I am the owner of The Alternative Board Sunderland, an experienced business owner and an accounting profeesional being a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA). I became involved with The Alternative Board (TAB) because I enjoy being involved with businesses, meeting and working with business people and seeing their businesses grow and develop.
I have lived and worked in the North East for most of my life and I live in Sunderland having originated from Easington Village.
After graduating from University of Aston in Birmingham, I moved to Newcastle where I trained and qualified as an accountant with an International firm. I have spent over 20 years in a number of senior roles in SMEs and large organisations in the North East.
I was a founder director and part owner of Quantum Corporate Finance Limited, which was a specialist Corporate Finance business which specialised in the SME market doing fund raising, buy outs, corporate sales and business planning. This business was ultimately sold to a large PLC.
I have also been a Director of Centre Design Limited which was a VCT backed specialist Christmas decorating business and a senior manager at Intelpack Limited which is a specialist packaging manufacturer and printer.
I have also been the Finance Director of a PLC company called PDG which was listed on AIM and was a gifts and cosmetics company.
I have gained vast experiences in both working with and in SME businesses and their owners, I am sure that my past experiences can be translated to your business since we all have to market, sell something , manage our finances, deal with personnel, as well as strategically plan for the future.