Our Services

 

Solutions for Start-ups

We partner with you, our start-up innovators, to get your product to market. Using our Milestone Bridge, we define key outcomes at each stage of development in order to reduce product, market and investor risk and increase business value.

We focus on the following services:

1. Finance new product development

Attracting funding to develop new products can often feel like you are wading through mud.  It diverts you from working on your product and your business. We organise the fund-raising process using a visual roadmap so that you know:

  • how each stage of product development will be financed
  • how to use the R&D tax incentive, grants, and debt or equity funding intelligently to leverage your own capital base
  • how to accelerate your path to market through collaboration.

If you need external investment, we have the tools you need to be product, market and investor ready, including pitch decks, advisory boards and governance processes. You have access to the funding platforms and private deal rooms we use to connect with high net worth and corporate investors.

2. Implement sustainable business models

Your financial model places you on the bridge in control of the levers of value in your business, and provides the knowledge you need to engage with stakeholders, funders and investors.

We use our expertise to develop your financial model so that you know:

  • how your business makes money, its key assumptions and how they impact business results
  • how to set financial goals and prioritise actions today to get there
  • how to measure your progress and stay on track

3. Protect IP

Your IP is your key business asset.  We apply a strategic approach to what it is, the value it has today, and how you plan to develop it to build business value.  Your IP provides part of the story you need to engage and update stakeholders, funders and investors.

With our specialist partners, we help you manage your IP so that you:

  • protect your innovations
  • document and package your IP for investors
4. Connect to our global network

It often takes new businesses time and effort to form wider business networks beyond the specific domain of your product or service expertise.

We connect you into PKF’s wide national and global network of clients, contacts, and partners to promote collaborate on the research, design, manufacture or distribution of new product or service ideas either as investors, lenders, or joint venture partners.

Solutions for Established Businesses

We work with you to prioritise R&D investment and develop your IP assets into a competitive advantage for your business.  We develop the strategy to grow your R&D infrastructure so that you have options to accelerate bringing your innovations to market.  We focus on the following services:

1. Manage R&D as a strategic investment

Investment in R&D is often curtailed if profitability is under stress or markets soften.  Yet experience teaches that businesses that budget for continued investment in new products during economic downturns benefit disproportionately when market conditions improve.

Using our Milestone Bridge, we work with you to develop a purpose-driven R&D strategy that:

  • prioritises your R&D investment over time, investment size, risk and market opportunity
  • consolidates project funding and resource needs across milestones to support budgeting
  • is well-funded through the development cycle to free capital for market entry

If you need external investment, we have the tools you need to be product, market and investor ready, including pitch decks, advisory boards and governance processes.  You have access to the funding platforms and private deal rooms we use to connect with high net worth and corporate investors.

2. Upscale your investment in R&D

Growth places a significant call on capital yet often requires further investment in R&D to compete successfully with larger players with deeper pockets.

Using PKF’s modelling and valuation expertise, we work with you to:

  • upscale your investment in R&D by marshalling external partners to expand your capabilities and funding base
  • transform your R&D centre into a profit-making asset
  • measure and improve the effectiveness of your investment in R&D.
3. Manage your IP as a strategic asset

How you develop and manage your IP drives your business value.  We apply a strategic approach to what it is and how you plan to develop it to build business value.  Your IP provides part of the story you need to market your business journey to stakeholders, funders and investors.

Using our specialist partners, we work to manage your IP so that you can:

  • represent your intangible capital in your management accounts and balance sheet
  • document and package your IP so that it is valuable for funders and investors
  • identify opportunities to monetise your IP

4. Connect to our global network

Even as an established business, new contacts and opportunities outside your specific product or service expertise create new options for growth.

We connect you to PKF’s wide national and global network of clients, contacts, and partners to collaborate on the research, design, manufacture or distribution of new product or service ideas either as investors, lenders, or joint venture partners.