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Nick Palin
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Nick is a chartered accountant (FCA) with experience across all areas of financial control, having trained with Price Waterhouse he then moved into Management Accounting roles with several companies. Nick took his first Finance Director post with a Midlands based optical firm; here he quickly built the financial systems and controls to facilitate growth from £5m to £12m turnover, increasing profits by 500% during his three year tenure.

During the 1990s Nick became Group Finance Director for a plc, preparing three businesses for sale and leading them through the due diligence process. His next challenge was as Finance Director for a wholesale and distribution group, here he negotiated a £5m borrowing facility and also reduced debtor days and stock, improving liquidity by £500k.

Latterly Nick worked for a membership organisation as Finance and Administration Director. He was responsible for finance, administration, personnel and IT and also provided support and information to their SME membership. Nick has tremendous breadth of experience in the SME market having worked with clients variously, to: restructure, raise finance to purchase new premises, restore solvency and profitability, and indeed save from insolvency.