Mark Nicholls

Mark is passionate about helping small and medium sized owner managed businesses and he set up the Tectona Partnership because he knows that businesses that take expert advice from outside the business and are open to change tend to succeed. Mark invests time really getting to understand a business’ issues before suggesting options and recommending solutions – even if these do not involve a Tectona FD.

Simon Williams

Simon is a true entrepreneurial Finance Director with over 15 years experience working with businesses in the engineering, technology, property and hospitality sectors. He has a very strong commercial background having run his own business, combined with a specialism in cloud based accounting systems and other enabling technologies. Simon excels at bringing his creativity and financial management expertise to a wide range of small businesses.

Simon Ainley

Simon combines all round technical excellence with expertise in strategic planning, change management, fund raising, I.T. and H.R. He has a functional, commercial and operational track record in Distribution and Property and Professional Services.  Excellent performer in times of challenge and change, always adding value and a great team developer.

Steve Aqulina

Steve is a dynamic and commercial FD with 17 years’ experience in organisational and systems change, helping SME’s transition through growth and improving working capital.  He has worked in a variety of sectors including office products, B2B services, import & distribution, catering and catering supplies.

Chris Burton-Brown

Chris is a specialist in subscription based businesses, having been FD in related sectors such as software (incl. SaaS), publishing (hard copy and online) and business services. He calmly deals with the complexities of renewals, retention, churn and revenue recognition, anticipating the implications for performance and business planning. He has first-hand experience of due diligence (DD) – both acquisitions and divestments.

David Coombs

David is a very solid commercial FD with international experience, including Plc, multi-national, start-ups, owner-managed, franchise, agency and acquisitions. He has helped businesses through restructuring, cost management and improvement in financial and operational management and reporting. He is extremely strong at building relationships, with a practical and commercial approach and a respected open, collaborative leadership style.

Quentin Ingham

Quentin is that rare mix – a technically strong FD with extensive experience of due diligence and listed company IPO transactions coupled with the determination and personality to make things happen apace.  He has worked in a wide range of sectors (including manufacturing, online trading, mining and renewable energy), countries and management teams which provides him with a wealth of solutions that he can bring to small and medium-sized businesses.

Steve Smith

Steve has over 20 years of proven senior financial management expertise within the manufacturing, new-technology, FMCG and service sectors and is passionate about making a demonstrably positive difference to each and every client he works with.  He brings best in class expertise, knowledge and solutions to start-up, small and medium-sized businesses.

Nick Lawson

Nick is a down-to-earth and hands-on Chartered Accountant with over 15 years’ experience as FD of businesses with turnovers ranging from zero to £250m.  His primary focus now is on early stage SMEs with challenges and opportunities around ownership structure, investment and funding, financial management and preparation for exit.

Bernard Manson

Bernard honed his versatile technical skills which include financial control, investment appraisal, process re-engineering, cost control, treasury and supporting business decision making processes in senior finance roles in banking. With SMEs he has modelled proposed investments, raised funding, developed investor reporting strategies and implemented joint ventures. He has a proven record in delivering change and achieving business goals.

Ian Simpkin

Ian is an enthusiastic and energetic commercial FD with operational, international and general business experience in owner managed companies currently focused in technology and marketing sectors. He has a demonstrable track record of adding value in growing businesses through sound financial management and strategic advice and specifically in profit improvement programs and exit strategies.

Peter Stamps

Peter is an extremely commercial, versatile, hands on financial professional, experienced in a wide variety of sectors, both commercial and not for profit. He quickly adds value, understands the broad picture adding strategic insight and has a great record of implementing change to enhance business performance via service improvements, income generation and cost reduction.  A dedicated team player and leader, who quickly finds and implants solutions.

Tim Marvell

Tim is a highly experienced FD with 17 years experience in the defence, technology and R&D sectors.  His broad experience covers acquisitions and sales, finance reporting and systems, risk management, liaising with shareholders/advisors/HMRC and management of the finance function.  Reassuringly calm under pressure, he is a true team player helping bridge that gap between the non-accountants present in any organisation and complex financial management issues.

Antony Jarvis

Antony is commercially focused, adept at rapidly identifying the key drivers of a business and one of his key strengths is extracting and analysing data, turning it into meaningful business information. Much of Antony’s career has been spent at the sharp end in small owner managed businesses and so he is extremely conversant and understanding of the very real challenges facing these businesses.  Antony has the happy knack of being able to communicate ideas at all levels of an organisation clearly and quickly which results in great team efforts and results.