James has been with Wellers since 2011 and, during that time, has risen from Manager to become the latest member of the Partnership. He works closely with finance directors, entrepreneurs and owner-managed businesses ranging from start ups to medium sized entities, delivering professional advice that ensures they grow and fulfil their aspirations.

His work is intrinsic to an organisation staying compliant with ever-complex regulation, while also achieving its commercial goals. This can include setting up systems and controls (the back office for early stage businesses) as well as management accounting and year end accounts production, combined with quarterly meetings to contribute analysis and interpretation of the numbers. This provides clients with the essential information they need to make future strategic and investment decisions.

James also heads up the firm’s corporate finance function by advising clients on their business plans and projections, performing due diligence investigations for potential acquisitions, conducting valuations for buying or selling assets and share issues in relation to the various tax efficient schemes available. In addition James delivers audit services to a number of medium-sized groups and entities, assessing the effectiveness of their finance functions and providing recommendations in respect of where efficiencies can be achieved.

Based in Brighton with his wife and sons, James enjoys the close proximity of the South Downs National Park where he runs and cycles in preparation for the numerous triathlons and sportives that he takes part in each year.

Blogs written by James Tillotson

The key drivers to add value when you come to sell your business

12 Top value drivers for when you sell your business

James Tillotson of Wellers and David Haimes of Action Coach, explain the key areas of focus to drive up the value of a ...

Awaiting EU state aid is impacting on EMI share schemes

What you need to know about EU state aid & EMI share options

James Tillotson explains the complications arising potentially for businesses issuing EMI share options.

What is the purpose of a business plan?

James Tillotson explains why you should use an advisor to establish a viable plan for your start-up.

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