About Me.

About Me.

Vision. Ambition. Enthusiasm. Determination.

These are some of the qualities I most admire. As an entrepreneurial adviser with a financial background and a restless spirit, I have been lucky to spend almost all my life advising founders and management teams of growing, SME businesses.

It’s been a stimulating journey, encompassing many exciting success stories. At the end of the day, with only very limited exceptions, I have learnt that there are clear reasons why businesses succeed or fail.

As well as being an adviser, I have ploughed my own entrepreneurial furrow. I built and sold my own accountancy firm, as well as being a co-founder and/ or investor in businesses in the IT, caretech, property, defence, manufacturing and retail sectors.

In terms of experience, I have been the senior partner of two accountancy firms, a managing director, a finance director, a sales and marketing director, a charity trustee, an executor, a chairman and a non-executive director.

In 2010 I decided to write it all down. My book, “From Vision to Exit – The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Building and Selling a Business” received wide critical acclaim, becoming one of Amazon’s best-selling business books when it was published in 2011.

I now split my time between chairing and promoting the Entrepreneurial Services Group at Smith & Williamson, a “Top Ten” accountancy and financial advisory firm in the UK, and running my own advisory and mentoring business, “The Entrepreneurs’ Adviser”.

Growth Advisory

Be Social.

Be Social.

Growth Advisory.

Growth Advisory.

INSPIRED BY DIFFERENCE.

It is said that if you stand still you go backwards. It follows that for most entrepreneurs, the primary goal is growth. However, growing a successful and sustainable business is often more challenging than it may look.

Successful entrepreneurs understand that there is no need to embark on a long and uncertain voyage of discovery – plenty of people have been there before. The trick is how to shorten the learning curve, how to understand what’s important and how to divide the business into its core elements and functions.

The purpose of my growth advisory service is to work alongside you, identifying the most urgent and important steps and the order in which to take them.

To discuss your business or your plans for growth, please get in touch.

“Guy acts as an adviser for my technology company. He has a great eye for the smallest detail as well as the overall architecture of the business. He has a deep understanding and expansive knowledge of the entrepreneurial journey. He is one of the more well-connected leaders I know and an absolute pleasure to work with.”

Coaching & Mentoring

What clients say

What clients say.

..a great eye for the smallest detail as well as the overall architecture of the business..

..a deep understanding and expansive

knowledge of the entrepreneurial journey..

..well-connected and an absolute pleasure to work with..

Coaching & Mentoring

Coaching & Mentoring.

Coaching & Mentoring

I am a natural and driven enthusiast who is passionate about entrepreneurship. During my career I have built and sold my own accountancy firm and been a director and part owner of businesses in the investment management, corporate finance, IT, property, defence, manufacturing and retail sectors. I have been the senior partner of two accountancy firms, a finance director, a sales and marketing director and an adviser and mentor to hundreds of entrepreneurial businesses and their owners.

As a coach and mentor, I am an experienced and well-connected sounding board, with the sole purpose of helping you achieve your goals.

I am always happy to speculate an hour of my time so, if you’d like to discuss your business, please get in touch.

“It was great working with and learning from Guy. His enthusiasm and energy are extremely motivating and I haven’t met many as well connected”.

Speaking & Chairing

Speaking & Chairing.

Speaking & Chairing

Over the last twelve years, I have been working with Smith & Williamson, the accountancy and financial services group. I founded its Entrepreneurs division, leading it for over ten years and now acting as its Chair.

My role has involved me in speaking, chairing and facilitating multiple internal and external events and conferences. Amongst many others, topics have included:

Finance for founders

Selling your business

From entrepreneur to leader

Growth through acquisition

Financing your business

Building a business of the future

Finance for founders

Selling your business

From entrepreneur to leader

Growth through acquisition

Financing your business

Building a business of the future

If you would like to discuss your conference or event, or are looking for an expert speaker, chair or facilitator, please get in touch.

“Guy is a hugely engaging presenter. He’s funny, sharp and to the point – and his personality always comes out to play. My attention never flagged – and that is rare!”

Toolkits

Toolkits.

Toolkits

MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Running a successful business is challenging and for many entrepreneurs, the odds are stacked against them. An instinctive desire to learn is a key success driver but practical and informative advice can sometimes be hard to find.

The entrepreneurs’ toolkit can help. Developed in conjunction with Smith & Williamson, each toolkit offers a challenge and a solution, equipping the entrepreneur with some the fundamentals they need to understand in a host of business areas.

For more information, click on a topic of your choice.

Contact

Contact.

Contact.

LET’S TALK.

For formal business advice or to talk about speaking opportunities, call me on 0333 3580453 or complete the form below.