Terry owns the The Alternative Board (TAB) in the Stockport, Macclesfield & Peak area and has already established a reputation for honest, no-nonsense advice that helps other business owners and leaders grow their businesses. He has a passion for helping organisations to create a vision for their future and deliver change and he realises that the best advice SME owners can get is from other business owners.
Terry has an established record of leading and delivering results as a Police Officer with the Metropolitan Police, with the leading youth development charity, Raleigh International and with the market leader in adventure travel for schools, World Challenge Expeditions.
In just two years at World Challenge Terry was promoted from a junior position in the training team to Executive Director and between 2001 and 2005 he transformed the Sales and Marketing Dept from under-achieving to delivering significant profit with strong, year-on-year growth. This success enabled the executive team to complete an MBO of World Challenge in 2005 with the support of Barclays Capital and provided the foundation for the sale of the business to TUI Travel plc in 2008 and a substantial return for the shareholders.
Terry’s next challenge led him into the IT and charity sectors when he invested in and established the UK arm of Everyday Hero in Macclesfield. As a direct competitor to JustGiving it was to be no easy task but after 3 years and with over 100 clients the business was sold to Blackbaud Inc. who Terry then worked for for 9 months to oversee the integration of the two businesses.
Since 2012 Terry has been working with SMEs and new-start businesses sharing his knowledge and experience to help the business owners to define and achieve their personal and company visions.