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What Cardinal Numbers Ltd is about



Cardinal Numbers is a small, local, independent business which can provide a range of services to support other small businesses in key areas including financial reporting and management.

The services are delivered by using Mark Clayton’s personal experience and knowledge gained over many years more than 30 of which have been as a company director or by sourcing expertise and specialist skills from a pool of business colleagues and contacts.

Confidentiality is a key ingredient and all work undertaken by Cardinal Numbers will be covered by a letter of engagement which will be tailored to the clients’ requirements and agreed in advance. Thus all clients can be confident that the sensitive nature of any work undertaken will be fully respected and no information will ever be passed to any third party without the written consent of the client.

Who is Mark Clayton?


The Managing Director of Cardinal Numbers Ltd is Mark Clayton who was born in Norwich and attended the City of Norwich School (CNS).

He began his career as an Audit and Accountancy Clerk working for a large accountancy firm in Norwich city centre. Leaving the profession after around 5 years Mark has since held a variety of senior posts including both Financial Director and Managing Director roles and working as an external Consultant. Prior to setting up Cardinal Numbers he has been working on a self employed basis trading as Mark Clayton Associates since selling his shares and leaving his role as Finance Director of Broom Boats Ltd of Brundall near Norwich at the end of 2012.

Mark Clayton is a Member of The Institute of Financial Accountants and The Association of International Accountants He is a Fellow of the International Association of Bookkeepers, the Federation of Tax Advisers, The Institute of Directors having served on the local branch management team during the 1980’s and The Chartered Management Institute for whom he served as Norfolk Branch Treasurer for some 14 years.

Mark is married with one daughter and the family lives at North Burlingham, a few miles due East of Norwich


What Cardinal Numbers is NOT about


• it is not a franchise.

• It is not part of a larger organisation or group.

• It is not a business referral club or a networking group.

• it is not a broker.

• it does not earn commission or fees by introducing clients to other experts or specialists

• it does share or sell any information or data without the written consent of the client and then only for a specific and agreed purpose.

Access to Expertise


Over the years Mark Clayton has met, engaged, worked with and worked for a large number of business leaders and experts covering a wide variety of specialist areas including but not limited to, corporate finance, banking, invoice discounting and factoring, insurances, financial services, legal services, auditing, tax planning, business acquisition and disposal, graphic design, marketing and health and safety at work.

Many of these contacts run their own businesses or are senior executives in larger organisations and provide a huge knowledge pool to which clients of Cardinal Numbers can be introduced as appropriate. If your business has a particular need Cardinal Numbers should be able to either help or put you in touch with an expert who can. There is of course no obligation during any initial discussions so as a prospective client you have absolutely nothing to lose but potentially a great deal to gain. Talk to Cardinal Numbers and see if we can help.

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