Colin provides part-time FD and strategic assistance to owners and MDs of small to medium sized businesses. He has 27 years’ experience as an FD and MD in the retail sector, working with leading UK and international companies and lenders. He understands structures which work, take-overs, rapid expansion, funding and start-ups, and how to lead good people in management, sales, finance and payroll, marketing & CRM, IT and HR.
As with all experienced FDs he is used to intense workloads. He has a strong sense of loyalty, ethics and fun and has learned that once exciting plans and deals are agreed, key partners must check the detail and sign them off. He then helps everyone revisit their commitments regularly so targets are met. A hands-on FD, he presents data in a passionate but simple way and recognises that when owners see routines become habitual, they have time to enjoy their business and plan ahead.
Colin has a B.Sc (Hons) in Agricultural Economics from Glasgow University and is a C.A., qualifying with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.