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MC Vanguard Testimonials

Testimonials

‘James Curtis was incredibly supportive in our recent growth deal with Foresight, he was able to explain complex financial jargon in plain English and took the time to understand and address any clarification points required often working long hours with no notice to achieve our goals...

Brian Murphy, Fieldway Group, backed by Foresight Group

When I was considering exiting my company, I was recommended to contact MC Vanguard and I’m glad I did. From the very outset...

Lynne Fattah, Nation Recruit

This was a particularly difficult and protracted transaction. I don’t have enough praise for Brian McCann and James Curtis...

Sally-Ann Turner, The Bodyline Clinic Ltd

Jerry, I would formally like to say a huge thank you for your help and assistance in getting the deal over the line...

Tim Dickinson, Med Imaging Healthcare Ltd

We have dealt with the Mitchell Charlesworth Group for the past 11 years and as our needs have expanded during...

Terry & Loraine Bates, DJ Drink Solutions Limited

MC Vanguard provided financial due diligence and supported us with deal management for our first acquisition...

Add Media Group

I was looking for funds for a management buyout. My employer the sole owner of the company was looking to retire...

Paul Campbell, Probe Concierge & Security Services

After 130 successful years of trading in the animal feeds manufacturing sector we felt the time had come to find...

M E Waterhouse Limited

We worked with Vanguard for seven years, prior to the sale of our business. During this time, the Vanguard...

Cliff Barclay, InterGroup Communications Limited

When we decided to sell our company, our bank manager introduced us to MC Vanguard. From the very first...

Gage Engineering Limited

You can read through our testimonials in full below:

Fieldway Group, backed by Foresight Group

‘’James Curtis was incredibly supportive in our recent growth deal with Foresight, he was able to explain complex financial jargon in plain English and took the time to understand and address any clarification points required often working long hours with no notice to achieve our goals. Whilst James is only in his mid to late 20s, he certainly has the technical and commercial ability to operate at the most senior level on deals. It’s clear that James is a highly motivated young individual with the desire to succeed, and is determined in putting the interests of his clients above all else.”

Brian Murphy

Nation Recruit

"When I was considering exiting my company, I was recommended to contact MC Vanguard and I’m glad I did.  From the very outset they were friendly, professional and knowledgeable and, although Nation Recruit was a small company, they gave me the confidence that it was saleable.  They worked closely with me to prepare the company for sale prior to going out to market and when we did both Brian and James were very supportive throughout the whole process.  I can highly recommend MCV to any company owner looking to exit their business."

Lynn Fatah

The Bodyline Clinic Ltd

“This was a particularly difficult and protracted transaction. I don’t have enough praise for Brian McCann and James Curtis at MC Vanguard and my long standing Accountant Alison Buckley and Tax advisor Tim Adcock. They supported me throughout with step by step guidance and made it as stress-free as possible, given the circumstance. What I feel was particularly invaluable is that they genuinely care, it wasn’t ‘just another’ deal, I had a call from Brian or James pretty much everyday with an update.

They have worked tirelessly to get over numerous challenges and were just brilliant! I know I can call them anytime and they will have the solution. I honestly feel if I’d of been working with a different adviser, they would have abandoned the deal as it was so difficult at times.”

Sally-Ann Turner

DJ Drink Solutions Ltd

“We have dealt with the Mitchell Charlesworth Group for the past 11 years and as our needs have expanded during this time they have provided us with a full range of corporate, personal tax and accountancy services as well as providing us with vital corporate finance support via MC Vanguard.

Recently the team at MC Vanguard helped us navigate successfully through a process culminating in a sale of our Company, DJ Drink Solutions Limited, to Nichols Plc. This sale represents a significant milestone for us personally and provides a great platform for future growth for the Company within the Nichols Group. The Company has had a strong business relationship with Nichols for a number of years and now we look forward to working with them to develop the Company further.

We would like to thank Jerry Scriven, Adam Bradbury, Rob Davies, Tim Adcock and Amy Taylor for their support and guidance every step along the way during our dealings with Nichols."

Terry & Loraine Bates

Med Imaging Healthcare Ltd

“Jerry, I would formally like to say a huge thank you for your help and assistance in getting the deal over the line yesterday.

Without your expertise and personal style I doubt we would have made it, this coupled with Rob’s input made a superb team from both MC Vanguard and Mitchell Charlesworth for Margaret and me to work with, one I don’t think that could be bettered.

It has been a long and bumpy road, and in truth, I did sometimes wonder if the deal would ever materialise, but I am delighted with the outcome and look forward to working with Foresight and the Mitchell Charlesworth group in the future.”

Tim Dickinson

Add Media Group

"MC Vanguard provided financial due diligence and supported us with deal management for our first acquisition. They really understood our requirements and provided us with a tailored service, working within a tight timescale. We were pleased with the service provided by MC Vanguard and would not hesitate to recommend them."

 

Probe Concierge & Security Services

"I was looking for funds for a management buyout.  My employer the sole owner of the company was looking to retire and asked if I would be prepared to acquire his shares.  I had worked for the company for over 10 years and it seemed like a natural progression.  I had gone down the path of approaching the high street banks directly.  However funds for this sort of acquisition are not straightforward.  I needed a company to approach funders on my behalf and  have the ability to communicate on their level.  I approached MC Vanguard and Jerry Scriven because I needed advice on potential ways of funding this type of management buyout.  Jerry had been recommended to me by a colleague and he did not disappoint.

In the first meeting I felt at ease as he explained the process of what was needed and also the time frame we would work towards.  Jerry explained the pitfalls of such deals as well as the positive aspects.  No stone was left unturned and he and his team quickly assessed projections and put a business plan into place that could be easily dissected by potential funders.

The one thing I liked from the start was their approachable but professional attitude.  But the real value I found was that they helped oil the cogs in regard to dealing with the legalities of such a deal, and further negotiation with the vendors.

The result was I had a deal in principle within the first month and the deal was signed off a couple of months later.

I would have no hesitation in recommending MC Vanguard and Jerry Scriven.  Their approach was straight forward and personable from the onset of what can be a daunting process."

Paul Campbell

M E Waterhouse Limited

"After 130 successful years of trading in the animal feeds manufacturing sector we felt the time had come to find a new direction for our company. Being a highly respected, family-run business it was crucial that we found a partner to work with who had a true appreciation of the heritage, values, and dedication to quality and personal service that has been our bedrock.

We sought advice from the MC Vanguard team who clearly understood our values and objectives. They found such a partner and negotiated a deal that provided an exit for the shareholders who wanted to retire, and a tremendous opportunity for us as the current directors to enhance the business and drive it forward as part of a larger, family-run group.

We are now looking forward to an exciting new era, both for us and the business, and we could not have achieved this without the support and advice from the MC Vanguard team."

 

InterGroup Communications Limited

"We worked with Vanguard for seven years, prior to the sale of our business.  During this time, the Vanguard team helped us to complete 4 acquisitions and to add significantly to the value of our Company".

Cliff Barclay

 

Gage Engineering Limited

"When we decided to sell our company, our bank manager introduced us to MC Vanguard.  From the very first meeting they led us through the sale process, identified a range of potential buyers and negotiated a deal with the eventual buyer which fully met our objectives.  We are convinced that we could not have achieved this value without the support of the MC Vanguard team's market knowledge and process."

 

Mitchell & Wright Printers

"As a privately owned business, it was always our desire to pass the business on to the management team.  Vanguard worked with us in the years leading up to the MBO to help prepare the business and then led completion of the transaction, which delivered our personal objectives and enabled the management team to take the business forward.

We could not have achieved these objectives without the expert experience and commitment of the MC Vanguard Team."

Keith Mitchell