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Rat Race ‘Coast to Coast’ Race Report

Late Summer Madness? Early September 2016, whilst in Glasgow we spotted the 105 Mile Rat Race ‘Coast to Coast’ event was imminent and decided we liked the look of it with its: 7 mile trail run starting on the east coast of Scotland at Nairn, followed by a 48 mile cycle course leading into Fort Augustus at Loch Ness where a quick 1 mile run and kayak leads to the end of day one and the start of day two’s 21 mile off …Read More

360 degree Customer View – A Practical Primer

Data, data everywhere….. Your average connected user today shares a mass of personal data as they engage with organisations through an increasing number of channels and applications. This means that behind every Tweet, every Facebook request, and every other interaction, there is a potential customer who expects a personalised, unified experience, regardless of which department within a business they engage. Add into the mix that they expect this whether you’re …Read More

Exolta join MBN & Bullhorn in the Tough Mudder

A day in the Mud at Dalkeith, Edinburgh Russell Dalgleish, Paul Forrest and Michael Young of Exolta Capital Partners once again found themselves at the start of the Tough Mudder.  So…. what started out an overcast and dreek day in Dalkeith turned out to be a stunning day of sunshine and obstacles at day one of the 2014 Edinburgh Tough Mudder.  In fact the only thing that outshone the weather …Read More

The Value of a Good Non-Executive Director

Partners at Exolta are often asked to serve as Non Executive Directors but what is the real value and how should you go about finding the best for your business?  Exolta Capital Partners’ Senior Partner, Paul Forrest, discusses the value of a good non-executive director. Lets start by exploring what a non-executive director does? I’m often asked what a Non-Executive Director (NED) does.  With many business owners reporting that their …Read More

The Export Opportunity for UK SME’s in 2014

Picture shows: Owen Paterson, Secretary of State for environment, food and rural affairs (Left) and Exolta Partner Ross van Geest (Right) discussing export opportunities at ANUGA 2013. The opportunity for small and medium sized companies to grow revenues through exporting should not be overlooked in 2014.  Partner, Ross van Geest explores the extent of the opportunity and provides some practical guidance. The Dilemma In many sectors in the UK, but …Read More

Exolta go F1 racing!

Keith Holdt of LDC (left) and Paul Forrest of Exolta Capital Partners soaking up the F1 atmosphere in Monza. was represented at the Monza Grand Prix this month.  As a result of a long term relationship with members of the LDC team, one of Exolta’s partners was invited to share the F1 experience in Monza, Italy. LDC are private equity specialists with a 30 year history of supporting management buy-outs, …Read More

Exolta at Tough Mudder Edinburgh 2013

Exolta senior partners take part in the gruelling Tough Mudder event. As if professionalising and growing client businesses is not challenging enough, Paul Forrest and Russell Dalgleish of Exolta Capital Partners decided to join ranks with one of our key alliance partners, the MBN Group, and participate in the gruelling Edinburgh Tough Mudder. For those of you not in the know, the Tough Mudder is a 12 mile course with …Read More

Customer Engagement: Move Your Growth Prospects into the Fast Lane

How fast do you want to drive your growth? Do you feel like you have the ‘pedal to the metal’, spending all you can on advertising but still can’t get the growth of your business into the fast lane?  The fact is, if your customers are not properly engaged, it may not matter how much you spend on advertising.  Just like a car in neutral isn’t going anywhere (no matter …Read More

Are you ready to start a business?

Start a business and make your fortune?  Perhaps, and that is why every year many thousands of people answer a resounding “Yes” to that question but every year that answer costs many of them money, time, confidence, and ultimately heartbreak. With as many as two-thirds of new businesses surviving at least a year and nearly half of all new businesses surviving at least two years, there is much merit in …Read More

Effective Cashflow Management

Managing cashflow is an everyday challenge for most managers in small and medium sized businesses. Those managers who keep a close eye on their daily activity and emerging industry trends can help reduce their company’s exposure to the chill of a cash crunch. How can you predict, avoid and/or, minimise the impact of a cash crisis in your business? First, pay immediate attention when any cash shortages arise. When cash …Read More