Know the name of your business doctor?
Cotswolds & North Wiltshire
Collaborative business advisor and mentor. Part of the Business Doctors network of like-minded business professionals who have helped support and transform over 10,000 businesses across a wide range of industries.
Providing practical advice and support to enable small and medium-sized businesses to achieve their goals, reach a higher level of sustainable growth and to improve their profitability and productivity.
Alan has over 30 years of retail and brand building experience, primarily within the sports and fashion arenas. He started his business life early as a part-time sales assistant whilst studying for a Chemistry degree at Newcastle University. Since that time he has been involved at senior and board level with fast growing retail chains Including JD Sports and First Sports (formerly Blacks Leisure PLC.)
Oxford & North Buckinghamshire
With nearly thirty years of experience in running and managing businesses across a wide variety of sectors, including automotive, retail and hospitality, Andy has worked in corporate and private equity companies as well as smaller family owned businesses.
Anna has fifteen years senior management expertise in supporting SME Businesses.
Her career before Business Doctors saw her successfully help SME’s from various industries managing the transition to the next level of growth or as in one case a complete turn-around.
The initial starting point were from any one of these three business stages: start-ups, in decline and in growth.
Her management career focused on strategic planning, finance, operations and leadership, it has proved to be ideal in the field training for helping SME’s to overcome the challenges and pitfalls they face when seeking to grow their business.
Bob Riddler & Neil Malcom
Together, Bob and Neil have experience of running organisations from start-ups through to the most complex of operations having worked in information technology, banking, insurance, telecoms, manufacturing, utilities and media industries during substantial careers.
East and North Kent
In an eclectic career, Chris managed a number of businesses including, ‘The Search Works,’ Europe’s largest search marketing agency, with turnover of £110 million and Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) of £5 million p.a.
Additionally he served on the Executive Board of Swedish listed Tradedoubler AB and handled the sale of its subsidiary to a French listed business.
With extensive business experience both internationally and within the UK, David Jeans is part of the Business Doctors support network, dedicated to helping small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) achieve their goals and aspirations.
David has a strong background in general management at board level, having held a number of director and managing director positions. His commercial acumen, practical nature and people-oriented approach make David an unbeatable ally when it comes to taking an SME forward.
Lincolnshire and Rutland
David O’Brien joined Business Doctors with a strong background in operations, learning and development and people management. He was attracted to Business Doctors because they work with SMEs in a highly practical way, getting under the skin of businesses, working alongside owners to achieve growth.
Bracknell, Surrey Heath, Farnborough & Ascot
David Oakley, a chartered accountant, who has been a Financial Director in the past, joined Business Doctors because he wanted to support ambitious, independent business owners in creating a thriving and prosperous community.
Graham is a trouble shooter and advisor to both business owners and SME decision making teams. His driving force is helping individuals and teams achieve their true potential. In pursuing this goal, he says he feels, “fortunate to have worked with some fantastic people throughout my career.”
Durham and Sunderland
With 25 years’ experience of running businesses, Graham knows all too well the regularly occurring challenges of improving the bottom line, increasing the profit margin, growing sales, asking the right people to do the right things and simply getting things to work according to plan.
Hereford and Worcestershire
Have you ever wondered what to do next? So many people find themselves asking, “I know that something needs to change in my business – but what? How?”.
Jason works with businesses that are seeking to get to the next level. It may be a start up thinking, “How can I achieve the lifestyle that I left my employment for?” Some may be thinking, “My business is successful, but how can I structure, or scale it?” Some with successful businesses may actually be worried about retiring and think, “How can I sell my business for the best possible price?” or “How can I run my business as a Non Executive Director?”
Jeff has over 35 years of business experience, performing a wide variety of roles in a number of sectors including sales, production, marketing and finance and, in particular, consumer goods.
John Nelligan is the Business Doctors master franchise holder for Northern Ireland.
A former industrial engineer, John, 41, is no stranger to the world of franchising. In 2011 he bought a territory from high street garment alterations franchise The Zip Yard. Just one year later he also snapped up Galway and became the company’s first franchisee with multiple businesses. In 2015, he added Douglas to his portfolio.
John is the Business Doctor for Cornwall, a place he knows and loves and where he has made his home.
John joined Business Doctors precisely because they are a support network of experienced business people, passionate about sharing skills and experiences and offering ‘hands-on’ support to business owners so that they can tackle specific challenges or achieve aspirations for growth.
At the tender age of 17, Julian started his first business, landscape gardening, in the suburbs of North London. Although successful, an accident led to a change of career so, in 1979, he started a food distribution business. With zero capital but with much hard work and strong determination to succeed, the business was built, as Julian himself says, ‘brick by brick and by learning through snakes and ladders.’ With no formal training in running a business, Julian decided to take the Cranfield University Business Growth programme which helped him grow the business until it employed 75 people and achieved a £25 million turnover.
Utilising his twenty five years experience in a variety of senior roles, Kevin’s specialist expertise is supporting family owned SME businesses. His career, pre- Business Doctors, saw him help build a family owned retail chain to over 500 staff with a turnover of £45m. His management career, focused on operations, finance, and strategic planning, proved to be an ideal training ground for helping SMEs to overcome the challenges and pitfalls they face when seeking to grow their businesses.
With a solid background in business development, sales and account management, Lawrence has fine-tuned his skills to help small and medium sized business owners realise their ambitions.
Bucks and East Oxon
With over thirty years living and working in the Chilterns and for the past eight offering business advice, coaching and mentoring in the Thames Valley and London areas, Martin supports start up businesses through mentoring. In addition he offers straight forward and clear business advice to small and medium sized businesses, which allows them to develop and implement growth plans and deliver their vision.
Matt Preece, an experienced senior manager and coach with a CIPD in training practice has established a branch of Business Doctors, the UK’s fastest growing support service for small and medium-sized businesses, in the South East Wales region.
Michael freely admits to being fascinated by business models. “I do enjoy trying to understand the mechanics of a business, how it functions and what it is trying to do,” he says.
Michael’s aim is to help local SME’s define their aspirations in order to fulfil their true potential. He wants to make a difference by adding value to the local business community.
Chester and Cheshire West
Nigel has 25 years experience in the Financial Services industry working across Banking , Insurance , Wealth and Investment Management. He has been operating at Executive and Board Level for the last 15 years in dynamic and entrepreneurial businesses including Vitality Insurance and Tilney Group where he operated as Group Chief Risk Officer with responsibility for Risk , Governance ,Legal Compliance and Audit.
Oreste is an experienced, multilingual international director with a passion for SMEs. He finds it deeply satisfying to provide hands-on support to the owners of small and medium sized businesses in order to help them develop and grow.
Specialising in helping SME business owners who have reached a point where they wish to move to the next level of sustainable growth or exit, providing coaching, high quality advice, information, resources and/or hands-on support in all areas of the business, delivering strategies for owners wishing to regain control, deliver sales and profit growth, people engagement and performance management as well as help accessing funding and financial support. Incorporating the following:
Hounslow and Richmond
From Wembley Stadium to the Millennium Dome, Time Out to lastminute.com, Business Doctor Paul Shaw has a CV that turns heads.
And what underpins his 30 years’; experience with some of the country’s best known name is an aptitude for strategy, a passion for business development, operational excellence and first class understanding of the digital world.
Cumbria & North Lancashire
One quote which has always resounded with Peter is:
‘If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.’ Henry Ford (1863-1947)
Maidstone and Medway
Before becoming a Business Doctor in 2015, Peter built a successful career in construction. This culminated in a ten year role as a director at Kier where he had profit and loss responsibility for three profit centres which had a combined turnover of £70m. Under his management one profit centre grew from £5m to £20m within five years. With an honours degree in Civil Engineering and an MBA, he was ideally qualified to lead these profit centres which had projects ranging from £50k to £45m.
Richard has spent more than thirty years involved with companies of all shapes and sizes, from small family businesses to global multinationals. His objectives are always the same: to understand what makes the businesses tick and to drive improvement. “I believe that the only way to understand what makes a business tick is to roll your sleeves up and get close to the action,” he says.
Avon & Somerset
Richard believes that running a business can be a lonely affair. “It can feel like there is no-one to talk to and bounce ideas off. Sometimes it can feel that the business is running you and not the other way round.”
Rob Andrew Manley
Rob Andrew’s career has spanned both “intra-preneuship” in large corporates to more recently working with a range of start-up and growth companies as well as coaching entrepreneurs.
Holding a PhD in marine science Andrew left academia to pursue a career in sales and marketing with Shell. Andrew credits his completing of an MBA at London Business School on what was laughingly then called the “Part time” Program (now the Executive Program), as giving him the change in direction in to work on a number of intrapreneur start-ups for Shell in the B2B and B2C sectors including domestic gas distribution, and renewable energy and curiously forestry.
Sandra, who lives on the Sussex coast, loves working as a Business Doctor. She spends her days helping small and medium sized businesses to grow and thrive, find funding and better engage their employees. “I’ve developed a very thorough and logical mindset,” she says, “and I know how to listen.”
Simon is a chartered accountant with an MBA from Manchester Business School. Despite spending over 20 years in finance director roles with G4S and fair trade pioneer Traidcraft, Simon would still define himself as a business generalist.
With our expert advice and friendly, practical support, you will be able to achieve anything you want. Our strategies have lead to many success stories and we can do the same for you – we guarantee to get you where you want to be.
London North West and Central
With our expert advice and friendly, practical support, you will be able to achieve anything you want. Our strategies have led to many success stories and we can do the same for you – we guarantee to get you where you want to be.
Wicus Van Biljon
I’m well aware of the challenges that face small to medium-sized businesses today, and what it’s like to be caught in the owner’s trap – when you spend far too much time working IN the business rather than ON the business.
Originally hailing from South Africa and having navigated my way through many business journeys, I’ve gathered tools and techniques that can help business owners find their way through the various challenges, free up some much-needed personal time, help them sleep at night, reignite their passion and…GROW.
"I cannot overstate how much Simon has helped us in developing a meaningful strategy and challenging the board to think...
Medication Management Solutions Ltd
Just wanted to put on record our delight with the way that Simon has conducted our business coaching. It is...
We are exceptionally pleased with the work Simon has been doing with us.He helps us to focus on Growth Planning...
Microbiological Solutions Ltd
Both our MD and myself are extremely pleased with the contribution Simon has made to our business. We were concerned...
Site Project Services Ltd
I wanted to give you a bit of an update and say thanks again Simon, for everything that you helped...
The Grey Matter Group
Martin provided excellent guidance that has enabled our business to grow and develop over the last year. He has signposted...
Martin has worked with Mightywaters Consulting to help us take stock as a 15-year old business and to set foundations...
Jacqui Smith MD of Homesmiths a business that has doubled in size in two years and plans to do so...
Guide Bridge MOT Centre
After considering taking on a business coach for our family business, Business Doctors were our obvious choice due to their...
Prestige Logic Ltd
Prestige came to me as a referral from a networking contact (The Business Network South Manchester). Russell was at the point...
Business Doctors were able to look into our business with a fresh approach and a keen eye. Their rational approach...
Business Doctors possess a wide range of skills and experience that can prove invaluable to a small business. We work with...