Wholesale Distribution and Retail
11% of all UK enterprises are retailers, and more than a third of consumer spending each year is channelled through shops. In this fast moving, high profile and constantly changing environment, only the best managed and most innovative organisations can thrive.
The challenges facing the sector have never been greater. From reduced consumer spending to increasing competition and greater regulation, it is more important than ever for retailers to eliminate inefficiencies, improve relationships with customers and suppliers and decrease stockholdings.
However, changes in the industry, such as the growth of on-line retailing, have also brought opportunities for the most forward thinking and innovative businesses. We provide guidance to local firms on taking advantage of such prospects, with clients in the motor trade, fashion and footwear, household goods and textiles, pharmacies, grocers and fast food restaurants.
We offer expert advice for wholesale distribution and retail businesses in the following areas:
- Financing growth and development planning
- Succession planning
- Fraud detection and prevention
- Product margin reporting
- Negotiation of supplier financial support
- Production of monthly management accounts
- Business valuation and acquisition/disposal strategies
- Sector-specific advice on VAT