Welcome to our December 2017 Newsletter

Dear  Contact First Name

A warm welcome to our December Newsletter. We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. As usual we will take this opportunity to donate to charity instead of sending Christmas cards and this year our charity is Adoption Matters.

In this issue
We are delighted to report on our Q&A session with  Gary Suiter, MD KNG Partnership . Gary has 18 years' experience as an IT Director working for some of the leading UK Home Builders and discusses the Financial Planning Challenges Facing UK Home Builders

We ask Can you plan too much?  This may seem an odd question from a planning organisation but it is very relevant.

Richard Jones and Catherine Hubbard attended the launch of a new business book Trusted written by former Innovar director Lyn Bromley and fellow professional Donna Whitbrook.

We have also attended two charitable events. Some of the Innovar Team participated in the Soma Leo Foundation Quiz night on 15th November. We also participated in the 5K Santa Run in Ipswich, rising money for St Elizabeth Hospice. See how we did below.

As always we end the Newsletter with our 'And Finally' planning quote.

Warm Regards
Janice Jones

Financial Planning Challenges Facing UK Home Builders

Gary Suiter has 18 years' experience as an IT Director working for some of the leading UK Home Builders. He has a fair idea what controls are needed to manage costs and provide visibility of cash throughout the budgeting, forecasting and scenario planning process. Here he discusses with Richard Jones some of the Financial Planning Challenges Facing UK Home Builders.  Gary has decided to set up his own business: www.kngpartnership.com and hopefully Innovar and KNG will be doing some collaborative projects in 2018.                             
Read Article  here

Can You Plan Too Much?

'Can you plan too much?' may seem a strange question to ask from a planning company?  But it is something that should be considered when making a plan. Let me explain my thinking in a bit more detail and why you should ask the question when planning.

Innovar and the book Trusted: Building outstanding client relationships

On Thursday 24 th  November, Team Innovar were invited to attend the launch in Birmingham of a new business book "Trusted". The book is written by former Innovar director and business colleague of ours for nearly 20 years, Lyn Bromley and fellow professional Donna  Whitbrook.

The Soma Leo Foundation

Team Innovar joined over 200 other quiz goers In Ipswich at Innovar's insurance brokers Pound Gates annual Quiz night for their charity, The Soma Leo Foundation

The charity  raises funds to support a primary school in Nyiera, western Kenya.

Team Innovar joined forces with our partners at Connect Consultancy in the 'Blockbuster' style quiz. Despite some truly inspirational answers, no prizes were won but we did help raise over £3,000 for the foundation.

5K Santa Run 

On Saturday 2nd December, Team Innovar took part in the Ipswich 5K Santa Run.

Thousands of Santa look alikes took part hurdling, bouncing, and jumping their way over, under and through the inflatable obstacles whilst having an awful lot of fun.

We had a great time raising money for the St Elizabeth Hospice .  A worthy cause that improves life for those living with progressive and terminal illnesses through palliative care.

And Finally

" Always, Always have a p lan." 

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Innovar is the expert planning company. We offer Anaplan Performance Canvas,    IBM Cognos Planning and TM1 software  and implementation services. We provide specialist budgeting and forecasting training and consultancy services and we help solve spreadsheet issues.