Hands-on business advice that’s focused on you. And centred on your business.

When you invite someone to help you with your business, not only do you want to benefit from their knowledge, experience and expertise, you want them to add value.

That’s exactly what I can do for you.

As well as helping you refocus on the big picture, I’ll also help you pay attention to the smaller details. Because, combined, that’s when you can make the biggest difference... and build the business you always wanted.

Whatever your industry, I’ve a broad and in-depth skill set to help you get to where you want to be.

And whatever aspect of your business you need to focus on – whether you want to grow, maximise profits or keep taxes down – I’ll help you achieve your business goals and be successful.

Here are just some of the ways I can help you...

An Independent Business Advisor with a difference…

Because I’ve worked all my life managing and supporting businesses, I can help you in many different ways.

In addition to my financial background, I also bring experience in sales and marketing, R & D, and IT; HR, employment and commercial law; and, of course, business strategy and management.

I can help you analyse market trends to drive more sales, build a marketing plan to target best opportunities, and even help you become more effective at managing your time and other resources.

Or, it may be that you need help putting together a business plan, advice on compliance issues or direction on workplace culture.

The options are countless.

Add an entrepreneurial mindset to all of that and you’ll find that I’m much more than your typical person working in this role!

An extensive knowledge of accountancy and tax…

In helping you plan how to make your business as successful as possible, I’m also able to act as your in-house Financial Director.

From advising you on the most appropriate legal structure for your business, I can help ensure that you don’t pay any more tax than is absolutely necessary, that you’re consistently increasing your bottom line, and that any finance and borrowing you have is working in the most efficient way for you.

And I can help you improve your cash flow and manage your cost control, as well as supporting you with all your budgeting, forecasts and planning – whether that be monthly, quarterly, annually or beyond.

A co-network of other professionals…

Having built a wealth of business knowledge and experience, I recognise that, sometimes, it’s worth involving other specialists to advise on specific matters.

In those instances, I’m able to call upon an excellent network of professionals with whom I’ve worked for many years so that I can continue to advise and support you throughout.

Industry experience combined with a fresh outlook…

Because I’ve worked in both industry and practice, I genuinely understand the pressures faced by small businesses and the sorts of challenges that can arise.

Crucially, though, I recognise that every situation is unique and never presume anything. Instead, I’ll start with a clean sheet of paper and look at everything through fresh eyes to help and advise you.

Business advice is only valuable if you can follow it and make it work…

For more than 3 decades, clients have appreciated the insight, guidance and solution-focused support I’ve provided – always discussed objectively with pragmatic, achievable outcomes in mind.

And, just as importantly, with proactive advice and recommendations delivered in concise, plain English: no jargon and no fluff. Just clear and straightforward, actionable advice.

Based in Oxfordshire but helping businesses nationwide – whatever the sector…

I’ve spent my entire professional life in and around Oxfordshire yet have worked with business owners all over the UK, so where you’re based won’t hold us back.
And, having advised businesses from a wide range of industries, nor will the sector you work in.

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Brian Auld Brethertons Solicitors

Alan's pragmatic and commercial approach to business is very refreshing. He's a good guy to have in your corner!

John Grimsley Milan

Alan has the ability to look at things through my eyes

Simon Newton, Darke & Taylor Ltd Oxford

As someone who provides advice and coaching on how to run a successful business… most of the value from time spent with Alan comes from analysing business strategy and opportunities for development, growth and profit.