Rupert enjoys working with owner managers to help them get what they want from their business. He draws on thirty years of experience ranging from working within large multi-national corporate organisations to owning and managing his own small business.
Rupert has worked within a wide range of business sectors including IT, telecoms, banking and agriculture.
He started his consultancy career in banking and telecoms, advising on the planning, strategy and deployment of technology for major business change as a result of mergers, acquisitions and divestments. Rupert directed the evaluation of new business technology platforms for the then recently merged Lloyds Bank and TSB, the outcome of which he presented to the bank’s board of directors. He has also directed the implementation of pan-European customer care programmes within the rapidly changing telecommunications industry during the late ‘90s and early ‘00s. Lately, Rupert has run his own successful business: from start up, through rapid growth and onto the sale of his flourishing grounds maintenance company.
In planning for the sale of his business, Rupert states that like any sale or succession plan, it was important to make the business attractive. This was done through maximising the value of its assets; capitalizing on the ‘goodwill’ of both the customer base and employees; and, personally moving away from a ‘hands-on’ operational role within the business, to one that was more guiding and strategic.
When he is not working with clients, Rupert can be found working in his garden or walking his flat-coat retriever, ‘Summer’.