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Changing Times – guest blog by CICM Corporate Partner Dun & Bradstreet

28 March 2019 Change is inevitable in the wake of Brexit – can SMEs cope? Change is an integral part of the business landscape, and it always has been. But today’s level of change is completely unprecedented. It seems to come from all quarters – economic, political, and social – largely due to the uncertainty […]

Unlocking Your Hidden Millions – guest blog by CICM Corporate Partner Rimilia

21 March 2019 Cash is King – we all know that, so why do so many organisations still have piles of unallocated cash and multi day internal processing arrangements? Cash Allocation Teams Struggle Cash teams are struggling with time-consuming and complex tasks that keep them from doing their most important role – making sure all […]

Getting on with the job – by Philip King FCICM

14 March 2019 Current political events will go down in history as one of the most tumultuous political periods in this country’s history. I suspect future generations will look back with incredulity on what has happened, and on some of the decisions taken. But then, hindsight is always wonderful and adds perspectives that weren’t there […]

Seize the day – by Dr Debbie Tuckwood BA (Hons) FCIEA Doc Soc Sci

    08 March 2019 From April, the Government will start clawing back unspent apprenticeship levy funds at a rate of around £120m per month, so there’s never been a better time to push for investment in your credit and collections team. First things first, find out more about the size of your company’s levy […]

The real benefit of belonging – by Philip King FCICM

28 February 2019 I read a post by Chris Sanders on LinkedIn recently. Chris is Head of Accreditation for the CICM’s CICMQ quality accreditation scheme and was making observations after recently attending a meeting at CICM HQ. He talks about the objectives of the Institute as defined in our Royal Charter and the objective of […]

Seeking Fellows of the Future – by Philip King FCICM

14 February 2019 Every so often someone comes up with an idea that really resonates. The CICM this week launched a new ‘Fellows of the Future’ scheme and I’m very proud of the team for their initiative in developing it. Nominations are open until 22 February for participants to be nominated, or nominate themselves, and […]

A large slice of reality – by Philip King FCICM

24 January 2019     So, Patisserie Holdings PLC has finally entered administration which is no surprise given the story that has unfolded since October. And the story has a way to run yet. How does a business that had reported holding cash of almost £30m earlier in the year suddenly have to reveal two […]

Seize the Day! – by Philip King FCICM

10 January 2019 Welcome to 2019, and I hope you had a restful, refreshing and recharging Christmas break. I’m not a great believer in new year’s resolutions. It always seems a little pointless to just count the days until I stop doing whatever it is I resolved to do! I’m looking forward to an exciting […]