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ABOUT ME

With over 30 years experience in the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and home improvement sector, I now use my experience to find solutions for retailers, suppliers, manufacturers and customers.

 

Where I am not able to provide a direct service, I am able to source from my vast network of contacts to put people together and provide a reliable and proven provider who will be able to assist.

 

Maybe you are ...

 

- A retailer who is looking to take your business to the next level, or deal with current issues you have within your business.

- A manufacturer or supplier who is looking to break into the UK market, or want to increase your customer base.

- A retail or trade customer who is looking to source a wide range of products at a competitive price.

 

Or anybody else in the home improvement sector who needs support.

 

I can help.

I first entered the world of retail in 1994, and I loved it so much, I never left !

During my working career, I have held senior management positions with Travis Perkins, Benchmarx, Howdens, Magnet, B&Q and MFI.

As a consultant, I have also worked with many national chains, European manufacturers and sellers, and independent retailers.

Although I live in Knutsford in the North West, I have an extensive knowledge of the UK having lived in London, the West Country, the South East, and I am from the Midlands originally.

Also, I have covered all areas of the UK in my various roles meaning I have a very strong network of people around me nationwide.

I have an excellent reputation within the KBB sector, and this has been reinforced by my results.

Currently, I work as a business adviser and problem solver to companies in the sectors listed above, and help them move their results to the next level.

What sets me apart, is that I am equally comfortable with retail or trade businesses. I have also worked in all of the fields above, meaning I am talking from experience.

Many consultants usually have a strength with one or the other, whereas I can work with anybody, from high end independent retail outlets to national trade businesses.

I also write a regular column for the KBB Review, the trade magazine, where I offer business advice and support for KBB businesses in the UK. (I am also a judge for their annual awards)

I have also written articles for magazines in the USA.

Just some of the brands I have worked with in the past include MFI, Magnet, Howdens, MKM, Travis Perkins, B&Q, Benchmarx, Bathstore, Oak Furnitureland, Buildbase, Huws Gray, Homebase, plus many independent retailers and trade outlets.

 

I will soon be adding a "Case Study" page to showcase some of the work I have carried out with various clients.

These include:

One Off Project Work (Excess Stock Sell Off etc)

Business Turnaround

Business Plan Writing

Introducing New Products To Market

Sales Management

Process Implementation

Training 

Recruitment

Mystery Shopping

Procurement

Professional Witness Reporting

Blogging

Private Equity Due Diligence Support 

Health & Safety / Risk Management

Sustainability Audits


Please have a look at my recommendations to hear from some of the people I have worked with in the past.

I try to go to the gym regularly and I love my holidays ! A sunshine break is preferred, but I also try and get in at least one city break every year. 

A fun fact about me, that will make some of you very jealous, is that I was in the live studio audience for the episode of Only Fools and Horses where they became millionaires !  

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