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Mike came into our business and enabled us as a company to understand the financial position. This has allowed us to structure and plan moving forward. Mike is reliable, honest and professional in all aspects of his work. Mike continues to support our company to enable us to grow successfully. He is an asset to our team.

February 2018

Lisa McCallay
Director
Personal Support Network (Teesside) Limited

I have known Mike professionally for many years and since he established Firman Financial Solutions Limited, I have passed a number of client referrals. These businesses have required detailed financial planning including Cash Flow, Profit and Loss forecasts and management accounts to assist in the process of refinancing and/or the acquisition of other businesses. Mike always carries out his work in a timely and accurate manner and his ability to add value and problem solve has resulted in some clients retaining his services to assist in other financial aspects of their businesses.

February 2018

John Carling
Managing Director
Solutions Northern Limited

Due to the unexpected illness of our shortly to retire Company FD we approached Mike Firman to act as a bridge between the incumbent and their replacement who was new to the Company. With multiple divisions and turnover approaching 10 million there was a lot to get up to speed on and some urgency to do.
Mike and our newly appointed Company accountant worked as a team to ensure an accurate starting point and then proceeded to ensure the availability of accurate and timely management accounts, adherence to VAT declaration deadlines and generally ensured the smooth running of our accounts department.
I would recommend Mike to anyone who needed an analytical accountant with commercial experience.

August 2016

Andrew Gleghorn
Managing Director
Cleveland Technologies

We found Mikes financial skills and expertise invaluable in a very challenging time for the Company. Mike supported the business with Professionalism and excellence, providing the various Group of companies with financial results in a very timely and efficient manner, whilst dealing with an external audit process. I would wholeheartedly personally recommend Mike and his services.

March 2016

Bob Borthwick
Managing Director
Scott Bros. Limited

Michael prepared the required forecasts and supported me through various meetings and negotiations. He was always on hand to explain the process from application through to the implementation of the new arrangement.
Michael has been retained to maintain a positive relationship between the company and its funders. I would recommend Michael to any company that requires advice and support when raising finance.

October 2015

Michael Broad
Managing Director
Cleveland Meat Company Limited

We engaged the services of Mike Firman of Firman Financial Solutions Limited to provide this company with financial consultancy advice at a time when we were experiencing significant growth and needed someone to coach both myself and the finance team to produce meaningful management information on a timely basis.
I would recommend Mike to any growing business. He is a very capable advisor and has strong interpersonal qualities that have helped myself and the staff deal with the increased workload and challenges that the substantial growth in activity has brought.

September 2015

Johnathan Bulmer
Managing Director
Cleveland Containers Limited

Mike Firman is a highly professional accountant who has been coaching my financial administrator for the last 5 months to maintain up to date and accurate financial records and also in the preparation of monthly management accounts.
He has shown her the procedures and disciplines that are required to be carried out on a monthly basis to ensure accurate management accounts can be prepared.
As a financial consultant providing this coaching service, I believe Mike would be an asset to any company.

August 2015

Cliff Sayer
Managing Director
Sayers Road Tankers Limited

During the 15 or so years that I have known Mike, I have developed a high regard for his levels of professionalism and accounting competency. He has always gone about his business in an engaging and professional manner and has often provided thoughtful advice. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mike in the future.

Peter Soakell
Financial Director
Barker and Stonehouse Limited

Mike has provided my businesses with accountancy, tax and business support for over 27 years. His work has always been carried out professionally and to high standards. We have had an excellent and much valued working relationship throughout. Mike has been part of the professional team of advisers that has provided solutions to the many technical challenges that we have encountered as the companies have grown over the years. He has always responded with energy and enthusiasm. I have always respected Mike’s excellent technical knowledge and would not hesitate in recommending him to any organisation.

Anthony J. Cooper
Managing Director
Bussey & Armstrong Projects Limited

As an organisation we have worked with Mike Firman for over 20 years as one of our Financial Advisors and Accountants. In this time we have found his knowledge, as applied to an SME, invaluable. This along with his quiet but precise manner instilled in us a confidence that his quality of work could not be surpassed. Indeed over the years our expectations were always exceeded. We continue to consider Mike as one of our most highly regarded advisors and I have no hesitation in recommending his Professional Services to any organisation.

Eur Ing Steven N. Carter
Managing Director
Idec Technical Services Ltd

I have been involved directly with you during the last 6 years in my capacity as Financial Controller and considered this as a highly valued professional relationship. I have always found your audit, accounting and tax knowledge to be of a high technical standard. Whilst you have always correctly conducted your audits in a robust and challenging manner, you have also adopted a pragmatic approach by providing guidance and solutions to technical problems we have faced. For all this I thank you. You have always had a good relationship with my finance team, other managers and company directors.

Gordon Greer ACA
Financial Controller
Jomast Group

I have worked with Mike for over ten years and in that time, I have found him honest, professional and reliable. He has assisted our business by providing invaluable advice on accountancy, audit and systems controls. We have always found him to be approachable and he has always taken the time to understand our business needs. Mike uses his many years experience to guide us to best practice on various areas of the business. He has a friendly manner and is able to articulate solutions to all ranges of staff and directors. I absolutely would not hesitate to recommend Mike to any business, large or small.

Nicola Johns
Financial Controller
IT (Professional Services) Ltd.

We have had a professional relationship with Mike Firman for 25 years. During which time we have found him to be thoroughly professional, with an extensive knowledge of all aspects of accountancy, helpful, offering sound advice and discretion in all matters. I would not hesitate to recommend Mike to any business associates in a professional capacity or give a reference or act as a referee should he be seeking any position in the future.

Stuart Easby
Director
Easby Flooring Limited


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