Colin

Name
Colin

Position
Chairman / Non-Executive Director / Board Advisor / Mentor

Location
Lothian & Grampian

Big Business Experience

Shell

Brake Brothers

Small Business Experience

Merlin ERD

CXP

Summary

In order to thrive, all businesses need to work efficiently.  Controlling cost is essential to improve profit margins and there are always areas in every organisation where unnecessary expenditure can be eradicated.  Colin can offer pragmatic and professional advice from in-depth experience, in a variety of sectors.  Through analysis of the current performances and identify instant and substantial savings as well as areas where a change of mindset will bring about greater internal harmony.  His independence means change can be instigated for the purpose of this positive disruption, objectively and without allegiances.

Qualifications

HND in Accountancy

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Decision Support
  • Working SME’s  throughout their growth cycle
  • Positioning for exit
  • Employee Ownership
  • Mentoring
  • Interim Management
  • Project implementation
  • CRM, ERP, Business Process Improvement
  • Fund raising
  • Grants
  • R & D Tax Credits
  • Adding Value and Making a difference

Experience

An experienced commercially aware finance director, with a background of working at board level and now operating as an interim / non executive director for a number of companies across all industry sectors. A strong record of successful in change projects, M&A activity, Employee Ownership, refinancing and fund raising. Continuously drives performance optimisation, effective management and efficient financial control.

Specialties:
M&A Activity
Deal and target evaluation
Due diligence
Fund raising
Negotiating
Preparation for sale
Post-deal integration

Restructuring:
Process re-engineering
Profit improvement, cost saving

Project Management:
Systems implementation
Service improvement

Running Finance Functions:
Team building
Refreshing management information
Cash management

Commercial:
Supplier and customer contract management
Grant and Tax saving funding

Other:

Fund raising, Decision support, working with a number of businesses throughout their growth cycle, Positioning for exit, Employee Ownership, Mentoring, Interim Management, Project implementation, CRM, ERP, Business Process Improvement, Grants, R & D Tax Credits, Making a difference