Glyn Isaac

Summary

A commercial, professional and customer driven Chartered Accountant with senior level Finance Director and General Manager experience in multinational groups and SMEs.

Prior to joining EFM, Glyn was actively involved in leading businesses through periods of change to improve profitability as well as in providing general management, mentoring, business planning and working capital management support to clients.


Experience

Glyn is a commercial, professional and customer driven Chartered Accountant with senior level Finance Director and General Manager experience in multinational groups and SMEs.

Prior to joining EFM, Glyn was actively involved in leading businesses through periods of change to improve profitability as well as in providing general management, mentoring, business planning and working capital management support to clients amongst other key activities.

During his past career Glyn as a Finance Director has:

  • Managed a business to turn its loss making subsidiary into profit , achieving a 4% growth of market share in a declining market
  • Managed the closure of the final salary pension scheme, replacing it with alternative pension benefits to save costs of some £100,000 annually.
  • Improved cash flow in a number of businesses under PE ownership
  • Successfully set up a number of subsidiaries in the UK and Europe
  • Managed the disposal of companies and business units
  • Improved profitability through focus on sensible cost cutting
  • Managed HR departments understanding the key issues to hire and retain staff
  • Developed successful relationships with owners, bankers, auditors and legal professionals
  • Helped develop management teams at board level
  • Successfully integrated new businesses into Groups ensuring the culture and controls are adopted in a timely fashion

Glyn now uses his strong strategic and numerate skills to help other businesses grow, achieve profitability and success and much of this is due to his broad exposure to a number of industries, his target-driven attitude, leadership abilities, and his keen eye for detail. He is based in the North West of England but is happy to travel within reason as required.


Case Study

SECTOR:

Manufacturing

Finance Director

CONCERN:

Set up of new uk operation (for a german company- krauss maffei)

BACKGROUND:

The client, Krauss Maffei manufactures separation equipment in Germany and has been subject to an MBO. Its UK business is a division of a company that is not included in the MBO

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