For us its important that a business at any stage of its life can receive affordable, commercial advice from experienced professionals. Whilst a start-up may require a sounding board for their ideas, a more established business may need a formal Non-Executive Director. A sole trader might want to understand what funding is out there for him, whilst a multi-national might need a full re-financing mandate. Our strength is tailoring our offering to the client and listening to what they need. We enjoy working with a first time entrepreneur just as much as we do with a public company. Anyone running a business appreciates support that allows them to focus on their job. We bring external expertise at a manageable cost to ensure that you can stay focused on what matters most to you. Your business.
We understand that for an entrepreneur starting out the world can be a lonely place. They want someone they can talk to and bounce ideas off. Someone who is an entrepreneur themselves, who has been there, seen it and got the scars to prove it. We offer a bespoke service so that start-ups can get professional advice at a cost that they can control.
As businesses grow they often need a more formal external voice. Perhaps someone to cast a critical dispassionate eye or to appeal to lender. Or maybe its someone with a particular skill that doesn’t merit a full time position. We are very used to working as Non-Executive Directors, supporting our clients whilst upholding corporate governance standards.
Working capital is the lifeblood of any business. Our team have raised funding across the world. We’ve structured trade finance facilities of £100k for new starts, through to full scale all asset re-financings of £80 million for multi-nationals. We also own and run lending businesses, so we know exactly what makes a lender tick and how best to serve our client.
Client focused consultancy
A modern advisory service that reflects today's needs.
Everyone expects their advisors to be professional. They want to know that they are placing reliance on experienced people that take their jobs seriously. That should be a given.
What they also want to know though is that they are engaging with people who talk a language they understand. People who give sound prudent advice in a timely manner. No jargon. No corporate posturing. Client’s don’t want to listen to an advisor’s fee structure. They want someone who listens to their needs and tailors a solution to match.
At Maitland-Smith we aim to serve our clients with transparency and straightforwardness at a cost that they can control and that suits their business.
The team is experienced in the financial sector and provides consultancy services to corporate clients so they can decide on the right funding solutions.
We introduce clients to the most appropriate of our regulated partners; whether they decide on EIS funding, crowdlending, minibonds or other types of fund raising.
We provide a complete support service to clients once they have decided the solution that best suits them.
We also provide support to regulated Firms who need to outsource their unregulated services.
IT & Web Services
Invariably our clients need to upgrade their website and on-line strategies.
We can provide everything from a complete hosting service to website upgrade and maintenance.
We also provide an on-going social media solution completely tailored to individual client needs.
Our IT solutions team is based in Europe and is not as expensive as you might expect.