Business advisor, Derek Allen has more than thirty years’ experience guiding and mentoring Buckinghamshire SME business owners. He takes great pride in applying his vast business experience, knowledge and understanding to achieve their full business potential in line with their personal objectives.
Helping Buckinghamshire Business Owners
Derek is passionate about supporting small and medium sized enterprises though their business journeys, helping them –
- identify personal objectives for the business
- successfully plan and give direction to their businesses
- grow and develop the business
- mentor the owner to make better business decisions
- help owners take control of their cash flow
- rescue and re-launch with dedicated, timely and experienced advice
- Succession planning – passing the business to the next generation or putting a management team in place.
- Write an exit strategy – preparing the business for sale.
Derek has worked with many hundreds of clients ranging from multi-nationals through to small, privately owned businesses. With this experience and the experience of running CMC for 30 years he is now a generalist, able to take a Non Exec view on Finance and Accounts, Sales and Marketing, People and Business Processes.
Having graduated from Loughborough University as a Production Engineer, Derek began his career with Hamworthy Engineering and Molins Tobacco Machinery. After two years postgraduate study at Henley, he then made a change of direction by joining Avon Cosmetics as a line supervisor. Derek’s management consultancy career started with Neville Clarke in 1984, followed by a move to BDO Binder Hamlyn in their London office. In 1989 he set up his own company and was the founding partner of CMC Business Advisorship. Derek is also the managing director of an worldwide airport consultancy called AiQ Consulting, managing the business of 15 staff with a £1m turnover.
‘We have a relaxed relationships with Derek. We feel he can get involved in any part of the business. He brings a multitude of skills and corporate knowledge that we don’t have ourselves. We really feel he is part of the team‘
Dave McCarthy, MD of Connect Systems
We regard Derek as part of the family. We really feel he cares about us and our business, it’s extremely comforting to know we have an experienced mentor who we can trust and know that he’s on our side.
Jemma Proctor and Phil Gordon – Managing Directors of One Limited
Derek is a thoroughly approachable consultant armed with practical solutions and tools for giving the small business owner more control over the day to day running of their business. After just one meeting I have grown in confidence and walked away armed with a selection of tools to maximise my control in the business. I once more can see the wood for the trees!
Chantal Francis-Flores – Managing Director of Chantal Flores Design
I found our meeting very useful and it’s given me a lot to think about for my next step in business. I came away feeling inspired and enthused.
Gareth Wright – Director of Engage Convert
Contact Derek Allen
If you would like to explore how Derek can support you through your business journey, call 01844 319286 or 07803 281358 to request a 2 Hr free meeting. Alternatively contact him via this form.
CMC is a growing company and Derek is keen to widen our small business support advice to throughout England. If you are interested in joining CMC as a partner then please email Derek your full CV or give him a call.He will be happy to chat with you. Visit the careers website here