Specialist Support Team

We help our Business Transfer Agents 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 Business Transfer Agents?

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 Business Transfer Agents. 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.


Alan T
Region
West Midlands
Specialisms
Procurement / Purchasing, Global & Low Cost Sourcing, Business Turnaround, Distressed Supplier Management, Acquisitions, Strategy Development.
Experience Highlights
Procurement / Commercial Director positions with; Liberty House Group, Rolls-Royce Plc, Sonas Group, Wagon Plc, MG Rover Group, GKN Autostructures, BAE Systems. Founder Shareholder of Sonas Group.
Training and Qualifications
ONC Nautical Science HNC Engineering
Description
An experienced commercial professional with a 42 year career encompassing Naval service in the Gulf War and Falklands War followed by extensive commercial experience in the automotive and aerospace sectors. Alan has occupied senior positions in a number of blue chip UK companies and also in his own companies as a founder / shareholder. Alan has worked extensively throughout the UK as well as China, Turkey, South Africa, USA and throughout Europe.
About Me
Alan is an experienced and motivated professional. A natural leader who sets extremely high standards in all aspects of his life. He lives with his wife in South Staffordshire and enjoys walking and boating (admitting to being a fairly rusty sailor).

David C
Region
East of England
Specialisms
Leadership coaching, Sales growth, Strategy, staff engagement, process re-engineering, Change management, M&A, Restructure, Business turnaround
Experience Highlights
Turnaround of 4 companies, sold 3 companies , NED of 4 companies, CEO of 3 companies, Awards for creating great cultures, raised funds from investors, major contract negotiations,
Training and Qualifications
"""• Degree in Chemistry - Thames Valley University • 6-Sigma Master Black Belt and Leadership (Deployment Champion) - Caterpillar INC. • Profitable management - RTITB • International Diversity - Adecco • Finance & leasing - GE Capital • European Leadership - Adecco • Contract Law - Cambridge Online • Covey 7 Habits – David Crabb Consulting"""
Description
I am a commercially focused Non-Executive Director (NED) I help companies to improve their performance through operational and commercial changes, engaging teams and delivering results through others by providing focus, accountability and purpose. I have the energy, EQ and Leadership experience to make a great impact to companies open about their challenges regardless of whether they need to grow, sell the company or rethink their strategy of how to make things work better.
About Me
High EQ with lots of energy, I love helping others succeed and making a difference. I enjoy theatre, cinema and time with family, holidays in the sun and have enjoyed publishing my 2 books, Portrait photography and attempting to train my dog.

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.

John P
Region
North East England
Specialisms
Corporate Strategy, Project Management, Commercial Operations, Marketing, Research & Development, Product Development, Business Development
Experience Highlights
30+ years at senior levels in global companies, start-ups, and premier consulting firms. Founder & Executive Team member of a start-up lifersciences company, VP strategy, VP Commercial Operations
Training and Qualifications
BSc: 1st Class Honours and PhD from London University. MBA from The Open University. Multiple training courses in strategy firms development & business process design via inhouse courses at top tier consulting firms (e.g Ernst & Young, PA consulting) and Business Schools (e.g Insead). Diploma in Sports Massage (ITEC)
Description
Experienced leader, manager, & coach. Industry specialism in life-sciences but core skills cover multiple sectors. Adept at identifying core strategies, new opportunities, & driving implementation & change through effective project management. Built organisations (organic growth+M&A) from inception to establishment & development of core teams, functions & processes. Articulate & effective team builder, able to present & communicate complex ideas in ways that foster decision making & action.
About Me
An enthusiastic communicator & networker recently relocated in North. A keen runner with multiple halves and full marathons under his belt. Has also qualified with England Athletics as a Running coach and helped numerous people run their first 5K

Mark J
Region
South East England
Specialisms
Company Secretarial, Human Resources, Building/Facilities Management, M&A transactions (Business Integration, TUPE, Redundancy etc).
Experience Highlights
Company Secretary, Company Director, HR Director, Administration Director, Facilities Director and Business Continuity Director
Training and Qualifications
Following 24 years of Military Service (Army) which gave me Discipline, Loyalty, and a British Empire Medal, I followed this with some 17 years in the Corporate world and I have undertaken numerous training courses in Business Finance, Human Resources, Company Secretarial, Facilities and Administration and, Business Continuity Planning to list just a few.
Description
A highly experienced HR Director, Company Secretary, Administration and Facilities Director and, Business Continuity Director with over 30 years experience in a variety of sectors including Financial Services (Insurance and Underwriting), Legal, Actuarial, Local Government, Hospitality and Leisure. My skills have adapted easily to all the sectors I have worked in and, will transfer easily to other sectors. I have achieved the above after completing 24 years military service.
About Me
A highly motivated and experienced individual who gives support to clients over and above what is normally expected. Lives on the South Coast but happy to travel up and down the country as I can also visit family and friends.

Neil T
Region
Wales
Specialisms
Housing Association | FRS 102 | Financial Management | Value For Money | Service Charges | Procurement | LSVT | ALMO | Charities | Social Housing
Experience Highlights
I am a highly experienced Finance Director and Consultant. My expertise covers Social Housing and Core Financial and Strategic Management.
Training and Qualifications
1999: University of Wales (Part Time): Masters Degree (MBA) 1994: Fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) 1982: Portsmouth University: BA(Hons) Economics
Description
I am an accomplished senior leader and finance professional recognised for building board-level strategies that revitalise operations and drive growth. I combine over 38 years’ experience with a deep knowledge of financial control, IT, and M&A to guide seamless change journeys and transform under-performing functions in complex markets. I am both an amicable leader and trusted collaborator, inspiring and empowering teams to deliver results and form strong strategic partnerships.
About Me
I am a good communicator displaying great empathy with customers and colleagues alike. I get results by forming strong teams and inspiring strong performance. When not working, I can be found singing for London Welsh Male Voice Choir in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall. I am also a Board member at Newport Mind.

Ola F
Region
UK Wide
Specialisms
Accounting Management and Forecasting I Business Modelling I Budgeting I Efficiency Improvements I Auditing I Regulatory Compliance I Project
Experience Highlights
Finance Project Controller, FedEx International UK
Training and Qualifications
Member of Association of Certified Chartered Accountant, BA Hons. in Accounting and Financial Management, MBA in Finance and PRINCE Practitioner.
Description
Extensively experienced and goal-oriented Finance professional with a demonstrated track record of leading the preparation and analysis of financial reports to summarise and forecast financial positions. I demonstrate considerable expertise in delivering financial advice, reconciliation of accounts and preparation of financial reporting with applicable standards. Experienced in mergers and acquisition and how best to source finances for business investment. Proven expertise in driving efficiency.
About Me
Enthusiastic finance professional with a pro-active management style, a ‘can do’ attitude towards seemingly unsolvable problems and I am comfortable with being the ‘go-to’ financial person in a company. I currently live in Coventry and enjoy supporting the local community with the food bank charity work. I enjoy reading books and traveling.

Paul N
Region
South East England
Specialisms
Budgeting, Forecasting and Strategic Planning | Growth Strategies and Plans | KPI Analysis | Key Stakeholders Relations | Financial Control | Mergers
Experience Highlights
Finance Director, Teya Investments No.25 | Finance Deputy Director, Ministry of Safety and Security | Chief Accountant, Ministry of Lands and Resettlement | Senior Accountant and Accountant, Fisheries
Training and Qualifications
MBA at the Management College of Southern Africa
Description
A highly efficient and experienced Finance Director with 24 years multi-sector experience working in construction, farming, retail, fisheries, land management, safety and security, and works and transport. Paul has worked with several public sector entities enabling them to effectively and efficiently offer service delivery. He has also provided sound financial services to individual companies in the area of mergers and acquisitions. He enjoys creating business plans, budgets and forecasts.
About Me
An enthusiastic networker, effective communicator and convincing motivator, now living in his adopted home in Herne Bay. Paul combines his interest in helping businesses grow with his continued passion of creating music, playing chess, travelling, enjoying nature and socialising with friends and family.

Paul W
Region
London, South West England, Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands
Specialisms
ERP implementations; change management; financial control and planning; taxation; cash flow / working capital management; Mergers and acquisitions
Experience Highlights
Portfolio FD roles, UHNWI Office, Engineering companies - UK, Cyprus Finance Director, Cape plc - UK, Middle East, Europe, North Africa CFO, KAEFER - Asia Pacific
Training and Qualifications
Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accounts; BA Hon Degree in Accountancy Studies;
Description
Well established and respected Finance Director and Project management professional with ‘hands on’ practical experience in the engineering, contracting, logistics and financial services industries. Territories worked in include the UK, Europe, former CIS, Middle East, Asia and Australia, living in many of these regions and working in more than thirty countries. Excellent leader with deep knowledge and experience in UK and international business and a strong background in all areas of business.
About Me
Lived in 6 countries, working in more than 30 has given me a passion for travel. Great communication skills, enjoy outdoor lifestyle, swimming and walking with my family. Keen golfer, playing and watching football. Currently relocating back to the UK.

Rashid U
Region
Yorkshire and the Humber
Specialisms
Project Management |Brand Marketing | Research and Analysis | Business Analysis | Strategy Consulting on Growing and Scaling Business
Experience Highlights
Marketing Director
Training and Qualifications
Business Analysis Agile Six Sigma Project Management
Description
I am a highly effective strategy consultant with vast experience in running projects with a variety of budgets ranging from 5 figures to tens of millions. Experienced in working at all levels of a business cycle from start-up all the way to exit.
About Me
Effective communicator with a creative mind and always aim to deliver quality results.

Steven M
Region
South East England
Specialisms
R&D, Governance
Experience Highlights
Global Board level experience in life sciences. IT and manufacturing. Former executive in BTG International & SmithKline Beecham (both FTSE 100/Fortune 500 companies)
Training and Qualifications
MBA Warwick
Description
Critically thinking director with track record of growing companies and 12 exits.
About Me
Mentor of both people and companies. Returned to UK recently for family reasons

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.

The DM Hub

Interim Marketing Directors

the dm hub
thedmhub

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

Techs 4 Tech

Interim IT Directors

Techs4tech
techs4tech

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

IntoSums 

Interim Finance Directors

intosums
Interim Director Banner

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

iTegrate

Non Exec Directors

iTegrate

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

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