Clients Testimonials

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Thames Valley Capital

Bruce Gordon, Managing Director

“John and his team at S4B will quickly sort out the finances of a company, get them under control and produce very high quality management accounts, enabling the business to rapidly identify and target areas where profitability can be improved. With his product “Janus”, the  production of detailed monthly forecasts is just part of a process leading to a greater understanding of the business, where it is going and what needs to happen to achieve its goals. John is unlike other accountants. He has great commercial ability and experience in all areas of a business. He is able to help the board to drive its strategy and to focus on the key areas that will improve its profitability. I cannot recommend him more highly.”

 


 

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Venues Event Management

Anita Lowe, Managing Director

We have worked with John for 10 years. He is one of the most forward thinking characters I know in business. The word ‘thinking out of the box’ takes on a whole new meaning in everything John does. He has helped us grow our Event Management from 15 million turnover to now 40 million turnover. All his energies have shone through in all aspects of our business. I have personally loved working with him and he has especially developed me in my own style and knowledge. We are now proud we have the Best Event Management Company over 40 employees for the Meeting and Incentive Travel Awards four years running and a lot of this is as a result of John’s commitment to us.”

 


 

 

Bernard Hewitt

Bernard Hewitt

Business Advisor and Coach

“I have worked with John of S4B over the last four years in different companies and situations, where I have been chairman or non-executive director and we’ve brought John in as interim finance director, company secretary or commercial director. John brings experienced commercial value to a leadership team. As you would expect, his financial rigour and reporting is thorough and relevant, helping to support planning, progress and decision-making. In addition John has a good, commercial, common-sense understanding of market and customer behaviour and order and payment processes, which helps with relevant customer forecasting and sales force review. Faced with a problem he does not look at it as a half empty or half full glass, but asks whether we may need a different glass. I trust John and have often relied on his proactive advice on commercial, corporate and shareholder issues. He is easy to work with and I would always want him as part of my team.”


 

 

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RiiG Limited

Gordon Vater, CEO

“John O’Mahony and his at S4B were introduced to us shortly after our MBO to act as an outsourced financial / accounts department and John as Part Time FD. John has exceptional commercial acumen – he quickly assimilated the information to get a thorough understanding of our business and identified areas where real value could be delivered by his team. The ability to apply sound commercial advice I have found to be extremely valuable to me as CEO. The introduction of new processes and forecasting models was done quickly and efficiently (Quick and efficient is a byword when dealing with John and his team!) and the benefits are coming through. John and his team are highly professional, approachable, reliable and get the job done – quickly. Thoroughly recommend them and looking forward to working with them in the years ahead as RiiG grows as a company.”

 


 

KRE

KRE Corporate Recovery

Paul Ellison, Partner

“When we set up our new business we needed someone to help us manager all of the logistics and then implement an accounts system that would be robust from day one without costing us a fortune. John and his team met our every requirements and more- he worked on it as if it was his own business. We would therefore have no hesitation in recommending S4B when similar opportunities arise for our clients.”

 


 

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Mayer Brown

Alec Philpott, Director

“John and his team and have been a tremendous support in helping us to grow our family business! Their extensive knowledge and advice have guided us through the good and bad and given us the clarity and control we need in order to improve the systems we work with. Their friendly and approachable way make John and his entire team a pleasure to work with and takes the fear out of accounting!”

 


 

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Pink Elephant

Luci Allen, Director

“Now I can sleep most nights! I have been working with S4B for a few months now, they are totally professional organisation and have added tangible value to our financial team, managing our credit control and making a real difference to our company and the services that we offer. Thank you.”

 


 

 

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Market Probe Europe

Cornelius Barry, Director

Responsive. proactive, cost- effective and knowledgeable. We’ve worked with John and his team for several years because they work to understand us and our business and provide the precise and accurate auditing, tax advice, bookkeeping and payroll services we require to maintain competitive advantage.”

 


 

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Moving Products Ltd

Sue Payne, Managing Director

Solutions 4 Business have been an invaluable resource for us in setting up our UK operations in 2010. We have utilised their expertise in the areas of company structure, tax issues and payroll as well as the day to day operations of our books.”

 


 

 

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Hunt & Nash

Gary Mealing, Managing Director

“A very personal approach from the whole team, providing exceptional detailed analysis of performance along with excellent forecasting and advice. All produced on time and in English!”

 


 

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Dorney Court Kitchen Garden

Caroline Wasmuth, Owner

“John managed to gain a sound grasp of the business in a very short time frame and identified a series of areas which the Directors could focus on to improve profitability.  S4B’s report provided a comprehensive review of many aspects of the operation of the business and seemed to leave no stone unturned.  A very worthwhile audit, which will inevitably bring results.”

 


 

 

Tenet

Tenet Employee Benefit Solutions

Andrew Botterill, Managing Director

“We have known John and his team for over 10 years and as soon as the opportunity rose we asked S4B to undertake our accounting and company secretarial functions. Their work was quite considerable as our previous accounting function had failed and our records were inconsistent and inaccurate in areas. S4B firstly took the task of bringing us up to date, and then establishing clear systems and reporting. We have found them to be efficient and flexible and with everyone we have dealt with has been friendly and willing to help.”

 


 

 

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Pacific Industrial Contractors Screening

Ian McKinnon, Managing Director

I worked with John as the only two Executive directors on the board on an investment made by Barclay Ventures. The company had been in severe financial trouble and with his Strong Financial Acumen and reporting systems he has developed, was able to guide us in showing what was working and what was not. The forecasting system enabled us to focus on the future and what needed to be done to turn the business around which we successfully did. John worked part time on the assignment, but was able to cover the high standards required of a VC Investment and utilised his team so that more routine work was carried out at a more appropriate level, hence making the service better value for money. His commercial input into all aspects of the business was invaluable. With the aid of tight financial control of the figures and forecasts, we were able to sell the company at an extremely high multiple of profits after some intensive due diligence from the buyer’s top 4 accountants. If you need a high quality part time Commercial FD I cannot recommend John highly enough.”

 


 

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Jeff Dartnall

Entrepreneur

“I have found John O’Mahony and his team at Solutions 4 Business extremely helpful. Using innovative and creative ideas they made it possible to improve sales, purchasing and cash flow in a very tough market.”