Specialist Support Team

We help our Administrators 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 administrators?

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 Administrators. 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.


Darryl M
Region
East Midlands
Specialisms
IT Operations Leadership IT Strategy Development Service Delivery Infrastructure Upgrades IT Transformation & Change Process Improvement Technology Solutions IT Governance Customer Relationships Team Leadership & Motivation Stakeholder Engagement Decision-Making
Experience Highlights
Proactive, innovative and commercially led, with 20+ years’ of diverse experience across a range of sectors, with expertise in translating business requirements into easily-understood technology concepts. Collaborative approach to successful IT / business transformation, engaging with senior stakeholders to ensure solutions meet business requirements and support essential strategy. Significant experience of managing large, global, multi-skilled teams, consistently driving high performance via an efficient and successful workforce. Leverages an ‘open’ leadership style to get the best out of staff. Accomplished in delivering IT solutions, ensuring they are reliable, scalable and secure, championing technological innovation to drive competitive advantage and maximise overall shareholder value and ROI. MBA-qualified IT Director, Company Name
Training and Qualifications
MCSE BCom Accountancy Various Management courses
Description
Darryl has extensive IT & technology solutions experience Proactive, innovative and commercially-led, with 20+ years’ of diverse experience across a range of sectors, with expertise in translating business requirements into easily-understood technology concepts. Collaborative approach to successful IT / business transformation, engaging with senior stakeholders to ensure solutions meet business requirements and support essential strategy. Significant experience of managing large, global, multi-skilled teams, consistently driving high performance via an efficient and successful workforce. Leverages an ‘open’ leadership style to get the best out of staff. Accomplished in delivering IT solutions, ensuring they are reliable, scalable and secure, championing technological innovation to drive competitive advantage and maximise overall shareholder value and ROI.
About Me
"Darryl has over 20 years in the IT industry. He has relocated to the UK from his home in South Africa and looks forward to making a difference in the country he now calls home, offering a vision-driven approach to decision making, strategic planning, and tactical implementation. His career history demonstrates his outstanding communication and leadership skills as well as his reputation for being organized and dependable. Further, his record of leadership in the IT industry has resulted in measurable benefit to companies like ICI Dulux, AkzoNobel, Intellichain, and Datacentrix. Below are some examples of the value he can bring to your organisation: • Expertise leading the transformation of business initiatives into technology solutions. • Demonstrated ability to ensure reliability, availability, scalability, and security of IT systems, leading technological innovations to drive competitive advantage. • Proven track record of effective collaboration with key internal and external stakeholders, building consensus across multiple organisational levels."

Garry T
Region
Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands
Specialisms
Financial Control. Cash Flow Management, Budgeting and Forecasting, Systems Implementation, Statutory Reporting, Management Accounting
Experience Highlights
Owner and CEO Garry Thickett Ltd Accountancy Practice Finance Director Wilkinson Warburton Holdings Ltd. Design manufacture, distribution and retail of clothing Group Financial Controller Logistics
Training and Qualifications
Fellow (FCMA) of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
Description
A motivated Finance Director with 30 years experience in a range of industries and various sizes of company followed by 10 years starting and growing an accountancy practice providing a range of accounting, tax and business service to over 200 customers in the SME marketplace. Substantial experience in management accounting, budgeting, cash flow forecasting and cash management. I have vast experience as Company Secretary and Pension Scheme Trustee along with arranging and managing audits
About Me
An experienced and practical minded Finance Director who now offers his experience on a part time basis allowing me to spend time with my two grandchildren as well as well as playing my favourite sport of golf

Geoffrey B
Region
South East England
Specialisms
Business-aligned IT Strategies & Deliveries | Resource Planning Management Analysis | Stakeholder buy-in (budgets, peoples, processes & technologies)
Experience Highlights
20+ years of MBA-qualified Interim IT Directorship in technical & business ERP, Financial, HR, Operations Systems and Transformations with hands-on-turn-arounds and/or analysis & recommendations
Training and Qualifications
MS Dynamics 365 Finance (in progress) PowerBI (in progress) MSP (2020) Hack Yourself First (2014) Team Leadership (2013) MS CRM Dynamics (2013) PRINCE2 Practitioner (2012) MBA (2007) Finance for non-Financial Managers (2007) ITIL v2.0 Foundation (2007) Information Security Management (2007) CCNA (2006) BSc. Computing Lvl.2 (2000) Certified Novell Administrator (1999) MCSE NT4.0 (1998) Java for the WEB (1997)
Description
Technically sophisticated, collaborative and strategically-minded IT professional with over 20 years of business, technical and product developments, enterprise and system migrations /implementations /transformations. Using MSP, Prince2, Agile and Six Sigma principles with demonstrable track-record as a highly driven achiever with broad experience across diverse sectors and technologies specialising in driving individuals and teams of all levels and types to successful completion.
About Me
Congenial South African living in the South East who loves technology, nature and rugby. I am proud of my black belt in karate and am very involved in voluntary positions such as a Sunday school teacher and supporting the homeless community

Heather K
Region
Northern Ireland
Specialisms
Education, ICT, Northern Ireland Businesses support, one-to-one business improvement processes. Stakeholder engagement. Presentations, Branding
Experience Highlights
Education Improvement, Government Support, Support Management & Marketing, Business Development, Management of Stakeholder Relationships, Educational Consultancy, Sales, CRM, Training & Support.
Training and Qualifications
Degree in Business Queens University - School of Management - Certificate in Leadership and Management Queens University - School of Management - Certificate in Work place confidence and Assertiveness Strategem Belfast - Certificate in Strategic thinking in Leadership RTU
Description
Dynamic Senior manager whose extensive background in education is underpinned by strong commercial awareness gained in a consultancy capacity within an international software company. Holds strong strategic planning and marketing and implementation of new instructional programs, administrative systems, and best practices in alignment with organizational policy and quality standards. Strong background in growth and sales as well as support strategies, & problem-solving.
About Me
A lover of outdoors & travelling, Heather is now residing in N.I. where she also runs a training business which has scooped the Northern Ireland IT training co. of the year 2021/22. A lover of animals and music & serving others.

Jonathan M
Region
South West England
Specialisms
Brand & Digital Change and Transformation | Partnerships & Business Development | Marketing Strategy Development | CRM Loyalty & Digital
Experience Highlights
Senior Marketer with extensive P&L experience, Business Developer and Strategic Transformation Leader Developer, with a passion for innovation and making immediate impact.
Training and Qualifications
Masters Degree and CIM Diploma
Description
I am a customer-obsessed senior marketer with extensive P&L experience. Business developer and strategic transformation leader developer, with a passion for making things happen and growing businesses via online channels and partnerships. Managing and developing large transactional and complex e-commerce platforms in retail, retail banking, utility and business services. I have been supporting direct sales operations via branch and multisite retail operations for over 20 years.
About Me
Now living back in my home country, South Wales, I am actively working across a number of businesses and sectors to help them deal with significant sales and marketing transformation, ensuring they have the right strategy, people and processes.

Mark J
Region
South East England
Specialisms
Company Secretarial, Human Resources, Building/Facilities Management, M&A transactions (Business Integration, TUPE, Redundancy etc).
Experience Highlights
Company Secretary, Company Director, HR Director, Administration Director, Facilities Director and Business Continuity Director
Training and Qualifications
Following 24 years of Military Service (Army) which gave me Discipline, Loyalty, and a British Empire Medal, I followed this with some 17 years in the Corporate world and I have undertaken numerous training courses in Business Finance, Human Resources, Company Secretarial, Facilities and Administration and, Business Continuity Planning to list just a few.
Description
A highly experienced HR Director, Company Secretary, Administration and Facilities Director and, Business Continuity Director with over 30 years experience in a variety of sectors including Financial Services (Insurance and Underwriting), Legal, Actuarial, Local Government, Hospitality and Leisure. My skills have adapted easily to all the sectors I have worked in and, will transfer easily to other sectors. I have achieved the above after completing 24 years military service.
About Me
A highly motivated and experienced individual who gives support to clients over and above what is normally expected. Lives on the South Coast but happy to travel up and down the country as I can also visit family and friends.

Mark S
Region
North West England, East Midlands
Specialisms
Management & Statutory Accounts | Financial Planning & Analysis | Financial Control | Process Improvements | KPI Analysis | Strategic Planning & Reporting
Experience Highlights
Interim Finance Director/Interim Financial Controller/Finance Consultant/Project Accountant
Training and Qualifications
Member of the SAGE Accountants club and Advanced Excel User
Description
Over 30 years finance experience (many in the number one finance role) in a range of industries from manufacturing and retail to public sector and business consultancy. These have covered all scales of establishments: from small family run SME’s to large Blue-Chip PLC’s. It is this range of experience covering many industries and various size operations that gives Mark a unique insight into finance operations and allows him to seamlessly transfer skills from one sector to another.
About Me
An effective communicator, Mark enjoys working with local businesses in the North West of England to provide lasting solutions. Mark combines his interest in working with local businesses with his love of sport and socialising with friends and family.

Michael O
Region
Scotland
Specialisms
Executive Leadership, Programme Management, Strategic IT Planning, process, Improvement delivery of cloud and SaaS business transformation programmes.
Experience Highlights
Group CEO, Brainteam Group Divisional Head, Sony Ericsson Communication, Lund Program Director, ECS, Siemens, Malmo Business Area Manager, IBM, Kista General Manager, LM Ericsson, Kista
Training and Qualifications
N/A
Description
An executive level history in Technology Management and working at and with other C-level management combined with a strong Telecoms background. Working proactively with stakeholders to deliver successful management of risk frameworks and in-depth knowledge of IT Operations and delivery of cloud and SaaS business transformation programmes. Charismatic and innovative, this former Special Forces Officer in the Swedish Army provides delivery-focused leadership to business-critical projects.
About Me
As a former Special Forces Officer in the Swedish Army, I take pride in being a mission-oriented professional who provides delivery-focused leadership to business-critical projects throughout the project lifecycle.

Oluyinka A
Region
London, East Midlands
Specialisms
Financial Planning and Reporting, Management and Statutory Accounts, Process Improvement, Internal Control and Compliance.
Experience Highlights
Audit Partner, Head Treasury Operations, Accountancy services to SMEs, Banking and Finance.
Training and Qualifications
Qualified Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CPFA) Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) BSc Applied Accounting - Oxford Brookes University Master of Banking & Finance - Bayero University MSc Financial Technology (In view) - Coventry University London
Description
A Deloitte trained accountant with over 20-year of working experience that cuts across audit practice, banking, management accounting, internal audit, compliance, process improvement, and financial consulting.
About Me
Adaptable. Analytical. Articulate. Multi skilled professional accountant (Big 4 trained) with expertise in auditing, banking operations, accountancy services, and excellent customer service that delivers significantly increased value. Energises remote and direct teams with clear leadership and support to ensure the delivery of solutions that exceed customer and management expectations.

Philip L
Region
West Midlands
Specialisms
Operational Excellence | Strategic Planning | Process Improvement | Change and Transformation | Executive Leadership | Lean Methodology |Manufacturing
Experience Highlights
Lear corporation - Operations director Boots manufacturing - Operations director Royal Mail group - Operations Director - Service Delivery Leader
Training and Qualifications
BA (Hons ) Law Completed 2.5 years of an OPEN UNIVERSITY MBA course SAAD Business school - Oxford Business school
Description
A collaborative and strategic senior business leader, commanding over three decades of experience driving operational success within a diverse range of industries across the international landscape. Deploys a unique capacity to integrate strategic partners and suppliers within a business to derive maximum value and instigate profitability. Confident in identifying root causes of issues and constructing clear routes to deliver solutions within increasingly complex business scenarios.
About Me
An effective communicator and seasoned Manufacturing and Supply Chain Executive working across 3 sectors - Supply Chain - Manufacturing and FMCG . International experience in transformation working with Global companies to standardise / optimise unit

Robert T
Region
South East England
Specialisms
IT Strategic management, GDPR, Project Management, Issue Management, communication Skills, ERPs, CRMs, Salesforce, Sharpoint, Microsoft
Experience Highlights
MSc. Business Innovation and international IT Management International Project Manager International resource Manager Business As Usual
Training and Qualifications
Diverse technologies including ERPs, CRMs, Salesforce, Sharepoint, SAP, SQL, Azure, Java VB and .Net environment, Business Objects, Cognos, and Oracle DWH tools
Description
Robert Has spent many years, working within international and SME business, building strategic systems that support and enable the business.
About Me
Experienced senior international focused IT executive with extensive, business knowledge, strong leadership and relationship skills. A comprehensive technical knowledge covering many different aspects of Information technologies.

Sami S
Region
East Midlands
Specialisms
IT Director/CTO | Program/Project/Risk Management | IT Strategies | Auditing | Due Diligence | Software Development | Data Analytics | Agile Environment.
Experience Highlights
Accomplished IT Director with 19+ years of experience. Aljazeera Network (Exec Consultant) A.I.Oilfield (CEO/CTO) Baker Hughes International (Exec Consultant) Houston MMCC Consultants IT Director
Training and Qualifications
Harvard Business School Certificate 2020: Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies. Project Management certificates : PRINCE2 Practitioner, ITIL V3. BSc Computer Science: CNAM National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts, Nantes, France.
Description
I am an IT Director with a strong technical background and business acumen, spending more than 19 years supporting the overall development, directing and running of IT strategies. I have also managed and directed Digital IT operational and service delivery functions with a headcount ranging from small to leams of 50+. My main achievement in recent years has been to manage and direct a European multilingual POS system (bespoke solution), used by 6,000 users in 5 countries and handling 90,000 transactions/day.
About Me
I am an enthusiastic networker and excellent communicator in 3 languages. Based in Milton Keynes; I combine my interest in helping businesses and start-ups with the continued passion for Basketball and socialising with friends and family.

Simon L
Region
East Midlands
Specialisms
Adapting operational (ITIL, GDPR, ISO 9001 and 27001) and project processes (Agile, MSP, PRINCE II, or PMI) to meet specific cultures.
Experience Highlights
CIO / IT Transformation Director. Migrating technology to the Cloud i.e. Azure, AWS, Google as well as adoption of SaaS such as M365, D365, G Suite.
Training and Qualifications
BEng (Sheffield Hallam) Engineering Degree in Electronic Systems and Control Engineering, plus industry accreditations (ISO 27001 / 9001, ITIL, Prince II, MSP, Scrum) as well as Security Clearance (SC last held by Red Scientific).
Description
A Board level, enthusiastic, innovative and dynamic commercially minded International IT Director with a proven and verifiable track record of delivering business change and transformation across a range of Private (Blue Chip, SME & Non Profit) and Public (NHS & Gov) organisations. Bringing fresh ideas with the knowledge gained in a variety of industries for an organisation that wants to differentiate itself from the competition, provide a cost effective, yet resilient IT Service.
About Me
Providing thought leadership in business improvement through transformable technology aligned with organisational ambitions to deliver an Apple Store (Simplicity and intuitive) experience for all technology consumers, adding long term value.

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

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Collage of Specialist Team Directors for The DM Hub

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

Techs 4 Tech

Interim IT Directors

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Collage of Specialist Team Directors for techs4tech

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

IntoSums 

Interim Finance Directors

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Collage of Specialist Team Directors for Intosums Accounting

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

iTegrate

Non Exec Directors

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

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