C-F Business Links Case Studies
We are recognised as experts in the sectors we work in.
"Working with Cecelia was insightful as she was able to carry out a deep dive into the costs for PAYEE staff and reported back with structured and useful reports that highlighted what costs were allowed or not. The most valuable output from the audit was a clear breakdown of how the contractor built up the charge out rate. The audit highlighted duplication of costs being claimed and how the contract was not 100% clear on costs that could or could not be claimed by the contractor. The audit included recommendations for both parties to close out the report findings and final account discussions."
Michelle Jassi - Commercial Manager Network Rail
"Cecelia was appointed by Network Rail to independently audit the PAYE costs my company was charging on an NR12 subcontract order. Working with Cecelia was painless and gave us confidence that we were doing things (mostly) right with valuable lessons learned to improve our systems and the service we can provide to our clients. The 'fear' of being audited and not knowing what was coming dissipated very quickly after first introductions."
Jason Matthiae - Commercial Manager Fourway
“CFBL led consultations with contractor, consultant and auditor workstreams and delivered
cost assurance protocols for our 5-Year control period. Cecelia would be an asset to any
company to whom she is engaged, we would never hesitate to call upon her expertise."
Victoria Hill-Stanford Head of Commercial
“CFBL identified risks in our target cost contracts and developed robust target cost
contract templates and proposals for our legal terms and conditions, embedding
commercial controls and lessons learnt on live cost audits, minimising risks for all parties.”
Ian Wright - Senior Contract Specialist
“CFBL undertook collaborative consultations with a working group of contractors and
consultant organisations to develop shared protocols and delivered training to Atkins
commercial, finance and procurement staff minimising future risks from disallowed costs”.
Senior Commercial Manager, Atkins
“CFBL delivered training required to upskill commercial, Network rail staff in London,
Manchester, Birmingham, Swindon, and Cardiff on commercial controls for the execution
of cost assurance and audits on target, alliance and cost-based contracts.”
Kevin McKee, Partner Ridge & Partners / MCCC
“CFBLs recommendations for our 5-year strategic business plans were in line with the
director’s implementation plans and were very insightful. The SWOT analysis we found
to be incredibly valuable to our business.”
Paw Foundation, UK Chair
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