Finance Director and
minority shareholder 1981 - 1998
Midlands based engineering company specialising in
instrumentation for gas turbine engines for aircraft
engine manufacturers world wide and supplier of
telecommunications test equipment to major
international telecom companies and mobile operators.
Turnover £7 m.
Venture capital: original
minority investor since incorporation.
As director, contributed essential strategic,
financial and managerial disciplines.
Assisted company to grow while maintaining
profitability and negotiated finance for
working capital and property purchase. No external
capital was required.
Installed computerised accounting, budgeting and
manufacturing systems. Set up strong accounting
Negotiated purchase of electronics division in early
Set up distributor agreements in the USA.
Strategic and Financial
Consultant 1994 - present
Fashion retailer with six men and women’s stores in
Midlands and North. Turnover £7 m
Advised owner and managing director on company’s
financial position. Installed store by store financial
reporting, budgeting, stock and cash flow forecasting.
Recruited Finance Director.
Provided planning framework for new store openings and
Advised managing director on general share holding
Currently chair monthly management meeting with MD, FD and
Management Consultant 1997 -
Producer of video based Continuing Professional
Development courses for Accountants, Solicitors,
Surveyors and Civil Engineers, London. Turnover £3.5
Financial adviser to managing director including
corporate fund raising
Reviewed financial and management structure of company
to advise managing director on financial control and
Improved financial reporting and cash forecasting.
Simplified management structure, reducing senior
Advised on improving sales performance and strategic
PUBLIC RELATIONS CONSULTANCY
Financial consultant 1999 - present
Firm of PR consultants in London specialising in
fashion and beauty clients. Turnover £2.5m.
• Advised owners on management and accounting systems,
and installed new computer accounting system.
• Advised on moving from a partnership to
incorporation as a limited company.
• Currently adviser on financial planning, budgeting,
raising of bank finance.
Financial consultant 1998 -
Exporters of electrical and engineering products,
London. Turnover £1.7m
Advised on management buy-out including terms,
financing, legal documentation.
Currently adviser on financial planning, budgeting,
raising of bank finance.
MACHINE TOOL MANUFACTURER
Part-time finance director 1998
Producer of specialist machine tools for woodworking
and light alloy materials. Home counties. Turnover
Joined turn round team to produce financial plan for
company’s future which was accepted by the Board.
Produced year-end accounts within seven working days
of year-end in order to validate plan.
MANAGEMENT BUY OUTS, ACQUISTIONS, DISPOSALS
George Wimpey plc, disposal of
technology and insurance subsidiaries.
Clarke Transport, MBO (Parcels distribution).
Eltham Export, MBO (Export agents)
Morris Mechanical Handling, sale of subsidiary.
Consumers’ Association, sale of a subsidiary business
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