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Eight months on from his successful Executive Briefing ‘How to Prosper in a Downturn’, well-known financier, venture capitalist and financial commentator, Jon Moulton, is delivering a second free Executive Briefing, advising senior financial professionals on making money out of the credit crunch. This COA Solutions sponsored Executive Briefing ‘How to Prosper in a Downturn – The New Reality’ is taking place at the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 09:00 – 12:00 on 20 May 2009.

As Managing Partner of Alchemy, a UK-based private equity firm that has invested £1.9 billion of equity into ailing companies, Jon Moulton has in-depth experience of how to profit during challenging economic times. He will be passing on practical tips and advice to financial professionals on how to take advantage of the economic slump and ensure their organisations’ survival.

The Chief Executive of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Colin Stanbridge, and a Director within the Performance Improvement Practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Steve Sinclair, will also be presenting at the Executive Briefing. Colin Stanbridge will be outlining what help is available from the authorities, both local and national, to help businesses in these worsening times. Steve Sinclair will outline what lessons can be learned from successful organisations and what businesses should be doing to prepare for the upturn, when it eventually comes.

Financial professionals interested in attending the ‘How to Prosper in a Downturn – The New Reality’ Executive Briefing on 20 May 2009, should register at


About Jon Moulton

Jon Moulton is Managing Partner of Alchemy, a UK-based private equity firm, which has invested £1.9 billion of equity with an emphasis on dealing with troubled companies. It recently completed the raising of a £300m European special opportunities fund.

He is a Chartered Accountant, a CF and Fellow of the Society of Turnaround Professionals. He previously worked with Citicorp Venture Capital in New York and London, Permira and Apax. He has been a director of five public companies, numerous private companies and is currently a director of the US-based Irvin parachute business, the COA Solutions IT business, Sylvan (timber) and Ashmore Group – a major investor in emerging market debt.

About Colin Stanbridge

Colin Stanbridge became Chief Executive of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry in November 2002. He is responsible to the Board for all aspects of the Chamber's work.

Prior to joining the Chamber, Colin was Managing Director of Carlton Broadcasting, the London weekday ITV Company from 1996, having joined Carlton as Controller of Regional Affairs in 1993. He became Controller of Public Affairs for Carlton UK Television in 1994.

Colin was at the BBC for nearly twenty years after joining as a News Trainee straight from York University. He has worked in local radio, network news, current affairs and regional television.

About Steve Sinclair

Steve Sinclair is a Director within the Performance Improvement Practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a leading professional services firm that provides industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services. He also leads the Revenue Growth practice for Consumer, Retail and Industrial Products.

Steve has over 30 years experience in developing and implementing corporate and business unit strategy for business. Working in both industry and consultancy, he has held Board positions for 3 major UK retail groups, including as Marketing Director for part of the Boots Group and Strategy Director for WH Smith. He has also led international consultancy projects with McKinsey, IBM and PA Consulting, where he was Global Head of Retail. He has worked extensively in Financial Services, Government, Leisure, and Professional Services.

About COA Solutions

COA Solutions 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 software. 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.


Liz Ebbrell, COA Solutions
+44 (0)1625 856505 or 07917 634 705

Ben Carey, COA Solutions
+44 (0)1625 856505

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