Growth Capital Update: UK SMEs set for record year of growth equity capital fundraising

09.11.17 / Insight posted in Articles, White Papers

The resilience of the UK SME sector is clear from a strong Q3 during which 117 private companies raised £501.3 million of growth funding. This accelerates the impressive momentum already under way, setting 2017 on course to be a record year. Last quarter’s figures bring the year-to-date total to £1.35 billion raised by 330 companies,…


Brexit survey results: Key issues include exchange rates, access to talent and navigating a weakened economy post-Brexit

21.12.16 / Insight posted in Blog, White Papers

We recently asked our clients and contacts to answer a few questions about the impact of Brexit on their organisations and their confidence in the marketplace. Following an amazing response from almost 500 people, we are delighted to share the results with you. The main message coming loud and clear was that most organisations are…


UK Growth Capital Research – January 2016

20.01.16 / Insight posted in White Papers

We are delighted to publish our review of the UK growth capital market in 2015 following our initiation of coverage in July. As predicted, a record amount was raised in 2015. £1.44 billion was raised by UK SMEs in 360 transactions in total. This is an increase of 24% on the amount raised in 2014.…


Oh No He Didn’t! Oh Yes He Did!

03.12.15 / Insight posted in White Papers

In this, the final paper in our cyber security series, we explore the abundance of security frameworks that have been developed and venture into the world of analytics to see if they truly are “the goose that laid the golden egg”!


Return of the Cybermen or perhaps they never really left!

05.11.15 / Insight posted in White Papers

Mark Child and Neil May, our cyber risk management experts, speak with leading technology magazine in the Netherlands, Informatie Beveiliging, about cyber threats.


Internal Audit

01.09.15 / Insight posted in White Papers

Internal Audit has an important role in every business: to provide independent assurance that an organisation’s risk management, governance and internal control processes are operating effectively. Internal auditors deal with issues that are fundamentally important to the survival and prosperity of any organisation. Unlike external auditors, they look beyond financial risks to consider wider issues such as the organisation’s reputation, growth, its impact…


No Need for Internal Audit : Think Again

01.09.15 / Insight posted in White Papers

Can owners and managers comfortably claim “we have no need for internal audit as we know our business, and are totally on top of our risks and controls”?


The Cyber Bake Off!

27.08.15 / Insight posted in White Papers

In light of all the headline-grabbing network security breaches, it’s understandable that organizations might be on high alert to prevent their own businesses from being thrust into the spotlight. Unfortunately, the silver bullet they are looking for does not exist – today’s cyber criminals are just too persistent. It’s virtually guaranteed that you won’t be…


Care Sector Governance – Two Key Risks

24.08.15 / Insight posted in White Papers

Two primary risks found on any Supported Housing and Residential Care Home service provider’s Risk Register are those of: Safeguarding and Voids Management. Kingston Smith Consulting has assisted care sector clients to achieve operational excellence in a number of critical areas. Read more about how to meet these challenges in our white paper.


Return of the Cybermen™

30.06.15 / Insight posted in White Papers

Speaking in the latest Lark Financial Institutions’ magazine, Mark Child, Partner at Kingston Smith Consulting LLP, talks to them about how they can head off the threat posed by Cyber Attacks.