Since 2011 – operating DIB Europe as a hands-on business consultant.
1997 – 2011 Managing Director of Precision Polymer Engineering Ltd, Blackburn. Grew this business from annual revenues £3m in 1997 to £26m in 2011. 80% export. High value engineering components. Workforce of 265 in 4 countries. www.prepol.com
1991 – 1997 Group Sales Manager – REHAU Ltd, Manchester Polymer extrusions to high value industries – medical, pharmaceutical, responsible for £7m revenues across a range of niche sectors, both high volume and critical supply situations. www.rehau.com
1983 – 1991 Sales Manager, Office Furniture, Germany Front-line sales manager Office & Training furniture and equipment to international accounts across Germany, Benelux, Scandinavia.
Key skills: Organisation and training of front-line sales personnel: all sales and marketing support functions, e-marketing, optimising website use. Recruitment of key personnel, restructuring, re-sizing, contracts, negotiations, HR matters within the context of re-organising for growth. Extensive sales and management experience internationally, particularly EU and USA, with particular emphasis on contract negotiations in these territories. Fluent German. Deep understanding of German business culture.