Adam Uttley In 60 Seconds

As a highly commercial and strategic FD/CFO, I enjoy improving the financial performance of businesses through a review of their strategy and performance, improving profitability and cashflow through a range of measures. As an entrepreneur and SME owner myself, I understand the challenges faced by business owners, and how to face them in a long-term, sustainable way.

Specialist Skills

Strategic Thinker

Ensuring your business strategy is optimised for a rapidly changing environment.

Management Information

Providing insight into underlying and often unseen drivers of performance.

Profit Improvement

Getting the best possible profitability over your chosen timeframe.


Motivating and upskilling your finance and management teams.

Exit Planning

Optimising the business to get you the best possible valuation.

Track Record Highlights

  • Turned around a distressed, cash-flow-negative SME through cost cutting and increased income. Secured a new loan and negotiated three offers to buy the business, maximising value for the owners.
  • Launched and ran an online retail business in beer industry, winning over 5,000 customers. The business was rated Excellent on Trustpilot and featured in national publications.
  • Led the strategic review of the manufacturing arm of a logistics business, recommending divestment. Negotiated with buyers and created innovative deal that provided £20m of shareholder value.
  • Led a £15m cash and £1m EBITDA improvement in a Joint Venture through leasing, purchasing synergies, reduction of operational costs and a pricing review.
  • Instigated a balance sheet and accounting policy review which allowed the release of substantial commitments and £100m of additional cash to be utilised.
  • Implemented improved management information for several businesses, including customer and product profitability and profit-driver trees.
  • Improved staff engagement from 61% to 81% in a demotivated team of 100 within 12 months through better communication and leadership.

Sector Experience

  • manufacturing-transport-logistics Logistics / Wholesale
  • retail-consumer-products eCommerce
  • healthcare
  • technology-media-telecoms
  • not-for-profit Charities
  • not-for-profit Education
  • property-real-estate

What's next?

To find out how we can help you scale faster, increase cash, profit and valuation and build the business which enables you to fulfil your life's ambition, please book your 30 minute Discovery Call below...

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