What we do

At Lightbox Consulting, we help design businesses achieve their full financial potential. We do that by collaborating with them very closely.
For most of our clients, it's like having a part-time but fully committed Financial Director.

But there's no one-size-fits-all formula. With Lightbox, it's all about what your business goals are and how we can best help you achieve them.

So first, we listen – and carefully review your current financial situation.

Next, we plan – working with you to develop a clearly signposted
road-map for profitability and growth.

And then, we support – providing all the financial expertise and insight you need, to turn the plan into effective action.

Take a look at our services for a bit more detail on what you can expect from us.

Our services  

One goal, two strands

Most of our clients come to us initially for financial management and business development consultancy.

But our design-focused financial expertise also includes in-depth knowledge of the best and most intuitive cloud-based financial and project management software. We integrate the data from the software into the financial reporting frameworks we've developed for creative businesses.

- Financial management and business development consultancy
- Financial management software and set-up solutions

Financial management and business development consultancy

With Lightbox on your side, you can relax in the knowledge that every aspect of planning and managing your finances, to maximise profitability and growth, is in expert hands. This includes:

- Financial review and analysis
- Attendance at management meetings (i.e. Non-exec Finance Director)
- Monthly/quarterly management accounts
- Annual budgeting and forecasting
- Performance ratio analysis
- Benchmarking and performance against peer group
- Aligning financial plan with management ambition
- Financial and market insight into target clients and sectors
- Insight into future trends, growth markets and new business opportunity
- Mediation and conflict resolution

Financial management software and set-up solutions

Our financial management software and set-up solutions can be delivered remotely using cloud-based computing – which enables us to work efficiently with design businesses anywhere in the UK. This includes:

- Needs assessment
- Installation and set-up of financial management software and systems
- Software configuration to maximize software potential
- Tuition and training to deliver full control to company director(s)