Auralis Limited developed generic pharmaceutical products for niche markets. As a start-up, the company was financed largely by a northern based fund manager during its early stage pre income development. The company was sold to an international biopharmaceutical company for £20m representing a significant return for its shareholders.

The Issue:

As a high-growth start-up company the business had no initial requirement for full time finance department staff and was worried how to accommodate the constantly changing needs as the business grew. As an equity backed fast growth business required not only up to date book-keeping, payroll processing & management accounts production but also a Finance Director level board input and detailed financial control and forecasting capabilities to assist further fund raising during the growth cycle.

The Solution:

The entire finance department of Auralis was outsourced to from its embryonic start up development phase to income generation and profitable performance through to trade sale. A senior, experienced FD backed up with a qualified member of the team attended site as required backed up with support from our office in Mauritius. We provided a comprehensive service covering all aspects of the role of a bookkeeper, Financial Controller and Finance Director. The service was constantly monitored and amended as the business grew.


Our services cost 50% less per annum than an equivalent full-time person

Through banking contacts and financial modelling to support the business plan a £1m loan under the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme (EFGS ) was raised on which no personal guarantees were required from Directors and no dilution of shareholders’ interests were incurred

Driven R&D tax credit claims over a period of 3 years amounting to in excess of £200k

Commendations from company bankers and board members for detailed forecasts and monthly finance pack

Board presence from pre income generation to trade sale


“From inception to sale handled the internal finances singlehandedly leaving the directors free to concentrate on running the business. Their help at vital stages such as raising debt finance and assisting through the sale process was invaluable”


Simon Bryson, Managing Director