Sphere Group – Celebrating 25 Years Of Excellence

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Sphere Group is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month.  This milestone is a testament to the dedication of our staff and the trust and support of our valued clients who have been with us on this journey. Since starting with three people in Cheadle in 1999, we […]

The Importance of Embedding Core Values into your Workplace Culture

The power of embedding core values into the company culture has been fundamental to our success. They serve as the foundation upon which our culture is built, and they’re the driving force behind our achievements. Most businesses recognise that a strong employee value proposition (EVP) is fundamental to their ability to recruit and retain their […]

Data Analytics: A Game-Changer for CFOs

The widespread adoption of data analytics tools and technologies has provided CFOs with a powerful set of tools to fulfil their evolving role effectively. Here’s how data analytics is making a significant impact: 1. Enhanced Financial Forecasting: Data analytics allows CFOs to create more accurate financial forecasts by analysing historical data and identifying trends, helping […]

Proven link of increased profitability through ESG

Over the last few years there has been a huge investment by larger businesses into ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance). Coming out of the pandemic most the larger FTSE businesses and accountancy firms were all recruiting sustainability accountants. This was initially heavily driven by changes in reporting regulations but increasingly there was a belief of […]

Immersive Customer Experiences and Founder-Led Brands are Fueling UK Economic Growth

The pursuit of immersive customer experiences and the rise of founder-led brands are two significant trends that are currently shaping the economy.  These trends are driving remarkable growth opportunities and transforming the way businesses connect with consumers in the UK. 1. Immersive Customer Experiences: In today’s digitally-driven world, consumers are not just looking for products […]

Financial Leadership: The CFO’s Vital Role in Business

In today’s dynamic economy, the role of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has evolved significantly. The CFO is not just the guardian of a company’s financial health but is an active strategic partner driving growth, innovation, and resilience.  CFO’s now play a pivotal role in running many businesses as their responsibilities have expanded far beyond […]

Is Artificial Intelligence more transformative to humanity than Fire & Electricity?

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) revolution is well and truly upon us, with the CEO of Google claiming that AI’s impact will be even greater than that of fire or electricity on our development as humans. But is AI really the future of technology? Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the combination of different technologies that work collaboratively […]

Building a Winning Culture

Most people believe the key to a company’s success is in its heart and soul. The importance of building a winning organisational culture is unquestionable for leaders and managers who are looking to improve productivity within their workforce. However according to a survey by Bain & Company whilst over 68% of company executives believed their […]

Delta Variant. What’s next for going back to the office?

As the UK government has withdrawn its advice for employees to work from home, more organisations than ever will be instituting hybrid working models.  However can we be sure the government will not recommend we should work from home where possible again this winter?   The main topic for many businesses post pandemic lockdown is […]