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A small business operations specialist for the trades sector.
As an experienced SME owner, Alex has a broad depth of knowledge in running a busy day to day business operation and can take a generalist approach to identify areas for improvement. Cost reduction, system and process implementation, staff management, sales, purchasing, logistics, distribution, recruitment, book-keeping.
Alex is a Xero certified adviser and is a partner for SimPro (www.simpro.co.uk ), an operating software system for the trades sector.
Alex will help with project and change management to implement a core financial and operational structure into the business.
Alex is also an "Order to Payment" expert, working on implementing efficient operational procedures or improving existing procedures for a business, incorporating effective and simple to manage credit control facilities.
Alex can demonstrate bad debt recovery & bad debt prevention methods.
Alex has held senior management positions for the last 20 years, 10 of those as a business owner in the fresh produce sector as a foodservice supplier employing over 20 staff.
Business ownership naturally honed Alex's particular focus on operational and credit management and he is an expert in managing cash flow and ensuring preventative measures are in place for avoiding bad debt.
Alex can demonstrate how to devise and implement processes and systems that allow a business to run independently of the owner allowing more time to be spent working on the business, rather than in it.
SME owner for 10 years.
BA Hons in French Language at the University of Leeds
Alex's history as a business owner allows him to truly empathise with the SME owner and will always look to install realistic and workable solutions to problems a business may have. His knowledge has been acquired from first hand experiences working with "skin in the game" and his passionate, no-nonsense, practical approach favours businesses looking to work through problems in a fast yet effective mnanner.