Lightbox Consulting is a financial management consultancy specializing in creative companies. We offer practical management advice and avoid financial jargon. Our clients cover a wide range of businesses, from start-ups to long established design groups.
Areas of expertise
|Financial planning:||Performance & efficiency • Funding • System accounting • Financial management and budgeting|
Experience in the design industry
Design industry experience: 24 years
Gary Baxter has worked with design consultancies since 1984, firstly as an external auditor and tax consultant, followed by eight years as Finance director of The Partners, and now more than ten years as an independent consultant, advising design businesses from start-ups to mature businesses.
Our work falls into four main categories:
1. Health Check
Review of financial performance, team evaluation and benchmarking against peer group.
2. Financial Reporting
Review of accounting and project management systems, and introduction of clear financial planning and reporting techniques.
3. Financial Management
Monthly or quarterly involvement, including attendance at management meetings and preparation of financial information analysis of actual performance against budgets.
4. Business Planning
Management aspiration analysis and evaluation, client perception audits, and preparation of three-five year financial plan.
Led financial direction of The Partners during growth from 14 people to 60 over eight years.
Financial management consultant to:
- Hat-trick (10 years)
- NB studios (5 years)
- 300 Million (3 years)
- Together (3 years)
- Endpoint (3 years)