Graham is a highly commercial and strategically minded finance director and managing director with a broad skill set, who has a talent for “kick starting”, simplifying & re-invigorating businesses.
A Chartered Accountant, Graham has worked in a number of sectors including brewing, FMCG, food & drink retail, manufacturing, trade centres, fleet & logistics, construction & building services. Most of his career has been with either SME’s or smaller divisions of larger businesses.
Graham has extensive business turnaround experience, achieved not only by eliminating poor performing activities, but by focusing on business strengths. He is highly skilled in cash management & debt reduction, having successfully navigated several distressed scenarios.
Graham is also a proven business developer having driven significant growth by winning new customers with innovative commercial customer proposals.
Graham is hands-on in his approach & has converted finance teams from demotivated back-offices to business support functions which add value. His wider general management experience & energetic but calm style ensures he relates well with everyone from the shop floor to the boardroom. In addition to his finance and business development skills, he is vastly experienced in IT, HR, operational & commercial matters. Strategic planning is a key strength in addition to risk management & also organisational design/labour modelling.
Outside work Graham enjoys sports & the outdoors. He is immensely proud of his 2 grown up children.