Jim Shears In 60 Seconds

Having operated as CFO and CEO I am passionate about really getting to know and understand the business to help increase profitability, improve cashflow and add genuine value, enabling entrepreneurs and business owners to achieve their goals and ambitions. With over 25 years of financial/business experience I have the commercial acumen to help find practical solutions to overcome your business challenges.

Specialist Skills

Strategic Thinker

Providing a high level view of business vision, objectives and aspirations.

Cash Flow Improvement

Reviewing cashflows and implementing plans to maximise and enhance cash.

Profit Improvement

Understanding margins, costs and profit drivers to help grow profitability.

Budgeting & Forecasting

Implementing realistic and achievable budgets/forecasts to achieve targets.

Management Information

Producing clear and concise reports and information to assist decision making.

Track Record Highlights

  • Strategic planning – implementation of medium and long term strategic plans to enable business growth in turnover and profitability.
  • Business leader – able communicator as CEO/FD at Board and all other levels within an organisation, financial and non-financial, helping teams and individuals to contribute to company success.
  • Business acquisition and implementation – acquisitions of multiple businesses undertaking financial and legal due diligence and integrating businesses into an existing Group.
  • External relationships – building and maintaining strong relationships with key 3rd parties including banks, auditors, lawyers, insurers, brokers and other stakeholders across the UK and Far East.
  • Systems implementations – various implementations from new system design to re-engineering existing systems in order to provide efficient information and effective management reporting.
  • Business experience - experience in consumer goods, financial services, utilities and public sector – start-up, turnaround, acquisitions, importing, wholesaling, distribution and retailing.

Sector Experience

  • retail-consumer-products, Sports recreation
  • technology-media-telecoms,
  • Services, Utilities
  • banking-financial-services, Life & Pensions
  • Government & defence, Local Government

What's next?

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