Why should I consider Critical Illness Cover? by NWFS

Most people recognise that it is a good idea to have some form of life assurance to protect their family and loved ones if they should die prematurely. But what about if you were to suffer a serious illness and survive? Most people believe that these types of situation will never happen to them, in...

Health & Safety Systems: Lack of Adequate Investment can be Costly

When we talk about health and safety at work, with particular emphasis on understanding the importance of it, conversation quickly turns to the ‘human’ element behind it. For instance, our thoughts are dominated by statistics like these (taken from the HSE website): • 3 million working people suffering from a work-related illness in 2014/2015 •...

Exit Stage Left: Business Plans & Exit Strategies

All too often in my position I am dealing with well-established businesses that are either looking for Commercial Guidance; whether that be financial or just as a trusted advisor for a business related decision that needs to be made. Part and parcel of this is asking the difficult questions or in some cases trying to...

Professionals within the Broker Market : by NWCS

Professionals within the Broker Market The Broker market has grown exponentially over the last decade and there is a significant reason for this. It is now 10 years since the start of the credit crunch. On the 9th of August 2007, The European Central bank and The US Federal Reserve took emergency action and injected...

Health and Safety Management

Just like you will service your car on a regular basis, it is equally important to service and maintain your Health and Safety Management Systems just to make sure that they are current and still fit for their intended purpose. Health and Safety Policy ( for those of you who have 5 or more Employees)-as...

The Rise of Peer to Peer Lending

There was once a time when peer to peer, Investor market and Crowd Funding loans were once considered to be the last chance saloon. Unchartered waters only the bravest would explore when all other options had failed. Then the crisis in 2008 set in motion a gigantic financial shift that caused customers to venture away...

Do You Need Income Protection ?

Have you ever considered what you would do, if you suddenly lost your income? Most people, whether employed or self-employed, rely on a regular income to pay their mortgage, monthly bills and put food on the table, but research proves very few consider how they would manage if they were unable to work due to...

‘Reciprocity’ and Why it’s My Favourite Word: feature article by Kevan Reid from NWCS

    Next month Kevan will be exploring how Peer 2 Peer lending and tertiary lending may no longer be a last resort. To find out more about North West Commercial Solutions visit the website..    

Benefits of Switching to Cloud Computing Services: feature article by Celerity

The move to digital channels is happening across almost all departments and organisations, and with the move brings new challenges. These can be explosive data growth, security threats that cannot be seen and the efficient management of information assets.   However, there are many benefits to switching. Moving to cloud based services means a great...

Our Tips on How to Grow Your Business

Sage.co.uk  recently published a great Blog Post entitled 7 tips to help grow your business. The headings included.. 1. Hiring a skilled and diverse workforce 2. Opting for the cloud 3. Using the right business management software 4. Boosting cashflow 5. Good planning 6. Talking with customers 7. Getting online Click here to read the...