Unlocking Hidden Cash Case Study

The Challenge
To identify and unlock hidden cash and cash equivalents (time and resources) through efficiencies in company secretarial ways of working and rationalising external service providers. The aim was to free up time to enable the team to start new projects and identify cost savings so they could be commence ahead of the year-end budgeting process on a cost neutral basis.
The Solution

We reviewed external service providers (from overseas company secretarial service providers to company lawyers), their contracts, together with all company secretarial software licenses; entity management, board pack collation, share plan and insider list software. We negotiated preferential rates as appropriate based on our strong relationships with providers and experience of pricing.

 

On request we also carried out a full benchmarking review of the company secretarial department budget saving further money for the company. Finally, we unlocked over £1m of untapped cash/assets and made amendments to the company’s articles of association to enable its return.

Benefits

We exceeded our client’s expectations many times over on this project because of our experience of this type of work. Our services provided a phenomenal return on investment for our client.

Return on Investment – 2000%

Client:

Unlocking over £1.4m of ‘hidden’ cash.

Project type:

Undisclosed international FTSE company.

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