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Startup business planning and funding. Project and programme management. Business relocation and planning. Design and implementation of business systems, processes and procedures to improve performance. Managing a programme of change to prepare for sale. TUPE transfers and managing unionised workforce. Union negotiations at General Secretary level to managed outcomes. Redevelopment of business premises in restricted planning environments. Strategic acquisition of competing businesses at below asset value. Prepared exit strategy and successfully sold to a plc.
Proven experience in strategic leadership and business development aimed at driving company growth. Talent for analysing and improving financial and operational functions, increasing efficiency and maximising profits. Expert at leveraging management, finance, and HR expertise to balance risk management, industry compliance, and company interests. Able to identify profitable opportunities, developing strategies that allow the company to be flexible and adaptable, encouraging collaboration and strong communication. Adept at supervising successful company turnarounds, drawing on diverse and extensive expertise to develop corporate and business structures, infrastructure and internal processes, and market and data analysis to inform high-level decisions.
Fellow - Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs
Associate - Chartered Association for Project Managers
MSP Practitioner in Programme Management
Prince2 Practitioner in Project Management
AgilePM Project Management Practitioner
Member - Agile Business Consortium
Member - Axelos Global Best Practice
In more than 30 years’ experience in growing and selling businesses, I think I’ve seen it all.
Five years on Royal Navy submarine service taught me the importance of teamwork and systems and what to do when things go wrong.
Time in financial services taught me sales and the importance of cultivating personal relationships - together with how finance works.
Twenty-five years growing family businesses from six to eight figures taught me the skills of planning and implementation, patience and the long view as well as the difficult conversations.