I’m Tim Guest – Chartered Director, ex Managing Director, Non Executive Director, Business Strategy Consultant, Leadership Mentor, Husband, Father, Brewer.
In January 2020 I successfully exited from my own business. During my time the company transformed into one that was led by the people with structures and processes in place that meant my involvement was no longer necessary. We grew year on year culminating in 14% growth 2019 vs 2018 and were successfully acquired by a larger multi national group. I remain as NED.
I now use the skills and techniques I have learned to work with other ambitious business leaders to get them to where they want to be in life.
Whilst I was MD I also held 2 Non Executive Director positions and spent my spare time doing ad hoc consultancy work, public speaking and mentoring of school pupils.
Having worked in such a wide range of industry sectors including SAP / ERP Consulting, B2B Distribution, Engineering, Recruitment, Brewing and Beer, Property and many more has given me a huge amount of experience – My Clients find this experience & knowledge combined with many diverse contacts a valuable resource in their own quests to reach their desired goals.
Work With Me
A Niche B2B Digital Marketing Agency offering a range of solutions including demand generation, lead generation, paid and social, data insights, content creation, email marketing and branding. They also have experience in designing go to market strategies, marketing automation and brand repositioning. Their customers include high profile technology companies like Dell, Sage, Adobe and many more.
I was called to meet their full team in an advisory role, specifically regarding Channel Marketing of ERP solutions and the associated add on products. Having come from an SAP / ERP background working for a Channel Partner and currently serving as NED on the board of UK and Ireland SAP User Group, I was well placed to listen to their needs then advise on this topic
“Tim came in as an expert in his field to help answer questions, speak to the team about his product knowledge and advance our understanding of ERP solutions. He was undeniably knowledgeable and was keen to understand the context of our questions so he could give us the most useful, contextual responses. He illustrated his advice with lots of relevant examples and was able to adapt his technical knowledge to the audience. Tim has a calm, considered manner which left our marketing and sales team feeling confident and inspired”
Pascale Smith, Director at Sherpa Marketing Ltd
Osprey are a specialist Fluid Power and Engineering Recruitment organisation focusing on traditional contingent as well as retained “Head Hunting” activities. The organisation is growing rapidly thanks to the network of contacts and skills of it’s Owner / Manager Matt Reilly.
Matt initially came to me for help in defining and embedding a set of corporate values, then later on to help with a 12 month business plan looking at all areas from finance and reporting, marketing and sales to compliance and governance.
Matt now has a set of values and principles by which he uses to recruit, review and retain talented people to help his organisation. We are also continuing to work on a long term strategy to help him get less “hands on” and be able to spend more time on business strategy and growth instead of getting bogged down in the daily processes.
Having been in this exact situation myself, I can empathise how hard this is! But with the plan we have in place and our regular catch up calls he is making good progress.
“Tim has worked with Osprey as a business consultant for the past 6 months, Tim is a seasoned business professional and has helped myself and Osprey immensely… He cares about helping and is always available should I need a chat.. I would highly recommended Tim services.”
Matthew Reilly, Managing Director at Osprey Engineering Solutions
A not-for-profit organisation that represents +200 UK companies which contribute +£1 billion annually to UK GDP mainly. The Board comprises senior and C level executives from several member organisations including FTSE 250 companies. I was appointed as NED then Vice Chair and served 7 years on The Board.
- Provision of strategic direction with a sharp focus on the objectives of the Association, helping to shape the future strategy, administration and finance as well as articulate the organisation’s values and principles:
- Co-designed a Future Leaders Programme to nurture and retain talent in the Valve and Engineering sector:
- Programme now in its fourth year, CPD certified and hailed as a success in the industry
- Work with the Board and CEO to set the annual P&L budget and forecast following close analysis and evaluation of financial data, and utilise regular reports to make recommendations to the Board:
- Positively influence P&L performance by consulting on major decisions (supplier/project selection & review)
- Provide support and guidance to the CEO on operational matters
- Responsible for defining and embedding cultural values for both Board Members and Association Members
“I have had the great pleasure of working with Tim on the BVAA Board, most of his 7 years with us being as the Association’s Vice Chairman. Tim always had a superb grasp of the issues, and importantly always instinctively knew the correct way in which we should tackle them, even when sometimes these could be challenging or unpalatable. He was a major contributor to lots of activity strands, committee work, projects and regular presenting at events, where he received superb feedback. A chap I’d be delighted to work with in any field!”
Rob Bartlett – CEO of the British Valve and Actuator Association
Over a 5 year period the People, Processes and Technology at Zoedale Ltd changed dramatically. The culture and values that now exist have helped the business grow by 25% and we were successfully acquired by the OEM International AB group in January 2020. I was responsible for every aspect of the transaction from initial negotiations, due diligence and completion.
Zoedale Ltd is a major supplier of flow control solutions to many industries including Anaerobic Digestion & Bio Gas, Oil and Gas, Process Control, Brewing & Beer Metering, Food & Dairy, Water and Construction.
Find out more about Zoedale Ltd in this short video.