Advisor / Mentor

Gloucestershire / UK

Big Business Experience



Small Business Experience

Cheltenham Tool Co

Helander Precision


An experienced Senior Director, operating at Board level, with over 30 years experience in Engineering and Technology industries and a track record of scaling-up and transforming businesses.

Experienced both with private equity backed SMEs and large companies, I have worked with businesses from £1.5M to over £25+M, and scaled-up each within a developed strategy.

Creating a strong business strategy, with a consultative style to enable the team to perform, I bring strong operational experience whilst also planning strategically for major cultural change; resulting in significant improvements in financial performance and value generation


  • BSc – Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • DMS – Diploma Management Studies
  • Cranfield School of Management – Strategic Leadership
  • Member Institute Engineering & Technology
  • Price Waterhouse trained – Kawasaki Production System
  • Boeing trained – Advanced Quality Systems

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Strategy development integrating Vision & Mission
  • Value development with P&L and cost control
  • Leadership & High Performing team development
  • Scale-up of business and team
  • Sales growth and revenue development
  • Operational Excellence – KPIs, planning and best practice
  • Supply-Chain development
  • LEAN & cellular techniques & implementation
  • Major Project implementation & delivery


30+ years business experience, with 10+ years at Board level

Operated within Engineering/Technology markets for large PLCs and small SMEs

Specialised in SME development, scaling-up through significant sales growth, creating and executing fit-for-purpose strategies

Leadership development

Team coaching & mentoring

Corporate governance

Business transformation

Business Turnaround

Change Management

Operational excellence

Major Project definition & delivery

Strategic supplier excellence

Disaster recovery/Risk and Business Continuity Planning

Strategic budget development

Customer Relationship Management

New Product Introduction development

Business systems development and integration

New manufacturing facility negotiation and implementation with operational transfer