John has a wealth of operational, commercial, strategic, business planning and change management skills gained during senior roles in the commercial and public sector. His strength is in developing clear business strategies then turning these into deliverable and measurable actions. He has particular skills in demonstrating and coaching leadership skills, driving change, problem solving and promoting excellence in communications, ultimately aimed at creating sustainable growth.
His working methods are heavily influenced by his own experience of working at senior level in an operational and leadership capacity. For the last 5 years John has acted as an external consultant, leading change programmes within a wide range of companies, working with top management teams to identify and address their key challenges.
John’s achievements include securing, mobilising and delivering a series of multi-million pound contracts in the service sector, delivering and implementing board level strategies and driving cultural change into a UK Plc. John has held P&L responsibility for a large operating division with 800 employees and doubled the turnover within 3 years through new contract wins and organic growth.
He began his career in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (formerly DTI) where he held a number of roles including Private Secretary to the Minister for Trade, and a speechwriter for the Secretary of State. He has also worked in the European Commission in Brussels, and in the Foreign Office at the British Embassy in Jakarta. John has an MBA from Manchester Business School.
“John has been helping us to improve the backbone of our company. Every meeting is full of quality, important actions and useful advice, which is all going to help make our company much better in future to achieve our objectives and goals. Would thoroughly recommend John to anybody needing expert advice on improving their business.”
Stockport IT business
Working with John has given us clarity and direction. He worked with us to set personal and business goals, that we didn’t think we could reach. Breaking down and explaining how they can be met in an easy and understandable way. We now have tools that we have implemented into our business that has created a better and more productive business and environment.
MD, Manchester based service business