Frequently Asked Questions

What is Inspired Business Vision?
Inspired Business Vision is a business advisory firm which offers financial and commercial advice to small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s). We can provide services on an ongoing basis, e.g. part time finance directors and non executive directors, or on a project basis, or simply on an as required basis. We are totally flexible in how we provide services to you to suit your requirements.

Who are the Partners?
The Partners Martin Watson and John Cutler established Inspired Business Vision to provide a unique service to SME’s. Martin is a Chartered Accountant with many years spent in practice advising SME’s, and then he left practice to concentrate fully on commercial opportunities in Shareholder / Director positions. John is a serial entrepreneur having been involved in a number of businesses, having built up a successful logistics group with the aid of venture capital investment before selling the business. Together the Partners bring that unique mix of business advisory skills and practical experience, together with real passion and a commercial viewpoint which can prove invaluable to businesses.

What Services Do Inspired Business Vision Provide?
Our focus is to be able to provide a business with across the range advice on all matters that they face on a daily basis. Having been involved on a practical level as advisors and in business as Director / Shareholders we bring experience in many areas that traditional advisors can not. We are not just financial people, yes we can do anything financial, but we have dealt with HR matters, developed the sales and marketing plan, registered intellectual property, arranged the insurances and many more things. We bring the core skills and experience that your business will benefit from, and where appropriate work with specialist Partners to really add value.

What Sort of Companies do You Work With?
We have worked with many SME’s and owner managed businesses i.e. growth companies with revenues from £1m to £50m+. However, we also work with clients undergoing change and business growth pains which need interim finance director and non executive services. We also work with companies that are experiencing financial difficulty, with much experience in this area we can review your situation and implement a turnaround plan, or if appropriate our specialist partners can provide insolvency advice.

Are You an Accountancy Firm?
We are not a firm of Accountants in the traditional sense. We are registered with the Institute of Chartered Accountants so that clients recognise the premium brand that we bring with our advice. We can and do prepare accounts, and we work with our audit Partners to arrange for audits to be conducted. We want to focus on providing the added value services and the benefits of practical experience to help your business. Statutory requirements may dictate that an audit is required, that will not help you grow your business, our advice will!

Does Inspired Business Vision Work With Advisors?
Absolutely yes, we work closely with your existing advisors, Accountancy Firms, Banks and Lawyers, providing complementary and value-adding services for both the end client and the advisor.

What are the values of Inspired Business Vision?
We aim to:

  • Provide a quality service through our experience of working with many businesses over many years and having been involved with businesses as owner-managers.
  • Assist companies in growing their businesses
  • Provide assistance to businesses in distress and offer assistance to turn the business round
  • Be easy to work with on an operational and commercial level
  • Be passionate about everything we do, to really help your business in any way we can

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