Christopher is the Managing Partner at Highfield Advisory which he started in 2012 after spending 20 years working in practice for Deloitte, PWC and BDO. Having spent his time there working with mid-market companies advising them on their M&A strategy to buy, sell, raise finance or restructure their capital structure.
Highfield Advisory is a specialist consultancy business, providing accounting and taxation services combined with strategic advice to support startups and small businesses.
The services Christopher provides are tailored to meet the needs of your business. He will listen to clients to understand their business, its objectives and key priorities. He then provides you with an outline of what he can do to support your business and help you achieve your goals, providing a cost effective, high value solution to meet your business and financial needs.
The comprehensive range of services available include: Business Analytics; Deal Structuring and Implementation; Interim/part-time CFO services; Preparing the business for a capital event; Financial modelling preparation to build robust budgets and financial forecasts for fund raising and exits; Accounting services and management accounts preparation; General compliance work and Personal tax advice and preparation of returns.
Christopher will use his technical expertise and exceptional problem solving skills to provide practical advice on a range of business challenges, to help make your business a success.
I worked with Chris for 2.5 years on the online based startup, Dipstix, he guided the business through 3 successful funding rounds involving both early stage angel investors as well as institutional investors, in which his experience and knowledge in structuring the investment meant we were successful at each round, even attracting additional investment over and above what we set out to raise. He was also able to help us build efficiencies in our operations in regards to invoicing of clients, credit control and our accounting. Chris was a valued colleague, calming influence and mentor through what was a big challenge professionally and would strongly recommend him to any organisation as he would be sure to add huge value.
I highly recommend Highfield Advisory for anyone looking to scale their business. The team have supported my business in a number of areas from building a credible financial model, instrumental in developing the financial and operating systems necessary for our business to scale as well as ensuring we remain compliant with various reporting requirements.
They very quickly understood our business model and the commercial and strategic needs of the business. This enabled them to build a robust business model around our KPIs to allow us to flex the growth trajectory based on multiple scenarios to have a realistic view of our financing requirements.
Their experience of working with a range of start-ups and more established businesses allows them to understand the challenges my business faced - raising finance, financing working capital, marketing costs - they have seen it all before and approach the issues systematically and pragmatically. This ensures that they are able to present information in a way that it is understood by potential investors, boards etc.
I would highly recommend Highfield Advisory to any business leader.
I worked with Chris for nearly 3 years with his assistance and guidance at Parachute IT. He brought immense value to the business with his wide range of knowledge of business as well as finance.
With his broad spectrum of expertise he enabled us to successfully grow with his input on the day to day elements as well as strategically assist with our budgets and business plan for our long term goals.
His skills with managing the acquisition process of the business in 2014 were invaluable toward ensuring the necessary due diligence and information provision to the potential vendors. The finalisation of the acquisition and subsequent work required after this were managed seamlessly and he made everything run like clockwork.
I can highly recommend Chris for all areas of his expertise and continue to do so to a number of associates and friends. If you want something done properly, efficiently and maximising return, Chris is your man