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Stephen Farrow F.C.A., M.B.A., MCIM (Marketing)
Stephen started his business life in the cut-throat world of corporate recovery where he had a successful career rescuing delinquent companies.
He has held a number of permanent posts as Finance Director and Managing Director before starting a 20 year career as an Interim Executive in some high profile assignments across a number of industries.
Stephen has been instrumental in many major change programmes including restructuring and reorganisations, rebuilding corporate infrastructures and working with Boards and investors.
He is a Chartered Account with an MBA and is a member of the Institute of Marketing. He is also on the Restructuring Panel of a major Restructuring Group.
He has experience and expertise across many management disciplines and counts the following industries amongst his portfolio of assignments:
Retailing, Luxury Goods and Distribution, Wholesale, IT and Outsourcing, PR and Marketing, Pharmaceuticals, e-commerce and Financial Services.
He has worked with businesses ranging in size from £20m through to £1bn and with Banks and Private Equity groups.
Stephen specialises in strategic planning, performance enhancement, crisis and change management and corporate recovery as well as mentoring senior management and internal marketing. He is a futurist and has Security Clearance.
He is a keen sportsman and, until recently, Chairman of a thriving Theatre Group. He has produced three Outdoor Shakespeare Productions and is looking forward to a production of The Merchant of Venice this summer.
Telephone: +44 (0) 118 940 3323
Richard Aris F.C.A,
Richard Aris FCA, director, has spent 15 years as an interim manager following a career in blue chip companies in both UK and internationally.
He combines Board and Senior Management experience from both Blue Chip and small companies.
During his career he has concentrated substantially on general management, finance, operations and manufacturing in a number of sectors, from FMCG to Retail, luxury goods, high tech. and the service sector. He has spent considerable time in the fields of mergers, acquisitions and company reorganisations leading to considerable added value to the company and their groups.
A chartered accountant, Richard brings a wealth of experience to any project where a broader knowledge base has always complemented the requirements of the role. Many times an initial brief has developed into a role giving a lot more added value to the company than originally envisaged.
He works closely with a team of like-minded associates to deliver business support to organisations, both large and small, who need to grow or have support in his areas of expertise.
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