Expertise

  • Strategic Business Planning
  • Business start up
  • Business plans & financing
  • Investigation
  • Cost Reduction
  • Finance
  • Non Executive Director
  • HR support
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • early stage
  • Growth Strategies
  • Business Consultancy
  • Business Strategy
  • Change Management
  • Project Management
  • Innovation
  • Forecast Profit and cashflow
  • Transformational Change

Summary

During the last 30 years I have been providing transformational change and supporting growth plans for a range of businesses from SME’s through to PLC’s.

·         This work began at PwC - part of Financial Advisory Service a team focused on turnaround.

·         Hard decisions on how to cut cost and

·          where appropriate focus in sector consolidation seeking buyers and completing sale of business transactions.

·         During 10 years my exposure spanned many sectors including tier 1, just in time automotive and secondary manufacturing / engineering business around the West Midlands, building and construction. Other experience was gained with food processing, hotel and hospitality and even recruitment consultancy.

A further 15 years working within industry

·         building an infrastructure manufacturing PLC from £70m to £300m undertaking M&A manufacturing

·         controlling the full process including

o   transactional work and

o   due diligence adding core business to build the group, including

o   cross border transactions and

o   disposing of non-core business.

In addition to the M&A I undertook transformational change

·         to align product type to focus on specific market and

·         capitalize on wider work opportunities,

·         in partnership with key customers on cost down but wider sales volumes.

Created overseas business development opportunities across

·         Asia and the Far East.

·         Worked with customers to understand their needs and provided solutions to solve their problem both overseas and in the UK

Additional M&A work and new business development for other West Midlands PLC’s

·         creating enhanced a shareholder value adding.

SME work has included

·         Creating business development opportunities and project managed the growth of an SME tripling revenues and profitability.  

·         With SME’s working and created a number of business plans to support funding requirements for Development Capital.

·         Profit and Loss forecasting with integrated cash flow to identify funding needs

·         Working with early stage business  supporting and guiding the management through the development stage

Private Equity Investment

·         As an investment director within Private Equity looking at early stage investment opportunities within the high-tech sector.     

Investigation work assignments looking at

·         working capital,

·         costing systems,

·         fraud reviews

 


Experience

  • Corporate Strategic Services

    MD
    - Current
    Corporate Strategic Services

Qualifications

MSc. Manager and Organisational Development (- Conultancy Bias)

Diploma in Manament Studies (Post Grad)

 ICAEW time barred, qualified by practical experience


Clubs and Associations

St Peters Lodge and related activies 


Interests and Hobbies

Keen on outdoors: hill walking, cyclying, sailing RYA Level 2 reluctantly ex water skier!     



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