Media and Marketing

SMEs become established in this sector by creating new ideas and formats to sell to industry giants. Most of the costs are people’s salaries and often initial sales prices are guestimates of time spent with whatever mark-up can be negotiated. But sustained success requires a deeper understanding and management of time spent and levels of skills applied. At FD Solutions we have assisted many such businesses in capturing costs with user-friendly software, and analysing them so as to show what the costs of each idea/format really are, thereby enabling management to keep firm control.

Our work at Flamingo demonstrates this.

“Chris is thoroughly likeable and extremely hard-working; he grasped the overall vision of a new business quickly and implemented the financial tools and business planning that are essential for success.”
Danny Faughnan, CEO, Metropolis Digital Media

Our team

Clive Eplett

Clive Eplett

Clive Eplett created systems to ensure effective and efficient invoicing of broadcasters and major record companies so that a ten-fold increase in revenue over 10 years was achieved without running out of cash.

Paul Randall

Paul Randall holds an MBA and was FD of an online steel publication business that was sold to Platts, a leading global provider of commodity data, where he also became an FD. He established offices in the Americas and the Middle East.

Robert McLaurin

Robert McLaurin

Robert McLaurin was Group Finance Director of ICM Research Ltd a £20m market research subsidiary of Creston plc, where he had a great impact on improving the structure and output of the finance department and then the quality and value of the management information, according to Group Chief Executive Barrie Brian.

Roger Hearn helped a digital marketing company return to its core profitable base after an over expansion into related sectors which had been significantly loss making. Under his careful cash management it was able to re-pay its overdraft.