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I’m an experienced and proven consumer marketing operator with twenty years experience in consumer brand marketing (Graze, Swoon Editions, Wool and the Gang and Tesco). I have significant experience in running all elements of digital businesses where I was Head of UK Online at graze and at Tesco I ran a >£500m category as a Commercial Buyer. Most recently, as a Managing Director, I transformed the Wool and the Gang business over two years from a serial loss making entity generating <£5m revenue to a high growth dynamic brand delivering >£9m revenue and >£1m EBITDA. As Chief Digital Officer to the DMC group I rebuilt the digital infrastructure for all the group brands with combined project spend of >£1m.  I’ve expanded my advisory capabilities in the past three years acting as a freelance digital consultant to successful companies such as Be Military Fit, Grenade and Catapult Sports. In addition I completed a number of projects for the private equity company Lion Capital, including advisory and due diligence support for the purchase of the DMC Group and Wool and the Gang. I’ve always added significant value in these roles, going above and beyond the original scope, and this resulted in them appointing me into a permanent role when the group was acquired.  There’s a huge number of businesses I could add significant value to with my broad background.  Contact: Noel on

I have been a Chartered Accountant in practice for over 40 years (37 as a partner) advising SMEs and professional partnerships on all aspects of their finances. During that time I developed a specialism in healthcare but also have wide experience in property, builders merchants, pharmaceuticals, importing and engineering services. I have been a quasi-FD to companies that don’t need a full-time FD. Agenda setting and chairing meeting. In those situations, I developed a deep understanding of the business and how the directors managed the business. In many cases I have helped the owners realise their ambitions of selling their business – grooming, tax planning, negotiations (including with private equity)  and due diligence.  My experience in healthcare means I am well placed to advise GP practices and corporate entities providing healthcare services, both inside the NHS and privately.  I am looking for an NED position in established SMEs where I can help develop opportunities and avoid the pitfalls.  I am not seeking to replace “the accountant” but to be a sounding board to review and challenge. South-east based. Quote: ADB. 

Previously 25+ years in two SMEs, including being CEO, in financial publishing/events/digital content. Both companies were subsequently positively acquired. Mainly responsible for sales, marketing and ideas to increase the businesses asset value and bottom line profitability. I have very transferable skills to any sector. Always very “hands-on” and, in addition, an excellent sounding board. Keen to be involved as a Non-Exec in the SME sector. You can see my profile on LinkedIn. Contact David Motum via LinkedIn or

I would like my experience as a Board Director of a financially regulated business and 30 years+ as an investment manager to help a similar business such as a Wealth Manager, Fund Manager or Investment Trust.  I have led on ESG and diversity initiatives and chaired various committees, most recently Conduct Risk. Now retired from full-time employment, I am looking for a role to complement my existing work as a long-standing Governor of a leading girls’ school and independent member of the Investment & Pensions Committee of a national children’s charity. Quote: LHall.

I am an experienced entrepreneurial financial services professional seeking non-executive directorship appointments. Having founded a financial services company and developed it into a significant successful business with an AIM listing, I have stepped down as CEO and am looking for new roles. I have long-term professional experience as an actuary, and have extensive knowledge of FCA, PRA and Stock Exchange rules and requirements. I have operated in CEO and Chairman roles in a collegiate way to build strong teams and interact with other individuals, both internally and outside a business, to achieve successful governance and outcomes. I have strong experience of all stages of a company’s development, including acquisitions and complex business structures. I would also be interested in trustee roles, having acted as a trustee of multiple pension schemes. Quote: Buckingham.

I am a semi-retired insurance specialist [ACII] with 45 years of international broking experience centred around the London insurance market. Founding member of two successful broking companies which, following the sale of one to a “PLC”, lead to 4 years of PLC board experience. Recently retired from full time involvement with my latest company (formed 2014) but still involved on a part time basis and continue to serve as an NED of a mutual insurance company. Offer flexibility over time commitment but ideally available about one day a week to assist entrepreneurial and ambitious companies in their development or to help organisations navigate the complexities of the international insurance market. Quote: HAA.

Seeking further NED and independent trustee roles for EOT’s to add to my portfolio. Energetic, insightful and experienced commercial operator. Background in marketing after spell in Oil industry (Chemical Engineer originally). Ran a £400m billings agency and launched Capita’s India operation. Successfully ran own consulting business for ten years to date with specialisms in construction and manufacturing. OU Business School lecturer and Fellow of the HEA. NED at top rated housing association where I have chaired the Development committee for 4 years. Now also Independent Trustee at EOT for £20m specialist manufacturer and international retailer. Quote: Going Long.

I have been in my current role for 2 years and I have over 20 years of experience within an administration environment. My excellent critical thinking and communication skills ensure problems are understood and resolved quickly and efficiently. My understanding of budget setting, monitoring and reporting has enabled me to adeptly manage seven figure budgets and income, minimising wastage and improving value for money. I am now looking for a new challenge to expand and develop my skills as well as making a profitable contribution to an expanding and creative organisation.

I am an engaging, strategic, and analytical Non-Executive Director, Chairman, and Executive Operations Director, specialising in developing new businesses and transforming company sites by applying strategy, financial management, leadership and teambuilding. I am also accustomed to recognising and directing projects to a successful finish, while advising and guiding individuals on how to fully benefit from their skills. My core skills also include: Revenue & Profit Growth | Research | Finance Management | Strategic Planning & Sustainability | Budgeting | Onboarding | Written & Interpersonal Communication | IT & Technology | Analytical Skills | Coaching & Mentoring | Contract Negotiation | Forecasting | P&L. Quote: Andrew G.

Over 10 years’ experience running a successful health and social care company after achieving a 1st Class Degree at the University of Manchester. Forward thinking, innovate individual who seeks efficiencies in ways of working. A prior local President of the GM Chamber of Commerce for over 4 years, prior member of local authority task and finish groups, alumni of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Programme and winner of multiple awards, including GM Entrepreneur of the Year. Ongoing Level 7 (Master’s equivalence) qualification in Strategic Leadership for Directors at the University of Chester to increase contribution in NED role. Quote: Eckersley.

A recently retired Managing Director with extensive experienced in running a successful business, having grown one from a start-up to a value circa £500+ million. I understand the complexities of business finance from my responsibilities to lenders and investors, managing three refinances and gaining an investment rating from Moody’s. In addition, I have led a number of companies purchases and sales, and have experience operating within a regulated industry. With an entrepreneurial outlook and a proven ability to judge the effectiveness of business strategies and objectives I am now looking to use my experience and skills as a NED. Quote: Wallace.

Experienced senior financial services professional. I have sat on the Boards of five UK-regulated financial services firms and on numerous Board Committees. I was Chairman of the Board at two firms, and have chaired three Board Committees, (Remco/Nomco, Audit & Risk, Staff & Finance). I possess in-depth knowledge of PRA and FCA prudential risk and regulatory requirements, including the ICAAP and ILAAP processes, acquired as a result of my Non-Executive Director roles. I have played integral roles in various FSA, PRA and FCA meetings, and in responses to annual Periodic Summary Meeting letters. Previously-senior regional and global managerial roles at Citibank, (UK Treasurer), Deutsche Bank, and Standard Chartered Bank in balance sheet and interest rate risk management, foreign exchange, and options businesses. Credit and lending experience in a Senior Banker relationship management role- invited to become a member of an elite global twenty-person team at Standard Chartered Bank responsible for bank’s top 100 clients, leading to Board level interaction through the financial crisis. I am a facilitator and problem-solver, with a highly developed appreciation of the pre-requisites for successful Board dynamics. Quote: Hessle.

I have over 40+ years’ experience within the Agricultural machinery business working for major International companies in Parts, Service and Sales positions covering UK and Export markets. Responsible for surveying and developing Business strategies for developing new markets on a worldwide basis. Managed SME companies at Board level to improve profitability/Business performance and to provide guidance with management succession.  Established my own Company which offers Business support to SME organisations/Start-up companies entering the Agricultural machinery Business. Quote: Baskerville Consulting Ltd.

Results-driven UK qualified Chartered Accountant with over 40 years professional experience gained primarily in banking and focusing on Risk Management, covering credit risk corporate lending, trade finance, FI’s, bonds, and wealth management. Role has also provided oversight of operational, market, liquidity, and capital risk as well as internal and external audit functions. Equipped with strong background in risk management across financial services industry and communicating with regulators. Possess wide knowledge of traditional risk management principles and global financial services industry and markets. Actively involved in board and senior management meetings. Pro-active and dependable leader consistently exceeding expectations and holding excellent communication skills. Hobbies include golf, bridge and reading history. Quote: Ansari.

I am looking to help young SME’s to start out and grow their business. I have 40 years’ experience as an Accountant and offer my knowledge in a Non-Executive Director role. I am based in SE England and can be contacted at or on 07734569739.

A KPMG-trained chartered account (FCA), and accredited procurement professional (MCIPS), I have worked for thirty years in many financial/accounting roles and have tremendous broadly-based business experience and acumen with excellent interpersonal, analytical and influencing skills. With KPMG and then PwC I specialised in strategic and business planning, improving corporate governance and commercial reorganisations for many high-profile organisations (FTSE 100 companies, World Bank/IMF, UN, British/German governments) before founding and running my own company providing procurement services to clients. I have significant non-executive director experience. I am currently NED of two companies, and prior to that was NED of a third, where I chaired the Audit & Risk Committee. I am personable, energetic, passionate and challenging. Quote: PHM.

Independent trusted advisor with wide City and international experience currently with three NED appointments in the corporate finance and precision engineering fields continues to seek new challenges. Significant experience of acquisitions, disposals and start – ups together with a good understanding of bank funding requirements as well as restructuring, ethical and corporate governance issues. Reference: IMF.

I have a BSc in Accounting and Finance from Warwick University. I Spent one year at a Spanish University in Madrid to study Accounting and Finance in Spanish and to learn Spanish. I Trained at Deloitte in their Tax Management Consulting group between 2014 and 2019. Whilst at Deloitte, I qualified as an ACA (chartered accountant) and CTA (chartered institute of taxation). I am now the Tax Manager of a FTSE 100 Company. Quote: JD.

Senior digital advertising role wanted – my current role is within ESPN, the worldwide leader in sport. I’m leading all digital advertising operations across EMEA, and have six years’ experience. I’m looking for a new challenge within digital strategy, marketing, analytics, account management or client services. Skilled across XSM, DFP, Freewheel, Moat, Oracle, Omniture and comScore. Quote: DLF.

A trusted professional company director with plenty of “grey hairs”, City, MBO/MBI, restructuring and corporate governance experience – also involved in substantial start-ups.  Seeking new challenges both nationally and internationally.  Quote: IFletcher.