“Barry was recommended to me back in 2014 and initially carried out a due diligence project for us, and he also undertook financial reviews of other companies that I had a personal financial interest in. We then asked him back later in the year to head up the finance function for a few months whilst we undertook a systems upgrade. Plans however changed and we underwent a restructuring of the business and management team such that Barry ended up staying for almost two and a half years, until we had the full permanent team in place. During this time Barry has significantly improved the timeliness and quality of the financial reporting, managed the group cash flows in line with new bank covenants, seen us through two clean audits with new auditors, and played a full part in the development of the business as a member of the senior management team. He is professional, pragmatic and commercial, and I would have no hesitation in recommending his services.”
Tom Quigley, Chairman, Airsys Communications Technology Ltd.
“Barry has been working with our group of companies for over 2 years now and has radically improved both the quality and timeliness of our management reporting, implemented new financial processes & controls, implemented regular budgeting, forecasting and cash flow management, overseen an upgrade to the system and re-designed the chart of accounts, all of which have provided me with a far greater level of understanding of the financial status of the business, thereby allowing improved decision making. Barry is very professional, but also personable and approachable, and able to explain complex financial issues in understandable terms to non-financial personnel, and I would have no hesitation in recommending his services.”
Tom Ross, Managing Director, Foresolutions Ltd & Events Communications Services Ltd.
“CFM has provided an excellent finance and accounting service to us, having helped our company at short notice they have proven to be reliable, trustworthy and most cost effective. Barry Fowler the MD is a highly experienced director and accountant who quickly understood our company dynamics providing good quality financial information and commercial advice to the business. I have no hesitation in recommending him and his company’s services.”
Paul Gardner, Managing Director, Gardner Education Ltd.
“We have been delighted with the accounting services provided by CFM and Barry Fowler as our part time Finance Director. He quickly grasped the key challenges of the business and has provided greatly enhanced management information, improved our focus on debtors and working capital management, and has worked well with the management team in developing business forecasts, looking both at the current year and the longer term development of the business. We are very happy with the progress to date.”
Aston Clarke, Director, Alamein Ltd.
“CFM has provided excellent support to our clients with commercial advice on business challenges, and has assisted us in the preparation of complex Corporation Tax returns and statutory accounts. They are an organisation that provides a highly professional, timely and cost effective service.”
Peter Stephens, Director, Islandcom Accounting
“Barry came into Williams Lea Synthesis to support the finance function to deliver revenue analysis and understand financial anomalies which evolved into a full restructure of the business. During his 5 month tenure as Interim FD he undertook a full business review, implemented new procedures and controls over revenue capture and cost control, carried out a detailed reforecast, and with the management team identified measures to put the business back on a sound financial footing. Barry worked very well with the management team during a difficult period of change and I would have no hesitation in recommending him and his services.”
Paul Lillico, Strategic Solutions Director, Williams Lea
“I have known Barry since 2004, since when he has worked closely with us on various large scale development projects. He has provided sound financial and commercial advice, timely and accurate management information, built and maintained strong relationships with banks and other external bodies, led contract negotiations and due diligence processes, and generally been the steady hand. He is honest, reliable and his integrity is beyond question. I would thoroughly recommend him and his services.”
Clynt Wellington, Director, Farnham Developments Ltd.
“We have utilised the services of CFM on various projects in recent years and always found them to provide a thoroughly reliable and professional service, quickly understanding the requirements of the project and carrying them out in a timely manner to the satisfaction of our client. I have no hesitation in recommending their services.”
Paul Jenkinson, Director, Jenson Solutions Ltd.
“We have recommended Barry to several of our clients, all of whom have been impressed with his professionalism and integrity. Without exception they have all been delighted with the services provided by Barry, whether it was a one-off project or an ongoing financial service. We have no hesitation in recommending his services.”
Hugh McNeill, Director, McNeill & Co Ltd.
“I have known Barry for over 10 years, originally as Group Finance Director for my business, and in more recent times though his work with CFM where he has undertaken various ad hoc projects for us. He is thoroughly professional, quickly grasps the issues at hand, highlights required actions and implements them accordingly. He provides good quality financial and commercial advice, ensuring we are better informed on all aspects of the business.”
Mike Dauncey, Chairman, MDA Resources Group Ltd.