Specialist Support Team

We help our Traders to help you!
We do this by providing them a range of specialist help and support.

What kind of resources do we use to help our Traders?

This is a sneak peek behind the scenes to give an idea of some of the help and support that we have available around the country for our Traders. You won’t be surprised to know (especially because of Covid) we can give a lot of remote help and assistance.
So you now know that the people you rely on for fantastic advice and support also have a great backup team!

Solicitors shaking hands with their happy client

Interim and part-time support directors.


Chrys C
Region
London
Specialisms
Financial accounting incl. Forecasting; Cash Management; Control, etc Start-ups and re-structuring; Compliance, fiduciary and advisory;
Experience Highlights
Junior Partner in medium sized firm in UK Senior Manager in Global Compliance Services at PwC Partner within boutique accountants in Cyprus CFO/Op. Director of Govt. owned Int. Co.
Training and Qualifications
Fellow of Chartered Certified Accountants BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance
Description
With a proven track record of delivering exceptional results for over 20 years as a qualified accountant, I possess a professional demeanour, strong communication skills and effective people development skills. Through my employment within industry, as well as a Big 4 firm and smaller general practices, I have gained great experience at various levels of finance, accounting and management. And, becoming a trusted advisor to many clients and associates.
About Me
"Chrys's main passion in life are his family and friends. Especially spending as much time as possible with his 2 daughters. He enjoy's cooking and entertaining whenever possible. A keep traveller he has recently returned to the UK having lived abroad, he enjoys experiening different cultures. Any spare time is spent gardening; visiting museums and galleries; theatre."

David P
Region
East Midlands
Specialisms
Maximising balance sheets and cashflow, improving performance and profitability, fund raising in both the banking and equity market, strategic vision.
Experience Highlights
Interim FD/CEO having spent the past 28 years advising businesses from small/medium SME's to large complex plc's. I have led a numbers of significant complex turnaround projects.
Training and Qualifications
Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, Member of the Institute for Turnaround
Description
A financially qualified and commercially astute interim Finance / Transformation Director who has successfully led a number of organizations through substantial change, turnaround and transformation across a wide and diverse range of industries, operating within both Plc and Private Organisations. Sector experience includes:- Telecommunications, Retail / Wholesale, Manufacturing, Distribution, Construction, Service, Automotive, Online Sales and Internet Fulfilment, Advanced Electronics
About Me
High impact professional with a wealth of experience and expertise in all areas of finance and operations management who, having relocated to the Derbyshire Dales is now looking to work closely with the local Midlands Business community

David P
Region
South East England, East Midlands
Specialisms
Reporting, planning, budgeting, forecasting, fx, strategic planning, start-up, reorganisation, relocation, post acquisition integration
Experience Highlights
Finance Director, owner managed SME's and operating subsidiaries of international organisations
Training and Qualifications
A member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (FCCA)
Description
A finance director with over 40 years experience working in both SME's and larger operating subsidiaries of international organisations. David has worked in a number of business sectors that includes manufacturing, FMCG, wholesale, aviation, engineering and retail. David has also headed up the IT and HR functions in several organisations, David can offer both strategic and operational assistance to support businesses undergoing change.
About Me
David is an experienced manager with a strong work ethic. His spare time is dedicated to his family with two young grandchildren and DIY. Recreationally David enjoys scuba diving, golf and flying.

Ian H
Region
East Midlands
Specialisms
Strategic Planning | Interim IT Director/CIO/CTO | Programme & Project Management | IT Security, GDPR & Risk | IT Transformation | M&A - Due Diligence & Post acquisition Transformation | Public Sector | Third & Not-For-Profit Sector
Experience Highlights
20+ years of Interim IT Director/CIO/CTO/Head of IT experience in wide range of sectors including Financial Services, Charities, Education (Higher & FE), Laundries (NHS), Shared Services, Retail, FMCG, Logistics, Insurance (Marine), Marine Services, Professional Services, Housing Construction, Mobile Telephony/E-Payment, Metals, Hotels, Optics, Billing (Airports), Non-Departmental Government Organisations (NDGO), and Local Government.
Training and Qualifications
" Certified DPO & GDPR – Practitioner (C-DPO, GDPR-P)  Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE)  Managing Successful Programmes – Practitioner, Prince 2 - Practitioner  Skills For the Information Age (SFIA) - Accredited consultant.  ITIL – V3 – Foundation, Enterprise Architect trained (TOGAF9).  British Computer Society, BCS IT Leaders Forum & Entrepreneurial Mentoring Group.  Institute of Interim Management (Founder) (IIM)  Turnaround Management Association (TMA)  Institute Of Directors (IOD), Chartered Management Institute (CMI)  Institute of Information Security Professionals (Associate), ISACA  Worshipful Company of Information Technologists  Co. of Watermen & Lightermen of the River Thames"
Description
I am a passionate and committed CIO/CTO/IT/Head of IT/Programme Director/Consultant who has built a successful career over many years. I am customer service orientated and objective delivery focused with a deep understanding of, and a passion for, delivering digital and IT transformation programmes. I communicate effectively with teams, stakeholders, and senior corporate management, creating strong relationships with customers, colleagues, and vendors alike.
About Me
Being born and raised in London I have a passion for the City of London, and I am an enthusiastic member of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists & the Company of Watermen & Lightermen of the River Thames. I am an old rugby player and general sports enthusiast with an interest in American football having worked for a few US corporations. I was a founder member of the Institute of Interim Management.

Illy J
Region
North West England
Specialisms
Multi-channel Marketing Strategic Communications Marketing Strategy Creative Direction Brand Management/Development Experiential
Experience Highlights
As Managing Director/Marketing Consultant, I work closely with my clients to identify their vision and promotional needs in order to craft and launch high-impact and innovative solutions.
Training and Qualifications
Luxury Certificate HEC, Paris – Jouy-en-Josas, France WSET Diploma (Professional) WSET Higher Certificate (Professional) WSET Certificate (Professional) CAM Diploma in Advertising and Marketing Leading Strategic Innovation: How to Lead with Purpose – Deakin and Coventry Universities – 2020 Design Thinking: Customer Experience – LinkedIn Learning – 2020 Digital Strategy – LinkedIn Learning – 2020 Content Marketing: Social Media – LinkedIn Learning – 2020 Creative Writing – OU
Description
Award-winning, highly entrepreneurial, and commercially astute SMT/SLT Head of Brand and Marketing Communications with valued global experience covering retail, corporate, music, entertainment, lifestyle, and luxury sectors across the marketing mix B2B/B2C. Charismatic and engaging leader, with a can-do attitude and exceptional people skills; highly networked and connected. Agent of change and strategic disruptor, expertly handling ambiguity and changing stakeholder priorities whilst remaining
About Me
Globally networked and experienced, now back in his native Yorkshire looking to bring his passion, energy and insights to projects, businesses and brands. Strong believer now more than ever than brands should be forces for good and agents of change.

Joanna B
Region
East Midlands
Specialisms
Marketing Planning | Brand Management | Direct Marketing | Lead Generation | Marketing Communications | Digital Marketing | Internal Communications
Experience Highlights
I'm a Chartered Marketer with over 15 years experience specialising in the fields of Brand Management and Marketing Communications working with some of the UK's most iconic B2B and B2C brands.
Training and Qualifications
Chartered Marketer - Chartered Institute of Marketing Professional Diploma in Marketing - Chartered Institute of Marketing BA Hons Media Studies - De Montfort University
Description
I'm a highly versatile Marketer with strong planning and strategic skills and a track record of delivering innovative, targeted and persuasive marketing communications that fit with long term business strategy, deliver excellent measurable results and drive sales. I've particular experience in the travel, leisure, logistics and construction sectors working in senior Marketing Management roles, leading teams and working alongside Exec members to deliver high profile marketing activities.
About Me
I'm highly creative with a reputation for providing an 'outside the box' approach. I've a real passion for marketing and enjoy sharing this by mentoring recent graduates with the CIM. Outside of work, I'm a keen equestrian and love to travel.

John W
Region
West Midlands
Specialisms
Marketing strategy and planning, digital marketing, campaign planning and execution, event planning and delivery, content marketing, internal comms.
Experience Highlights
Head of Divisional Marketing, RMD Kwikform
Training and Qualifications
First-class honors degree in Manufacturing and Business Studies Interserve Trusted Partner executive development program The Complete Negotiator - The Gap Group
Description
John is a senior-level marketing professional, comfortable working at board level, and at an operational level. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills both externally and internally. He is a firm believer in teamwork and creating an inclusive environment where team members are encouraged to develop new ideas. John picks up new concepts quickly and has a wide range of previous experience across the manufacturing sector and lately concentrated on the construction sector.
About Me
John is a leader both professionally and away from work. He has been variously first team captain, coach, senior, and chairman of his local rugby club. He is a keen sportsman, also playing cricket and golf, and has recently started CrossFit.

Jonathan B
Region
East Midlands
Specialisms
Marketing and Selling products and services to companies operating in the power and energy sectors
Experience Highlights
Sales & Marketing Director, Head of Marketing, Head of Business Development, Head of Renewables, Managing Director, Non-Exec Director, Trustee, Founder
Training and Qualifications
Chartered Marketer Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) CIM Advanced Digital Marketing CIM Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Master's Degree in Marketing Bachelor's degree in Business (Majored in Corporate Strategy)
Description
Since 1997, Jonathan’s career has seen him manage marketing and business development departments within some of the largest engineering companies in the world; these include Rittal, Alstom Power (now GE), and Doosan Babcock. He remains highly respected within the engineering sector for his passion, drive, and commitment to the task at hand. In 2014, he played an integral part in the review of the Sales & Marketing National Occupational Standards (NOS).
About Me
Enthusiastic and motivated. Caring and considerate. Easy going. Loves motorsport and space.

Maria F
Region
North West England, East Midlands
Specialisms
Financial control and management. Forecasting and Budgeting. Cashflow management. Exit strategy. System Implementation. Finance Team leadership.
Experience Highlights
Group Finance Director (UK and Europe), Finance Director (£2m-£48m turnover) Independent Consultant and Accountant
Training and Qualifications
Member of CIMA CIMA qualified AAT qualified Xero Certified
Description
A highly self motivated commercially focused and experienced Finance Director and Chartered Accountant with a broad spectrum of experience in a variety of industries including retail, e-tail, distribution, computer and wood pellet manufacture, engineering, software and packaging. Enjoys using experience and knowledge to assist companies in planning and meeting their objectives. A hands on finance professional who also has in-depth experience of running operations, IT and HR.
About Me
A good communicator at all levels, who enjoys working across the board and making a real difference to organisations. An avid reader who enjoys Pilates and horse racing, having part ownership of 3 racing horses through a syndicate.

Peter P
Region
Yorkshire and the Humber
Specialisms
Directorships in Sales and Marketing, Business Start-Ups, Growth and Development, Business Exit Planning, Coaching and Mentoring.
Experience Highlights
Peter has over 35 years experience as a senior director in the construction, healthcare and business consulting areas, having worked for a number of international blue chip companies.
Training and Qualifications
Peter has an Honours degree in Biochemistry, and a Chartered Director qualification from the Institute of Directors. He has an Advanced Diploma in Professional Coaching and Mentoring from the Oxford School of Coaching and Mentoring.
Description
Peter understands business dynamics and the development of strategies in markets, he comprehensively encompasses all arms of an organisation, advising on scaling-up and delivering increased profitability;he is people-centric, managing, mentoring and supporting key staff, enabling and empowering them to improve productivity levels.
About Me
An enthusiastic "people" person and business networker now living in Yorkshire. Peter likes to help and support business owners achieve better outcomes. Loves walking, swimming, tennis and skiing. Rubbish at golf.

Rachel A
Region
East Midlands
Specialisms
Financial Controls | Systems and Procedures Implementation | Internal Audit | External Audit Preparation and Assistance
Experience Highlights
Senior Finance Manager at a rapidly growing £10M turnover construction company.
Training and Qualifications
Fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA)
Description
30 years experience in the finance industry, 5 years within the construction sector. A strong background in financial compliance work. trained in both internal and external audit. Supervised a team of up to ten finance staff, training where necessary. Managed the Senior Management Team, arranging progress meetings and reporting back to top management. Responsible for putting internal systems in place and organising the team to achieve ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
About Me
I am a regular gym goer and enjoy anything from 5k runs to power lifting to MMA. I am enthusiastic, bubbly and have a natural love of life.

Rob A
Region
East Midlands
Specialisms
IT Director | CIO | IT Strategy | IT Operational Delivery | Target Operating Models | Programme Management | Digital Transformation | Data Strategy
Experience Highlights
Experienced and performance driven IT Strategic and Operational leader with 20 years of IT delivery. Latest role was 5 years as IT Director for Triumph Motorcycles Ltd.
Training and Qualifications
N/A
Description
I’m a proven strategic IT leader, with a history of creating systems and structures that focus on delivering business and customer centric digital platforms. Using a combination of process analysis, performance management, change leadership and enabling governance, I will develop an entire digital provision that provides fast moving, flexible systems, structure and services that allow a business to move and develop with both pace and cost efficiency.
About Me
I'm a family man and a trustee for a local charity helping from both an IT and a strategic side. Took part in a White Collar Boxing event, raising over £1300 for Cancer Research. I also attend / present at IT / Digital Conferences.

Tim J
Region
Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands
Specialisms
Financial Control ,system development ,KPI reporting , Problems
Experience Highlights
Experienced Interim can hit the ground running in days , carried out specialist projects ,system installations , incomplete records , acting as FC
Training and Qualifications
Member of Association of Accounting Technicians with full practice licence , also CIMA
Description
Experienced Management Accountant over 30 years in senior positions, Knowledge of Accounts, Overseas Accounting , Sage 50 ,100 and 200 , Sage Payroll , IRIS , VT Accounts ,Quickbooks ,Xero , Coins , Microsoft Dynamics AX ,Access Supply Chain (ERP), Contract Accounting .Group Accounting and Reporting , Project Accounting , FX , Consolidation , Management Accounts . Have previously worked in Manufacturing , Construction, Civil Engineering , Overseas Drilling ,Waste Management , FMCG, Retail
About Me
Enthusiastic , positive outlook , never say die attitude , reside in yorkshire , but willing to travel , like music ,rugby league ,socialising , and spending time with my family

Tina H
Region
South East England
Specialisms
Marketing Strategy & Plans | Brand Management | Digital Marketing | Market Research & Analysis | Digital Transformation | PR | Product Marketing | BD
Experience Highlights
Marketing Director with over 20 years' experience serving several industries all the way from manufacturing to retail. Currently focusing in the building products sector with Assa Abloy..
Training and Qualifications
Chartered Marketer, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Member of the Institute of Digital Marketing, Master of Arts in Marketing, CIM Diploma in Marketing, Higher National Diploma in Business & Finance
Description
A highly effective Marketing Director with a natural ability to network and influence. Key skills focus on development and implementation of Marketing Strategy across a variety of businesses inclusive of latest marketing trends, in order to drive sales growth.
About Me
I am a big believer in hard work and sheer determination. I welcome new opportunities/approaches as they arise. When not working hard to support business growth, you will find me spending my quality time, exercising and enjoying time with her family.

Tom B
Region
West Midlands
Specialisms
B2B marketing | construction | healthcare & medical devices | manufacturing | strategic marketing| branding | multi-channel marketing
Experience Highlights
MBA qualified, senior marketing professional with 20 years' experience in B2B marketing and a track record of success, driving revenue growth for leading brands in UK and International markets.
Training and Qualifications
"Qualifications: - MBA - The University of Birmingham - MCIM - The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) - BA Hons Tourism Business Management - De Montfort University Certifications: - The Fundamentals of Digital Marketing Certificate - Google - Inbound Certified - HubSpot Academy - Certified Professional: Hootsuite Social Media Platform - Hootsuite Academy"
Description
A capable project leader and an insightful marketing professional, with proven marketing communications and product management expertise across EMEA and APAC regions. Possessing extensive multi-channel marketing experience and proficient at developing marketing strategies and tactical plans that drive sustainable revenue growth, through innovative multi-channel marketing programmes and the delivery of successful GTM initiatives.
About Me
An enthusiastic and effective communicator, who is confident working collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. A keen sports fan, so competitive in nature. A big lover of cricket and football.

Support Partners

The above are a relevant selection of amazing people from our support partners (below) and their hundreds of part-time / interim directors and consultants.

Interim Marketing Directors

Marketing Experts – Control or Support Marketing & Create New Business Channels

Interim IT Directors

IT Experts, ready to control or support business IT functions or oversee updating systems.

Interim Finance Directors

FDs ready to take ownership of or support finance functions, experts ready to deliver.

Non Exec Directors

Non-Executive Board Directors to provide a non-exec solution for any department or board in a business.

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