business and personal finances


‘Ensuring your business and personal finances take off together’

The launch of a business is much like a flight taking off. There is a lot to consider and a lot at stake. For example, safety checks, infrastructure, a reliable team, external conditions, and your final destination. It is vital to ensure that everything is prepared and ready before you launch.

If you are starting a business or just started a business, it could be a great time to join our Q&A webinar series.

We are launching a series of webinars in support of business owners for all stages of the business lifecycle. Whether it is take off, growth, exit or an emergency landing.

Our first in the series is all about core considerations when starting a new business. We have invited Alan Ramsden from GWM and Claire Barringer from Rayner Essex to our expert panel to answer your questions.

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Your Business Launch

Questions Covered:

  • Have I got the key elements covered for a viable business?
  • What should be included in the business plan and why do I need one written out?
  • What are my financing options and will I be held to personal guarantees?
  • What is the best structure for my business (Sole Trader, Limited Company or Partnership)?
  • And what are the tax obligations & efficiencies for each (company and personal)?
  • What records need to be kept and where (hard copy, digital and security back up)?
  • Employing staff vs contracting and outsourcing (what can I outsource and what should I keep in-house)?
  • What to anticipate for a successful lender meeting
Watch the video recording

GWM Panelist

Alan has had a distinguished career in financial services, spanning more than 30 years and specialises in equity release, commercial loans, personal finance, bridging finance and development finance.

Grosvenor’s Guest Panelist



Claire Barringer Guest Speaker

Claire Barringer

Director of Accounting Solutions

I spend a lot of my time advising clients on accounting software and solutions to bookkeeping issues. My aim is to make it as painless as possible, ensuring they have an efficient streamlined system leaving them with the valuable time they need to run their business.

Outside of work my time is taken up by two very active kids. In the last year they have forced me into being a Saracens season ticket holder and I must admit I’m now beginning to enjoy it!

The discussion runs for about 45 minutes with a 15 minutes Q&A session at the end.

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