SME/Scale-Up Board Advisory, Executive Hiring and Commercial Consultancy

Hi, I'm Joe. Here's my LinkedIn Profile.

I’m an accomplished leader and advisor with particular strengths in creating strategic solutions, identifying and closing high value business opportunities, and understanding people and group dynamics.I trained as a Chartered Accountant with deal exposure. I’ve worked company-side as a Managing director, Management Consultant and Board Advisor. And I’ve worked deal-side as a start-up investor and an Executive Search Partner with a focus on transaction events.

Business Advisory and Executive Search

I work with SME's and scale-ups as an advisor or part of the leadership team across:

Strategy and Leadership

Business strategy / capital allocation / talent identification


Business Development / consultative sales / relationship management / deal research and qualification / financial intelligence

How I Can Help You

  • Board Advisor to challenge and support business strategy, capital and talent allocation

  • Operate as a part of the executive team

  • Define and deliver executive hires

  • Support with acquisition research and negotiation

  • Support with business development and closing big pitches

I have a strong network of investors, consultants and freelancers to support business goals and project completion.You can see my experience on LinkedIn, or email me for a CV. You can see previous clients and a track record selection here.

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Track Record Selection

Leadership and Business Advisory

  • Equity Investment in Mo University Assistant and 7-figure sale to UCAS media

  • Commercial Director at Helm Entrepreneurs Forum (TO £2m) - pivoting online during Covid and achieving record profits

  • Non-Executive Director at LMR Gear Tech (TO £2m) - fundraising, team structure, facilitating leadership change

  • Managing Director at Contacta Systems (TO £7m) - Delivering record sales and significantly growing shareholder value

Executive Search

  • CEO for £250m market cap AIM listed professional services group; prior to 9-figure exit

  • Board (CMO, COO) and Operating Board Hires (HRD, Engineering Director), deal and owner advisory, for £55m ee benefits company, prior to 9-figure PE backed MBO

  • 2 x Non-Execs for fast growing Digital L&D Provider, prior to 8-figure EV fundraise

  • Chair for £9m E-Bikes startup, post funding, with exit plan in mind

  • Managing Director and Finance Director hires for fast-growing PSHE Edtech SME

  • Management team overhaul for a luxury furniture e-comm start-up, as part of a highly successful change plan. Hires included Managing Director, Operations Director, Marketing Director, E-commerce Manager, and Board Advisor


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