Adrian Jones – Principal, West Country
Adrian is an energetic and highly motivated senior financial executive, with over 20 years experience at board level. He has a proven track record of developing and managing the strategic growth of a wide variety of companies at various stages of their development and he is experienced in all aspects of finance. His particular strengths are the funding of growth businesses, with significant M&A experience and he has strong change management skills, derived from internal re-structuring, integrating acquisitions and the development of high growth companies.
Adrian has consistently delivered against business objectives during a dynamic and progressive career within a broad range of industries. His roles have included being Group Finance Director for British Bus plc where he co-led the sale of the group to Cowie for a consideration of £300 million, having in the previous 12 months integrated 7 major acquisitions. He has also held general management roles having been a Regional Managing Director for Capital Radio plc. More recently he has been one of the founder shareholders of a waste treatment and energy business and supported the development of the business from R&D through to a strong trading company. Along the way raising £30m of private equity to support the development of the business and £170m of project equity and debt to fund the roll out of the company’s waste treatment facilities and power stations.