Business Exit Workshop in January at Jennings Chalgrove

Are you considering an exit from your business in the next five years?  If you are, there will be so many questions to consider. What valuation can you expect to get,  how could you maximise this? Would this conflict with securing the long term legacy of your team? How long does it take?  Will you need to provide support to your buyer?


On Wednesday 17 January, Jennings Business Park are offering a free, no obligation, confidential Five Year Exit Planning 1-2-1 workshop to review your plans with an experienced Virtual Finance Director (VFD), James Shand Bsc FCA CF.

Each meeting is expected to be approximately 1½  hours and held at Jennings offices at Hampden House, Monument Park in Chalgrove, OX44 7RW.

James will provide a thorough introduction to this crucial part of your business journey.  Your personalised exit planning workshop will utilise part of a new diagnostic, known as Exit ReadiMap (see below for details).

About James Shand

James is a qualified Chartered Accountant with 27 years of commercial experience, who has worked with entrepreneurial SME owners and managers as Finance Director over 20 years, enabling them to achieve successful growth.  He has strong experience as Finance Director of an acquisitive Private Equity backed company, Test Valley Water Plc. and also public company experience when he was Finance Director of the AIM listed company Screen Plc.

James now operates as a Virtual Finance Director, providing part time FD services to ambitious SME owner managers.  He’s enjoyed being part of over 20 successful deals, and has helped clients raise over £30m of funding.  In February 2008 James was awarded the Corporate Finance Qualification by the ICAEW in recognition of his achievements in negotiating and completing deals.


Exit ReadiMap TM

James has developed a comprehensive review programme called Exit ReadiMap, whereby focused questions are turned into a customised radar diagram, which will give a picture of:

  • how ready your business is for the business sale process;
  • feedback meeting to highlight areas for improvement, identifying key actions to drive up your business valuation.
  • Informs on your best exit route – be it trade sale / management buyout or employee ownership, improving your odds of a successful business sale.

To book your place, email or call us on 01865 893300.

To find out more about the work of VFDnet click here