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Sep
2015
Would Corbynomics have prevented the financial crisis? Posted In: Random
Would Corbynomics have prevented the financial crisis of 2007/8? Jeremy Corbyn has shaken up the UK political scene by winning (with a landslide) the Labour party leadership.  He stands on the far left of the spectrum of politics and offers a distinctly different proposition from the current conservative government.  This article takes a look at […]
16
Jan
2014
Post merger integration for the Finance function Posted In: CFO / FD, Project Management
Acquiring a business takes a lot of planning, often weeks, if not months or years of negotiation (both formal and informal).  A substantial period of due diligence, the period in which you get a closer look at your targets books is the first time you get behind the public numbers you based your research on.  […]
12
Nov
2013
Business Owner – Which Web Design Company Posted In: Client Testimonials
“Ian is different from other business mentors who may just listen and agree with your ideas. He is the kind of business mentor you really need if you’re involved in a start-up as he challenges your thinking, and that’s exactly what we all need! He took time in understanding my goals and vision, both from […]
23
Oct
2013
Internal Audit Director at ABS Posted In: Client Testimonials
I worked with Ian at ABS and found him to be great at analyzing issues and recommending improvements to business processes. Ian’s approach was thorough, well thought-out, and he was always timely with his work product. He was very dependable when it came to tight deadlines or complicated situations. If I had the chance to […]
23
Oct
2013
Fellow Consultant at General Electric Posted In: Client Testimonials
Ian creates effective operations by putting substantial effort into creating an environment where all human resources can give their best. Ian also has a feeling for realism in projects that is unique. In addition Ian is a delightful, funny, hard working, insightful, wise, gentle and humorous person.
23
Oct
2013
FD at Lloyds Register Posted In: Client Testimonials
Ian lead two projects for Lloyd’s Register over 6 months. Ian is a very capable project manager and delivered excellent results on time and under budget. He had the buy-in from the group finance team and would be welcomed back should the need arise.
21
Oct
2013
CLIENT at General Electric Posted In: Client Testimonials
Ian is a great all-rounder & leader. He can lead in a Corp world and add real value to any business and employee group. I have seen him lead large scale cross boarder, multi national programs and projects with ease. He as a very high level of personal and business integrity and can be called […]
19
Mar
2013
Finance as a Business Partner Posted In: CFO / FD
Finance departments – cost centre or business partner?  Gatekeeper or valued counsel? Friend or foe of Operations? All businesses have a finance function; small businesses may have it completely outsourced, as may be the case for parts of a large finance department.  But how finance interacts with the rest of the business differs from organisation […]