Director of Conatus Financing Solutions, Kevin Ward, has worked in various long-term and interim board and non-executive roles for a number of clients and voluntary organisations. In recent years, Kevin has graduated from sales and finance-related positions to chairing meetings for Community Action Suffolk, challenging, supporting and encouraging the board towards positive outcomes.request a session
My goal is to build a strong relationship with you so I fully understand your needs and goals – for your business and on a more personal level. I’m happy to be as hands-on as you need me to be and I’ll always take full ownership of the work I’m undertaking. I enjoy working closely with my clients to identify problems, challenges and obstacles that are impacting your business and more importantly, to find and deliver practical solutions that achieve the desired outcomes.enquire now
I provide consultancy to businesses that are growing, in distress, or who simply need additional support at board-level, often with finance, governance or leadership. I can also help you source all types of business finance, not just traditional bank lending. I offer a range of Finance Director services, on a part-time or “as required” basis, where you will benefit from having a high calibre FD with a proven track record on hand to support your business goals.enquire now
I can help you source and secure a wide range of commercial financing – from development finance, commercial mortgages, secured & unsecured loans and overdrafts to asset finance, P2P lending, bridging loans and private investment. I can also help you negotiate favourable foreign exchange terms for international payments. I’ll work closely with you (and the lender or investor) throughout the entire process to ensure you can draw down the funds quickly and with minimal fuss.enquire now
I can assist you in a short-term or part-time capacity in a board or non-exec role, covering strategic financial planning & support, crisis & turnaround support, cash flow management, bank relationship support and simple bookkeeping, credit control, internal accounts functions, payroll, budgeting and management reporting through our sister company, Conatus Bookkeeping.enquire now
Recently, Kevin has helped a property development company secure a £600,000 commercial mortgage on affordable terms, a struggling retail business to refinance a £250,000 commercial loan and secure a new commercial loan for £250,000, and a warehousing & logistics firm to refinance £3m of existing loans, secure £2m of development funding for a new warehouse and negotiate a £250k overdraft.visit website
Kevin was the lead interview in the Autumn 2021 issue of Suffolk Director magazine where he candidly discusses his Suffolk roots, family life and upbringing; his early career and segue into financial services; being mentored by David Sheepshanks CBE; leaving Barclays to start his own business in the aftermath of the credit crisis; and how and why he’s now helping businesses to bounce back from difficult times to achieve positive outcomes. He also speaks about the importance of achieving a healthy work-life balance and how a drunken dare has evolved into doing triathlons and ultra-marathons!read article
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