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25 November 2020

JDC shortlisted for Corporate Advisory Firm of the Year

We are pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Insider Media Award’s Corporate Finance Advisory Firm of the Year.

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16 September 2020

JDC Group joins the FRP advisory firm

Specialist business advisory firm FRP has announced the acquisition of JDC Group.

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14 August 2020

Top Tips – Management Information

Given the current situation and ongoing uncertainty about trading and cash, there has never been a more important time to ensure your business has accurate and up to date management information.

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7 August 2020

Has Government Financial Support Just Delayed The Inevitable?

Like many businesses in the UK, JDC has reopened its offices to staff as lockdown measures ease and the country starts to work in the ‘new normal’. However whilst most of the country goes back to work, the full impact of Covid-19 on the economy is yet to be seen.

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28 July 2020

Get To Know The People Behind JDC – Janet Parker

Here at JDC we are known for being a leading UK independent corporate finance firm advising businesses and owners on buying and selling businesses, management buy outs, raising debt & equity finance and business growth and we thought it would be interesting to give you a little insight on the people behind the firm.

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22 July 2020

How could the review of Capital Gains Tax impact business owners?

In the months leading up to the March 2020 budget, many entrepreneurs and business owners we spoke to, who were planning for a future sale of their business, were concerned about the anticipated abolishment or curtailment of Entrepreneurs’ Relief (now Business Asset Disposal Relief (‘BADR’)). Such discussions feel a lifetime ago.  Whilst dealing with the immense challenges of the volatile economy, business owners also face the likelihood of substantial changes to the tax regime as the Government consider how to pay for the emergency measures of recent months.  In addition, the once feared changes regarding Entrepreneurs’ Relief are now replaced with a realisation that a main CGT rate of 20% is still low and may not remain.

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16 July 2020

Get To Know The People Behind JDC – Maria Rix

Here at JDC we are known for being a leading UK independent corporate finance firm advising businesses and owners on buying and selling businesses, management buy outs, raising debt & equity finance and business growth and we thought it would be interesting to give you a little insight on the people behind the firm.

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13 July 2020

Get To Know The People Behind JDC – Fiona Hotston Moore

Here at JDC we are known for being a leading UK independent corporate finance firm advising businesses and owners on buying and selling businesses, management buy outs, raising debt & equity finance and business growth and we thought it would be interesting to give you a little insight on the people behind the firm.

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6 July 2020

Get To Know The People Behind JDC – Chris Adlam

Here at JDC we are known for being a leading UK independent corporate finance firm advising businesses and owners on buying and selling businesses, management buy outs, raising debt & equity finance and business growth and we thought it would be interesting to give you a little insight on the people behind the firm.

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1 July 2020

Moving forward – dealing with the business challenge of coronavirus and how JDC can help

We are delighted to announce the publication today of our one-off review intended to share with business owners our tips on how to help move their businesses forward into the second half of 2020 and how we might help owners tackle the business challenges and grasp the opportunities ahead.  Additionally, we would like to invite all readers to our series of upcoming complimentary webinars intended to share further thoughts and guidance on how to tackle the challenges and opportunities presented by the current situation.

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29 June 2020

Get To Know The People Behind JDC – Rob Whitefoot

Here at JDC we are known for being a leading UK independent corporate finance firm advising businesses and owners on buying and selling businesses, management buy outs, raising debt & equity finance and business growth and we thought it would be interesting to give you a little insight on the people behind the firm.

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19 June 2020

Get To Know The People Behind JDC – Dave Howes

Here at JDC we are known for being a leading UK independent corporate finance firm advising businesses and owners on buying and selling businesses, management buy outs, raising debt & equity finance and business growth and we thought it would be interesting to give you a little insight on the people behind the firm.

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16 June 2020

Investors’ Relief – Time To Take A Closer Look?

Although introduced in the Finance Act 2016, Investors’ Relief (‘IR’) has existed in the shadows of Entrepreneurs’ Relief (‘ER’) and both EIS and VCT reliefs. However, the economic effects of Covid-19, the magnitude of which is still to be seen, combined with the scaling back of ER does present IR with the opportunity to shine more brightly as an attractive option for both small to medium sized businesses and high net worth individuals.

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12 June 2020

Get To Know The People Behind JDC – Matt Field

Here at JDC we are known for being a leading UK independent corporate finance firm advising businesses and owners on buying and selling businesses, management buy outs, raising debt & equity finance and business growth and we thought it would be interesting to give you a little insight on the people behind the firm.

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5 June 2020

Get To Know The People Behind JDC – James Cooper

Here at JDC we are known for being a leading UK independent corporate finance firm advising businesses and owners on buying and selling businesses, management buy outs, raising debt & equity finance and business growth and we thought it would be interesting to give you a little insight on the people behind the firm.

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28 May 2020

Post-Lockdown Liquidity Squeeze – Are You Ready?

As the local economy and the country as a whole starts to slowly emerge from lockdown, we ask “How prepared are East Anglian businesses?”.

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15 May 2020

Failed CBILS Loan Application – How The Team At JDC Provided A Solution

With some businesses finding it difficult to access the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) with the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (which recently opened for applications) not providing sufficient funding, we thought it would be useful to share our real-life experience of how we have helped a client successfully obtain a CBILS loan after this was initially turned down by their bank.

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15 May 2020

Get To Know The People Behind JDC – Josh Cadwallader

Here at JDC we are known for being a leading UK independent corporate finance firm advising businesses and owners on buying and selling businesses, management buy outs, raising debt & equity finance and business growth and we thought it would be interesting to give you a little insight on the people behind the firm.

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15 May 2020

Get To Know The People Behind JDC – Adam Croft

Here at JDC we are known for being a leading UK independent corporate finance firm advising businesses and owners on buying and selling businesses, management buy outs, raising debt & equity finance and business growth and we thought it would be interesting to give you a little insight on the people behind the firm.

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11 May 2020

Dividends During COVID-19 – A Potential Trap For The Unwitting Director

The effects of the Coronavirus pandemic are having a dramatic effect on the global economy. Many businesses are suspending or reducing trading activities due to decreased demand, inability to trade safely in the current environment or being unable to source materials/products. This in turn will have a knock-on effect on both profitability and cash flows within businesses, along with the ability to declare and pay dividends.

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7 May 2020

Get To Know The People Behind JDC – Alex Hunton

Here at JDC we are known for being a leading UK independent corporate finance firm advising businesses and owners on buying and selling businesses, management buy outs, raising debt & equity finance and business growth and we thought it would be interesting to give you a little insight on the people behind the firm.

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1 May 2020

Get To Know The People Behind JDC – Ryan Symonds

Here at JDC we are known for being a leading UK independent corporate finance firm advising businesses and owners on buying and selling businesses, management buy outs, raising debt & equity finance and business growth and we thought it would be interesting to give you a little insight on the people behind the firm.

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24 April 2020

Get To Know The People Behind JDC – Jo Price

Here at JDC we are known for being a leading UK independent corporate finance firm advising businesses and owners on buying and selling businesses, management buy outs, raising debt & equity finance and business growth and we thought it would be interesting to give you a little insight on the people behind the firm.

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23 April 2020

Tax Based Opportunities That May Arise From The Coronavirus Pandemic

Opportunities can spring from the most unfortunate situations; in the case of the coronavirus pandemic this will be when the dust has had time to settle and once people have had the chance to return to ‘normal life’.

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21 April 2020

Practical Tips for an Effective Business Plan

In our discussions with clients over the years, we have often been asked what our top tips are for preparing an effective business plan.  We thought it would be helpful to summarise some of them here. Whether you are looking at raising finance to deal with the immediate financial impact of the pandemic or if you looking at longer term planning for when we emerge these tips should help you draft an effective document.

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8 April 2020

Business Valuations Amid The COVID-19 Pandemic – Why, When And How?

Whatever the size of your business and wherever you are in the life cycle of a business, understanding the value of (and the drivers of value) for your business is key to effective decision-making. Even in this volatile economy it is essential to understand the drivers of value when considering both short term and longer term planning.

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1 April 2020

Cash Management During COVID-19

Today the BBC reports research showing “a fifth of smaller UK firms will run out of cash”.  The Government has announced a number of initiatives to help smaller businesses however there are other measures you can put in place to manage cash in the short term.  Here are our tips for managing cash in the current situation.

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30 March 2020

Top Tips for Cash Forecasting

One of the most important things for businesses right now is managing cash.  A cash forecast is vital for managing the day to day, but it is also going to be important to have a forecast if you are applying for funding through the CBILS.  Here are our top tips on preparing a cash forecast.

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26 March 2020

6 Top Tips For Your Business Interruption Loan Application

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (“CBILS”) can provide facilities of up to £5m for smaller businesses across the UK who are experiencing disruptions to their cashflow as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.  The scheme can be accessed via the lender (including all high street banks) and supports a wide range of business finance products, including term loans, overdrafts, invoice finance and asset finance.

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25 March 2020

How To Contact Us During The COVID-19 Outbreak

Like everyone else at the moment, here at JDC we have been keeping a close eye on the developing COVID-19 outbreak and, following the Government advice released on Monday evening, we have taken the view that in order to keep you and ourselves safe that the time has come for us to work remotely.  In light of this, we have updated our team pages on our website to include all of our team members’ mobile phone numbers and email addresses, please do not hesitate to contact any one of us.

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19 March 2020

Support And Helplines For Local Businesses Through COVID-19

Today Chris Adlam, our Director of Business Growth Services, provides a useful summary of current Government helplines/websites for local businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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18 March 2020

Supporting Our Local Businesses Through COVID-19

COVID-19 is a global health emergency that requires an unprecedented response both here and across the world. We are already working with some of our clients to implement contingency plans, cash management and cost cutting measures to help manage through the crisis in a sustainable way.

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12 March 2020

Budget 2020

The maiden Budget speech for the new Chancellor and new government was always going to be interesting but against a backdrop of a post Brexit era, the Coronavirus and speculation of last minute changes, the Chancellor delivered a confident and bold message.

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12 March 2020

JDC Corporate Finance Celebrates 7 Deal Completions in 7 Days

We are delighted to announced the closure of seven transactions in the last seven days.

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2 March 2020

Coronavirus: How Could The Outbreak Affect Your Business?

The potential effects of the Coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the UK population have been well documented, including possible impacts on the NHS, on travel, on sporting events and large gatherings.  The situation is very fast moving, but in addition to the general public, the impending outbreak is likely to have a big impact on local East Anglian businesses.

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27 February 2020

JDC Ask The Experts – An Update For Professionals

JDC Ask the Experts – An Update For Professionals – Join us on 22 April 2020 at Wherstead Park, Ipswich from 5:30pm till 7:30pm or on 29 April 2020 at the Essex Cricket Ground, Chelmsford from 8:00am till 10:00am.

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25 February 2020

Practical Tips for Successful MBO

In our discussions with clients over the years, we have often been asked what our top tips are for a successful MBO. We thought it would be helpful to summarise some of them here.

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19 February 2020

Practical Tips for Buying A Business

In our discussions with clients over the years, we have often been asked what our top tips are for buying a business.  We thought it would be helpful to summarise them here.

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13 February 2020

Practical Tips for Selling A Business

In our discussions with clients over the years, we have often been asked what our top tips are for selling a business.  We thought it would be helpful to summarise some of them here.

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7 February 2020

JDC Annual Review 2019

The JDC team are delighted to share our 2019 Annual Review with you, which provides a summary of the deals and advisory transactions that we have completed in the last 12 months.

In 2019 we originated and led transactions with a cumulative value in excess of £140 million and implemented numerous succession and funding solutions for our clients.  We are delighted to be able to share the case studies included in our annual review and a sample of the real feedback received from satisfied clients who have trusted us to support them with some of their most critical business decisions in 2019.

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13 December 2019

General Election Results – Conservative Majority

Senior Manager Matt Field discusses the results of the General Election and summarises what a Conservative majority means to the business community.

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12 December 2019

Insider Media’s Deal of the Month

It’s a great end to the year here at JDC as we have been awarded the Insider Media Award Deal of the Month for our recent transaction with bf1systems and BGF.

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9 December 2019

Trade Sale of Sitec Infrastructure Services

We are pleased to announce our latest transaction in which we advised the shareholders of Sitec Infrastructure Services Ltd. on their sale to WHP Telecoms Limited.

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4 December 2019

Our Recent Private Equity Deals

We are seeing increased levels of private equity investment in the East of England to support management teams accelerate growth or to support Management Buy Outs (“MBOs”) and shareholder retirement plans.

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15 November 2019

Ryan Symonds Wins Emerging Dealmaker of the Year

The JDC Group (JDC) is delighted to announce that Ryan Symonds has won the Emerging Dealmaker of the Year Award.

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4 November 2019

Fiona Hotston Moore Joins The JDC Group

The JDC Group (JDC) is delighted to announce the appointment of Fiona Hotston Moore as a Director of Forensic and Advisory Services on 4 November 2019.

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23 July 2019

Majority Investment in GEV Group

We are pleased to announce our latest transaction where we advised on the majority equity investment from Bridges Fund Management, a private equity investor with a focus on sustainable living in GEV Group.

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9 April 2019

Structured Partial MBO of Signwaves

We are pleased to announce our latest transaction with Signwaves where we helped the Company complete a partial management buyout enabling the controlling shareholders to implement a structured succession plan.

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3 April 2019

Refinancing of Jablite

We are pleased to announce the refinancing of Jablite, a leading provider of moulded EPS products for the construction sector and its sister business Styropack, which provides protection and insulation for a range of consumer products. We acted as lead adviser running a competitive refinancing process and we secured significant additional lending on very attractive terms.

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29 March 2019

Preparing for Exit

On the day when we should be leaving the EU we are pleased to share some practical tips for business owners on preparing for an exit.

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13 March 2019

Making Tax Digital for VAT

For most businesses, the deadline for Making Tax Digital for VAT is only a few weeks away.  If you have not already done so, NOW is the time to check whether this applies to your business and, if so, whether your software is compliant.

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13 February 2019

Annual Review 2018

We are delighted to release our latest annual review which summarises the deals and advisory services we have completed in the last year.

Rather than focus on what we CAN do or what we MIGHT do, this summary focuses on what we have ACTUALLY delivered for our clients across the region.  Real transactions, real advice and real feedback from satisfied clients who have trusted us to support them with some of their most critical business decisions

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7 February 2019

Employee Ownership Trusts | Sell Your Business Tax Free To Your Employees

Over recent months Employee Ownership Trusts (‘EOTs’) have become an increasingly frequent topic of conversation, when talking to business owners, lenders and other intermediaries. Here we provide a summary of EOT’s, specifically, what can make them an attractive alternative for business owners, who might be looking for an exit or partial realisation of their investment.

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18 January 2019

Trade Sale of Wiggly Amps

We are pleased to announce our latest transaction with a leading specialist health technology and software business, Wiggly Amps, where we acted as lead adviser on the sale of the company to the UK’s largest pharmacy retailer, Boots UK.

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17 December 2018

Trade Sale of BTS Group

We are pleased to announce our latest transaction with one of Suffolk’s leading SME businesses, where we acted as lead adviser on the sale of the business to a highly acquisitive and fast growing buyer, the RSK Group.

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12 December 2018

Tax Issues On Staff & General Entertaining

We are often asked at this time of year about the tax implications of entertaining and providing gifts to either staff or customers.  The good news is you can normally provide a staff party and/or a modest gift, subject to certain conditions being met.

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5 December 2018

The Importance of Preparation for Due Diligence

Preparation is vital for many things but when it can affect the value of your business, it is even more important. Due Diligence is the buyers’ way of investigating the business, validating the price (and finding ways to discount it!) and ensuring all potential liabilities are covered in the Sale and Purchase Agreement.

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3 December 2018

Debt Funded MBO at The Big Prawn Co

We are pleased to announce our latest transaction with The Big Prawn Co, an established Norfolk based business, where we were able to secure funding from HSBC to facilitate a debt funded MBO.

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28 November 2018

Norfolk Business Awards 2018

Last Thursday night saw this year’s Norfolk Business Awards take place at The Royal Norfolk Showground, hosted by comedian Katherine Ryan.  JDC were proud to be able to sponsor the Investing in Future Growth category.

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23 November 2018

Building a Business Plan

Building a business plan is one of the most enjoyable parts of being a business owner.  It’s a chance to articulate and share your vision with the rest of the company, to set a strategy with the senior management team and to dream big for the future.

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13 November 2018

How An MBO Can Be The Right Solution When Planning Your Exit

When planning an exit strategy, one of the first areas to review is the strength of the management team. Not only is this one of the pivotal areas in determining value when presenting the business for sale to third parties, but it will also allow exiting shareholders to evaluate whether a management buy out (MBO) could be a viable option.

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7 November 2018

Where Can I Raise Money to Grow?

One of the most common questions we get asked by entrepreneurs is “Where can I raise money to grow?”  We regularly meet companies that are profitable and exceeding their business plans but are struggling to raise enough working capital to keep up.

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2 November 2018

Three Deals in Three Days

JDC Corporate Finance is delighted to announce the completion of three separate deals in the past three days.

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26 October 2018

5 Tips for Succession Planning

Based on our experience of witnessing the implementation of numerous succession plans, we have summarised what we believe are the key considerations to take on board when planning and executing this event to ensure it is as successful as possible for all concerned.

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24 October 2018

Further Expansion at JDC with Three New Senior Hires

JDC Corporate Finance are delighted to welcome three further senior people to their team to add yet more strength to their growing advisory and corporate finance practice.

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17 October 2018

JDC Receive Two Nominations at the Central & East Dealmakers Awards 2018

JDC are proud to announce that Ryan Symonds and James Cooper have been shortlisted for an award at the Central and East Dealmakers Awards 2018, taking place in Milton Keynes on 22nd November.

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4 September 2018

JDC Secures £13m in Funding to Support Management Buy-Out at Motorclean

We are pleased to announce our latest transaction with an established Essex based business, where we were able to secure funding from HSBC to facilitate a debt-funded MBO from their financial investors.

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7 June 2018

JDC Sponsors Norfolk Business Awards 2018

JDC Corporate Finance are proud to sponsor the Investing in Future Growth category at the Norfolk Business Awards. We are passionate about Norfolk Businesses and, in particular, seeing entrepreneurs grow companies that bring innovation, sustainable development and jobs to our region.

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18 April 2018

JDC opens new office and strengthens ties with the Essex, Hertfordshire and Cambridge business communities

JDC Corporate Finance, the leading independent corporate finance and advisory business in the East of England, is pleased to announce the official opening of its new office near Chelmsford. Located within 15 miles of Stansted Airport, Bishops Stortford and Chelmsford, it is the company’s second office in the region.

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26 March 2018

They did it! – Only the Brave 2018 Charity Challenge

Eight members of the JDC Corporate Finance team completed the Only the Brave Obstacle Mud Run on 25 March at Elveden Estate, raising over £3,000 for The East Anglian Air Ambulance and The Community Heartbeat Trust.

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9 March 2018

Only the Brave 2018 Charity Challenge

Eight members of the JDC Corporate Finance team have set themselves the challenge of completing the Only the Brave Obstacle Mud Run on 25 March 2018 at Elveden Estate.

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20 November 2017

JDC Secures Minority Investment from The Business Growth Fund in Cornwall Insight

We are pleased to announce our latest transaction with a fast growing local business, Cornwall Insight, where we were able to secure an investment to accelerate the company’s growth plans.

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28 July 2017

Majority Investment in Aquaterra Energy

We are delighted to confirm the completion of another landmark transaction led by the team at JDC.

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19 July 2017

They did it! – Three Peaks Charity Challenge 2017 Supporting Nelson’s Journey

JDC chose to support Nelson’s Journey as it is a local charity which does fantastic work to support and help children and young people

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