I am Managing Partner of Smith Cooper and work in Business Advisory Services, advising a broad range of privately owned companies. My focus is on helping them to develop and implement their corporate strategy, spanning acquisition, merger, integration, re-structuring, re-financing, and sale to realise equity value.
What can I do for your organisation?
In short, help you move your business forward.
More specifically, I can help with developing business plans, appraising investment options, forecasting, re-financing, advising on group structure from both a commercial and tax view point, deal support on company sale and purchase, and assist with exit planning.
I have been with Smith Cooper since 2004, joined the Nottingham office in 2010, in 2011 became a Partner and in 2016 became Managing Partner of the firm.
During my time here I have worked with clients in a wide range of sectors ranging from small owner managed businesses up to large groups with turnovers in excess of £100m, advising on all above points. In addition, I have worked closely with a number of clients in a deal support role and have a strong grounding in the relevant tax implications of such transactions.
As a graduate of Newcastle University Business School, I have a first class degree with honours in Accounting and Finance and won an R J Weston Fund prize in my final chartered accountancy exams.
In situations where time is of the essence, I have worked alongside clients advising them through various scenarios, including buying and selling businesses, re-financing, investment appraisal, and distressed business situations.
Time away from work includes sporting pursuits... racquetball, golf, snow skiing, boating and watersports. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, entertaining, being entertained, travelling and sharing new experiences. Oh, and I do love gadgets!