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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.
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.
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.
Derek May, Business Doctor for Lanarkshire joined the team with more than 30 years’ experience. From chief executive of a Scottish Business Insider Top 500 company, various senior Finance roles with blue chip companies, and running his own accountancy practice supporting local SMEs.
With strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and an empathetic nature, Emily is committed to supporting SME businesses by providing solutions to their issues to help them achieve their vision.
Hemel Hempstead & Watford
After leaving the corporate world behind, Gary was keen to use his vast experience to help local SME’s develop and grow, which lead him to Business Doctors. Gary finds being a Business Doctor extremely rewarding, by helping businesses with decision making and planning, watching them change from business owners unsure of where to go next with their businesses, to achieving their goals.
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?”
John Nelligan is the Business Doctors master franchise holder for the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. As a former industrial engineer with an international automotive electronics company he got lots of valuable experience across multiple disciplines. John 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 become the company’s first franchisee with multiple businesses territories.
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.
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 & 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.
Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford
Having run his own business for over 17 years, Martin completely understands all the potential loneliness, frustration, and (on the flip side!) rewards felt by a business owner when they are trying to “make it happen!”
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 helps successful but time-poor business owners to see ‘the wood for the trees’ by bringing an alternative perspective. Working together, he will help you create the steps to take your business to where you want it to be, not just where it is headed. Instead of rushing from challenge to challenge each day, your long-term vision will allow you to invest your time and energy in growing your business.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
Business Doctor for Shropshire Shane Stark joined the team with 25 years’ experience of managing businesses in a wide variety of sectors. Shane has helped organisations develop and deliver key strategies. Shane enjoys using his business knowledge to provide practical advice, support and coaching to small and medium sized businesses throughout Shropshire. Working together to develop or improve business models that maximise returns from the assets and talent available.
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.
Srini believes ‘being in business’ should feel like a friendly, fun and energetic environment, and is passionate about helping SME’s achieve a better future proposing strong ideas from 20 years of senior level experience. Srini feels motivated by and loves embracing people’s personal stories in business, and helps management teams across the North West to create and deliver effective, profitable and lovable businesses.
Crawley and Redhill
Driven and energetic, Steve is passionate about helping SME’s achieve a better future for themselves and their businesses. Drawing on his years of experience, Steve thrives on confronting challenges head on and identifying the best possible solutions.
Steve Smith St Helens, Wigan, Widnes & Leigh
Business Doctor for St Helens, Wigan, Widnes & Leigh, Steve Smith joined the Business Doctors network with 30 years’ experience in Senior Management and Director roles for blue chip companies such as Procter and Gamble, Kellogg’s and AG Barr.
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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.
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