Perhaps I can help? As it doesn’t cost anything to talk, we’ve nothing to lose by chewing the cud, as the saying goes. Challenge me - see if I have the substance to help you take your business to the next level.
A BIT ABOUT ME…AND NED’s (non-executive director)
Being humble, I have indeed been fortunate in life and in business, I am married to Maxine and father to Lauren, my beautiful teenage daughter. At 40 I sold my first business, a business that I started in my spare room, a brand that had become a household name in just a few years, Oven Pride. You may recall the advert “Oven Pride, so easy a man can do it!”
By taking a brand from concept to market leader I feel I have earned the right to say I am a highly successful and a proven entrepreneur and businessman, more importantly proud to be a philanthropist. I get great satisfaction from helping and supporting people in need. This goes back to my daily objective of making money, having fun and doing some good.
I have 3 areas of interest, which you can read more about should you wish elsewhere in this site, these are policing, the risk of space weather, now included on our National Risk Register, and the cost of energy, a basic human right. I’m passionate about all three.
DO YOU NEED A NED?
It is a fact that SME’s with non-executive directors consistently outperform companies that do not have any. A non-executive director will add real value and help take your business to the next level. NED’s provide a fresh outlook, approach and the skills to match the needs of a business whether it's steadying the ship or indeed growing it.
To run a successful business and turn it into a remarkable company, the management team needs a mix of energy, raw talent and the relevant experience and expertise. Like any business, including my own, ‘we’ have to be honest with ourselves, we have to stick to what we’re good at, but at the same time surround ourselves with people who are good at the tasks we’re not. If not, we run the risk of limiting, or choking the business. Empower, reward and trust those around you. As a wise man once told me, focus on the 95% of your business that is working well, not on the 5% that’s not.
Any business, no matter what size, sector or industry will benefit from a complimentary team of executive directors, if only one. If you’re looking for someone to join your board, someone who is full of enthusiasm, is innovative, creative, has a proven track record, who specialises in sales and marketing, and understands the fundamentals of business, get in touch, I would love to hear from you.