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We are a consortium purchasing businesses in the Freight & Logistics Sector in the South-East of England, with annual turnovers of £1M to £6M. We are interested in N.E.D of former fortune 1000 firms. The candidate has to be familiar with M&A, with a history of doing many business transactions. Candidates committed to and willing to contribute their time, wisdom, credibility, and prestige to take us to the next level of exponential success. Quote: Milo.

CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing) are recruiting an experienced senior HR professional to sit on their Appointments & Remuneration committee which supports their Board of Trustees. By joining a committee, you will be supporting CIM’s Board of Trustees and contributing to the organisation’s governance at a strategic level. It is a chance to use your business management skills to give back or to grow your knowledge and experience. Committees meet approximately three times a year with additional reading time and preparation. Quote: CIM.

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums is a major regional museum, art gallery and archives service. We manage a collection of nine museums and galleries across Tyneside and the Archives for Tyne and Wear.  In 2014 we appointed Bond Dickinson to undertake an extensive organisational review and provide us with an options analysis of approaches we could implement to strengthen our governance ensuring a more entrepreneurial and sustainable future for TWAM.  A key recommendation was to establish a new Strategic Board and we are now seeking to recruit a founding Independent Chair for this Board. We are looking for a strategic leader, used to working at senior/influential level, who can demonstrate a strong passion and commitment to the vision and objectives of TWAM. You will be a good communicator with excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, able to both empower and challenge supportively and have strong understanding and extensive experience of leading results focused performance. In reflecting the work that will be involved with the role of Founding Chair of the new Strategic Board and establishing new working relationships, a remuneration of £5,000 p.a. for the first three years (the term of the initial appointment) is offered if the successful candidate wishes to accept it. The remuneration will be reviewed by the partner local authorities at the end of the 3 year term. Quote: TWAM. 

Non-Exec Director wanted for specialist technical consultancy operating globally in the Oil & Gas sector. Offices in Northamptonshire in addition to Houston, Kuala Lumpur and UAE. The ideal candidate will have a high degree of industry experience and act as a soundboard on strategic decisions. The NED must have proven experience in driving company growth, with preference given to those experienced in the Oil & Gas and/or Recruitment industries.  Quote: OwenG.

Formally established as a Limited Liability Partnership in February 2017, the Public Services Lab is an exciting collaboration between Catch22, Interserve, Big Society Capital and Club Finance. The idea of the Lab is to create a space through which public services can be re-imagined. The new economics make it clear that business as usual is no longer possible and that public bodies will need to think very differently about how they ensure the delivery of high quality public services. Over the last 30 years, people-facing public services have become increasingly bureaucratic, hard to access, and removed from the communities they are designed to serve. This has contributed to stubbornly poor outcomes, driving spiralling costs as service users continue to develop more acute needs that could have been prevented. With conditions in many of our communities worsening, and demand for services soaring there is a need for fundamental improvement. Solving this requires more human, user-focused services that are better able to deliver end outcomes. We believe that the voluntary and community sector can help to drive this improvement with preventative and personalised interventions along with vibrancy, innovation, relationships, social purpose, volunteers and access to communities. It is equally vital that this is done in collaboration with commissioners for services designed around achieving outcomes. Based in the Cunard Building at Liverpool’s Pier Head, the Lab seeks to make a difference to the delivery of public services across the Liverpool City Region. Our first projects are already under way. Quote: Public Services Lab.

We are an investment company, operating nationally throughout England Scotland and Wales our activities are acquiring and developing (SME’s) small to medium size businesses across various industry sectors. We are appointing talented freelance, self-employed energetic individuals to join our regional teams and assist in acquiring and developing businesses. The role includes sourcing business opportunities and participating in the management and development of the business post acquisition. You will be proactive, motivated, with strong commercial acumen, a senior level negotiator, deal maker and team builder, possessing excellent planning, organisational and people skills, having the attitude and ability to initiate change. Experience in business development growth strategies across multiple sectors and ideally being conversant with M&A investment procedures would be advantageous. Exceptional Reward & Remuneration Package; to include equity stake (shares), directorship and an excellent income stream. Apply forwarding your CV., expressing your interest in this excellent opportunity by quoting OAGI.

The University of Worcester is seeking to appoint new independent members of its governing body. We are a dynamic and fast-growing University community that prides itself on its inclusivity, innovative and inspirational teaching, research and leadership throughout the organization. We are seeking applications from high achieving strategic thinkers, with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, awareness of public accountability and whose personal values align with those of the University. During this recruitment round, we are seeking in particular applications from committed candidates with significant experience in the following areas: Alumni relations and development work; IT; Law. The University is committed to promoting diversity throughout the organization and expressions of interest from women, members of minority group or those with a disability would be particularly welcome. The governing body comprises 21 members of whom 15 are independent non-executive members, who each bring significant professional, business and educational experience of working at a senior level in their chosen field. As the University is a charity, members of the board are the trustees. They have oversight of the educational character, reputation, mission and strategy of the University, with specific responsibilities for financial sustainability probity and the effective use of resources. Quote: Worcester. Please note closing date is 24th March 2017.

Sheffield is one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities with an international reputation for excellence. We are a values-led institution with global purpose and a reputation for the provision of outstanding research, teaching and student experience. We are committed to changing the world for the better through the power and application of ideas and knowledge. Our governing body, the Council, plays a significant role in ensuring the effective governance and success of the University. In a rapidly changing external environment and with an increasing emphasis on regulation and accountability, Council business is growing in complexity. We are therefore looking to appoint up to three exceptional external Council Members who will make a significant contribution to the University’s future direction of travel and to the effective operation of Council. We are seeking individuals with outstanding strategic leadership experience, gained in the public, private or voluntary sectors, who will be able to provide expertise valuable to the governing body. Expressions of interest from individuals with experience in and/or knowledge of finance, marketing/communications and the Higher Education arena are particularly welcomed. A strong personal commitment to the values, aims and objectives of the University is also essential. Quote: Sheffield.

Based in Stirling, thinkWhere Limited is a highly respected geographic information services (GIS) and location-based solutions business. The company is recognised at local, regional, national and European levels for its innovative approach to technology development and delivery of GIS solutions. The Company was formed as an arms-length entity from local government in 2007, having traded as a shared service (Forth Valley GIS) since 1996. At present, thinkWhere Limited is wholly owned equally by Falkirk and Stirling Councils who are two of the founding shareholders, and is a company limited by shares.  As a result of another unexpected commitment, the current Chair, Bruce Beveridge, will not be available for re-appointment at the end of his current term of office (10th February 2017). The Company is now seeking an independent non-executive Chair to ensure effective leadership and operation of the Board and to actively lead and support the next stage of company development in the interests of increasing market share, turnover and profitability of the business. Quote: thinkWhere. Closing date is 10th February 2017.

A Non-Executive director is wanted for a young fast-growing software development and consulting firm based in Milton Keynes and London with a current turnover of £1.2m. We’ve built large applications for some top-tier organisations in banking, property, media and smart-cities. The non-exec will have had senior executive experience within the IT industry, and experience of growth strategies for a start-up company, including advising on generating new sales leads, and contract negotiation. Quote: juxt.pro.

Creative England is dedicated to unlocking the creative power of our country to drive national prosperity. Against this background of success, and with a high-profile Board of committed and experienced Non Exec Directors, Creative England recognises that it must continue to innovate and grow if it is to serve a fast-growing sector of the economy at a time of major shifts in the political and economic landscape. We are now looking for an exceptional, inspirational Chair to lead the organisation though its next stage of growth. If you are an outstanding natural leader, and skilled communicator; if you can manage an organisation of many parts and constantly changing demands; if you want to play a part in helping some of England’s most creative young businesses thrive in the future – this is a role for you. Creative England discovers, champions and invests in creative people and creative businesses. We connect talented people and promising businesses with the money, markets and networks they need to thrive. With a focus on digital content ranging across film, TV and games and on the creative application of digital technologies the company’s activities and offices cover England. Quote: Creative England.

We have recently launched Uplond, the luxury products division of R&D Core Limited. We have quickly come to the realisation that we will need an NED who has experience promoting & selling high-end luxury products. We need someone to help us open the doors to the prestigious UK luxury retailers and then help us grow our business by expanding internationally.  Quote; Uplond.

Tectrade attacks the toughest, most complex infrastructure challenges for the world’s most data-intensive companies. Our systems software experts design, implement and manage data-optimized infrastructures for the agile, real-time Age of Data. The result: a software-defined data architecture that fits your business needs exactly, without over-provisioning, over-spend, risk or disruption. While our business has been profitable, we have struggled to break through a glass ceiling of £25m revenue and 60 staff. We are looking for someone who has expertise in taking a business like ours and setting in on a path to consistent growth. Our goal is to become a £40m revenue business within three years while maintaining our current ratio of profitability. Our business has been largely predicated on partnering with IBM, we have recently expanded our vendor relationships to increase or relevance to our clients and help our business grow. We would be looking for a candidate who has operational experience in growing a sales and marketing function and setting a business on the path to sustainable growth. Quote: Tectrade.

XacBank is one of the systemic banks in Mongolia which has branch network of 86 branches nationwide with 1,500 employees. XacBank is owned by major international financial institutions including IFC, EBRD, ORIX Japan, and National Bank of Canada. Currently, the Bank is in search for a retail banking expert experienced in development and implementation of comprehensive Retail Banking Transformation Strategic Plan focusing on segmentation, products, and distribution channel strategies while leveraging new digital technologies. Quote: XacBank.

We are currently looking for a Non-Executive Director to join our London Board. We require someone with a background in financial services and an understanding of the pensions Industry. You will be commercially astute with the ability to advise and guide the Company in delivering its strategy. Experience in the UK Life & Pensions sector would be advantageous, as would experience in working with entrepreneurial and high growth companies.  Quote: NOW.

We are looking for an experienced insurance professional to join us on our Board at this exciting stage in our development. We offer Mercedes-Benz insurance products, on a brokerage basis, both directly B2C and through the Mercedes-Benz Passenger Car, Van and Truck network. Our products range from Motor Insurance to GAP and other motor ancillary products. We currently have a live portfolio of around ~130,000 policies with about 100,000 customers. Our company employs 55 people in total, including a call centre which handles in excess of 200,000 calls per annum. We also manage insurance cover for all Daimler UK Group Companies as well as a significant portfolio of specialist corporate clients. We are looking for a NED to help us transition to a more digital organisation, understanding better the needs of our customers and their willingness to self-service their accounts through our portal, as well as refining our business model with respect to route-to-market and route-to-customer. Daimler Insurance Services UK Limited is part of the Daimler Group of Companies in the UK, based in the Mercedes-Benz Headquarters campus in Milton Keynes. Quote: Daimler.

I have two Trustee roles, 18/20 days per year, to be advertised for the British Council. Here are some details: To focus on organisational transformation/change – possibly with CTO/CIO background; Internal communications. They are looking for people who are the top of their game. These are opportunities to:  Join and contribute to an intellectually stimulating environment; Join BC at a very important time; Help influence important world events – e.g. Teaching English to help persuade young people in middle east to avoid Daesh; Deliver benefits to Britain; Travel overseas – interested in other cultures; Could be a retirement opportunity or suit someone who has a portfolio of non exec director type roles or someone who can afford not to work. Could come from an academic background. Probably will appeal to people who are well travelled and interested in international events.  Quote: RLain.

I opened a patisserie company called “Gabrielle Paris “. I named my company Gabrielle Paris, in order to be able to sell any kind of product and to not be closed by a special market. I have created a whole universe that engages the client to a luxury pastry world and have one aim: stun, transport and engage all your senses. I want to achieve a fine balance of innovation and tradition for our customers. The real strength of our brand lies in the limitless luxury universe that we have created. The Eclair, the Eclairette and Croquembouches will be our first products marketed. We created the Eclairette based on the same market as the Macaron in order to disrupt it. New concept which opens more doors for corporates, Fashion Week, Haute Couture, Wedding, Birthday,… Any events. Think about a Chanel-like universe centred around the patisserie world and you will get the essence behind our concept. Concept: When Haute Couture meets Haute Cuisine. One sentence: Gabrielle on your lips. I would like to sell more than a product, I would like to sell a whole concept and the product to be marketed as unique pieces and jewellery. Establishing in London will permit us to confirm that our business model is sustainable. We are looking to expand to the UAE, Tokyo, New York and Singapore. I am still looking for investors. That is why I would like to employ a non executive director in order to give more credibility to my project and the experience that I don’t have. Quote: Gabrielle.

P2P lending platform launching shortly with the benefit of an internationally recognised brand owned by a well-known billionaire. CV which includes, Banking, Risk, Treasury or FCA would be helpful. Quote: Candole.

Currently pursuing strategic acquisitions in two sectors – financial services as well as food and beverage. Currently looking to fill NED positions with people that have strong sectoral experience in either, turnaround and restructuring and played operational roles in any of these sectors.  Quote: Okon.

Leading technology company working in the payments and payroll space is currently seeking a experienced non-executive director with a strong background of working in regulated entities. We have specific interest in professionals with a background in payments services, e-money, law and/or general banking to serve as a director for a brand new entity being formed in our corporate structure. The organisation is in process of being regulated for providing payments services, which promises to be an exciting time for the prospective director to join our organisation.  Quote: Qayyum.

The Federation of Sports and Play Associations (FSPA) is the national not-for-profit umbrella trade body representing and promoting the interests of 14 trade associations and over 500 member companies within the UK Sports and Play Sectors. A new position of Executive Chair of the British Golf Industry Association (BGIA) which is a trade association under the FSPA has arisen. Summary of Responsibilities: Leadership and direction of the BGIA Executive Board.  The Chairs aim is to enable the Executive Board to fulfil their responsibilities; Continue to Raise the Profile of the BGIA, and ensure that the Associations views are communicated to target audiences and the media; Through the Executive Board to have overall strategic responsibility for BGIA; To represent the organisation externally with key stakeholders and with senior figures nationally; Commitment is up to 40 days per year, including contact via telephone/email with a daily rate of remuneration plus expenses.  Quote: Montgomery.

A Financial services company is looking for an NED. The ideal candidate would have held a governance role in financial services, particular where this involved elements of compliance oversight and regulatory involvement. A holder of CF10 and or CF11 status would be advantageous but not a must have. And familiar with safeguarding legislation and fiduciary duties.  Quote: Ibekwe.

We are an income protection provider that is fully owned by its members and with a reputation for protecting its members that stretches back nearly a hundred years. Due to planned retirements from its Board of Directors, it is seeking a new Non-Executive Director. Candidates must be willing to spend at least two days a month working for us. In return they will be remunerated through an annual fee and attendance allowance that is regularly reviewed and is currently worth on average £15,000 a year including travel expenses. Our prime requirement is for an experienced dental professional who has knowledge of how recent changes in the industry have been implemented to organize our Marketing strategy to recruit new members from the profession. Our client is based in England with the majority of meetings held in London. Quote: Thompson.

We are looking to appoint a non-executive director to join a board already comprising two other non-executives. The skill-set we require are in areas of strategic business and enterprise technology. The board meets once a quarter and informal meetings with the directors to address any issues arising. Remuneration is negotiable, experience of enterprise scaling through technology is our key requirement.  Quote: Solomon.

M & A expert is sought for my board.

I have a world class chairman and now I am looking for similar calibre M & A man/lady to come on board and to add to our collective experience and skills.  Someone who is either retired or semi-retired with a list of deals that he/she has done. It is a non-exec board position with 1% to 2% equity stake as well as bonus. Quote: Nazirh 1.

 Marketing director (non exec) required.

 If you have spent your life in the trenches and consider yourself to be a marketing expert then I invite to join my board of directors. This position will suit someone who is either retired or semi-retired. The area of business is health and the growth is to come through acquisitions. The successful candidate will have 1% to 2% equity plus bonus. I have a world class chairman and I am looking for a world class team. Quote: Nazirh 2.

 Industry expert health area. 

Industry expert in the health area is required to join my board (non exec). The right candidate will have spent 20 plus years in the health area with extensive knowledge of the sector. Someone who has had roles at the board level. This board position will suit someone who is either retired or semi-retired. The successful candidate will be given a 1% to 2% equity stake depending on their respective involvement/commitment and be paid a bonus too. You will be joining a world class team because my chairman is world class.  Quote: Nazirh 3.

I am seeking NEDs who would be interested investing up to £400k to get involved in an internet (sending e-mails to the board ) marketing / business/ product development/branding/ip protection / business planning etc consultancy to CEOs of UK blue chip / Global companies turnover 20M+ to 10B+ turnover, to also provide access to potential Global investors. No accountancy/legal/marketing company provides such a service. I am a Global marketer/innovator part of a high profile team. Quote: Sanders.

We require a talented experienced senior executive (NED) to join the board, as director of a newly formed holding company that will be specialising in M&A activities, acquiring SME’s. The board of directors will comprise of successful individuals with clear expertise in acquisitions providing and implementing growth strategies for SME’s. Quote: O A G I.

We are an energy development company based in London. Our focus is renewable energy resources. We are currently working to develop a 50MW project using biomass straw in Poland and have six more projects on the drawing board in the UK and Poland. Our team is technically well qualified and have engaged the leading consultants in this technology. However, we lack some credible names to be part of our board in advisory capacity. I am writing to you to find out if you may have leads to some names who could lend credibility to our projects and also provide, from time to time, useful advice. We are quite open to, and in fact would also heartily welcome women in top position. We believe that they add tremendous value to companies if their expertise is technically at par for the same job as for men. Energy focused NEDs could be useful. but there could be others from high finance and company management that could be equally useful.  Quote: Sood.

We looking for a member for the Joint Independent Audit Committee which has been established by The Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire and the Chief Constable.  Quote: Lincolnshire. 

Santok Group, a highly successful Technology/Telecommunication business, is in search for an experienced Non-Executive, with vast knowledge and contacts in the Technology/Telecoms industry and Private Equity/Venture Capital, to assist us in achieving our goal. Details of our strategy will be discussed during the first meeting.  Quote: Santok.

Wanted by an established Reading based expert telecommunications reseller with t/o circa £1m, having recently purchased from the defence industry and now developing world leading remote collaboration software with global potential. Highly ambitious growth plans with primary target markets of International Oil & Gas, International construction and architecture.  Quote: Jocelyn.

Financial/Business NED wanted for Start-up Specialist Veterinary Referral Hospital: A for-profit hospital (pre-funding) affiliated with a newly formed charity (veterinary care, education, community); Sole founder with limited business experience looking for a NED to provide experience and expertise for fund-raising, pre- and post-launch phases; Veterinary sector experience not required; healthcare, dentistry, or ophthalmology experience preferred but not a pre-requisite; Private equity experience/contacts desirable but not a pre-requisite; Equity is being offered by way of remuneration for this role. Quote: Jasani.

We are a long standing company operating in the security sector with a reputation for providing excellent service and integrity. We are looking for a Qualified Accountant with proven experience of operating at Board level, ideally in the business services sector. The successful candidate will chair the Audit Committee so must have commercial acumen, strategic understanding and strong communication skills. Quote: Declan.

Ever since RICS was established, it’s been our mission to set the highest professional standards.  Over a hundred years later, that hasn’t changed. But the world we work in has. Today, as new economic powers emerge and development booms, there’s a greater need than ever for high standards in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. A recognised authority, both in the UK with a growing reputation around the world, we can play a central role and set benchmarks across the globe. With our influence, tomorrow’s world can be built on solid principles that result in a safe, well-built environment. The RICS are currently seeking a motivated non-executive with appropriate remuneration experience to join its Remuneration Committee. The Committee is responsible to the Management Board for setting and reviewing the remuneration policy of the Institution. In particular the Committee are responsible for reviewing and setting the total remuneration for those senior Executives, Independent Non-Executive Directors and Senior Managers that fall within its remit; this is in order that the Institution is able to recruit, retain, motivate and engage high calibre senior staff to deliver its business objectives globally. A significant proportion of remuneration should be structured so as to link reward to organisational and individual performance to promote the long-term global success of the RICS. The committee meets at least three times per year. Requirements: Ensure the Committee demonstrates a global perspective and reflects the fact that RICS is an organization which is growing internationally; Ensure the Committee is aware of the risks and obligations of an Global organization; Understand and support the RICS corporate strategy, being clear on the committee’s remit within that strategy; Ensure the Committee collectively has the skills to discharge its responsibilities as per its TORs; Represent the Committee at other meetings/functions acting in a representative capacity as required; Develop and promote effective relationships and open communication, both inside and outside of Committee meetings; ‘Role model’ the values and behaviours of the organisation; Ensure all committee members act in ‘collegiate’ fashion, make an effective contribution and take joint responsibility for Committee decisions; Apply the seven principles of public life (The Nolan Principles) within all dealings as a committee member. These are Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty and Leadership.  Quote: RICS.

We are one of the most successful independent co-operatives in the UK with gross sales in excess of £1bn and over 8,800 colleagues operating across 16 counties. We are a membership based organisation with our values and our active membership of 320,000 at our core. Our main business activities include retail food and funeral services, although our diverse interests range from coffin manufacture to florist shops and travel agents, as well as the management of a significant property portfolio. We have an ambitious growth strategy and in 2013 were proud to be named UK Co-operative of the Year. We are seeking two Non-Executive directors to join the twelve elected Directors on our Board, contributing to the formulation and approval of commercial strategy and supervising the Society’s affairs ensuring adherence to co-operative values and principles. Candidates should be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for the Co-operative model and an understanding of the difference this has for a Co-operative Board.  The roles require active strategic contribution, analysis and decision making, in addition to ensuring the Society is managed effectively and in line with legal and regulatory requirements, best practice and our governance structures. It goes without saying that a Non-Executive Director will have a proven track record of decision making at a senior level, independence of mind and an intuitive understanding of boardroom dynamics. However, in order to provide the breadth of skills and experience to deliver upon our ambitious growth strategy each role will carry a different emphasis; for one position individuals will be preferred who can demonstrate an understanding of commercial funding arrangements and the management of capital requirements. They may have a commercial banking background or have operated on a Board or Committee where this was a significant activity. For the other position individuals will be preferred who have experience in contract, commercial law and governance at a senior level. A professional legal qualification is a pre-requisite. Whilst our priority is to acquire skills in these specific areas, applicants with a generalist finance background, experience in risk management and corporate governance or with pensions experience may also be of interest.  Quote: Poole. 

St Martin-in-the-Fields is a beautifully restored church in Trafalgar Square. It has an impressive legacy of worship, broadcasting, cultural life and involvement in social issues. St Martin’s is at an exciting time in its history. A major £36m redevelopment is complete, the congregational, commercial, cultural and charitable aspects are all healthy, growing, and expanding. We have ambitions for the future both to do ‘new’ things, and to do ‘old’ things better. St Martin’s is a community of nationally- and internationally-respected organisations, one of which is St Martin-in-the-Fields Limited (SMITFL). SMITFL is a limited company established in 1987 to manage all St Martin’s commercial activities. These include an extensive music programme, two cafés, and a shop. SMITFL makes a significant contribution to funding the wider work of St Martin’s. SMITFL is looking for enthusiastic, energetic and committed people to join its Board as Non-Executive Directors to shape and drive its future. You may have expertise in Events Management, HR, Marketing (particularly via digital media), Social Enterprise, Space Planning, Entrepreneurship, or have other skills that will make a contribution to the commercial, social and cultural life of St Martin’s. If you are interested in becoming a Non-Executive director of SMITFL we would like to hear from you. You will need to able to commit and devote time to the position, probably one day a month. If you volunteer for specific projects this may increase. The role is unremunerated, although reasonable travel expenses are paid, if necessary.  Quote: St Martin. 

We are a two-site motor retail group in the North-West of England operating a popular European franchise. We are ambitious to grow, have recently formed a group board, and are now seeking an NED with a financial background and experience in the automotive sector. Experience as a mentor would also be helpful. Quote: Worrall.

The type of person we are looking for ideally would have an engineering background and have current experience in a growing a Manufacturing business from turnover circa £10m to £20m in both the UK and Export markets. The Board meets once a quarter mainly in London but on occasion in North Yorkshire. It goes without saying that the candidate should have aspirations for the Company, which are in harmony with the rest of the Board. Be keen to help develop the business, broadly on existing lines. They should not be wholly reliant on the Company for income nor be motivated by the opportunity to derive personal financial gain. They should be keen to acquire shares in the Company. Remuneration would be £12,000 per annum.  Quote: Deere.

Looking for investing non executive board members for luxury start-up specializing in formal menswear aimed at high end retailers but more specifically at the export markets looking for UK luxury branded products. The USP is that garments are manufactured in the UK using UK fabrics and materials. The founder is involved in menswear manufacturing/retail for a high end European brand and has the contacts and market know-how. Creative and professional Non- execs with experience and knowledge of luxury goods, export markets and growing brands, please get in contact for more details.  Quote: Haigh.

We are a mutual insurance company with over 120 years’ experience of providing great value, high quality  insurance to member of trade unions and other like- minded customers within the general public. We are now looking for an experienced Non-Executive Director (or recent Executive) with solid financial experience, preferably gained as an Actuary within the insurance personal lines sector. Knowledge of and experience of risk management as well as direct involvement in the implementation of preparedness for the Solvency II regime, will also be an advantage. Whilst Actuarial experience is desirable, the ideal candidate will possess other commercial knowledge such as previous responsibility for a functional area in their capacity as an Executive Director. Knowledge of and experience within the mutual financial services sector will also be an advantage. The position calls for strong commercial acumen and leadership skills as well as the ability to deliver sound independent judgement but work within a team in a manner that is beneficial to the Company. The ability to commit at least 3 days per month to the fulfilment of the role will be required, to include attendance at Board/ Committee meetings and preparation time. Quote: HDyer.

I am interested in finding a NED to help us build our B2B sales of an innovative high technology electronic product. Skills: Business development, high technology products, B2B marketing, Sales Development, Financing.  Based in Surrey. Quote: Papakostas.

We are looking for 2 NEDs for our businesses.  One is a furniture and home-wares online retailer, specialising in furniture made from reclaimed materials and quality handcrafted items.  The primary skill set would be e-commerce and retail within the interiors sector. The other is an importer and stockist of food additives and speciality chemicals – including guar gum, cassia gum, soya lecithin and oxalis acid. The primary skills and experience should be in food ingredients, import and also oil and gas experience would be of interest to us as guar gum is frequently used in fracking. Our objectives: Both business are at a stage where we would like to have the input/guidance of an experienced NED who can help us to grow the business and to build them to a point where they can stand alone. We are based in Pinner (North-West London).  Quote: Rughani.

We are a rapidly growing Oil & Gas Service provider, with offices in the Midlands (UK) and Houston (USA). We provide Inspection Consultancy & QA/QC Recruitment to the energy sector.  We are looking for a Non-Executive Director, ideally with director level experience in sales/business development, operations, or commercial & contracts. The ideal candidate should have worked for a major global Inspection/recruitment company (ie Intertek/Moody, Velosi, DNV/Det Norsk Veritas, GL Noble Denton, Air Energi, Brunel, Fircroft etc), interacting with global Oil & Gas Operators (ie BP, Chevron, Exxonmobil, Petrobras, Statoil, Total etc) and Engineering Procurement Contractors (ie AMEC, Bechtel, CB&I, Fluor, Foster Wheeler, KBR, Worley Parsons etc). The scope of work will be assisting the management team by developing the company’s growth strategy to facilitate expansion into new regions, re-defining current value proposition and sales offering, optimising internal processes & quality systems, and support in acquisition of new clients and contracts.  Quote: QA/QC.

We own and manage approximately 6,000 homes across the south of England. We are a rural specialist with a strong commitment to environmental sustainability and innovation. We are seeking up to three new Board members with strong financial skills and/or experience of the housing association sector.  We are particularly looking for chartered accountants and/or candidates with a strong understanding of treasury management and the banking and capital markets.  You must be working or have worked at a senior level within your organisation.  Having an interest in rural communities and/or environmental sustainability is desirable. You must understand and be committed to the provision of good governance and playing an active role in strategic leadership of the Group.   The role requires at least 15 days a year to attend Board and Committee meetings and training and also on occasion to represent us at seminars, staff conference and scheme openings. The Board meets six times a year, mainly in central London.  There is an annual fee of £4,500 plus expenses.  Quote: Hayward.

We are a new London based reinsurance firm with a focus on business emanating from Africa.  The company is currently going through the FCA/PRA regulatory application process and we expect to receive our licence imminently. In the meantime, we are seeking to strengthen our Board with the appointment of a Non Executive Director Chairman. As well as providing leadership for the Board, the minimum requirements of the position are; To be based in the UK; To have an understanding of the Insurance Industry; To have a strong understanding of the UK regulatory regime, and To be able to provide a strong, independent challenge and counter balance to the Executive Board members. This is an exciting opportunity to join the early stage development and be part of the growth of this new organisation which aims to be the leading reinsurance choice for firms across Africa. We are hoping to appoint someone immediately and we estimate that the position would require approximately ten days work per annum. Quote: Mahaffey.

Renewable Energy Company based in Powys, Wales are looking for an NED.  To act as Chair of the Board of Directors, offering guidance, support expertise and an objective perspective to the Board on the key matters of strategy, operational management, organisational structure and development, commercial and financial affairs, and risk management. To provide advice, judgment and feedback to the Board of Directors on business planning and Company strategy. To support the Board of Directors in establishing clear objectives for delivering and achieving strategic and business plans. To assist the Board of Directors in setting challenging objectives for improving organisational performance. To contribute towards the leadership, planning and implementation of change. To provide an external perspective to constructively challenge and analyse the development of Company strategy. To ensure that financial information is accurate and that financial controls are robust and defensible. To provide the approval of business plans and annual budgets at Board level.  Quote: Trevelyan.

I am the sole Director of a Renewable Fuel (Biomass) Distribution Company. Since August 2013, the company has turned over £200,000 with a gross profit margin of 8%. I would like to build a network of experienced Non-Executives/Mentors/Angels to join me in growing this company, and creating new companies in the future. I am looking for individual/s with contacts and ‘top level’ experience in the following: Finance (Trade); Distribution; Legal; FMCG/Wholesale/Retail; Sales/ Marketing/ Branding. I am flexible over equity and compensation. However, I am looking for people who are motivated by success who enjoy winning!  Quote: Biomaster.

As a specialist buildings insurance repair contractor based in Edinburgh, we are looking to appoint a suitably qualified NED who has experience either within an insurance based or loss adjuster role, and experience of contractor works. Our aim is to secure insurance and loss adjuster based contracts within the relevant contractor networks. The vacancy will be divided between not only adapting systems within the business but also growing and securing new business on an ongoing basis. Ideal candidate would be located in Central Scotland and be available 1-2 days per month to attend board meetings in Edinburgh. £Negotiable – Dependant on experience.  Quote: Paul Mac.

Established in 1998, we provide cloud computing solutions to well over 500 clients, predominantly SME/SMB clients in the UK. We enable companies to cut their IT costs, scale easily, increase staff productivity, work flexibly / remotely and put all of their IT and Telecoms online so that they can work anywhere, anytime from any device. Our hosting provides the latest enterprise class technology; Often traditional small to medium sized businesses find themselves ostracised from this class of technology which we believe is wrong. Security, resilience, disaster recovery and business continuity are at the forefront of our business so you can rest assured your business as well as your data is in safe hands. The platform we have created for our users is more advanced, powerful and sophisticated technology than many corporate networks. At last the SME has somewhere to turn! We have exceptional client retention rates and most of our business has historically come from referrals, but now we are focussed on winning new business. We need to generate more leads/business enquiries and are looking for an NED to introduce our services to decision makers in the UK the SMB space. We are not the cheapest at what we do, as we offer a truly premium service at great value for money, and have expertise/strong case studies across a number of sectors.  Quote: Hobbs.

High-profile, successful international entrepreneur has launched LIQUITY, a highly-scalable business that, like a stock exchange, provides liquidity for buyers and sellers of private company shares. Having just closed £150k SEIS-approved funding round, we have a requirement for a part-time Non-Exec Finance Director who should have a formal accountancy qualification, to add substantial value to this exciting high-growth potential company.  Successful applicants should have the following: A) Equity fund-raising for an ambitious early-stage venture. Angel Rounds, Series A, Series B. £500k to £5M.  B) Expertise relating to investor and shareholder issues in private UK companies; C) Equity finance for medium size high-growth private companies; D) Successful career in Banking or other financial services; The company’s service delivers time-saving and cost effective services for 3 main groups: Directors of private UK companies; an online platform providing a suite of time-saving and cost-effective tools to manage investors and shareholders. Sellers; private UK companies usually have a range of shareholders from founders, to early investors (Friends and Family), to proper Angel investors and then of course up to institutional investors.  Plenty of these shareholders are in for the long-run, but plenty also ‘want out’.  The platform will enable those shareholders, who want out now, to find investors to buy their shares. All with the cooperation and blessing of the Board of Directors of the company concerned. Investors; the company will offer extensive investor due-diligence tools; enabling investors (both individuals and institutions) to search the web-platform and then assisting the investor to buy shares.  Quote: Barry.

An investing, Non-Exec Chairman is wanted for an exciting London-based, highly scalable business that, like a stock exchange, matches investors with those selling shares in established high-growth private UK Companies. The Founder/CEO is a passionate, successful, high-profile international entrepreneur. He considers the truest measure of his success to be how many millionaires he creates. Having recently successfully raised £150k SEIS funding (in under 2 months), we now want to recruit a Non-Exec Chairman to strengthen the Board, provide objective advice, broaden our skill base, and mentor the CEO. We are an aggressive, ambitious business that is hungry for success. LIQUITY’s requirement for the Non-Exec Chairman is a ‘roll your sleeves up and get things done’ type of role. The ideal candidate has: A high-profile, unusually successful track record in banking / finance OR as an entrepreneur; Access to a wide network of people who could become valuable stakeholders in LIQUITY: investors, high-growth private company CEOs, VCs and so forth; the passion, energy, and ability to contribute directly to business development; •expertise in offering independent strategic advisc and consultancy• experience serving as a mentor and relishes that role.  Quote: Liquidity.

High-profile, successful international entrepreneur has launched LIQUITY, a highly-scalable business that, like a stock exchange, provides liquidity for buyers and sellers of private company shares.  Having just closed £150k SEIS-approved funding round, an investing part-time Non-Exec Technology Director is required to add substantial value to this exciting high-growth potential company. You should have at least TWO of the following: a) Technology leadership role in a financial services business; b) expertise in the SAAS business environment; c) Demonstrate expertise in leadership re-creating an online platform designed to grow an ecosystem of Apps providers, d) Expertise in “post web 2.0” trends in social media, e-commerce, web design. The company’s service delivers time-saving and cost effective services for 3 main groups: Directors of private UK companies; an online platform providing a suite of time-saving and cost-effective tools to manage investors and shareholders. Sellers; private UK companies usually have a range of shareholders from founders, to early investors (Friends and Family), to proper Angel investors and then of course up to institutional investors.  Plenty of these shareholders are in for the long-run, but plenty also ‘want out’. The platform will enable those shareholders, who want out now, to find investors to buy their shares. All with the cooperation and blessing of the Board of Directors of the company concerned. Buyers; the company will offer extensive investor due-diligence tools; enabling investors (both individuals and institutions) to search the web-platform and then assisting the investor to buy shares.  Quote: Shrier.

SW London-based health & fitness business seeks NED with sector experience; marketing/sales background preferred. Would also consider NEDs with leisure or other B2C industry backgrounds. We have built a 12 week programme of diet, exercise and psychology and are launching it next month – so we are early stage. We already have one NED (former FTSE chief exec) backing us; now looking for a second NED to work alongside. We anticipate fundraising over next 12 months so experience in that also welcome.  Quote: Brighta.

We are the Kensington and Chelsea Forum for Older Residents. We are the Royal Borough’s largest independent older people’s forum dedicated to creating an environment in which older people are active partners in the decisions that affect their lives. We seek higher standards of housing, health, social care, transport, leisure facilities, safety and community services for the older residents of the Royal Borough. We have a record since our inception in 1996 of helping older residents gain the confidence to influence decision-making processes. Our diverse membership represents the entire Borough and currently stands at nearly 1000 members. We have enormous recognition in the Borough and have worked in partnership with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and NHS Kensington and Chelsea.  We are looking for retired professionals who have an interest in our principles and who live in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea who would care to join our organisation as trustees.  Quote: Kensington and Chelsea.

We are an innovative and dynamic firm of Chartered Accountants, utilising a ‘shared services’ model to deliver exceptional value to clients in the SME and Small Cap sectors. Processes are in place ready for the next phase of growth. What we require is a couple of NEDs who, in return for reward based equity/remuneration, can help the business to grow. Ideally, individuals with knowledge of Natural Resources/Biotech/IT, skilled and highly-committed to contribute to the on-going development, strategy and public profile. Quote AS2.

We are pursuing a roll up strategy in the food processing sector and recently set up a UK SPV along this line. We are therefore currently looking for an NED that would work with us that has experience in food processing sector, as well as having dealt with private equity firms, fund raising activities etc.  Quote: Okon2.

NED wanted with banking and/or legal and/or sales backgrounds. We have developed a private, global, online, member only exchange, which functions in a similar way to a stock exchange, helping businesses quickly source Trade Finance Liquidity from Investors. For Investors: An increasing number of offshore funds provide the Trade Finance Liquidity, via structures based in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda. For Mediators: The Exchange enables you to introduce Investors, other Mediators and Businesses looking for Trade Finance Liquidity. For Businesses: All they have to do is post their requirement, uploading requested information.  Quote: Trade Finance Liquidity.

NED wanted with banking and/or legal and/or sales backgrounds. TFE enables consumers to support investment in the entire independent film making process. TFE offers a viable, alternative distribution strategy, built on 21st Century principles and focused on earnings, providing a fair deal for films and hence film makers and investors of all types, from angel to EIS. TFE has invented a ‘joined up’ marketing and audience-building capability, using available technologies and social networks, which supports and augments the way the system currently works. Film entertainment is a series of experiences, each and every consumer selects and appreciates them in their own way. TFE offers consumers the chance to enhance those experiences as part of a symbiotic film investment approach.  Quote: TFE.

We are a successful engineering business based in Scotland who have recently expanded into various parts of England via new limited companies. We mainly operate in the water/waste industries providing mechanical, electrical, ICA and telemetry services. Our company based in Birmingham is having difficulty gaining traction and one thought to improve the situation is to appoint a NED to offer a strategic overview. The principal issues are: Sales strategy; Management team support; Operational setup.  Quote: IainD.

We are a unique proposition – one of the first of a new wave of local authority owned trading companies, designed to deliver adult care and support.  The key is to balance financial sustainability and improved social outcomes in order to become a partner of choice for local authorities seeking both quality and value.  The company seeks a proactive Non-Executive Director who is empathetic to all stakeholder needs, be it client or shareholder, to aid growing a successful business. They require real care-sector insight to impact on their thinking across strategy, decision-making, structure, prioritisation and modus operandi.  The  key is to deliver the highest level of care with cost-effective resourcing whilst generating a commercial return.  Familiarity with local authority procurement processes, statutory responsibilities and safeguarding issues are key, all against the back-drop of increasing individual choice and reducing budgets. Reputation, value, quality and service are the watch-words. Capability is more important than qualification but the ability to drill-down beneath KPI’s into the reality of costs, outcomes, service levels, tendering and training needs is critical.  You could come from either a care provider or commissioner.  You will be an experienced director/Board level operator, but could also be a senior advisor.  You will have the currency / credibility to both challenge the executive and represent the organisation externally.  Your values will be aligned with our proposition to become a partner of choice.  Quote:  Wheale.

Our charity is seeking to recruit a Trustee Board member to Chair its newly formed Audit Committee. The Audit Committee will consist of 3 Trustees including the committee chair. Because we anticipate our annual turnover will rise from £4.8m in 2012/13 to £6.8m in 2013/14 we are looking for someone with recent and relevant audit experience in the corporate, public or third sector who also has experience of trusteeship. The Board meets quarterly: sub-committees report to each Board meeting. The time commitment required will normally not exceed one day per month. Meetings are usually held in London. Trustees are elected to serve for an initial three years period which can be renewed for a further three years.  Quote: Julie Lane.

Hands on NXD board member for consumer good retail business.  Applicant must have international retail experience with an understanding of USA, Asia and European markets.  In addition to Non Exec responsibilities they will be responsible for supporting countries leaders in a hands-on way” Quote: Opportunity.

Are you looking to become a Non-Executive Director with a dynamic new social care business? Would you like to help improve the lives of communities through home-focused care and support services? We provide services to older people and adults with learning difficulties, as well as refuges for people who’ve been in abusive relationships. Our philosophy’s all about being ‘there for you’. So we’ve developed a range of care and support services designed to have a positive impact on people’s lives. But we know we can do much more. That’s why we want you to share your expertise and experience. We are looking for a strategic thinker with experience within social care or health. And you’ll be committed to the highest standard of governance. More than anything, you’ll have the strength of mind and personality to make a real contribution in the board room. Our Non-Executive Directors receive £4,000 a year for their contribution to the business, plus expenses. If you’re interested in helping us deliver even better and stronger services for our many thousands of customers, we’d love to hear from you.  Quote Aster.

A small but established London based Film and TV production company has an opening for an investing NED. Business expertise is particularly sought in fundraising, VCT or PE funding, and/or in corporate accountancy to complement the existing team which consists of a Producer, Director/Writer and Executive Producer. The assets of the business include: a third immediate income share and 50% profit share in a fully funded completed feature film with a distribution deal already in place; a 50% profits share in a second fully funded feature film currently in post-production, ownership of a third feature film proposal with an internationally respected lead Actor attached, copyright in a large number of screenplays and documentary proposals, copyright in an archive of a large number of completed television documentaries, some recently digitised. The Company is therefore now in a strong position to exploit a range of opportunities and is seeking additional expertise and an (EIS qualifying) equity investment of between 75 and 100K GBP to move the business to the next stage. This is a tremendous opportunity to join an experienced and ambitious team in a fascinating industry that benefits from lucrative tax incentives.  Quote: PDunphy.

Enterprise Northern Ireland (EMI) was set up in 2000 by the Local Enterprise Agency network to represent the 31 Local Enterprise Agencies throughout Northern Ireland. ENI Currently operates at three levels: Representation -ENI represents the interests of local enterprise agencies and lobbies on behalf of small businesses; Member Services – ENI provides a range of services for members, including, continual professional development, joint purchasing, business development and policy papers; Contract Holder – ENI holds national enterpnse and entrepreneurship contracts which are delivered by its member agencies.  The position of Chair is a key appointment as ENI evaluates its mission in the midst of changing economic development structures and as the company embarks on a new three year plan. We are therefore looking for a person who has: a minimum of 4 years’ experience gained in the last 7 years of board level decision making, including at least 2 years’ as chair; a working knowledge of local and central government and a well-developed network within this sector; a thorough understanding of corporate governance issues. This position will therefore appeal to those visionary persons who are effective communicators at all levels of management, have a passion for enterprise, entrepreneurship and the social economy, are commercially astute and are prepared to act as an Ambassador for ENI as it continues to operate at the forefront of delivering highly successful enterprise and economic development contracts. Quote: ENI.

The North Yorkshire Local Safeguarding Children Board are looking for an outstanding leader with extensive experience of child protection and safeguarding children to take on the role of Independent Chair. With a successful track record at executive level, you will have an excellent knowledge and understanding of local and national safeguarding agendas and of recent developments in health and social care, legislation and research underpinning this work. You will be required to represent the LSCB locally, regionally and nationally. In addition you will have experience of chairing complex professional and strategic meetings, a clear understanding of the changing role of an LSCB, excellent leadership skills, a proven ability to think strategically and the ability to resolve issues through negotiation. The Board has a wide representation and a high level of commitment from key statutory and third sector organisations in this large and rural county. Quote: LSCB.

Disability Target Shooting Great Britain is the National Governing Body responsible for target shooting for the disabled. The NGB has undergone massive changes in the past six years and sent a team of twelve athletes to the London 2012 Paralympic Games winning a Silver and two Bronze medals. The governance structure has been overhauled in the past year and this is a chance for committed and enthusiastic individuals to be able to make a real difference to an NGB striving to both win Paralympic Gold Medals and provide opportunities for people with a disability to shoot competitively. Key Accountabilities; To act as an objective and impartial member of the Board, ensuring that all decisions taken are in the long term interest of DTSGB; To ensure the organisation is run in an equitable and transparent way; To ensure the Board operates in accordance with accepted best practice on respect of Corporate Governance.  Key Responsibilities; To attend four Board meetings a year (these are normally held at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Bucks); To provide leadership and direction to DTSGB (Chair/Vice-Chair); To lead on attracting sponsorship to DTSGB to fund specific projects including the Hub Club system and investment in World Class facilities (Fundraising Director); To assist in the development and monitoring of DTSGB’s strategy; To help monitor the risks associated with delivering the strategy; To help monitor the operational performance of the organisation.  Quote: DTSGB.

Private SME in engineering and injection moulding with own branded products sold to the worldwide Education and other markets with 30% of the business being Export. We are seeking 2 N.E.D.s to complement each other to expand the Company beyond the current sales of £8.5 million.  They should have proven ability to strategically grow the business covering manufacturing, sales, marketing and export.  Quote: Hudson.

I am heading up a new joint venture which will look to make various investments via a JV structure or depending on various factors, listing on AIM- and be completely Islamic compliant.  I am aware that there are certain funds out there that offer supposed ‘Islamic compliant’ products; these in my view and the view of my associates are not Shariah compliant. The venture is at inception stage and we are in the process of putting the management team together, which will be a small group of individuals but now require a few individuals at non executive management level  to add value to the management team.  The role of the advisor will initially be ‘ad hoc’ consultations as the project is embryonic, however, we require an advisor that has the capacity to grow with us.  This will not be a salaried role initially, but offer a percentage stake in the management fee so it is integral that the individuals believe in the project beforehand and have foresight.  Quote: Nileema.

A Business Accelerator is an Enterprise Ireland appointed in-market industry expert within a specific sector and market, with the experience, knowledge and contacts to support a company’s expansion and development into an export market. The aim of the Business Acceleration Programme is to meet the growth requirements of Enterprise Ireland’s clients targeting the UK as a primary market. The programme will connect individual Irish client companies with an in-market Business Accelerator – an industry expert within a specific sectoral and geographical market, with the experience, knowledge and contacts to support the company’s expansion and development into the company’s key export market. This is a medium term contract lasting for a period of between six to nine months and in many cases leads onto a non executive director position.  Company number 1; This company has introduced a very innovative and disruptive technology in the digital mobile operator, customer retention, loyalty and digital marketing and advertising space. It is fully commercialized, and its solution is at the heart of one of Ireland’s leading Mobile Network Operators’ customer retention strategy. Company number 2; The business accelerator must have experience in the Telecommunications sector, with a particular focus in the management of communication channels. Experience is crisis management would be a distinct advantage. The business accelerator must be comfortable with mobile applications and high level security software.  3; The company has developed an algorithm based health screening software which converts complex medical test data into people friendly reports, working with health screening providers, insurers, doctors, labs and patients as well as potentially with large corporations. The ideal business accelerator would have experience working at a senior level with health screening companies in the UK. 4; Already selling into the Irish market into high end boutiques and luxury hotels, this company requires an experienced advisor to aid with UK strategy development, targeted introductions and retail marketing advice. Enterprise Ireland also looking to speak with consultants within the retail technology space for short term assignments with innovative technology vendors. Quote: Denise McQ.

Healthwatch Gloucestershire is seeking an independent Chair to head the new Board of Healthwatch Gloucestershire. This is a part time paid role (3-4 days per month) plus expenses. Contract length is 2 years initially. Candidates must have a good knowledge of Health and Social Care, live in Gloucestershire and be able to work flexibly. Quote: Piranty.

An NED required for a Caspian Region market leading Cement business. Commitment is flexible but likely to be 5/6 1 day board meetings per year and around 1 day a month remote work or preparation.  The flight duration from London / Paris / Frankfurt is between 5/6 hours. A significant monthly retainer fee and all flights and travel are covered by the client.  We are seeking Director level advisors with significant experience within the Cement manufacturing sector. The company is experiencing significant growth and are seeking advice from a senior executive with “Western” company experience on issues around market share, product development, pricing, expansion, capital expenditure and various technical issues around production.  A technical bias towards plant operations would be preferred.  Quote: CM412.

NE Chair wanted for a large Water JV (£500m). Based in Reading. Reporting to 4 JV companies (who turn over between £200m and £2bn each).  Would suit ex MD or Chief Exec of a Civil Engineering Construction company. We would also be interested in people from the client background from either Network Rail, one of the water companies or energy companies (national grid, etc) but ideally if they have some contractor experience. Quote: Water JV.

We turn over £200m. We are a Civil Engineering Infrastructure Services Provider.  We are involved in Energy, Rail, Water and Airports sectors.  We are looking for an NED.  Would suit ex MD or Chief Exec of a Civil Engineering Construction company.  We would also be interested in people from the client background from either Network Rail, one of the water companies or energy companies (national grid) but ideally if they have some contractor experience. Quote: Civil Engineering Infrastructure.

We are in the process of developing a fully automated website, aimed at the on-line local business directory market. We have finally got the functionality of the website sorted and have 12 different product lines with 20 different pricing options to offer prospective customers, which have been developed into 8 build stages for the website, over a period of 2 – 3 years initially within Northamptonshire with expansion planned for the remaining counties which make up the midlands, therefore cutting the country in half. The first stage of the business and website will be financed by up to 9 family members, each of whom will have a percentage equity in the business.  We did have help locally, but unfortunately this has been a very slow and somewhat disappointing process.  We are looking for someone who would be interested in helping a new start up business in the following areas; Business planning 0-5 years; Financial planning 0-5 years; On-line Marketing 0 – 5 years; Business development and Strategic growth 0 – 5 years. The NED we are seeking should be highly experienced in this type of market, who can offer sound advice and help and ideally should live within the Northamptonshire area, or within easy travelling distance.  The web build is due to start at the end of May, so we are looking for someone to become involved before the 20th April. If you would be interested in such a start up business, then please feel free to either call or e-mail to discuss further. Quote: MClements.

We are a leading online supplier of clothing for events, promotions and work-wear.  We supply a wide range of customers from small businesses all the way through to leading brands such as Google, Skype, David Lloyd and Selfridges. Following a major piece of customer research, we are rebranding and re-launching the business in June 2013.  We need an NED to: Assist in setting and revising strategy and objectives to achieve company growth plan from £4 to £20 million in 2016; Acquisition strategy planning and implementation; Talent acquisition and retention. We need you around 3 days a month Manchester. You must have: Success in strategy, implementation and management of growth business; Experience of Acquisition and integration; Extensive Personal network (preferable in the Northwest; Experience in online/e-commerce.  We also need an NED Sales Director.  Quote: QSG.

We are a relatively new company involved in disruptive technology in the data mapping sector. We received funding albeit a dispute with the VC’s has led to a share buy back. At the moment the company has limited funds albeit in 4 months trading we are already up to £10K profit. The technology needs further investment to make it “Market Ready” at which point we will have the opportunity to sell it to literally any company in the world who hires people and the recruitment sectors alongside. We are receiving a lot of enquiries albeit still selling to just 0.01% of the recruitment industry so the potential is huge as are the opportunities to sell directories, run service campaign’s and ultimately get the product to market. We don’t necessarily require funding as we already have a lot of organisations who would invest at the drop of a hat. What we require is a couple of NED’s who in return for equity and remuneration can help the business to grow. We are 3 months from being in the position to move forward with NED’s albeit the search will start now.  Quote: Benvolo.

I am looking for an NED to help me who has experience with toys and developing a business. I am setting up a new uk company to create a revolutionary new a.i. Toy.  The aim is to build something that is similar to Fujitsu teddy, which we are confident to achieve. On the hardware side I have found an excellent business partner in Taiwan to help me build Teddy. To build an a.i. Toy that will retail for £100 approx, that everyone can afford! This is one half of the story, the other is software, the ‘brains’ of teddy, I would develop in the UK. I am looking for a non-executive director who has experience of consumer goods, ideally toy related.  Quote: I.A. Teddy.

FORTYTWO Group’s vision to create new opportunities and challenge existing business models by building innovative solutions. It seeks differentiations in existing markets by doing things inventively. This is in addition to exploring other business ventures across the globe to diversify and enrich its products portfolios through partnerships or acquisitions. FORTYTWO Group has carved a strong reputation within the telecoms sector through its subsidiary companies providing global mobile messaging solutions, as well as mobile network solutions for network security and revenue assurance. FORTYTWO Group is a culmination of a team of ambitious people who together, share the desire to run successful businesses, but recognise the need for external Board Level support to challenge, support and drive their business further. We are seeking a UK based NED with strategy, sales and marketing experience to help our business develop and grow. Having a telecoms or IT service background is preferential, but not as much as a proven track record with SME’s and someone with shared values as us. Quote: FORTYTWO.

We are a major housing and care provider in the South of England with a good reputation for leading innovative projects. We are looking for a new non-exec Board member with specific knowledge of the construction and development industry.  With a turnover in excess of £100m, we manage more than 18,000 homes and support more than 400 service users in the care sector.  Via our Development Strategy we aim to increase our stock by 500 homes a year, using a variety of different development vehicles. We are a diverse and vibrant social business, with a strong sense of commercial reality. We are seeking a new non executive member of our Board to help us achieve our corporate aims.   In addition to the usual spectrum of board director duties and obligations, we are looking for specific skills to enhance knowledge in construction and development at board level.  Quote: Flood.

Clinical Commissioning Groups are a major part of NHS reforms empowering clinicians and putting patients at the heart of their local NHS. Commissioning services for a population in excess of 800,000, across 109 GP Practices, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group will be one of the largest CCG’s in the country. From 1 April 2013 it will take responsibility for the £850 million NHS budget covering Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and parts of Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire. This role will focus on financial and performance management of the CCG, ensuring that the CCG is meeting its objectives in these areas within the overall planning and decision-making processes. The role will be strategic and impartial, providing an external view of the work of the CCG that is removed from the day-to-day running of the organisation. As a member of the CCG’s governing body the appointee will share responsibility as part of the team to ensure that the CCG exercises its functions effectively, efficiently, economically, with good governance and in accordance with the terms of the CCG constitution as agreed by its members. Each governing body member is there to bring their unique perspective, informed by their expertise and experience. This will support decisions made by the governing body as a whole. Quote: Randall

I am the founder of a start-up. I seek a NED to help with the following: provide an outside influence, recognise pitfalls and generally act as a mediator.  We are changing the mobile phone industry.  We manufacture mobile phone recycling bins for public sale and collects donated phones for reuse and recycling.  We tackle the looming global threat of electronic waste by changing consumer behaviour.  Our consulting practice offers change management on transformation programmes.  Quote: Roslyn.

This expanding Irish precision engineering company is seeking an advisor to their Board of Directors; this advisor must have a commercial background in the UK. The advisor must provide “creative contribution” to the board of directors by giving objective criticism and advice in relation to the UK market. The advisor should bring an independent judgment to bear on issues of strategy, performance and resources including key appointments, market segmentation and commercial development and expansion into the UK. The advisor appointed should bring to the board: Independence; Impartiality; Wide experience; Specialist knowledge; Personal qualities.  The two areas of focus for the board advisor are: Strategic direction; The advisor will have a more objective view of external factors affecting the company in its business environment than the executives, therefore provide a creative and informed contribution and to act as a constructive critic in looking at the objectives and plans devised by the management team and Monitoring – The advisor should take responsibility for monitoring the performance of executive management especially with regard to the progress being made towards achieving agreed company strategy and objectives. There would be a requirement for the advisor to travel to Ireland once a month for board meetings. Quote: McQuaid.