Halifax woman’s new business TV show in pipeline

Sam Mitchell, Kirsty McGregor and Michelle Mathers
Sam Mitchell, Kirsty McGregor and Michelle Mathers
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The search is on to find companies who want to grow by acquiring another business - and star in a TV show.

The idea behind The Dealmaker is to bring the gripping commercial pressures and knowledge into living rooms across the UK.

It is the brainchild of Halifax-based Kirsty McGregor who founded the Corporate Finance Network which comprises of accountancy firms across the UK which advise on smaller transactions.

Her work alerted her to the fact there are many ageing business owners, and companies struggling to survive, and if they aren’t sold, unemployment figures will rocket further.

She now wants to promote via TV how acquisitions work and encourage more smaller businesses to consider buying another company.

Red Skin Media, of London, is currently preparing the show to pitch to major TV commissioners and The Dealmaker has further local involvement with CFN, Samuel Mitchell, a director at Lambert Roper & Horsfield, and corporate lawyer Michelle Mathers, of Greetland, all involved.

Today, Kirsty, was outlining her plans as a keynote speaker at the Great British Business Show in London.

She has already raised her concerns of a “ticking timebomb” with the PM’s Enterprise Adviser Lord Young.

“We are now on the search for businesses that want to make a purchase,” she said.

They will be the smaller companies that make up the main small and medium enterprises in the UK.

Kirsty added it is a buyer’s market and the right time to grow through acquisition. Firms can apply at dealmaker@thecfn.org.uk