Why you need the right experts

At the Inflection Point you come to realise:

Free workshops are no longer the answer to your problems

There is too much to learn and you are spread too thinly across every aspect

There are areas of the business where you have a natural ability and add massive value – that’s where you want to focus

You need experts you can trust who understand this specific stage of the journey, and know how to help you to get through it

FINANCE

Alasdair McGill

Ashton McGill Accountants

I’m not a man to sit about – both figuratively and literally. In my working life and as a competitive cyclist, I believe in living life to the max – whether it’s mind mapping an idea that’s come to me in the wee small hours or spending over 10 hours a week in the saddle. But my passion for what I do means neither feels like hard work.

I have a brain that’s always busy, and love thinking of creative ways to be disruptive – always asking, “Why does it have to be that way?” – with the ultimate aim of making things better. As a result, my business reflects many of my values and beliefs: it doesn’t conform to industry stereotypes, instead taking a modern approach that breaks boundaries and creates a positive, dynamic and fun environment for clients and staff alike.

Our Manifesto

Be Curious. Never Settle. Challenge The Status Quo. Life & Work in Harmony. Make a Difference. Enjoy The Journey.

Once we’ve got a handle on the numbers, we can help you to grow with forecasting, fundraising, cash flow and business strategy, whilst using our design-thinking expertise to help you create a more streamlined and customer-centric organisation. With this ongoing maintenance, we’ll help you transform your business into a beautiful, fully functional and well-designed organisation. We do this with a really strong foundation of bookkeeping, cash flow and accounting, and a firm knowledge of the numbers. To keep things running smoothly, we’ll regularly check in with you during our quarterly review sessions, working together to help you get to where you want to be.

Jason Steedman

Steedman and Company

Jason has over two decades of experience in accountancy, finance and technology gained in London, Edinburgh and Manchester with Deutsche Bank, Baillie Gifford, Edinburgh Partners and, most recently, BNY Mellon where he was Fund Accounting Vice President.

He has a BSc in Mathematics from Heriot Watt University, Investment Management Certificate (IMC), Investment Administration Qualification (IAQ), PRINCE 2 Practitioner status and is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Jason works with clients across many sectors and specialises in helping start-up companies launch and grow, implement systems and access funding and tax reliefs.

Steedman & Company is an established firm of Edinburgh accountants, tax accountancy experts and VAT specialists offering a professional, approachable and affordable service in Edinburgh and across the UK. Our ethos is professionalism and approachability.

We won’t bamboozle you with accountancy jargon, instead we will listen to your needs and provide specific, clear advice and solutions tailored to your circumstances in a language you can understand.

Dave Young

UMI Debt Finance Scotland

If you are in business in the UK and looking to grow your Scottish operations I may be able to help.

At UMi Debt Finance Scotland I distribute and manage a loan fund of £12m:

I can provide 3yr loans (£25,001 – £250,000) for Ltd Co & LLP SME’s across Scotland. I can assist with your growth ideas and plans. I will challenge your thinking and strategies. I can introduce you to other professionals who can also add real value.

I like to find business solutions and with extensive experience supporting SME’s, Public sector, Not-for-Profit/Charity, Tech sector, Energy sector, Creative Industries, Agriculture, Healthcare, Leisure/Hotels, Property Development and Investment businesses there is plenty of experience and tips to share.

Adopting a collaborative and consultative approach I look to support growing and innovative SME’s realise growth plans, deliver business improvement and innovation plans, help expand markets, create scope for further investment, better returns and help sustain and/or create jobs.

If you are part of the UMi community, we take the hard work out of finding and using the best information, expertise and finance to help your business go further.

Our approach is to work directly with private and public partners – together we bring you the very best products and services to help your business be great.

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