Adrian runs a company providing a range of business advisory services and management training.
His background is in Strategic consulting and corporate finance advice in the technology sector where the company he worked for used to advice 30-35 owner managed businesses a year in how to make their businesses more valuable and sell them. He was then lured into an internet startup just as the dot bomb boom crashed!
After two roles in the corporate sector as a Marketing manager and Finance Manager in the travel sector and in a business process consulting, Adrian was again drawn to starting up again in 2005. Adrian is passionate about helping entrepreneurs through the rollercoaster ride of start-ups, having been there twice before he knows the challenges and pleasures at first hand.
He also loves working with entrepreneurs to make their businesses more valuable. Adrian works with a variety of training companies to deliver a range of management courses to a variety of clients in the Middle East, the Baltics (Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia) and West Africa. He is an associate of CC Baltic, a mentor with the Rockstar group and with Worcester university helping students set up their own businesses. He is also a licensed practioner of Motivation maps, a methodology used to dramatically improve organisational performance and runs training days, workshops, bootcamps and one to one advisory, mentoring and sell mandates services for start-ups and owner managed businesses.
He has written a soon-to-be published book on how to make your business, or business idea more valuable.
He has a business studies degree from Bournemouth University and an MBA from Canterbury Business School and the Reims Management School.
Adrian's main skills and expertise are in the four following areas
(i) Startup and getting businesses off the ground
(ii) strategic growth -when business owners realise that doing “more of the same” will not continue to drive the growth and the owner realises that they need to do something more than incremental change (e.g developing systems, new products, new markets, being more innovative, strategic partnerships and acquisitions, raising finance)
(iii) Motivation – assessing what motivates your staff, what de-motivates them, how motivated your staff are at present. Helping entrepreneurs understand how important it is to considers motivation as a means for assuring organisational performance. This helps entrepreneurs in the numerous aspects of their business, (recruitment, training , retention, reward systems, job design, team building, acquisitions, succession planning)
(iv) Making your business more valuable and selling it.