Andy Craig – Principal, Thames Valley
Andrew is an experienced Financial Director with a proven record of establishing cross-functional partnerships during distressed and changeable times. Having evolved through roles in major quoted, private (family and independent) and PE-backed companies. Comfortable operating in a multisite manufacturing, wholesaling or distribution environment, be it domestic or international. With demonstrable experience of robust working capital and cashflow management, extensive cost-reduction and profit improvement programmes, re-financing, acquisitions and disposals, complex commercial and tax structures. Strengths include stakeholder management, expert IT knowledge, excellent commercial negotiation skills and ability to work both strategically and at a detail level.
Andrew thrives on personal accountability. Is a dedicated ‘hands on’ and self-motivated team player. With a thirst for knowledge at a detailed level. Often described as very tenacious and extremely resilient with an infectious personality.
Andrew is always looking forward, using pivotal moments from the company’s financial history to provide insight and challenge the planning and decision making process.
Andrew can often be heard preaching his mantra “Accountants Advise and Control, System Process”.