Your journey to growth

Looking beyond your business boundaries takes brave thinking and bold moves.

Taking your business further means navigating new challenges and, in a constantly evolving economy faced with the complexities of the global pandemic, there are lots of plates to keep spinning.

So, what should you consider?

Our Planning for Growth guides are designed to help you take the brave[r], strong[er] and bold[er] steps to sustainable success. In the guides we hear from businesses who have successfully grown in this new reality and share insights from our KPMG experts on the right steps to take to help you grow.

This July, we focused on Future-proofed Expansion, the first in our three-part series addressing your journey to growth. For September we are highlighting how to build on that foundation with Ready to Grow Again – a look at securing investment and planning acquisition strategy. In November we complete the series with Building from within, in which we’ll look at how to enable your people to maximise digital potential.

How do you maintain regulatory resilience? Is your business ready to enter new markets? Do you have the infrastructure and risk frameworks in place to effectively manage your cash flow?

For the answers to these questions and practical steps to take, read on or please get in touch if you wish to discuss any of the areas in more detail.

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Future-proofed Expansion – Guide to Growth

Practical, step-by-step guidance on how to navigate post-Brexit and pandemic impacts. Read the guide for insights and advice on how to achieve sustainable growth by building resilient foundation and learn the key issues to consider when entering new markets.

Ready to Grow Again – Guide to Growth

Practical and exciting considerations to explore as your business expands, looking at opportunities to grow through acquisition and the options that are right for you when secure financing and investment.

Future-proofed expansion

Build a resilient foundation ready to expand

Ready to grow again

Gain investment ready for acquisition

Building from within

Enable your people to maximise digital potential

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Assurance

Building a strong foundation means maintaining regulatory resilience; clever cash flow management and determining the right infrastructure and risk frameworks.

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Acquisition

Growing through acquisition can access new markets, geographies or capabilities. Determine which business to buy, what finance to use, and how to integrate the combined business.

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People

Ensuring the right team, capability and board are in place helps prepare people for the growth journey. Set out the right organisational structure with a nurturing culture and strong identity.

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Markets

Taking your business further through new routes to market or innovative operations and systems brings legal and tax implications, and financing requirements to consider.

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Investment

Securing new investment helps fund the next growth stage. Consider type of capital, resource and expertise required to de-risk investment.

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Digital

Accelerate your digital transformation plans and innovate effectively through scaling technology. Consider reliefs and benefits available for technology investment to be future-ready.

Achieve your Ambitions

Taking your business further through investment and acquisition starts with identifying the right target, assessing its value and securing the right funding before overseeing a successful integration. Read our short, interactive infographic guide to funding and acquiring growth.

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Ready to Grow Again – Guide to Growth

For any growing and ambitious private enterprise, there are two likely scenarios that you'll need to consider as your business expands. Alongside organic growth you’ll be looking to growing through acquisition and securing the finance and investment to match your ambition.

In this guide, we look at growing through acquisition by accessing new markets, geographies or capabilities. How to decide on the right business to buy, what finance to use and to integrate the combined business. Securing new investment helps fund the next growth cycle, so we look at types of capital, resource and expertise required to de-risk investment opportunities.

7 Steps to Sustainable Growth

Taking your business further through new routes to market, innovative operations and evolved systems means navigating legal and tax implications, increasing regulation and public scrutiny as well as securing financing for the expansion. Building a resilient foundation is more than a box-ticking exercise – it’s essential for protecting growth, revenue and managing risk.

Read our short, interactive infographic guide on building a resilient business ready to expand.

Future-proofed Expansion – Guide to Growth

The UK’s private enterprise sector is diverse and dynamic but the one thing businesses have in common is their quest for growth. How can this be achieved in a way that leverages the undoubted opportunities without losing discipline and control?

In this guide, we explain why a core first principle is to establish a strong and stable foundation of resilient governance that creates the platform from which you can build and base bold decisions on. Getting this right then enables your business to look beyond its boundaries and expand into new markets, whether at home or internationally.




Future-proofed expansion

Build a resilient foundation ready to expand

Assurance
Building a strong foundation means maintaining regulatory resilience; clever cash flow management and determining the right infrastructure and risk frameworks.

Markets
BTaking your business further through new routes to market or innovative operations and systems brings legal and tax implications, and financing requirements to consider.

Ready to grow again

Get investment ready for acquisition

Acquisition
Growing through acquisition can access new markets, geographies or capabilities. Determine which business to buy, what finance to use, and how to integrate the combined business.

Investment
Securing new investment helps fund the next growth stage. Consider type of capital, resource and expertise required to de-risk investment.

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Building from within

Enable your people to maximise digital potential

People
Ensuring the right team, capability and board are in place helps prepare people for the growth journey. Set out the right organisational structure with a nurturing culture and strong identity.

Digital
Accelerate your digital transformation plans and innovate effectively through scaling technology. Consider reliefs and benefits available for technology investment to be future-ready.

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Hear from our KPMG Subject Matter Experts

Helen RoxburghPartner, Corporate Finance

Balancing out the variables in the investment equation

If your business is growing and you have ambitions for the future you might looking for a strategic acquisition or trying to secure investment to fulfil your plans.

Richard Aston Associate Partner, Deal Advisory

There’s a buoyant market for acquisitions

Now could be a good time to grow through acquisition for an ambitious private enterprise. The M&A market in the UK is absolutely buoyant, now could be the time to take bold steps to growth.

Thomas Collins Director, Assurance

Building a resilient foundation is the key to sustainable growth.

Building a strong foundation is one of the most empowering things you can do for your business. Post-pandemic, it has become one of the crucial aspects of doing business today.

David Slater Director, International

Expanding to new markets: how soon is now?

If your business has the ambition to grow, now may be a time to strike as the post-pandemic recovery period creates new openings in the market – at home or overseas.

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