FAQ

There are many common questions regarding finance and financial control.

Maybe a question you have can be answered below, and of course if you would like further explanation or assistance, please contact us and we will be happy to help. Our obligation-free initial contact or meeting allows you to get to know us a little better without the need for any payment or commitment.

What kind of financing is available?

If your investment idea is in its infancy, it is important to consider ALL options. We will gladly talk you through all of them in a clear language and point out the pro and cons of each whilst deciding together which is best suited to you.

You need to consider which one source or combination of the following is an option:

  • equity:
    - own
    - venture capitalists
    - EIS
    - SEIS
    - others

  • loans :
    - high street bank
    - specialist bank
    - crowd funding (Peer-to-Peer (P2P))
    - lease company
    - financing schemes
    - Green Investment Bank (GIB)
    - others

  • subsidies:
    - Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI)
    - Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC)
    - Feed In Tariffs (FITs)
    - others

  • grants :
    - Carbon Trust
    - WRAP
    - MAS
    - others

    If you have already decided which finance route to pursue contact us to get ready professionally and increase your chances to be successful the first time around.

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    What key information will financiers want from me?

    What will you do to improve our financial performance?

    Although every situation is different, there are certain areas we focus on from the outset:

    • Is your financial system appropriate, or might it be better replaced by a cloud-based, 24/7 accounting package?
    • Is data correctly and appropriately entered into the accounting system?
    • Do you have a good understanding of upcoming cash flows and any attendant financing needs?
    • Are you receiving regular and meaningful financial reports on current performance, and can they be easily produced?

    Subsequent to this initial phase, the emphasis switches to:

    • Automating reporting and reducing the effort required to produce the report.
    • Improving the quality of decision making and ensuring continuous improvements from the management team by integrating finance with operations.

     

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    Why can

    Valuations require a special skill set rarely used by accountants

    • Accountants tend to offer very simplistic, earnings-based valuations that are easy to compute but often undervalue the business. Even as a potential buyer, this will generally not be helpful as it can often render your bid uncompetitive.

     

     

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    How can you be so sure that you will save me money and improve my financial performance?

    • Based on our experience, we

    When it comes to cleantech projects, where do you add value?

    • Alpha Financials offers a unique combination of finance and environmental skills

    Why don

    • Even the highest bid might be below fair value, but you won

    Why can

    • If you don