“I’m a broadly experienced, international and commercial Chartered Accountant and MBA. I have many years CFO experience in industry and as founder of a plc acquisition team. You can read more about me on LinkedIn. I am a founding partner of a boutique consulting firm – www.bmandt.eu (please see our website). Our firm specialises in cross-border turnarounds, performance improvement and M&A assistance. We are part of a European network and affiliated to a US firm. Our network comprises 180 professionals across Europe and North America, all experienced board level people who like to be hands on rather than writing reports.
I started in a regional firm of Chartered Accountants and on qualifying went to United Technologies, a very large industrial conglomerate. After a year out for an MBA, I joined Mayflower, a newly listed company. In the next 10 years revenues grew from £13m to £700m. Market cap went from £6m to £500m. A fantastic growth story. But five years later Mayflower was insolvent. An incredible 15 years’ experience and what brought me into the turnaround field. I was an interim manager for several years post Mayflower and began to work extensively with a US based turnaround firm’s European arm. After the firm was sold to a large consultancy in 2007 two of us reformed the European arm as an independent firm and gradually built up our network of liked-minded people and like-minded firms. Over the last ten years we have worked on turnaround and restructuring assignments and post-acquisition integration projects for clients all over Europe and North America. Clients have ranged from just a few million pounds in revenues to almost £1.5 billion. I was on the board of the TMA UK chapter for almost ten years and recently became President of TMA Europe.
My role is to help develop the content of this section on the WFL website, with oversight of all the Contributed Material that comes in, working with WFL to decide how best to handle it and, importantly, answering any queries that you might have – which, in some cases, might mean referring back to WFL.”
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced Practitioner, it is important that you acquire a broad and a sufficiently detailed understanding of the Turnaround Market, keep it all up to date and be able to relate it to your own professional Practice – and beyond – and fit it in to your personal business and lifestyle aspirations.
With WFL, we also organise individual and group face to face meetings for aspiring and established Practitioners, often collaborating with external organisations. These can be ad-hoc responses to demand – in different places and of different sizes but broadly following pre-arranged Agendas and all tend to be priced differently.”
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Please note the David Bryan is a co-author of “Best-practice Guideline – Turnarounds “ along with his business Partner, Alan Tilley of Bryan, Mansell & Tilley LLP and Stephen Cork and Katie Moffit of Cork Gully LLP. This important booklet was published by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (the ICAEW) in May 2011. The principles have not changed. What will have changed are the metrics and the people-driven variables. This Section of Working Free contains links to this Publication – and we thank David Bryan for making this possible.