I help businesses improve their current performance and profitability by applying structured methods and tools to provide a clear market focus, together with efficient organisation and strong financial management. I am an experienced and qualified Business Coach and Consultant; formerly a director of the highly successful SME company, GMAP Ltd. My background includes FTSE 100 consultancy and extensive blue chip national and international experience.

My Background & Qualifications

  • Current delivery partners include: Goldman Sachs 10k programme, Leeds University Business School, Growth Accelerator and Leadership & Management, RedSky Corporate Services
  • Ten years’ experience in delivering business consulting and advice to SMEs and blue chip companies
  • SME: 12 years in key senior role, from embryonic business intelligence company (GMAP Ltd) to director of an international business, including eventual sale
  • Commercial: 34 years in total. 18 years gained in senior roles for blue chip international and FTSE 100 companies
  • MBA (Distinction) – University of Leeds
  • Law – University of Sussex
  • CMI Business Coach & Mentor – University Centre, Doncaster College
  • Leadership & Management Trainer – national Growth Accelerator programme
  • Various corporate, management and sales training courses in UK and USA.

Key areas of Expertise

  • Current business diagnostics: where exactly is the business now, financially and strategically?
  • Developing the business vision and future strategic direction: opportunities and key growth goals
  • Addressing resource issues: people and structure, systems and processes, management information
  • Prioritising markets and customers by applying segmenting and profiling methods, clarifying how value is added
  • Improving marketing ROI by matching messages to channels, target markets, products and services
  • Improving margins through smart operations: outsourcing, partnering, supply chain management
  • Creating clear and executable business plans
  • Getting fit for funding: raising finance, matching need for funding with loan and investment models.

Business Experience

2009- Business consultancy PKBA Ltd.
2009-11 Principal Adviser Y&H IDB Ltd (via Business Link Yorkshire)
2004-09 Senior Consultant Experian Business Strategies plc.
1992-03 Head of Development/Director GMAP Ltd (University of Leeds)
1988-91 Director of Relocation Services Abbey (now Santander)
1983-88 International Services Manager PHH Homequity Inc.
1979-83 Relocation Services Manager Merrill Lynch Inc.

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