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Camberley, UK – 15 September 2008 --, the equipment leasing and IT finance marketplace, today announces that Justin Floyd, Chairman and CEO, has been invited to speak alongside Jon Moulton the well known venture capitalist at the ‘How to Prosper in a Downturn’ executive briefing hosted at the Institute of Chartered Accountants (18 September 2008).

The briefing will advise financial directors and finance managers of how to change the way in which they operate to benefit from the downturn in the current economic climate. Justin Floyd joins Jon Moulton, well-known finance expert and venture capitalist, and Gary Simon, Group Publisher of FSN in a morning packed full of expert guidance. The event will also identify improvements and steps that organisations can take to ensure continued growth.

The presentations will be followed by a Q & A session, where attendees will have the opportunity to quiz the panel on a number of topical issues.

Justin Floyd,’s Chairman and CEO comments, “In what has been a challenging year for the global economy, there is no doubt that businesses can still succeed during a downturn. At, we have experienced a surge in transactions flowing through our online marketplace in the past six months. We understand the constraints that businesses face currently as funders continue to tighten their lending criteria. But a huge opportunity still exists for businesses taking a long-term view, which I look forward to sharing with attendees at the event.”

Speaking of the event, Richard Fisher, Director of COA Solutions commented: “We are delighted that is supporting COA Solutions at this briefing. The company is ideally placed to offer an independent view on what’s happening in the world of business finance and the impact that is having on organisations looking for growth during these turbulent times. We are expecting a fantastic turnout, proof that the credit crunch is, and will remain, headline news for some months to come.”

The ‘How to Prosper in a Downturn’ event takes place at the ICAEW in London on 18 September 2008. For further information, along with details of how to register for the event, view or click here.



The platform delivers equipment leasing and technology finance in real time over the internet. Its innovative technology and unrivalled market coverage enable users to search through 8000 product combinations from a network of global providers, delivering finance on demand™. The sophisticated decision engine matches the user’s investment requirements with the available software leasing or asset finance option from leading funders and technology leasing specialists. Modeled on web 2.0-type user experiences, this makes the most appropriate finance terms available 24/7 for CFOs, Finance Directors and technology vendor sales teams. The company is privately held and is based in Camberley, UK and San Francisco, USA.

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About COA Solutions

COA Solutions (formerly CedarOpenAccounts) is the UK's leading supplier of integrated business management and information systems to public, private and not-for-profit organisations in the service sector. COA Solutions prides itself on getting close to its customers by understanding their businesses and responding to their business needs.

COA Solutions' award-winning Smart Business Suite combines core financial management, procurement, human resource and payroll systems, integrated with a range of collaborative, document management and business intelligence solutions. These solutions extend the value and effectiveness of the finance, HR and payroll departments across the organisation and enable managers in the business to monitor, analyse and continually improve corporate performance.

COA Solutions has more than 500 experienced and professional staff supporting and servicing over 4,000 clients across the UK service sector including Companies House, Newcastle City Council, WHSmith, Royal Bank of Scotland, Aer Lingus, National Express Group, DFS, RSPB and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust.

COA Solutions Contact:

Liz Ebbrell
Tel: +44 (0)1625 856505 or 07917 634 705

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