Robert qualified with the CEGB [National Grid] and worked in television and educational film production at The Rank Organisation. He then moved into the world of SMEs, joining a start-up satellite broadcasting company, before moving to a market research business, where he managed the financial challenges of rapid growth as sales increased from £3m to £45m, and the financial aspects of several acquisitions and their subsequent integration. Whilst specialising in the media, marketing and professional services sectors, Robert’s recent work has also covered charity, biotech, medical, financial services, food packaging, IT Support, software, specialist engineering, green energy, sotware and fashion and internet retail sectors.
Ensuring there is quality management information to support decision making is key and as a business modelling expert his work has included producing a forecasting model for a financial services company that was used in their successful FSA application and to demonstrate businesses potential and value, during funding rounds for both a biotech and medical company. He has used and overseen the development of management information from a diverse range of accounting software systems including Great Plains, Microsoft Frx, Platinum, Oracle, Resource, Access Accounts, Maconomy, Sage, and Navision and is one of the team’s systems advisers, with direct experience of their applicability in the SME environment, for clients who are considering their options.