There has been much written about how poor corporate governance damages large businesses, (the Co-operative organisation, GSK being accused of bribing in Poland, China and Iraq), but does it have similar effect on smaller UK businesses? Corporate governance is about good decisions being made by the right person and is not just the domain of publically listed large companies – small businesses need good corporate governance too. Many small and medium UK enterprises are owned and controlled by individuals, family members, so good corporate governance is not necessarily about the relationship between boards and external shareholders. But, it is about establishing a framework of company processes and attitudes that adding real value to the business, helping build its reputation and ensuring its long-term survival and success.
Phil works with owner managers to drive business growth; plan for exit and succession; improve underlying efficiency and competitive advantage through use of technology. This is coupled with a pragmatic style and practical approaches to assist his clients meet their own personal and commercial objectives.
Phil is an experienced director and business advisor with over 30 years’ experience gained in senior roles with a variety of UK and European based companies. During this time he successfully grew a financial software trading company which went through three rounds of private equity investment before being sold as a trade sale to a USA company.
Phil brings to his clients his technology skills coupled with strong commercial and project management focus to deliver real results and value. He is based in Twickenham and works with businesses in West London and Surrey.
Phil is a mentor for The Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise (PRIME) which helps people over the age of fifty set up in business for themselves. In addition he also mentors for the SMILE (Selected Mentors and Interims for London Enterprises), a project which is facilitated by UCL Advances helping London-based SMEs overcome barriers to growth.
For more information or to arrange an initial appointment, contact Phil on 07720 397040 or 0208 8920228, or email him
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