Business Services

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Who we are

DRA Business Services is a boutique consulting house providing pragmatic advice and interim management solutions for SMEs facing specific challenges.  

What we do

  • Review the strategic ‘fit’ of finance functions and their role within SME organisations
  • Review the structure of finance teams
  • Business efficiency and overhead reviews – pragmatically challenge the status quo and ‘this is the way we have always done it’ approach
  • Interim financial management
  • Coaching
  • Work with management teams to develop a strategic plan that they own and with an agreed action plan
  • Business and service line reviews  

Finance management

  • Organisations whose finance function has not kept pace with the evolution of the business
  • Organisations going through change and needing to build or rebuild the internal credibility of their finance function
  • Organisations needing interim senior management to hand-hold the finance function during an interregnum or unplanned absence of their senior finance manager
  • Organisations needing a business and viability review of specific business products and/or service lines

Strategic planning

  • Organisations whose senior management team do not collectively ‘own’ the strategic plan for the next three years
  • Entrepreneurial led organisations where the owner /manager needs to step back a little and ensure that the senior team has a clear sense of purpose and direction
  • Subsidiaries of large businesses where the management team needs to work more cohesively  

Fees and disbursements

We will agree the basis of how and when we will bill you at the outset of any project. That may be on the basis of daily rates or a fixed price for a project, with interim billing at agreed milestones.

David Abrahams

David Abrahams is a chartered accountant who has spent over thirty years running finance functions in a range of businesses including LLPs,  privately owned companies, public companies and subsidiaries of PLCs.
He has run teams with both multi-cultural and multi-jurisdictional challenges. He has worked in rapidly expanding companies and handled the complex three way demerger of a LLP after the partners decided to go in different directions. 

David has also spent time as a management consultant with a leading firm of accountants working with clients on a range of assignments including being asked back to implement his recommendations.

Sectors David has worked in include:
Professional services
Import and Distribution