We are network of senior business people with knowledge, experience and achievements spanning every business sector. We have qualifications gained with leading institutes and business organisations. Contact us to improve the performance of your business.
Meet The Team - Profiles
Business Strategy, Business Development and R&D Tax Credits
With more than 20 years experience leading and growing businesses from small to £250m, Gordon is adept at applying his understanding of business, technology, finance and people management for your benefit. His independent view can guide you to achieve quick wins and long term business success.
His practical General Management know-how helps directors and owners architect strategy and deliver transformation programmes that enable sales growth, profit, cash, operational excellence and customer satisfaction.
He works with start-ups, high growth technology businesses and ambitious established businesses seeking to grow profitably and on exit planning.
Gordon helps companies to prepare successful Research and Development Tax Credit claims and technical justifications that enable refunds from HMRC. Is your business missing out?
Phone: 01276 818125
Finance Director, Non Executive Director and Mentor
A background of 25+ years in a variety of sectors, working across numerous international boundaries, with startups to global $billion corporates and driving growth via strategic modelling, commercial planning and analysis, fundraising, M&A, IPOs, exits, restructuring and expansion.
After a career of varied board level roles, I am currently Joint MD of Numitas (formerly My Business FD), managing a team of highly experienced finance professionals delivering flexible and innovative part time FD support to growth SMEs, as well as specialist interim roles and handling the recruitment of full time senior finance executives.
I am also on the Board of The Cambridge Phenomenon, a non-profit focusing on the growth of the Cambridge Technology Cluster, and am a mentor with many early stage accelerator programs including Springboard and Wayra.
Phone: 01223 581237
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HR support for the business owner
Staffing is likely to be your biggest cost and possibly the source of many sleepless nights thinking how best to manage and motivate teams and individuals and deal with employment issues. Help is at hand. Following 24 years in large corporates, including 12 at Board level, Stephen has worked with business owners for the last 12 years, acting as a business partner providing options, advice and an additional resource to maximise the investment you are making in your staff.
Whether you are recruiting a new employee (at whatever level), thinking about reward, recognition and incentives, staff development, or resolving a staff issue (sickness, underperformance, a request to work flexibly), Stephen advises on the most appropriate way forward in the context of your needs and the situation faced.
In addition, he recognises the insidious nature of change as the fortunes of SMEs ebb and flow. He handles restructuring, redundancies, Director disagreements and staff reaching their ultimate level of competence and the need to change or move on.
Stephen works with clients in the turnover range of 1-30m across a range of sectors - professional services, packaging, marketing agencies, construction to name some of his current assignments. So for a practical, outcomes focused, confidential discussion, why not phone or email Stephen to get ideas and options and move things forward quickly and professionally.
Phone: 020 8946 8734
Sales & Marketing Advisor and Coach
Over 25 years, Susanne has built a strong track record devising and implementing Sales & Marketing strategies for fast-growth SMEs across a range of sectors. Her business experience ranges from start-up agency director to Global Head of Digital Marketing.
Acting as a sounding board across a range of Sales & Marketing opportunities and challenges, Susanne provides impartial and honest feedback to business owners. She provides a real world view of brand strengths and weaknesses, identifying innovations that will drive business growth.
Her consultancy offer includes strategic Sales & Marketing Planning (authoring plans or coaching business owners) and delivering advisory/training sessions to help small businesses better manage their day-to-day marketing activities. She also collaborates with her network of trusted advisors to develop Business Funding Plans for funds circa 75K to 500K.
Her recent consultancy clients include high street hospitality brands, caterers, architects & builders, digital agencies, lawyers, business consultants, craft breweries, cider makers and wine producers. She is author of Build Your Tribe (Panoma Press, 2013) and lecturer in Marketing. Contact Susanne today to see how she can help your business.
Phone: 07730 061829
Research & Development Tax Credits Specialist
She has been a Director at RandDTax (www.randdtax.co.uk) since 2012 when the company was established. Since then she has built a significant personal client portfolio covering companies drawn from across a wide range of sectors.
Her approach is hand-on, taking the strain off of the company directors, while also ensuring they make the best possible case and dont miss out on claiming for less obvious R&D activities. She also works closely with her clients accountants and has testimonials from both satisfied clients and tax accountants.
Linda is based in London, which has been her home for many years, although she originates from a farming family in Dorset. Her earlier professional career included managing several London based, multi-million pound regeneration programs.
Phone: 07719 439229
Commercial and Residential Property Specialist
- Business Relocation Services - tailored to fit around your business at this often stressful time.
- Commercial Development - Commercial property services for business and public sector firms. Enabling our clients to undertake projects, maintain continuity and maximise efficiency in the right locations.
- Project Management - Ensuring a successful build where your budget is maximised from conception to completion.
- Landlord and Tenant Law - Successfully mediating disputes on end of lease and negotiate dilapidation cost. Support with rent reviews of commercial property.
- Design and Build - Support from start to finish on building, relocating, restoring, converting or re-fitting projects.
Phone: 0203 0064530
Gautam delivers multiple solutions to meet the individual financial needs of companies. No matter where a business is in its own cycle, Gautam has access to funding for start-ups, expansions, contractions, turnarounds and even companies which are no longer supported by their banks. Introductions can be made to over 650 different lenders and investors against equity, debt and asset backed finance.
Gautam also specialises in writing business plans for funding and building business models to maximize the value of businesses.
Gautam has worked for close to two decades in Strategy, Corporate Finance, Business Planning and Corporate Development at Unilever and Prudential in India, Germany and the UK. Gautam also serves as a financial advisor to a property consultancy in the UK and is a partner on a property development company.
Phone: 0333 4448522
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Operations and Technology
These may range from requirement analyses for software or website upgrades, through to integration of disparate back-office systems, or the creation and implementation of performance metrics.
David is a certified database specialist, so often carries out hands-on work for clients, as well as specifying and project-managing external providers of website, e-commerce of line-of-business systems.
Davids background is in the print and publishing industry, and he has a good understanding of retail supply chains, inventory management, customer service and all aspects of job-costing and margin analysis.
Phone: 01438 832724
Support with Buying or Selling a Business
All business owners want to sell their business, or exit from it, at some stage. When the time is right. When the conditions are right. And, of course, when the price is right. The question is how to get to that stage in a planned, organised, effective (and relatively painless) way. Thats where Peter can help you. He works with you to identify what needs to be done to create the right conditions and environment for the optimum sale or exit.
Some businesses are ready for sale immediately, others might need assistance for 2 or more years to reach a realisable value. Peter will work with you throughout this process to make that happen.
Peter started out as a Chartered Accountant in Durban, South Africa, becoming a partner and then selling the firm to Price Waterhouse within 3 years. He co-founded a software house which enjoyed 15 years of organic growth and acquisitions to become a 150 strong software house, until its sale in 1999. Since then he has advised on corporate finance and M&A deals, helping business owners achieve valuations of between 1M and 10M and has successfully advised on around 60 transactions, mainly in the technology, high tech manufacturing and specialist services sectors.
So, if you are thinking of realising value for your business, whether soon or sometime later, now is the time to call or email Peter for a no obligation chat.
Phone: 07904 766230
Executive Search and Selection Specialist | Recruitment Consultant
Mike fully appreciates how cost effective recruitment, search and selection is achieved by engagement of professionals who understand, via direct line experience, a client’s business and the functionality to be filled. This led to the formation in 2002 of TMP & Associates Ltd – an extensive network of associates from all disciplines now specialising in finding world class executives, managers and staff throughout the UK, Europe and North America and across all sectors.
Mike specialises in finding talent for SMEs.
Phone: 01276 684007
Working with innovative & technology startups, SMEs & high growth companies
It is lonely at the top! That is a fact. Who do you turn to when you want to check if you are on the right path or when you are unsure about a decision you need to make Talking it over with someone who has established and managed organisations and private companies, and has over 20 years of experience working with innovation and technology SMEs, would undoubtedly help!
Lesley has helped companies from concept through to high growth, with strategy, planning and execution by mentoring senior executives, and training staff where necessary. Having two Masters degrees in Medical Sciences and Management, and electronics training, she has a sound understanding of technology and how it can be applied. Typically working with middle to high tech companies that have up to 20M turnover.
So why procrastinate If you work with Lesley, you will very quickly determine a marked difference in the way you think and work, and the results will appear on your company P&L!
Phone: 020 88683163
Virtual Financial Director and Forensic Accounting
He provides the information to make decisions based on the data from your accounting and other systems. He finds the cash you have lost in your Balance Sheet and gets it back into your bank account.
As a Forensic Accountant, Edward finds out where the money went and documents what happened to produce evidence for legal proceedings.
Since 1999, Edward has worked as an independent business advisor and accountant. Prior to setting up his own business Edward worked for various businesses as an accountant and Information Technology manager.
Phone: 01483 453755
Business Consultancy Services
Richard helps new businesses to start and existing businesses to resolve any problems and to grow. At the other end of the cycle, he can help business owners maximise the return when they decide to sell. He also helps turn round businesses that are in financial or other difficulties.
Additionally he works with overseas businesses or Tier 1 visa holders helping them set up their UK operations.
Phone: 020 77310853