Big Business Experience
Small Business Experience
Smartech Energy ltd
Complete Business Solutions
Leigh is a highly motivated business leader with multi-sector experience spanning over 30 years. Leigh has owned, managed and grown businesses over 20 years for both him and others, including a multi-sector regional business to business company that delivered services and products to over 20,000 companies across 16 different business units. His role as Group MD was to develop multiple strategies to enable growth in each business unit. Creating strong foundations was key to growth which went from £29m to £121m in 3 years.
Leigh has experience in attracting and working with Private Equity investors. One of his more recent roles was focused on scaling a business to get ready for sale.
He has worked for Blue chip companies such as Canon UK, helping build and run their Partner channel network. Over a 15-year period he worked with over 50 partners helping them grow their businesses, in some cases taking a client from £200k to £11m in 9 years.
As a Boardroom advisor Leigh can help companies develop strong, measurable, business strategies and sales strategies for growth, as well as implement robust operational systems and practices.
- Complete Business Solutions – Senior leadership Programme
- Cohen Brown Management Group – Extraordinary Leadership programme
- Cohen Brown – Leading Breakthrough Service Performance
- Cohen Brown – Sports coaching for Business
- Canon Senior management courses (5 modules)
- Henley Business School Executive Education programme
- Miller Heiman Professional Selling Skills®, Advanced Selling, Strategic Selling®, Conceptual Selling®, SPIN® Selling courses
- Miller Heiman – Executive Impact℠
- Miller Heiman – Large Account Management Process℠ (LAMP®)
- Miller Heiman – Channel Management & Channel Sales programme
- Miller Heiman – Sales Coaching
- Miller Heiman – Customer Experience Strategies
Key Areas of Expertise
- Business Planning and Strategy
- Project Leadership and mentoring
- Organic sales growth
- New product strategies
- Coaching and Development
- Sales planning and Strategies
- New Business Sales Development, UK
- Brand Launch and Development in UK
- Building Human Capital (building great teams)
- Developing cultures & values
- IT Services & Office Technology
WHM Consultants: Founder/Director
Early-stage start-ups with high-growth potential &, established businesses. Help with strategy, operational management, planning, funding and marketing.
- Smartech Energy Ltd: Co- Founder/Director
- Supplying Energy management consultancy, products, and services to business.
- Developed and launched a unique no cost, high tech solution to help companies reduce their energy consumption and lower their carbon output.
- Opened a second office location as part of the growth strategy
- Built a sales team with a clear focus on growth
- Developed a company wide sales and marketing plan
- Pioneered industry unique financial propositions for the food retail sector
- Designed and implemented operations plan
- HR Plan
Minimise Energy Ltd: Co-Founder/Director
- Supplying Energy management technology, and services to business.
- Developed and launched a unique sales proposition for Manufacturers, retailers and Quick Service restaurants helping them reduce their energy consumption and lower their carbon impact.
- Business planning
- Sales planning
- Operational planning
- Financial modelling
Sharp Capital Management: Co-Founder/Director
- Private Proprietary trading firm
- Business planning
- Sales and marketing plan
- Building a Brand
- Built and launched a subscription service (B2C)
- Social media plan
- IT &Technology strategy
- Capital funding
- Exit Strategy plan
Complete Business Solutions: Group Managing Director
- Business strategy
- Business planning
- Acquisition Strategy (purchased 14 companies)
- Sales & marketing planning
- Operations planning
- HR planning
- L&D planning
- Raising capital
- Attracting and working with Private equity company (London)
- Sale/exit strategy post growth execution
- Building highly effective teams at all levels