Innovative Advisory Firm Recruits York’s Regional Director

A company which helps SMEs to scale up rapidly by giving them access to experienced part-time directors is continuing to expand nationally with the appointment of a new Yorkshire regional director.

Bristol-based Boardroom Advisors has appointed Leigh Everington to build a team of up to eight advisors across the region.

Hull-based Leigh Everington has held senior roles for Canon UK in the north of England before working as Group Managing Director for a large Yorkshire based SME as well as running his own businesses, including in energy technology industry. aims to disrupt the recruitment market by providing direct access to a talent pool of part-time executive directors for commercial, operations and CEO roles. It allows scale-ups, SMEs and their private equity backers to rapidly fill gaps in the management team, with no recruitment fees and a fraction of the cost of a full-time hire.

The advisory firm offers dedicated professionals for each region but draws in specialist skills as required by each client and project.

Leigh Everington,’s Yorkshire regional director says: “I believe the concept, and calibre of professionals we give access to, can offer the region’s SMEs the high-level  advice which can help them succeed in these challenging times.” was founded by John Courtney, who has founded seven businesses and been listed as one of the country’s top 100 entrepreneurs.

He says: “Leigh is a born entrepreneur who brings an impressive track record of growing revenues for SMEs and larger businesses. I’m sure his practical knowledge of sales, marketing, operations and creating business cultures, including teams, will prove invaluable to businesses across Yorkshire.

“Our advisors have all founded, built and sold businesses. They bring experience managing in difficult times and different economic conditions and can draw on this knowledge to reduce costly errors and get firms to the place where owners and the board want them to be.”

Originally published on: Business Link


Written by: John Courtney

John is highly ranked in the Top 100 UK Entrepreneurs list by City AM and is winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from techSPARK. He has been a Board Director himself for over 40 years and first started placing Non-Executive Directors over 25 years ago. John founded and ran seven of his own businesses including a Management Consultancy for 10 years, a Corporate Finance offering for 10 years and a mid-sized Digital Agency for another 10 years.