Robin worked for a number of large, blue-chip organisations in the UK whilst qualifying as a Chartered Management Accountant. He took his first steps into the SME world as Finance Director of an IT reseller, where he was thrown in at the deep-end, negotiating the financing of a management buy-out.
That was also Robin’s first experience of developing the processes, controls and finance team needed to manage a rapidly growing business and was the first of two Sunday Times Fasttrack 100 companies (www.fasttrack.co.uk/league-tables/fast-track-100/) he has been involved with.
His career continued in the IT sector, becoming the Finance Director of a small acquisitive group of companies which in many respects foreshadowed the portfolio career he enjoys today. This led ultimately to Robin being one of two key players in the MBO of one company in that Group, which he and the CEO went on to sell within two years to a rapidly growing international group. Robin continued in the role of Finance Director for the UK subsidiary during a period which saw it grow turnover from £14m to £196m through a combination of acquisitions and organic growth.
Robin as an EFM Finance Director
EFM Finance Directors are not ‘just accountants’. They provide excellent incisive information on a more timely basis to reorganize your business and aid your decision-making process. They implement plans to enhance profit margins, provide strategic support and assist with business plans, funding proposals and other key areas that affect your profitability and cash flow.
An EFM Finance Director’s takes an active role, your business views and opinions might be challenged – from pricing to distribution strategy, from marketing plans to remuneration – to ensure your business plan and direction is financially viable.
No business deserves to be without a Finance Director, even if for one day a month. An EFM Finance Director will be the credible sounding board your business needs to take it to the next level and our business model ensures that your finance function is cost-effective and efficient.
“I’m really pleased to be joining EFM. They share my passion for helping SMEs to grow, and it’s great to be part of a network of talented, like-minded finance professionals”.
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