Janet Thorpe, Principal – Cheshire & North Wales
Janet is a CIMA qualified accountant with early career experience in both Finance and IT in the petrochemicals, chemical and water treatment sectors, for major plc’s. After a short period in HE, FE and training, Janet joined a startup business in the Packaging sector. Janet has played a major role in the success and growth of this business through early financing to later stage challenges of recruitment, systems and process development, relocation and change management. Leading through a trade sale and two management buyouts, Janet has hands on experience of the opportunities and obstacles in growing an SME Engineering business.
With recent experience of integrating processes following acquisition (and re-establishing post management buyout), Janet is adaptable and analytical, always looking for an effective route to deliver a successful commercial outcome.
Taking a strategic yet practical approach Janet has solid experience in Cash Management, Invoice factoring, Business Planning, Work In Progress management, ISO 9001 accreditation alongside the established accounting functions. Holding a strong belief in getting the basics right, Janet is able to coach and guide colleagues to adopt improved processes and working methods to establish a strong foundation for information for decision making.