Owen Bloodworth In 60 Seconds
I have held both FD and MD roles in SME’s with turnovers between £2-£40 million. I have both strategic skills and commercial expertise helping many businesses experience significant growth, control cash and plan future. As a shareholder, I have grown businesses and participated in multiple exits. I enjoy working entrepreneurs, helping to realise their ambitions and deliver profitable results.
Budgeting & Forecasting
Forecasted new factory output and machine efficiencies to justify expansion.
Cash flow Improvement
Designed and implemented Debt prevention process, reducing debt and improving cash flow.
Planned exit strategy, controlling sales and increasing margins; business sold to British Telecom.
Produced information to enable non-finance team members to understand the business drivers and the effect on their areas.
Involved in purchase and sales of professional services companies as well as technology business and customer bases. Realised over £30m to business owners.
Track Record Highlights
- Built and sold Telecoms businesses. Growth £0-£22m, recognised by Sunday Times Fast and Tech Track. Cash control, debt prevention, system upgrades, customer acquisition.
- FD for a Brewing, Pub and Hotel group. Review, restructure, focus on margins and successful exit to larger pub group.
- Grew Veterinary business from 7 to 27 surgeries & 50+ fee earners. Cash raising, business controls, integration. Crisis management during Foot and Mouth outbreak.
- FD for a rapidly growing Legal business, acquisition and integration.
- £34m green field site build, from Grant applications, planning, import, build and commissioning. Machinery imported from USA & Europe, plus refurb and relocation of existing equipment.
- Extensive cash control experience in rapidly growing Farming businesses, from growing, picking, packing, dealing with the Multiples, 400+ staff.
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