experience and specialisms within the SME sector.
Our Finance Directors and experts have verifiable experience in a wide range of industry sectors and have worked alongside business owners and key decision makers in some of the most ambitious SMEs. Our team constantly maintains a highly effective balance of commercial experience and theoretical knowledge required to achieve outstanding results, even in highly demanding situations.
BITA has been faced with a very daunting task of continuing as an organisation during such difficult times. What EFM did for us was to help us with financial forecast and creating a vision for us to see clearly how our business can survive in these challenging times. Its important for any business now to know how to go forward. EFM has been fantastic in creating a template for us to understand our vision and forecast for the future of our organisation.
We've been with EFM for around three and a half years - I feel they offer a very personal service. Our business has benefited significantly, especially from the advisory perspective. EFM get to know and understand your business, so therefore all their advice is in the context of where you are as an organisation and where you're going. I know that I get more objective advice from EFM than if I resourced internally, so I much prefer buying in their services and consultancy than recruiting direct. Our EFM Associate, Tony, is included in all of our leadership meetings concerning planning and it's very important to me that we have his advice and support.
“Michael’s common-sense and can-do approach stood out for me the most. He’s thrown himself into a very difficult situation, especially throughout covid-19. He’s very resilient and adapts to difficult situations easily. Thanks to the dedicated financial management support of Michael and the whole Clarion UK team, we have made it through this crisis in a decent shape. I also want to say a huge thank you to Gary and Josh for getting back to me and facilitating this support when I was in serious need of financial expertise and a fresh set of eyes.”
“EFM offer professional advice; the quality of advice is fantastic, the speed of follow up, and for me as I work closely with Gary, the value of having him as a sounding board. I’ve worked with them in two ways. With one of their consultants, Andy, on the financial modelling. He’s significantly helped me model the numbers for our future growth, and with Gary who continues to be a mentor for building the business plan”.
“The biggest thing for me is that EFM have a really good range of individuals with a range of different experiences. In three different scenarios, I’ve managed to slot in the right type of Financial Director. That, for me, is the biggest benefit of working with EFM and that reflects in the fact that they’ve got a broad range of individuals.
Also I can pick up the phone to Gary Jesson, or even ask questions to some of the people who are placed in different businesses to find out about people in their network. EFM put me in touch with people who can deal with specific issues like R&D tax credits, so we benefit from the network being there as well.
"I have used other similar organisations in the past. All my experience before is that you get given what they want and not what you want and I think that’s the fundamental difference with EFM”.