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Down to earth strategic advice you can trust.Andy Ryder
Most Corporate Finance advisers focus on just the deal. At Shorts we do things differently. We look to build long term relationships with our clients, working as trusted advisers throughout the life cycle of a business.

Whether it is advice on an acquisition, Management Buy Out (MBO), fundraising or disposal we view the transaction as only one element in your relationship with Shorts.

The Corporate Finance team work hand in hand with all the other service lines of the firm, delivering a fully integrated service. This pool of knowledge ensures we consider fully our clients’ business and personal positions giving reassurance that their overall objectives have been met.

We invest in looking after our clients properly by giving them friendly, honest advice based on delivering the  best long term solution in the most tax efficient manner. By putting our clients’ long term objectives at the centre of everything we do and utilising the whole of Shorts’ expertise throughout the process, we add value to our clients throughout all stages of a Corporate Finance transaction.

We have a wealth of experience in providing high quality strategic support to our clients; helping them to realise their personal and business objectives. Our Corporate Finance team has substantial experience at senior levels in a number of national firms and we are therefore well placed to provide expert advice throughout the life-cycle of a business.

We can assist with finding and then acquiring your first business and will continue to support you as the business develops. This could be through the development of a comprehensive business plan, preparation of detailed financial forecasts to support the raising of finance or by helping you to implement an acquisition strategy. As you look to realise your investment in the business in the years to come, we can help you maximise your proceeds by grooming the business for sale and project managing your exit via sale to a trade buyer, management buy-out team or private equity house.

Whatever big decisions are facing your business, we will provide down to earth strategic advice that you can trust.

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Our Clients

Our clients

Diamond Dispersions Limited

Diamond Dispersions  Client Testimonal

"Shorts held our hand through the whole process."

Sue Wright

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Industrial Ancillaries

Industrial Ancillaries.  Jamie Dennis with Andy Irvine, Andy Ryder and Matt Milnes

"We receive an integrated, seamless service."

Jamie Dennis

Managing Director
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The Good Days Project

Client testimonial for the Good Days project with Andy Irvine and Kate Smith

"Shorts' IM generated the interest we needed to find the right buyer for us."

Katie Lukey

Service Manager
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Mechan Limited

Client testimonial photo for Mechan Ltd

"Very pleased with the comprehensive advice and level of service."

Richard Carr

Business Development Director
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Autotecnic Limited

"Helping us grow through better business decisions."

Bob Hutton

Managing Director
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Motus Traffic Limited

"Really impressed with the Shorts deal team."

Jim Booth

Managing Director
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Bowring Transport Limited

"A ‘safe pair of hands’"

David Bowring

Managing Director
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Rollem Patent Products Limited

"I am always impressed by their commerciality."

Colin Pears

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Hall Plant Hire Limited

"I can always rely upon the advice and guidance given, to be of the highest quality."

Tim Hall

Managing Director
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WANdisco International Limited

"Professionally dealt with the claims process."

Simon Martin

Financial Controller
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Eyres of Chesterfield Limited

"Work and professionalism..... of the highest order."

Charles Summers

Managing Director
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Thermotex Engineering Limited

"Shorts are more than simply our Accountants."

Peter Watmore

Managing Director
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J.A.B. Short Limited

Client testimonial photo with partner Paul Beeson, Andrew Heelin and John Short

"The long standing relationship has created a foundation of trust."

John Short

Managing Director
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Criterion Packaging Limited

"Their independent advice has been invaluable."

Ken Hepplestone

Managing Director
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