The Business Experience significantly improves commercial awareness, financial understanding and business acumen of anyone working in a Housing Association

We take groups of delegates and immerse them in a competitive market environment. They run competing companies, making all the key decisions and then live with the consequences. Our highly experienced trainers interpret delegate performance, advise teams and reinforce best practice as well as your key business messages

The benefits to the firm are huge

  • Consistent accounting surpluses and improved cash flow
  • Commercial thinking throughout the organisation
  • Consideration of all stakeholder requirements
  • Understanding of financial information
  • Significantly improved decision making
  • Big picture understanding across the association 

The messages that we are asked to promote vary but typically include the following

  • Performance reports, operating statements and accounting surpluses
  • The difference between cash flow and surplus, the reasons and importance
  • Understanding accounts and managing budgets
  • The key drivers of success and their relative importance
  • How to make financial decisions
  • In-house financial performance targets and metrics
  • Capital expenditure; inflation; economic impacts

The Business Experience presents delegates with an enjoyable challenge. It is always tailored to the delegates and is suitable for a range of situations

  • Improving general commercial and financial awareness
  • Management development and talent management programs
  • Academies, induction courses and career progression
  • Introducing accounting and financial statements
  • Delegate assessment and team-based working
  • Finance for non-financial managers course
  • Reinforcing the importance of all an organisation's functions

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Putting Finance into plain English