Summary

Recently sold my practice, and now looking for consultancy and business planning work. I am also available for hand holding for new start ups, or businesses going through growth problems.

The most important thing to establish when starting a business is to be sure that the right financial vehicle is being used to maximize after tax profits.

Expertise


FINANCIAL
• Company & personal taxation
• Development of costing systems
• Preparation of business plans
• Development of management information systems using computers
• COMMERCIAL
• Management of properties
• Management of manufacturing operations
• Development of specialist products for a major industry
• Negotiating sales of companies
• Successfully completing a management buyout.

MARKETING
• Marketing of products to the Petro-Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries and getting the products specified.

ORGANISATIONAL
• Setting up complete administration operations for a £30 million pound company
• Recruitment of key personnel
• Liaising with a large multinational centralised computer department to implement sales invoicing in multiple currencies

TAXATION
• Personal
• Corporation
• Vat

Experience

  • Ewing Commercial Brokers Ltd

    Director
    1995 - Current
    Company Secretary from formation and became a director on 06/02/1999
  • Pressprim Limited

    chairman and Managing director
    1987 - 1992
    This engineering company specialised in the manufacture of products for the HVAC industry, producing a range of stainless steel products for the offshore oil and pharmaceutical industries. Company products specified as standard by BP, Shell, Occidental, Amerada Hess, and Glaxo.
  • Master Foods Division of Mars Ltd

    Financial Controller
    1968 - 1974
    Improved efficiency by installing computerised systems and procedures enabling the administration to handle an increased turnover of 600% whilst reducing the number of staff. Introduced costing systems, and streamlined accounting procedures.
  • Crawley Chartered Accountant

    Principal
    1 - 5 Employees 1981 - 2012
    Sole Practitioner Chartered Accountant
  • C & O Powder Coatings Ltd

    Chairman and Founder
    21 - 100 Employees 1984 - 1992
    Powder Coating Company

Qualifications

Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales

Clubs and Associations

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales

Interests and Hobbies

Photography, Philately, Live Theatre, Windsurfing, Scuba Diving, and travel

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