Robert

Name

Robert

Position

Non-Executive Director / Board Advisor / Mentor

Location

Northamptonshire

Big Business Experience

Losberger De Boer UK Ltd

UK Ministry of Justice

Small Business Experience

Azure Bespoke Structures Ltd

Abbey Catering Ltd

Tenant Shop Limited

Conectia

Summary

Robert offers a wealth of experience across varying industries and roles, adding immediate value to SME’s, start-ups and larger organisations seeking commercial input, operational delivery and strategic direction.

His experience draws on a background of ‘right first time, every time’ with industries ranging from international Formula 1 to high-end catering and the dust and dirt of the construction world.

Innovation, customer service and a pragmatic approach to the commercial aspects of each situation has allowed him to grow businesses and develop new opportunities in B2B environments, working with end-user clients, large-scale organisations and both Local and Central Governmental bodies.

Qualifications

  • Extensive (35 years +) executive experience across various industries
  • Senior Executive Programme – London Business School
  • Mentor to international sales and project delivery teams – UK, Netherlands and Middle East
  • Presentation and speaking roles – UK Ministry of Justice – prison building; IStructE knowledge-share on Biomass Pellet Storage; London 2012 – temporary overlay delivery

Key Areas of Expertise

  • MD; Sales Director; Commercial Director; Project Lead
  • Financially astute – defining the difference between margin and mark-up
  • General Management
  • Project Management
  • Cashflow Management
  • Stakeholder relationships and presentations – managing upwards to inform PE/VC teams
  • H&S Management in complex projects
  • On-time and on-budget performance
  • High-profile technically compliant presentations / tender submissions

Experience

Senior management P&L responsibilities across both UK and International sectors

Successful record of delivering growth in revenue and EBITDA for both new-start businesses and longer-term organisational development

Strong commercial lead, identifying risk, opportunity and solutions

Strategic business planning

Bringing ‘grey hair and gravitas’ to client presentations and Board reviews

Technically astute, supporting and assisting with complex designs, engineering and fabrication

Agile and responsive

Lean project management disciplines to deliver value across entire client life cycle

Builds long and short-term relationships with key partners and suppliers to underpin successful delivery

Experienced with diverse client base to include UK Ministry of Justice; UK Home Office; Tesco; Manchester Airport Group; Department for Education; Toyota; E.On and the Organising Committee for London 2012

On-time and on-budget ethos of customer satisfaction

B2C experience in large-scale hospitality and B2B background in Formula 1 and World Sports Cars; Catering; Events (Chelsea Flower Show, Farnborough Air Show etc) and Construction.