Richard Hughes In 60 Seconds

I am a commercial and strategic advisor helping businesses achieve Scale-Up through organic and acquisitive growth. A proactive partner, with particular strength delivering improved performance, governance and business clarity. Before joining The CFO Centre, I was CFO and MD of various SME’s to Multi-National groups, including running, then selling my own business. Since joining The CFO Centre, I’ve had the pleasure of working with many inspiring business leaders around the region from Guildford, to Hove, to Kingston upon Thames.

Specialist Skills

Strategic Thinker

Enable and support business leaders to focus on their business and goals.

Financial Operations

Ensuring delivery of strong, timely and accurate financial information.

Profit Improvement

Continuous review of how to enhance efficiency.

Business Planning

Develop strategic and detailed, operational and financial plans.

Raising Funds

Enhance business credibility to aid continuity and raise funds for growth.

Track Record Highlights

  • Led, raised finance, completed and integrated 8 acquisitions, including 2 IPO/Reversals within 3 years, resulting in a 15-fold revenue growth.
  • Formalised board processes, reporting and risk management in numerous businesses whilst always maintaining an open, honest and flexible culture.
  • Re-established company's financial credibility with bank and key lenders, to enable refinancing and on-going support.
  • Transformed traditional sector business into a multi-media brand.
  • Successfully completed over 20 acquisitions and 5 disposals, including own business to a larger events and publishing group.

Sector Experience

  • Technology, Media & Telecoms: Advertising, Brand Design, Publishing and Digital Media
  • Retail & Consumer Products: e-commerce and wholesale
  • Construction: Roof and Façade design and fabrication
  • Hospitality & Tourism: Corporate hospitality and event management

What's next?

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