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FPN helps you make money from the growth and sale of your business

 

“Rosemary Penn-Newman is a corporate finance star”

Peter Howard-Jones, Independent Management Consultant.

Professional and Passionate about your success

FPN is not an ordinary firm of chartered accountants. We are both Fellows of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, and MBA’s, and have spent our careers specialising in Corporate Finance and Corporate Recovery.

But what really sets us apart is that for nearly 30 years we have run, acquired and sold our own businesses.

Our prosperity is tied to yours. We are passionate about both!

  • I have no doubt that FPN achieved the very best result possible and would recommend their services to anyone

    Owner Manager

    Owner Manager

    Owner Manager
  • Achieving a sale for my business required calmness, consistency and bucketfuls of negotiating skills. Rosemary exhibited all these over an extended period and achieved a remarkable outcome given the limitations we found ourselves in. She was always available for advice and took part in difficult, protracted discussions at all hours of the day and night. The calm professionalism of FPN, together with their insight into the processes and their experience of similar sales, made the resulting sale a huge relief for me. I have no doubt that they achieved the very best result possible and would recommend their services to anyone.

    Owner Manager

    Owner Manager

    Owner Manager
  • Your ability to grasp the issues with very little in the way of brief was exemplary. If only all experts were so reliable and insightful.

    Mike Pavitt

    Mike Pavitt

    Partner, Paris Smith
  • Antony has an eclectic mix of business and financial skills. He is a highly experienced business development manager, a successful entrepreneur and a skilled corporate recovery specialist. Whilst a registered insolvency practitioner my experience is that his main focus is to do the best for his client regardless of how hard the road and intractable the problems. If you have business issues there is no better professional to have by your side.

    Peter Howard-Jones

    Peter Howard-Jones

    Independent Management Consultant and Turnaround Specialist
  • Rosemary Penn-Newman is a corporate finance star. She has exceptional analytical skills which allows her to provide the best solution for your business and ensure that you have both adequate financial resource for your needs and the most appropriate financial partner. Her contacts in both the equity and debt markets are of the highest calibre which ensures the integrity of any transaction that she recommends. However, it is not only in corporate finance that she excels, she is an entrepreneur and has twice started her own business. She therefore understands the risk and reward ratios far better than members of the “big four” firms whose existence is far removed from the realities of business ownership but with the added benefit of having worked at KPMG and Begbies Traynor giving her the best experience of all worlds. She is also a person of the highest integrity which is always reassuring when you are making some of the most important decisions of your life. If you have a business problem whether it is accelerating your growth profile or seeking remedial advice and finance make talking to Rosemary the first thing you do.• Rosemary Penn-Newman is a corporate finance star. She has exceptional analytical skills which allows her to provide the best solution for your business and ensure that you have both adequate financial resource for your needs and the most appropriate financial partner. Her contacts in both the equity and debt markets are of the highest calibre which ensures the integrity of any transaction that she recommends. However, it is not only in corporate finance that she excels, she is an entrepreneur and has twice started her own business. She therefore understands the risk and reward ratios far better than members of the “big four” firms whose existence is far removed from the realities of business ownership but with the added benefit of having worked at KPMG and Begbies Traynor giving her the best experience of all worlds. She is also a person of the highest integrity which is always reassuring when you are making some of the most important decisions of your life. If you have a business problem whether it is accelerating your growth profile or seeking remedial advice and finance make talking to Rosemary the first thing you do.

    This lady epitomises the phrase “when the going gets tough the tough get going

    Peter Howard-Jones

    Peter Howard-Jones

    Independent Management Consultant and Turnaround Specialist
  • This is the text of an email from Stephen Davies QC, head of Guildhall Chambers in Bristol regarding the resolution, through mediation, of a complex insolvency dispute on which Antony acted as an expert witness alongside Stephen, who was Senior Counsel.

    “Goodness me. Didn’t you do well against all the odds – Very well done”

    Stephen Davies QC

    Stephen Davies QC

    head of Guildhall Chambers in Bristol
  • I have found Rosemary’s client skills, transactional discretion and deal making capabilities, and Antony’s understanding of his own and his clients’ trades coupled with a strong ability to overcome obstacles intelligently and creatively to be outstanding.

    Sean Davies

    Sean Davies

    Head of Company Commercial Department, Paris Smith LLP
  • “Rosemary was very professional and made the transaction as smooth as it could possibly be including bringing in the legal team,” he added. “We were dealing with an American company so FPN made the liaison process smoother with an intuitive understanding of the American market and late night calls to accommodate the time zones. We couldn’t be more pleased.”

    Robert Bennet

    Robert Bennet

    Managing Director at Groveley Detection Limited
  • We were recently involved in a substantial claim by a Liquidator against former directors for misfeasance and other heads of claim which required expert input from an accountant who ideally also held an insolvency licence. He was needed to advise on the losses caused by the directors activities. We were recommended to instruct Antony Fanshawe of FPN and he subsequently provided an excellent in depth report. Furthermore he later attended successful settlement negotiations. In fact, it was his clear understanding of the figures and his ability to clearly explain his loss calculations and methodology that persuaded the opponents to settle before trial.

    We have since retained Antony to advise on another two matters of substance (one of which is not insolvency related) and in both cases we have received plaudits from both the clients and senior counsel in relation to his work and in particular his grasp of the complex issues.

    It was his clear understanding of the figures and his ability to clearly explain his loss calculations and methodology that persuaded the opponents to settle before trial.

    David Oliver

    David Oliver

    Partner, Verisona Law
  • These are the people to go to if you want a genuinely creative solution.

    Matt Barker

    Matt Barker

    Partner, Trethowans

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There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from mistakes. But what really sets us apart is that for nearly 30 years we have started, run and sold our own businesses.

Antony Fanshawe

Director

Rosemary Penn-Newman

Director