Glyn Abba

Summary

A dynamic and commercially driven Finance Director with substantial experience in SMEs and larger businesses, both in the UK and internationally. He has worked in sectors including manufacturing, IT software, printing, distribution and security.

With his extensive record of delivering improvement, Glyn is ideally placed to assist ambitious SMEs, from his base in the East Midlands


Experience

Glyn is a dynamic and commercially driven Finance Director who has substantial experience in SMEs and larger businesses, both in the UK and internationally.

He has worked in a wide range of market sectors including manufacturing, IT software, printing, distribution and security. His notable achievements as a Finance Director include:

  • Managing the full legal and due diligence process for a £2m MBO and negotiating £8m of bank and VC funding to support business growth
  • Setting up a £5m joint venture in Sri Lanka from a green-field site, achieving its 3-year plan within 18 months
  • Building and developing several finance teams, empowering individuals to achieve their maximum potential
  • Project managing the successful implementation of SAP Business One.
  • Developing a dynamic business forecasting and planning model

With his extensive record of delivering improvement, Glyn is ideally placed to assist ambitious SMEs in the East Midlands.

“I have worked with Glyn Abba since 2012 when he was appointed Finance Director of Pure Washrooms Ltd working 3 days a month. Glyn was introduced to us by Garry Jesson of the EFM Network who we had previously dealt with as part of a funding exercise for our business when we did an MBO from a venture capitalist who had funded our start-up business.”

“Glyn is an exceptionally able finance director who understands our business culture and strategy. In addition due to his broad commercial experience, he regularly expands his remit beyond the confines of the finance function to deliver excellent advice and support on the broader commercial issues of the business. Glyn is always reliable and efficient and has a high degree of involvement with the Leadership Team where he consistently delivers great support and advice. Glyn has been involved with issues such as funding, taxation, business restructuring, tax advice, HR support, recruitment, property issues, new IT systems, internal company presentations, and general hand-holding for the directors!”

“Glyn is very personable and quickly establishes excellent working relationships with everyone in the business. He has integrated himself seamlessly into our business and is recognised by all colleagues as fully effective member of our Leadership Team.”

“I would not hesitate to recommend Glyn Abba to any organisation that wants to appoint an experienced and effective Finance Director to the management team.”

Martin Pugh, Managing Director, Pure Washrooms Ltd