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OUR VIEWS

  • Our personal view…

    Mar 2018 | Simon Ward

    Blogs are normally our opportunity to comment on market trends or developments and attempt to look at the implications for our clients and intermediary colleagues. We hope in this instance readers will allow us to look at a transaction a

  • A certain uncertainty….

    Feb 2018 | Simon Ward

    Much has been made over recent months about the level of uncertainty surrounding UK plc. Whilst the Brexit mood music remains at best confused, the global economy continues to recover apace. So what does all of this mean for the

  • So why do I need a Finance Director?

    Jan 2018 | Justin Sparks

    This is a question we often find clients asking. For many business founders and entrepreneurs the step of recruiting a senior non customer facing individual represents a huge move.

  • Keeping it in the family – The future of the family firm

    Dec 2017 | Justin Sparks

    With over 3 million family businesses across the UK employing approximately 9.2 million people, their importance to the continued economic recovery and the UK’s long term growth prospects should not be underestimated. With this in mind it’s concerning that over

  • So what does a Non-Exec Director actually bring

    Nov 2017 | David Neate

    There are many definitions of a non-executive director plenty of which are less than flattering…Having worked as a non-exec myself and sat alongside many serial non-exec chairmen and directors I struggle to see why any of these descriptions are anything



WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

"We spoke to a number of advisors before deciding to engage with Springboard. We felt that they had the required experience to look after us properly and were able to give us the personal attention we needed. We are delighted that the results vindicated our choice and would not hesitate to recommend their services."
David ShepheardIndecs Computer Services
"Springboard promised a partner led service and a professional sales process. They delivered on both counts, provided sound advice throughout the transaction and demonstrated considerable commitment to achieving a successful outcome."
Mike GallacherFirst Milk
"The sale of Portman was a complex transaction, Springboard provided excellent support to the institutional and management shareholders throughout the process. Their practical, partner led advice was invaluable in delivering a successful outcome."
Daryl CohenVision Capital
"Springboard provided us with outstanding support throughout the process of raising new investment. They showed great empathy with management and shareholders, yet were also tough enough on us all to drive us through the process. Their communication and negotiation style was outstanding."
Andy ReevesMuddy Boots Software
"We are indebted to Springboard for their professional and dedicated work in successfully bringing the two companies together. Their experience proved invaluable in addressing the complex negotiations whilst allowing the management team to focus on continuing to grow the business. I am in no doubt that Springboard saved us time and energy, reduced our stress, and worked tirelessly to achieve this outcome."
Brian McCluskieTollblend
"Springboard provided excellent technical support, leading us through the complexities of the deal and providing hands on pragmatic advice throughout. Their knowledge of the institutional buyer was invaluable in smoothing the way to a successful outcome. I would have no hesitation in recommending Springboard."
Simon DickinsonWorking on Wellbeing
“Springboard delivered exactly what they promised – a refinancing deal on our terms and in a timely manner. We are delighted with the outcome and would highly recommend Springboard."
Chris DavisDunlop Systems and Components
“The transaction would simply not have been possible without Springboard’s expertise and support over many months. They offered insightful advice every step of the way, from structuring a sensible offer, testing the deal logic, navigating the tricky parts of the negotiation and providing active guidance on fund-raising.  I am happy to give them a five-star recommendation.”
Rod Roberts-DearDearnleys and Pentel
“Springboard delivered a professional, partner led service.  They showed a detailed understanding of all aspects of the transaction and worked hard to ensure the expectations of Livingbridge and our fellow shareholders were exceeded.”
Louise KingstonLivingbridge
“We have worked with Springboard since completing the management buy-out in 2008.  They are highly reactive and have been instrumental in developing my business.  I see them as a trusted business partner and would have no hesitation in recommending them”
Chris KisbyEasy Autocentres