Founder and Principal
Welcome to my website;
It can be a challenge sometimes to get the priorities in order on a platform such as this however I think it’s important to start with you;
Why did you go into business?
What do you want from it short/medium and long term?
Have you thought about an exit plan and what action you need to take to maximise that big pay day? Succession planning can be key here.
Do you have the appropriate and complimentary skills around you?
How self-aware are you?
The attraction, retention and management of employees. How do you cope in this area of people recruitment and development?
What about that perceived negative downsizing of the business? Do you need some sanity back by getting back to something which is more manageable and realistic, but profitable?
My entire purpose is to help you with whatever your objectives are, and if you aren’t sure, then let’s develop some.
I’m an experienced and passionate business advisor who believes in a straightforward and honest approach to supporting business owners to achieve all they can and want.
I have been fortunate enough to enjoy success in the past, however it’s the incredible experiences which arose from the challenging times which I draw on now, for the benefit of my clients.
I have been partially or fully involved in 5 start up businesses.
I led an MBO to the value of £3m
Have 10 years experience of being an MD of a 55 employee, 4 location business covering a number of sectors including Financial Services, Accountancy, Construction and Logistics.
Been heavily involved in many growth strategies for both myself and a number of clients, with employee attraction, retention and management being key to the success every time.
I’m also passionate about working with owners who are committed to change, regardless of the meaning of this to each individual. It’s not always about the growth of financial numbers, as sometimes getting some sanity back is key. It is crucial that the short/medium/long term goals of a business are clear, achievable and are focused on in order to maximise the value or goal of the business.
If you’re looking for someone to tell you how wonderful you are and how we can work together to take over the world, then I can recommend people to do just that, however if you are more suited to working with someone who has actually experienced the highs and lows of running a business and has a collection of hats to refer to, then let’s get a coffee and chat.
My experiences have provided me with a platform to support through what I would call the 3 key stages of a business;
The video’s you see on the site reflect some brief thoughts on each area mentioned above.
When, why and how people engage with me;
You will often know when you need to make a call, organise a conversation, or formally meet to discuss the challenges of the day, week or month.
Dependant on the business size and complexities, I can meet for a full day or half a day to provide support. This would normally be done face to face, however with Technology it can happen anywhere at anytime.
Clients use me for board meetings, operations meetings, one to one with the owner(s) or even senior management. To advise on strategy, recruitment, growth, a sounding board and many more scenarios.