Mark Leighs In 60 Seconds

I have extensive experience in SMEs and start-ups, as either CFO or CEO, covering the challenges of both rapid growth and periods of economic downturn in owner-managed and entrepreneur-led businesses.

Operationally focused, combining strategic thinking, practical solutions and hands on input, I look to demonstrate the added value that comes from strong and experienced finance professionals.

Specialist Skills

Business Planning

Providing strategic input, managing or refocusing resources to achieve goals.

Cash flow Improvement

Accurate forecasting and strong controls, the lifeblood of any company.

Management Information

Developing concise, timely and relevant reporting, both internal and external.

Banking Relationship

Facilitating new relationships, strengthening existing ones.

Leadership

Successful leadership of multi-discipline teams and an effective communicator.

Track Record Highlights

  • Restructure of both finance and operations in a struggling SME, enabling completion of all live projects and exits for all stakeholders.
  • Established and managed a highly profitable start up property business in London for overseas owners.
  • Management of working capital and project funding shortages through extended periods in several companies, emerging stronger as the businesses recovered profitability.
  • Keeping a factory running during a sustained period of cash flow crisis, through the halving of debtor days and daily management of suppliers.
  • Repairing fractured banking relationships and establishing new ones through personal track record and credibility.
  • Established cross-European finance functions for a UK start-up, now the major player in its sector.

Sector Experience

  • property-real-estate development, management and sales
  • construction
  • hospitality-tourism
  • manufacturing-transport-logistics
  • technology-media-telecoms Marketing

What's next?

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