Chris Kelly (Ramsey)

Chris was appointed a partner in 2002. He is head of the firm's Corporate Finance department, where his forward thinking approach is much valued by clients. He specialises in providing advice to owner managed businesses on improving profitability, business growth and exit planning. Chris lives in Cambridge and advises his Greater Cambridge and Peterborough based clients from the Ramsey office. He enjoys spending his weekends with his family, and has a wide variety of interests from science to music, art and literature. Chris is a keen cyclist and a weekly row on the River Cam also helps keep him fit.
 
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Chris Kelly
6th April 2020 Update: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Following a meeting with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) have issued some notes on how they believe the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will work.   The notes below provide an update to our original piece published earlier in the week which is copied below for…

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27th March 2020 COVID-19: Organising your Business Finances

  Whilst the Government have announced a business finance support package, it is unlikely to be accessible for several days (the loans via the banks) or weeks (the grants via HMRC/Local Authorities). Not all businesses will meet the criteria for them anyway.  There is more to come from the Government, but in the meantime business…

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25th March 2020 Job retention scheme furlough guidance – latest information

Many questions have been raised about how the scheme will operate. Based on the information published so far, here is ICAEW’s understanding of how the policy will work. https://www.icaew.com/insights/viewpoints-on-the-news/2020/mar-2020/coronavirus-job-retention-scheme-furlough-guidance

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8th October 2019 Whiting & Partners advises Lettings Agency on finding its new Home

Whiting & Partners, The Corporate Finance Network’s representative firm in Suffolk has advised a well-established lettings agent on its sale to a national group.   The Whiting & Partners Corporate Finance team were approached by their client when they decided to explore opportunities to sell their agency. The team, led by Corporate Finance Partner, Chris…

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29th April 2019 Whiting & Partners find new home for Lettings & Estate Agency

Whiting & Partners, The Corporate Finance Network’s representative firm in Suffolk, has successfully advised the shareholders of a Lettings & Estate Agency on their company sale.   Chris Kelly, Partner at Whiting & Partners within their Corporate Finance team, began by confidentially marketing the business to gauge interest within the market. The process generated a…

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5th April 2018 Whiting & Partners team advises on £1m buyout of an Insurance Brokerage

  Whiting & Partners, The Corporate Finance Network’s representative firm in Suffolk, has successfully advised the management team of its £1m buyout of an insurance brokerage. The Whiting & Partners team, led by Chris Kelly, was approached by the management team after they had a potential opportunity to acquire the insurance brokerage from the founding…

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6th February 2018 Whiting & Partners ensures clients business sale flows smoothly

  Whiting & Partners, The Corporate Finance Network’s representative firm in Suffolk, has successfully advised the shareholders of a pump supplier to a global competitor. The Whiting & Partners team, led by Chris Kelly, marketed the company for sale which led to a number of meetings and subsequent offers from a range of interested parties.…

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5th September 2017 Whiting & Partners find a safe home for IT security firm

Whiting & Partners, The Corporate Finance Network’s representative firm in Suffolk, has successfully advised an IT security company on its sale to a larger industry player.   The vendors had originally acquired the business via a Management Buy-Out a few years earlier and had significantly grown the business under their ownership. The company had reached…

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24th January 2017 Exit Planning

We have set up a specialist corporate finance team to offer bespoke services in exit planning, including assisting with: Timing the exit: To fit in with your personal goals. To show a record (ideally, 3 years) of growing maintainable earnings and profits. Having a three-year business plan in place which includes strong revenue and profit goals,…

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18th October 2016 Protect Valuable Assets from Business Risks

Once clients have built up a successful business, their focus will naturally evolve from business development to protecting the valuable they have buily up from the risks associated with running a business.

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