Derek Smith In 60 Seconds

I am an entrepreneurial Chief Executive and CFO with financial, commercial and leadership experience at Board level in businesses ranging from £5-100 million plus. With both UK and international experience, I have led business transformations in ownership, strategic direction, turnaround and growth including raising private equity and debt finance with multiple successful exits.

Specialist Skills

Banking Relationship

30 years of managing debt relationships.


30 years in Board level positions.

Business Planning

30 years experience.

Strategic Thinker

Worked as CEO for over 10 years.

Raising Funds

Raised multiple funds for investment.

Track Record Highlights

  • CFO and shareholder of VC and debt backed acquisition of food manufacturer with subsequent successful exit to international buyer.
  • CFO and shareholder of VC and debt backed acquisition of energy services business with subsequent successful exit to international buyer following expansion into Americas and Middle East.
  • As CEO and shareholder, developed lifestyle safety consultancy business into professional services firm subsequently sold to international buyer.
  • I have successfully secured and negotiated multi million £ contracts in multiple international jurisdictions.
  • Secured innovative vendor finance of assets to facilitate growth of US based business.

Sector Experience

  • mining-resources-energy, Energy services
  • services, Professional consultancy
  • mining-resources-energy, Inspection services

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