Enjoyed speaking at a week-long course run in Dubai by an international organisation for 16 Chinese students. Enjoyed teaching and helping with Business Plans, Elevator Pitches, STEEPLE Analysis and "Managing Difficult Conversations".
Enjoyed speaking on "Mapping the Future: Checking the Compass" at the Cambridge International Education Conference. Great to see so many school owners from around the world. If you want to benefit from a talk or a training course, please contact us.
Preparing to give a talk on "Ethical ways to manage finance and build value" for a forthcoming international conference. If you want to benefit from a talk or a training course, please contact us.
Another claim we prepared for an R&D tax credit for a client has been paid. Thank you for your prompt action HMRC!
Yet another start-up incorporated! We look forward to providing business advice to them. Whether you want advice or training on raising funds, managing your finances or negotiating with creditors, we can help! Please contact us for details.
We have had our latest R&D tax credit claim agreed and paid in record time: 2 days. Thank you HMRC! Over the years we have successfully claimed more than GBP0.25m for clients.
A introductory course on "Principles of Budgeting" has just been run for up-and-coming staff at a leading management development centre.
Ken Dickson gave a well-received talk on "Purpose, Plans and Profits: Accounting and Financial Management for Early-stage Organisations" to 50th Generation and some next generation entrepreneurs. It was great to read their feedback on Twitter: "Delighted to be consuming the wisdom of @Axiom_e's Ken Dickson as he demystifies entrepreneurial finance for us." If you would like Ken to speak to your group, please visit our page on Training and Development.
Axiom-e is enjoying implementing a new HR system for one of the Colleges in the University of Cambridge. We are also preparing R&D tax credit claims and providing general financial and management advice to clients. If you want to benefit from the axiom-edge, please contact us.
For many years Axiom-e has supported The TurboTrust, a Cambridge-based charity working to support disabled people throughout the UK get on the move with specialist mobility equipment. We were therefore delighted last week when The Turbo Trust announced that Katie Cutler, who set up the remarkably successful fund for mugging victim Alan Barnes, will be helping them achieve their next goal, as they seek to raise GBP135,000 to set a further eight lives in motion.
Caitlyn from Kilmarnock is raising funds for a new powerchair. She says "I tried many powered chairs, but none compare to the Dragon!" She will be one of the next 2000 Lives Set In Motion. For examples of such lives, see the feature on Manoto TV (from 5:55 in). Thank you!
Our clients Dragonmobility are about to celebrate a major milestone and want you to help them celebrate and spread the news. For details see 2000 Lives Set In Motion. For examples of such lives, see the feature on Manoto TV (from 5:55 in). Thank you!
Through their unique skills, one of our clients Dragonmobility helps to provide independent mobility to disabled people in the UK and beyond. You can now support this social enterprise directly by clicking the SUPPORT button here. Thank you!
Went to Ely Cathedral recently to listen to Lord Charles Cecil speak on "Can finance be moral?" Money itself is neutral but it is the way it is used that can be a problem. If you want to discuss the ethics of finance, please contact us.
A total of GBP665.86 was raised for The Turbo Trust at the recent Cherry Hinton Festival Duck Race. Thank you, to all who attended, decorated, raced, and took part in a variety of q-wacky activities!
18th September 2014 - Scotland votes today on whether to become an independent nation-state or to remain as a nation within the state of the United Kingdom. However our friends and families in Scotland vote, we trust they will think carefully about the implications before casting their vote. Whatever you decide, make your vote count!
Ken Dickson gave a well-received talk on "Managing finances in all areas of life: some Biblically-based guidance" to RCCOG (Cambridge). If you would like Ken to speak to your group, please visit our page on Training and Development. June 2014
Axiom-e has beenapproved to provide advice under the Growth Vouchers Programme so make your applications and claim up to GBP2,000 for strategic advice!
Our latest R&D tax credit claim for a client was approved five days after we submitted it and paid a few days later. Thank you HMRC! If you want to benefit from the axiom-edge, please contact us.
Violet is two. She travelled from Australia to the UK to find her freedom with help from our client Dragonmobility . See examples of her freedom in this video.
"Managers ask questions about execution; leaders ask questions about direction." Dan Rockwell
Today(31 Jan) is the deadline for submitting self-assessment returns for 2012-13! All self-assessment forms have been prepared and successfully submitted to HMRC - even for those clients who only provided information yesterday! Clients are very grateful and thankful that their taxes have been minimised!
A recent BIS document noted that "good financial management is critical to the success of any business" but that "4 out of 5 financial decision makers have no formal training in financial matters." Axiom-e is out to change this! We have recently run a series of business and financial courses for NIAB Innovation Farm. If you want some in-house training, please contact us.
The start of a new year is a good time to consider your processes and plans. The Financial Doctor can help by reviewing and assessing your organisation's financialhealth to diagnose any underlying problems before prescribing remedies. For your consultation, please contact us.
Today is Social Enterprise Day. To celebrate, why not support Dragonmobility, a great social enterprise that designs and makes customised innovative powerchairs, by watching their crowd funding appeal video?
Axiom-e successfully negotiated, then managed, a client's Time To Pay arrangement with HMRC, which has now been settled in full.
Axiom-e had a great time at The Mad Hatter's Tea Party in aid of The Turbo Trust and even guessed the weight of the cake correctly! Many thanks to Tweedledum, Tweedledee and the Queen of Hearts (aka the Trustees) who organised the fun. Over GBP1,000 was taken to help fund specialised, customised powered wheelchairs. Click here to donate to The Turbo Trust.
Axiom-e has secured two more R&D tax credit cash repayments for clients. If you want to get R&D support from HMRC, please contact us.
Axiom-e has again been busy preparing statutory accounts, submitting more R&D tax credit applications and negotiating finance for clients.
Many congratulations to the talented Irene Bulleid on winning the Macmillan Prize for Children's Picture Book Illustrations 2012. Irene is one of our clients and has undertaken design work for us and our clients.
Axiom-e has been busy negotiating finance for clients.
Axiom-e has been busy securing from HMRC more R&D tax credits for clients.
Axiom-e has been busy submitting more R&D tax credit applications for clients.
Andrew Lansley MP praises Dragonmobility, a client of Axiom-e
ANDREW LANSLEY MP SUPPORTS
DRAGONMOBILITY, A WORLD-LEADING CAMBRIDGE
In the run-up to the final consideration
of the Health and Social Care Bill in the House of Lords and Wednesday's budget
announcement, Andrew Lansley, in his capacity as MP for South Cambridgeshire,
took time out from his busy governmental duties to see for himself the
life-changing work being done by Dragonmobility, a Cambridge-based social
enterprise whose directors all live in his constituency.
Since 2005, Dragonmobility, led by Dan
Everard, a gifted design engineer, has designed, manufactured and supplied
innovative powerchairs for severely disabled people. Dan's designs - featured
in the London Science Museum
- have pioneered a revolution in the development of powered mobility since
1981, particularly for children.
During Mr Lansley's visit, Ken Dickson, Dragonmobility's Finance Director (and Managing Director of Axiom-e), explained that "The majority ofthe funds to pay for our
chairs come from charities and families and friends. Although Dragonmobility
is weathering the current economic climate, we, in common with many other small
manufacturing companies, find it challenging to access reasonable commercial
funding for growth. What we do is much admired by financial institutions, yet
it is left to ordinary people in need, like a family currently raising funds
for their triplets, who all need SnapDragons, to actually achieve it."
Andrew Lansley CBE MP said: "I was
immensely impressed to see the innovation and engineering quality of the
SnapDragon and other designs. What came through strongly was how Dragonmobility
see the person, not the disability, and are committed to restoring the
opportunity for all their clients to have all the mobility they want."
Axiom-e has been busy preparing more statutory accounts, tax returns and R&D tax credit claims for clients. All deadlines were met and tax repayments have been negotiated.
Axiom-e hopes you had a joyful Christmas and wishes you a happy and successful New Year.
Axiom-e is busy preparing statutory accounts, tax returns and R&D tax credit claims for clients.
Axiom-e enjoyed celebrating "30 years of Wheelchair Toddling" with Dragonmobility, one of its clients, whose innovative elevating powerchairs have transformed the lives of many people. To help more users benefit, please visit The Turbo Trust's Just Giving page.
Axiom-e is preparing to celebrate 30 years of wheelchair toddling with Dragonmobility, one of its clients.
Axiom-e has been preparing a business plan for an overseas client to support the raising of a significant level of finance.
Axiom-e has begun the year by securing more R&D tax credits for its clients. To benefit from this service or to find out how your business could benefit in other ways from Axiom-e's involvement, please contact us.
Axiom-e wishes you a Happy and Successful New Year. During 2011 Axiom-e will be supporting The Turbo Trust, a charity which helps to provide mobility for severely disabled people.
Axiom-e wishes you a Happy and Joyous Christmas. Instead of sending cards, Axiom-e made a donation to The Turbo Trust, a charity which helps to provide mobility for severely disabled people.
To help you through the on-going chilly economic climate, why not arrange a health-check from The Financial Doctor?
30 November: Axiom-e wishes all our visitors and clients a Happy St Andrew's Day! (Toilichte la a'naomh Anndra agad!)
18th November is "Social Enterprise Day". Axiom-e has several social enterprises (along with charities and commercial organisations) as clients
Axiom-e has added another start-up client to its portfolio of ambitious clients. We are providing business planning and fund-raising support to an overseas-based social enterprise in the clean technology sector.
Axiom-e has added another client to its portfolio of growing organisations wanting part-time Finance Director support. Our client provides a 'cradle to grave' bespoke service for all asbestos, refurbishment and demolition needs.
Dragonmobility, one of our social enterprise clients, has been short-listed for the East of England heats of the Social Vision photo competition run by Triodos Bank and the Social Enterprise Coalition in association with Social Enterprise magazine.The judges are currently reviewing these short listed entries and will select a winner from each region and nation and these will be announced on Social Enterprise Day, Thursday 18 November 2010. The winners from each region and nation will then go through to the final round. The overall winner will be selected by a poll vote which will open on Friday 19 November with the winner announced at an event on Tuesday 30 November, in London.
Axiom-e has been busy preparing claims for R&D tax credits as part of its work on clients' corporation tax returns.
Axiom-e has been busy working on some of its clients' statutory accounts and corporation tax returns. As well as strategic financial management, we get involved in operational accounting too.
Axiom-e has secured more R&D tax credits for its clients. Last year we successfully claimed for more than GBP100,000.
Axiom-e has helped launch a new Community Interest Company. This is a rare example of a manufacturing CIC and is another example of Axiom-e's involvement in the Third Sector. Our clients now include social enterprises, charities and not-for-profit organisations as well as more traditional commercial organisations.Watch out for more news.
On 15th January, Jim Paice, MP for South East Cambridgeshire where Axiom-e is based, saw for himself the pioneering work being done by social enterprise Dragonmobility from a small industrial unit in Cambridge.
Happy Christmas to everyone. Instead of sending cards this year, we are again making a donation toThe Turbo Trustwho help to provide independent mobility to severely disabled people. If you want to join us, please visittheir website
Did you know that 19th November 2009 was Social Enterprise Day? We did, as several of our clients are social enterprises or charities.
Axiom-e has been appointed to implement a new accounting and membership system for a national charity. This adds further to the number of clients who are charities or social enterprises.
Axiom-e implemented a new accounting system for a University-based company. The new system will enhance the quality of information and speed of reporting for the internationally-recognised organisation.
Axiom-e has secured more R&D tax credits for its clients, bringing the total to more than GBP100,000 so far this year.
Axiom-e has been appointed to assist another university spin-out, this time focussed on the IT sector.
Axiom-e has successfully negotiated further R&D tax credits for its clients
Axiom-e concluded a project to turnaround a well-established manufacturing client. As part of the project, Axiom-e:
prepared a business plan
secured over GBP540,000 of funds to provide a firm foundation for progressing
helped rationalise the client to better match resources with requirements
introduced an appropriate costing system so that profitability by product and by customer could be determined
prepared a detailed sales-led budget
devised and introduced a focused management information system
sourced an interim Managing Director to help drive operational issues
established more appropriate accounting procedures for an overseas subsidiary
trained and mentored staff to provide them with the means to manage the company themselves
The client is now on the road to recovery. If you want help to survive the current economic environment, contact The Financial Doctor.
Axiom-e has helped launch a new start-up company for a client. Watch out for more news.
Axiom-e has again successfully negotiated R&D tax credits for its clients.
Axiom-e has secured tax rebates for some of its clients.