I started working in the Recruitment Industry in 1988 as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant with Hays in their Sheffield office and resigned 18 months later when I was managing their Manchester office to set up my own business, Contract Construction Services Limited, in June 1990 aged 24. Myself and Ian Storer ran the business for 8 years, reaching a turnover of £5.6m with 20 staff and 3 offices in the North of England & Scotland. Agreeing to go our separate ways, we de-merged the business and I took on the Scottish business which was renamed Contract Scotland which had a £2.2m turnover. Turnover increased to a peak of c.£20m in 2018 employing over 40 staff across all technical/professional sectors of the Construction Industry in Scotland and internationally on both a temporary & permanent basis. In March 2021 the business was sold to my fellow Directors via the MBO route.
What can I help you with?
Anything from business start up (I have access to funding for potential businesses that are looking to start up without access to funding themselves) to succession planning. I can help with strategic planning, new ideas, systems and procedures for staff recruitment, retention & development, financial management, problem solving and future planning. I can work on a Consultancy/Advisory basis and ask all the difficult questions you really need to know the answer to, or I can work with the business for a period of time to deliver on one particular issue. I can help with cash flow forecasts, budgets, accounts issues, contractual disputes and much more.
I’m flexible regards what tasks I undertake and am keen to use my experience and knowledge to help you overcome the challenges a business provides or to provide a sounding board for potential new ideas.