Regional Director



Big Business Experience

P&O Group of Companies


Small Business Experience

Oi Bagel

Wilson Storey Halliday


Tjalke is an experienced (35 years +) Corporate and SME business director, having been involved in B2B and B2C sectors, at executive board and at Early-Stage funding level.

Tjalke’ s early career was in Hospitality, Retail, Travel, and the contracting industry, taking one business from start-up to a £40M turnover in four years and successfully integrated a combined £100M post acquisition division in Retail Catering.

Successfully mobilised the Onboard Services for Eurostar in London, Paris and Brussels.


  • BA (Business Administration)
  • Digital Marketing courses

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Strategy
  • Growth and scaling up.
  • Early-stage funding (no Start-ups)
  • Turnaround and transformation
  • Change management.
  • Productivity
  • Investor relations
  • Brand management and marketing (incl. digital)
  • Business development and planning
  • M&A, MBIs
  • Post-acquisition integration
  • Sales and production
  • Operational process development
  • Building successful teams
  • Exit Strategy planning.
  • Sales growth planning
  • Business troubleshooting
  • Product development


Turnaround in large and small businesses.

Developing alternative routes to market.

Franchise experience.

Product development to assist in scaling up.

Cost engineering to preserve margins.

People management and development.

Commercial retail strategy.

Digital sales development.

Adapt operating models and organisation structure.

Identifying new channel distribution opportunities.

Business planning and financial forecasts.

Productivity reviews and effecting change.

Development of new concepts.

Brand development and management.

Non-Executive Director.