Steve Smith (Bury St Edmunds)

Steve joined Whitings in 2010, as new client development consultant and to assist with the provision of corporate finance services.

Previously, he worked for 30 years in a direct relationship role with a large bank, specialising in corporate finance. After leaving the bank he moved into industry, sitting on the Board of a £30m turnover construction company, before leaving and helping with the restructure and sale of a loss making local company. He was then head-hunted to create a specialist accountancy practice based in Shaftsbury Avenue, London, concentrating on the Covent Garden, Soho and Kings Cross areas of the City.

From his banking days, Steve is qualified ACIB. He has much experience of helping all kinds of businesses, from Start-Ups to International firms. He likes problems that others turn away as impossible. His technical specialisms include running various specialist on-line services offering National bespoke advice - Capital Gains Tax Experts; Inheritance Tax Experts and IR35 Experts. Steve runs these websites and ensures that prospective clients receive quick and efficient advice to help reduce tax and meet HMRC obligations. If you are finding it hard to raise funds from conventional sources give him a ring; he does have excellent contacts and he has a reputation for always trying to be highly innovative.

Outside of work, Steve shares his time between football, tennis and building renovation.

 
My Latest Blogs
 
Steve Smith
18th February 2017 Growth Funding

Anglia LEP: Offering £1/2m grants towards business expansion. The New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership is calling for local businesses wanting to grow and create new jobs to apply for grants up to £500,000 through the Growing Business Fund. Businesses across Norfolk and Suffolk may apply for a grant of up to 20% of the total cost…

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3rd October 2016 European Neighbours

BREXIT: So what next? Well, your view will obviously be influenced by whether you are optimistic or pessimistic about the effect the change will have upon us..

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27th September 2016 Soft Funding

Cambs LEP: Current loans and grants on offer. The Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership is the Government’s flagship vehicle to stimulate economic growth in our area. Grants and loans currently on offer include: Signpost 2 Loans: Loans of between £50k and £1m to SME’s for start-up and growth (Inc: CapEx, infrastructure, training and…

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13th July 2016 Business Grants

Business Grants: For East Anglian SME’s. Growing Business Fund– grants of up to £500,000 for companies that are expanding and creating jobs. BEE Anglia (Business Energy Efficiency) – provides grants of up to £20,000 at an average of 28% intervention rate to implement next-phase technology to reduce carbon emissions or save costs. The Employer Training Incentive…

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13th April 2016 Business Credit Rating

Business Credit Rating: Poor rating hurting your business? If there is one positive that has come out of the UK’s double-dip recession, then it is reminding businesses of how important their credit rating is. In many sectors, both suppliers and customers have now re-engineered their processes to routinely look at a company’s credit ratings. Within the UK,…

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23rd December 2015 UK Trade & Investment

Exporting is GREAT Campaign: Bid for real export contracts. As 2015 draws to a close the Government have launched a new 5 year campaign with the objective of creating 100,000 new exporters. https://www.exportingisgreat.gov.uk This new website platform lists real export contract opportunities that are currently out to tender, inviting SME’s to register an interest. Blog entry by:…

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30th November 2015 Business Asset Financing

Green Finance: Santander now lending on energy efficient CapEx. Santander, through their partners Macquarie Equipment Finance, have recently announced that they will lend on the following energy efficient asset purchases: Batteries/storage Biomass Boilers Boilers (condensing/gas) Building Management Systems CHP systems Energy Efficient Lighting (LED) Gas turbines Heating/ventilation air conditioning systems Metering Power factor correction Roof ventilation Solar…

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6th February 2013 Cashflow Projections

Cashflow projections are a requirement in many business situations. The need for such information may be an internal discipline or, more likely, imposed by an external body. Such situations include: Business start-ups, as part of the business plan required by your bankers, In support of obtaining or renewing a bank loan, When applying for a grant, As…

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Steve Smith
15th July 2012 Cashflow for Growth

Horizon 2020:  EU funding for ‘disruptive‘ SME’s. As part of the Horizon 2020 programme, the EU is selecting potentially disruptive businesses to invest in and support. SMEs with a strong growth potential and the ambition to become world-market leaders could receive up to €2.5 million in funding. The commission is looking for high growth, highly innovative…

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