Bob Lock – Principal, South Wales, Hereford & Gloucestershire
Bob was trained by the Ford Motor Company and qualified there as a Chartered Management Accountant. Bob has extensive hands on experience in acquisitions (led the successful acquisition of 6 family owned businesses with turnover from £2m to £14 m) Credit Control and Cash management , Manufacturing and inventory systems and managing growth in Sales and Service organisations.
After qualifying , Bob worked for 7 years as a management accountant in a Textile business in Scotland ,then moved to the west country and spent 10 years as Finance Director in an £8m Aluminium distribution company . From 1990 to 2004 Bob was Finance Director in a Healthcare manufacturing business in Gloucester which grew from £10m to E65m . With positive communication skills and proven ability to build and lead successful teams , Bob joined the FD Centre in May 2011.