Doug

Name

Doug

Position

Boardroom Advisor

Location

Yorkshire

Big Business Experience

PQ Corporation

Melrose Engineering

Small Business Experience

Star Sportswear

DPE Engineering

Summary

A professionally qualified and highly experienced financial executive.

Have run his own business for 20 years focussed on assisting mainly sme’s in manufacturing and engineering.

A highly accomplished financial leader.

Adept at identifying areas of financial improvement.

Skilled in implementing effective financial controls.

Experience with Companies operating in different countries.

Travelled widely internationally.

Focuses on the bottom line.

Have a forceful and energetic nature.

Very pragmatic.

Eye for detail.

Very adaptable interpersonal style.

Adapt to new environments quickly.

Embraces change.

Qualifications

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Business transformation.
  • Change management.
  • Business development & Growth strategies
  • Strategic financial management
  • Financial & cashflow management
  • ERP systems, Business process improvement & Systems integration.
  • Inventory management & Process improvement.
  • Business performance & Profitability analysis.
  • Management accounting & Costing.
  • Budgets & forecasting.
  • Financial reporting & KPI’s.
  • Banks & Other Funding.

Experience

20 years as a part-time/interim Finance Executive, in manufacturing industry in sme operational environments.

Some large company/group exposure.

Very wide range of industries.

Implementation of financial systems, controls, cashflow management, costing and profitability analysis, and budgeting and forecasting.

Implementation of erp systems and redefining business processes.

Mentoring of management teams.

4 years business transformation of a sportswear business for owner exit.

Revamping of factory and warehouse layout to improve product movement.

Closure of manufacturing units.

Development of stock control systems.

Procurement of product from the Far East.

Structured and managed an MBO process.

Managed funding process.

Secured £3.5M private equity funding, £2.5M bank lend and £3M working capital.

Managed numerous improvement initiatives.