Clive qualified with Deloitte before moving to Coopers and Lybrand. He developed his career in the hospitality sector with SFI, leading the £45m acquisition of the Slug and Lettuce chain of restaurants. His diverse sector experience now includes pubs, hotels, restaurants and hospitality more broadly as well as IT, travel, publishing, music, market research, fitness, media, aero-engines and retail businesses. He has PLC experience as both FD and as a non-exec and has worked with company owners of private companies including in start-ups.
Along the way Clive has chaired operational boards, built finance departments and led property development, IT and EPOS teams and improved controls in cash-based leisure operations.
His skills include high-growth strategy development, business planning and modelling, financial systems development and acquisitions and disposals.