Mark Beveridge In 60 Seconds
I am a commercial and analytical finance professional with an accomplished career in both large blue-chip companies as well as SME’s. I have an accomplished track record in business growth and business partnering, creating environments to optimise financial risk and deliver effective cash management that ultimately drives revenue growth and sustainable profitability.
Development of strategies and plans to build growth and manage risk.
Business partnering and commercial support.
Through franchising, management agreement and acquisition.
Development and implementation of hedging and risk optimisation strategies, refinancing experience, bank relationships.
Acquisitions and Disposals
Individual and multiple asset transactions.
Track Record Highlights
- Steered an entire procedure of integrating a 26-hotel group into one unified ledger which amalgamated all existing finance, administrative and central processes, leading to greater efficiencies.
- Refinanced and consolidated an AIM-quoted company group’s debt through a careful infrastructure review, generating annual financing costs reductions and cash generation for further growth.
- Spearheaded a solid 10-year business plan involving discrete fundraising projects within the start-up hospitality sector, and provided support for initial fundraising rounds.
- Championed the European distribution strategy for an international hotel group with the aim of long-term growth; ultimately driving a board-approved brand blueprint for growth.
- Pivotal role in developing European cash management processes and cash & currency flow forecasting models. This resulted in a pan- European direct debit collection process, leading to margin savings.
- Exercised due diligence and contract execution to complete the simultaneous purchase/sale of three London hotel properties with the total value of £355M with two different counterparties.
- Effectively completed the acquisition of two hotel portfolios (9 and 26 hotels respectively) with a combined asset total of £475M.
- Hospitality & Tourism: Leisure and tourism, Full sector range from multinational, through family office and quasi-PE to start and scale-ups
- Banking & Financial Services: Finance, risk and treasury management roles across Europe
- Property & Real Estate: Resort development, property development and asset management
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