Ian is a Chartered Accountant with extensive hands-on experience in the legal sector, currently employed as Finance Partner for a quality, niche Solicitors' ABS. Previously he has had board level responsibility for Accounts, Marketing, HR, IT, Facilities and Costs within dynamic Solicitors' practices. He has extensive previous experience of operating in various types of "people businesses", coaching and mentoring front line staff.
Ian has served as a non-executive director of several IT companies culminating in multi-million pound trade sales of the businesses to acquisitive competitors.
Prior to this 10 years as Financial Director in the manufacturing industry during the nineties ensured that Ian knows how to structure businesses to achieve maximum profitability in difficult times.
Specialties: Strategic planning, performance management, bank liaison, working capital optimisation, management accounting & variance analysis, company acquisitions and disposals, operational management.