Specialist Support Team

We help our Architects to help you!
We do this by providing them a range of specialist help and support.

What kind of resources do we use to help our Architects?

This is a sneak peek behind the scenes to give an idea of some of the help and support that we have available around the country for our Architects. You won’t be surprised to know (especially because of Covid) we can give a lot of remote help and assistance.
So you now know that the people you rely on for fantastic advice and support also have a great backup team!

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Interim and part-time support directors.


Alan T
Region
West Midlands
Specialisms
Procurement / Purchasing, Global & Low Cost Sourcing, Business Turnaround, Distressed Supplier Management, Acquisitions, Strategy Development.
Experience Highlights
Procurement / Commercial Director positions with; Liberty House Group, Rolls-Royce Plc, Sonas Group, Wagon Plc, MG Rover Group, GKN Autostructures, BAE Systems. Founder Shareholder of Sonas Group.
Training and Qualifications
ONC Nautical Science HNC Engineering
Description
An experienced commercial professional with a 42 year career encompassing Naval service in the Gulf War and Falklands War followed by extensive commercial experience in the automotive and aerospace sectors. Alan has occupied senior positions in a number of blue chip UK companies and also in his own companies as a founder / shareholder. Alan has worked extensively throughout the UK as well as China, Turkey, South Africa, USA and throughout Europe.
About Me
Alan is an experienced and motivated professional. A natural leader who sets extremely high standards in all aspects of his life. He lives with his wife in South Staffordshire and enjoys walking and boating (admitting to being a fairly rusty sailor).

Claire E
Region
North East England
Specialisms
B2B & B2C Marketing Strategy, Digital Marketing, Brand Architecture, Social Media Marketing, Web Development, Graphic Design, SEO, Event Management.
Experience Highlights
Marketing Director - Digital Agency Marketing Consultant - Private Aviation Brand & Marketing Consultant - Manufacturing / Tech
Training and Qualifications
BA (HONS) marketing & communications, Digital marketing - Google Accredited Member of CIM - (FCIM) My experience spans various industries, including; Aviation, Education, Healthcare, Tech, Retail, Engineering & Manufacturing.
Description
Over 15 years experience, creating, developing & executing marketing campaigns. This includes launch to market and growth projects across both the UK and Europe. I am a highly skilled marketing & brand director with exceptional leadership and a diligent approach to all projects. A creative, results driven professional with a hands on approach from creative development, audience identification, channel deployment and measurement.
About Me
A lover of travelling and the great outdoors. Currently based in Durham, I combine my passion for marketing with keeping fit and spending time with my family and friends.

David P
Region
South East England, East Midlands
Specialisms
Reporting, planning, budgeting, forecasting, fx, strategic planning, start-up, reorganisation, relocation, post acquisition integration
Experience Highlights
Finance Director, owner managed SME's and operating subsidiaries of international organisations
Training and Qualifications
A member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (FCCA)
Description
A finance director with over 40 years experience working in both SME's and larger operating subsidiaries of international organisations. David has worked in a number of business sectors that includes manufacturing, FMCG, wholesale, aviation, engineering and retail. David has also headed up the IT and HR functions in several organisations, David can offer both strategic and operational assistance to support businesses undergoing change.
About Me
David is an experienced manager with a strong work ethic. His spare time is dedicated to his family with two young grandchildren and DIY. Recreationally David enjoys scuba diving, golf and flying.

Dr. Anna D
Region
North West England
Specialisms
Brand Architecture | Brand Marketing Strategy | Creative Direction | International Marketing Planning | CSR + Sustainability | Market Research
Experience Highlights
Brand Director, Creative Director, International Brand Marketing Consultant
Training and Qualifications
Digital Marketing – Google Computer Science – Certification Program at Harvard University Inbound Marketing Certification HubSpot Academy Doctor of Business Administration In International Communication at Horizons University Diploma in Graphic Design | Shawn Academy Diploma in Digital Marketing | The Chartered Institute of Marketing | CIM
Description
A brand marketing professional with 10+ years of experience in initiating and developing omnichannel local and international mar-com strategies to activate brands across diverse marketplaces, augment market- brand/brand - market engagement initiatives; owning the full marketing communication functions; entering new markets, retail categories, channels; assessing and developing brand equity, reputation, and loyalty | Projects: brand activation programs, re-branding, re-positioning, brand audit
About Me
A doctor of brand aesthetics and passionate brand marketing professional that lives by the quote that "Quality is the art of living". Has helped over the years developing the corporate identities of many businesses. An enthusiast of culture, art, nature.

Jonathan B
Region
East Midlands
Specialisms
Marketing and Selling products and services to companies operating in the power and energy sectors
Experience Highlights
Sales & Marketing Director, Head of Marketing, Head of Business Development, Head of Renewables, Managing Director, Non-Exec Director, Trustee, Founder
Training and Qualifications
Chartered Marketer Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) CIM Advanced Digital Marketing CIM Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Master's Degree in Marketing Bachelor's degree in Business (Majored in Corporate Strategy)
Description
Since 1997, Jonathan’s career has seen him manage marketing and business development departments within some of the largest engineering companies in the world; these include Rittal, Alstom Power (now GE), and Doosan Babcock. He remains highly respected within the engineering sector for his passion, drive, and commitment to the task at hand. In 2014, he played an integral part in the review of the Sales & Marketing National Occupational Standards (NOS).
About Me
Enthusiastic and motivated. Caring and considerate. Easy going. Loves motorsport and space.

Kalpesh P
Region
East Midlands
Specialisms
Infrastructure | Windows OS | Security | 3rd Party Engagement | Establishing rapport | Getting the best product with limited budget.
Experience Highlights
Head of IT for over 5 years, 10 years in management, combined with 20 years in working with IT Infrastructure.
Training and Qualifications
BSc (Hons) Computer Studies, ILM Level 5, former MBCS.
Description
I am a dedicated IT Professional with over 20 years' experience in IT (Private, Public and NFP sectors), 10 of which have been in management. Two successive promotions during 12 years from Senior IT Engineer, IT Manager and now Head of IT. My key strengths lie in achieving excellent team collaboration and work ethic, effective buy-in from peers and the board. I have strong negotiating skills with 3rd parties and my current role is split between 60% management and 40% technical. I relish the next challenge!
About Me
I have a strong work ethic, integrity and focus on completing/finishing the task. I used to enjoy playing football pre-covid19 and look forward to getting on the field again once conditions allow.

Kevin W
Region
East Midlands, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber
Specialisms
Strategy; coaching & mentoring; culture change and business transformation; business plan deployment; lean techniques; contract t&cs and negotiation
Experience Highlights
Finance Director Midland Aerospace; Head of Finance & Commercial Siemens Energy; Interim FD Trekmates (Stamford Sports); Financial Controller Bemis Associates; Financial Controller Meggitt Aerospace
Training and Qualifications
Member of the Chartered Instutute of Management Accountants (ACMA / CGMA designation) and BTEC BNC in Business and Finance
Description
A commercial and operationally focussed Finance Director with 28 years experience working in many sectors incl. manufacturing, engineering, utilities, aerospace, O&G and consumer goods. Fully comfortable with owner managed, PE, SME and Blue Chip environments and therefore able to draw on a multitude of diverse experiences and apply the relevant solution to most business scenarios.
About Me
A committed and consciencious professional that is a clear communicator and continuous improvement advocate, Kevin lives close to his roots in the east of Nottingham. He enjoys watching football and is a keen film and music enthusiast as well as being a self-confessed 'foodie' when spending time with the family

Maria F
Region
North West England, East Midlands
Specialisms
Financial control and management. Forecasting and Budgeting. Cashflow management. Exit strategy. System Implementation. Finance Team leadership.
Experience Highlights
Group Finance Director (UK and Europe), Finance Director (£2m-£48m turnover) Independent Consultant and Accountant
Training and Qualifications
Member of CIMA CIMA qualified AAT qualified Xero Certified
Description
A highly self motivated commercially focused and experienced Finance Director and Chartered Accountant with a broad spectrum of experience in a variety of industries including retail, e-tail, distribution, computer and wood pellet manufacture, engineering, software and packaging. Enjoys using experience and knowledge to assist companies in planning and meeting their objectives. A hands on finance professional who also has in-depth experience of running operations, IT and HR.
About Me
A good communicator at all levels, who enjoys working across the board and making a real difference to organisations. An avid reader who enjoys Pilates and horse racing, having part ownership of 3 racing horses through a syndicate.

Mark H
Region
South East England
Specialisms
Operating Systems/Software: Windows to 2019, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Office to 2019 Cloud: Microsoft Azure, IaaS, PaaS and SaaS Networking: Cisco
Experience Highlights
Security Cleared Senior Solution Architect at CGI Managing Director and Lead Consultant at HTL Solution Architect at Capita Asset Management Deputy Head of UK Service Delivery for Colt
Training and Qualifications
AZ-104 Azure Infrastructure Associate Prince 2 Foundation
Description
Mark is a lifelong technology consultant who has spent almost 40 years building an exceptional range of skills in the IT industry. He has never shied away from the new and cutting edge technologies that businesses need to remain relevant and competitive. This, bundled with his business acumen and common sense makes Mark the complete package necessary to deliver well-rounded vision and solutions for companies of any size.
About Me
A passionate technologist, Mark applies his technical knowledge with equal zeal to both professional and personal projects. His work life is balanced by his private where he is a keen hobbyist engineer, designer and artist.

Paul W
Region
London, South West England, Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands
Specialisms
ERP implementations; change management; financial control and planning; taxation; cash flow / working capital management; Mergers and acquisitions
Experience Highlights
Portfolio FD roles, UHNWI Office, Engineering companies - UK, Cyprus Finance Director, Cape plc - UK, Middle East, Europe, North Africa CFO, KAEFER - Asia Pacific
Training and Qualifications
Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accounts; BA Hon Degree in Accountancy Studies;
Description
Well established and respected Finance Director and Project management professional with ‘hands on’ practical experience in the engineering, contracting, logistics and financial services industries. Territories worked in include the UK, Europe, former CIS, Middle East, Asia and Australia, living in many of these regions and working in more than thirty countries. Excellent leader with deep knowledge and experience in UK and international business and a strong background in all areas of business.
About Me
Lived in 6 countries, working in more than 30 has given me a passion for travel. Great communication skills, enjoy outdoor lifestyle, swimming and walking with my family. Keen golfer, playing and watching football. Currently relocating back to the UK.

Rachel M
Region
East Midlands
Specialisms
Marketing strategies & plans, brand marketing, copywriting, proof-reading, budget management, working with creative agencies, events, French, German.
Experience Highlights
Marketing & PR Manager, International Business Development , Strategy & Planning, Market Research, Campaign Management Online / Offline, Brand Management, B2B, B2C, Public Sector, 3rd Sector.
Training and Qualifications
Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma, Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing, Institute of Sales Promotion Diploma, Master of Arts in French and German (University of Oxford.) NVQ 5 in Leadership & Management, NVQ2 in Diversity & Equality, Levels 1&2 in Data Protection
Description
Multi-lingual and highly-qualified marketing and PR professional. Creative, innovative online/ offline marketing manager, bringing new ideas and approaches to achieve business objectives. Strategic, tactical and hands-on; able to develop and deliver marketing campaigns to build brand awareness, grow advocacy and increase sales. Works closely with sales team and creative agencies to forge efficient partnerships and improve customer experience.
About Me
An energetic and resilient marketeer with 36 years' experience in international sales, marketing and PR. Enjoys travel, concerts, theatre, cinema and eating out. Hobbies include dance, horse-riding, reading. Likes an intellectual challenge!

Richard B
Region
North East England, North West England, Northern Ireland, Scotland
Specialisms
Business Strategy Cash Mngt Finance team leadership Margin Analysis KPI development Entrepreneurial & commercial focus Digital 1st approach
Experience Highlights
Regional FD for Newsquest - UK's largest regional news publisher Group FD for Cello Health plc - Group of Digital Advertising & PR agencies Group FD for 3DReid - Architects
Training and Qualifications
Bachelor of Accountancy from Glasgow University (1996) Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants (CIMA) (2005) AICPA Digital MIndset Certificate (2020) Event Host & Speaker
Description
A commercially focussed and experienced finance director with a real entrepreneurial flair. He has 15 years experience as a finance leader in businesses from small family-owned companies to US-listed corporations. He specialises in digital and professional services businesses, but has also worked in manufacturing and hospitality. As the co-founder of a digital news publishing business, he knows what it's like to operate at the sharp end of businesses.
About Me
A firm believer in sustainable business practices and advocate of building co-operative and motivated teams. He lives with his family in Glasgow, and is keen to use his skills to help as many businesses as possible. Away from work, he loves all sports, and spending time in the great outdoors.

Rob A
Region
East Midlands
Specialisms
IT Director | CIO | IT Strategy | IT Operational Delivery | Target Operating Models | Programme Management | Digital Transformation | Data Strategy
Experience Highlights
Experienced and performance driven IT Strategic and Operational leader with 20 years of IT delivery. Latest role was 5 years as IT Director for Triumph Motorcycles Ltd.
Training and Qualifications
N/A
Description
I’m a proven strategic IT leader, with a history of creating systems and structures that focus on delivering business and customer centric digital platforms. Using a combination of process analysis, performance management, change leadership and enabling governance, I will develop an entire digital provision that provides fast moving, flexible systems, structure and services that allow a business to move and develop with both pace and cost efficiency.
About Me
I'm a family man and a trustee for a local charity helping from both an IT and a strategic side. Took part in a White Collar Boxing event, raising over £1300 for Cancer Research. I also attend / present at IT / Digital Conferences.

Tim J
Region
Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands
Specialisms
Financial Control ,system development ,KPI reporting , Problems
Experience Highlights
Experienced Interim can hit the ground running in days , carried out specialist projects ,system installations , incomplete records , acting as FC
Training and Qualifications
Member of Association of Accounting Technicians with full practice licence , also CIMA
Description
Experienced Management Accountant over 30 years in senior positions, Knowledge of Accounts, Overseas Accounting , Sage 50 ,100 and 200 , Sage Payroll , IRIS , VT Accounts ,Quickbooks ,Xero , Coins , Microsoft Dynamics AX ,Access Supply Chain (ERP), Contract Accounting .Group Accounting and Reporting , Project Accounting , FX , Consolidation , Management Accounts . Have previously worked in Manufacturing , Construction, Civil Engineering , Overseas Drilling ,Waste Management , FMCG, Retail
About Me
Enthusiastic , positive outlook , never say die attitude , reside in yorkshire , but willing to travel , like music ,rugby league ,socialising , and spending time with my family

Wayne H
Region
West Midlands
Specialisms
Strategic Vision & Leadership / Problem Solving & Troubleshooting / Business Change Management / Business Process Re-engineering / MRP, Lean Processes
Experience Highlights
Non Executive Director / Interim / General Manager / Operations Director / COO / Advisor/ Manufacturing Specialist / Company Owner
Training and Qualifications
Post-Graduate Diploma in Engineering Business Management – Warwick University, HNC / ONC in Mechanical Engineering – Walsall College, Runge Effective Leadership course – Oxford University (Balliol), IOSH Managing Safely – Handson Services, Registered Incorporated Engineer (Engineering Council), Member of the Institute of Plant Engineers, Incorporated Engineers, Designatory Letters: I.Eng MIIE MIPlantE (MIOSE)
Description
An experienced Leader with a proven track record of success in manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, construction equipment, corporate & commercial market sectors. Strong plant operational leadership and strategic-level business improvement management experience. Results orientated and productivity-focused, with manufacturing, quality & supply chain development skills. Experience of change management, business strategies, manufacturing plans, JIT, Kanban, Kaizen, low-cost outsourcing.
About Me
Wayne is an enthusiastic networker and is an excellent communicator. Currently living in Staffordshire but has lived and worked throughout the UK. He thrives on helping local businesses with a passion for football, music and family life.

Support Partners

The above are a relevant selection of amazing people from our support partners (below) and their hundreds of part-time / interim directors and consultants.

The DM Hub

Interim Marketing Directors

Marketing Experts – Control or Support Marketing & Create New Business Channels

Techs 4 Tech

Interim IT Directors

IT Experts, ready to control or support business IT functions or oversee updating systems.

IntoSums 

Interim Finance Directors

FDs ready to take ownership of or support finance functions, experts ready to deliver.

iTegrate

Non Exec Directors

Non-Executive Board Directors to provide a non-exec solution for any department or board in a business.

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