Stephen Corbett In 60 Seconds
I am an experienced part time Finance and Operations Director with extensive knowledge of developing and implementing transformation strategies to help SME business owners to realise their goals, ambitions and dreams. I’ve been involved, as joint owner, in two start-ups, managing one through a period of rapid growth to maturity and therefore understand the issues owner managers have to deal with.
Skilled in working with and developing both Finance and Operations teams.
Budgeting & Forecasting
25 years’ experience preparing and reporting against detailed forecasts/budgets.
Developed and implemented a successful strategy for an Optical Group.
Developed strategies helping owners transform their businesses.
Managed two successful turnaround situations.
Track Record Highlights
- Finance and Operations Director and joint owner of FMCG business start-up, growing to £20m t/o in 3 years. Managed the business through rapid growth to maturity.
- Planned and implemented successful Exit Strategy for Optical Business, delivering the desired outcome for the owner.
- Implemented successful turnaround projects for an Engineering and a Sports Retail and Wholesale business. Stabilising both and returning them to profit and positive cash generation.
- Developed the strategy and processes to enable one owner to step away from the detailed day to day management of his £40m t/o Sourcing, Importing and Distribution business.
- Undertook due diligence of Ladies Fashion Brand Importer and Wholesaler for a major UK bank and developed reporting processes and disciplines to enable them to continue their support.
- Specified, developed, tested and implemented a fully integrated bespoke IT system to replace a non-compliant Y2K system.
- Skilled FD with significant exposure to Budgets, Forecasts, MI production, Year End Accounts preparation and management of accounts departments and their day-to-day processes.
- Retail & Consumer Products
- Not for Profit
- Design & Architecture
- Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics
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