Simon Boakes – Principal, South East
Simon qualified as a Chartered Accountant with BDO Stoy Hayward in 1993 and has spent much of his career working within the City within venture capital, broking, insurance and banking. Many of these businesses were SME’s operating either independently or as SME groups grown through acquisition. Simon’s Finance Director experience is not just limited to financial services though as being entrepreneurially minded he has co-founded a successful start-up business in the energy sector supplying UK households and has also worked with SME businesses outside financial services as a consultant. His varied and extensive experience of high-growth entrepreneurial businesses also includes many having an online and technology theme. Simon’s background also includes M&A experience and preparing SME businesses for sale. Lastly Simon also has a strong skillset in business transformation particularly in restructures and also complex business/finance system implementations to support strategic growth objectives.