Keith Ferguson In 60 Seconds
I am a multi-talented and results driven CFO with multiple sector experience across businesses from owner managed to FTSE 100. Exceptional ability to partner with senior leaders and investors to achieve strategic business goals. I have a proven history of turning around underperforming businesses to achieve sustainable profitability and growth, through process improvement, best practice and optimisation.
Strategic and financial leadership to businesses and their management teams.
Successful development and implementation of strategic business and financial plans.
Track record of turning around failing businesses and guiding established businesses to significant profit growth.
Risk-based approach to rapid growth and turn around, ensuring sustainability and robust governance and controls.
Building high functional successful teams and encouraging a culture of continuous improvement.
Track Record Highlights
- M&A lead on acquisition of global divisional businesses, and subsequent integration to deliver strategic synergies.
- Delivered £4.5m annual savings through costing & supply chain improvements and product rationalisation.
- Turned around annual losses of £0.5 million and delivered £1.5 million in profitability within a year.
- Implemented new ERP system migrating 5 different legacy systems onto new Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central platform.
- Directed and project managed build-out of a new £6 million capital manufacturing facility within 6 months on green field site.
- manufacturing-transport-logistics, Specialist Plastics Packaging, Automotive parts, Food Industry
- retail-consumer-products, FMCG, Global Brands, Pharmaceuticals & Household Cleaning Chemicals
- construction, Lightside B2B: Kitchen & Bathroom, UPVC Systems
- hospitality-tourism, Theme Parks & Hotels
- banking-financial-services, Life Assurance, Group & Personal Pensions
- engineering, Rapid Prototyping, R&D, Consulting
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