“I have worked with Mark across a number of businesses since 1999. He has become one of my most trusted business colleagues and a good friend during this time. The core skills of accounting and financial reporting are always completed to a very high standard, but the added value is his commerciality and ability to map out the scenarios for business situations which do not necessarily have a right answer. During my time working with Mark he has not only managed all the financials for UK operations but has used his knowledge and skills to help me manage the consolidated activity of pan-European and Global businesses, always with a great degree of flexibility and a good sense of humour. I highly recommend Mark if you have a business where you need senior financial input but do not have a budget for a full time CFO or FD” Cameron Wilson, CEO & Owner - Mobility Electronics Europe (later renamed iGo) 1999-2001, President and Joint Shareholder - Port Designs, Paris 2003-2013
“…Mark was introduced to me back in 2001 when my business had been awarded a major government contract. As soon as he started he got to work on the numbers and began to produce monthly accounts which enabled us to track the performance of the business. Mark has been influential in guiding the company through some very successful years, by providing concise and easy to read monthly management figures, taking a lead in pricing for tenders and contract renewals and more recently reshaping the financial information systems to reflect an expanding and more complex customer base. On the back of this expansion, Mark played a significant role with the recruitment and induction of a full-time Finance Manager. He has acted as my sounding board for many important financial decisions over the years and will continue to do so – he’s also become a very good friend in the process…” Nick Collins, Managing Director and Owner, CTS (GB) Limited
“Mark has worked with Archos in the UK since 2003 establishing all the financial and accounting procedures for the UK operation working closely with French HQ to develop monthly Revenue and Financial Reporting systems. Mark has provided all of our accounting needs as our business has developed during the last 12 years, through two moves to larger premises and more recently following a strategic change to EU centralised logistics, he has managed the close of the UK warehousing operation. Mark’s work is of the highest quality and he has excellent commercial awareness and communication skills. I have no hesitation in recommending him as someone who can provide senior level financial thinking as well as trusted and reliable financial control” Loic Poirier, CEO Archos SA
The fact that Mark has never lost a client is evidence of his qualities. With regard to our requirements, I felt it necessary that an experienced individual, external to the everyday workings of the business, take an objective view of projected costs and revenues. That person had to be able identify potential issues when they arose, question our approach, and generally act as a sounding board for entrepreneurial ideas and importantly, projected investment. I found that Mark rapidly understood our business and was able to adapt to our needs and method of working. His understanding of problems and his ability to be proactive in his support has proved invaluable. He is measured in his approach, pragmatic and works incredibly hard to help. I am not always in a position to devote sufficient time to matters, but nevertheless, he ensures our management accounts are produced quarterly, and always accompanied by helpful and easy-to-digest analysis. I commend Mark to constructively assist any organisation”. Ben Harris, CEO Decibel Group.
“I worked with Mark whilst progressing through my career at iGo Inc. Mark looked after the accounting and banking for our UK subsidiary operations, managing all the monthly financial reporting, together with the payroll and VAT compliance work including a French branch office payroll. During his tenure Mark provided a senior financial presence working with a number of sales directors and country managers and their staff at a number of different locations and remained a constant pillar within our UK operation. Later on, when I became CFO, Mark provided great assistance with a company acquisition working hard to harmonise the systems and financials. His commercial approach also led to us saving a significant amount of tax for both employees and the employer on the share options at acquisition. I know Mark continued working with iGo after my departure and I have no hesitation in recommending him as a very reliable, commercially astute and likeable professional” Darryl Baker, CFO iGo Inc 2001 -2012.
“I have been working with Mark since late 2013. Mark is very proactive and organized in all the subjects he manages : reporting, accounting, IT system, payroll He is solution driven and it is a real pleasure working with him.” – Luc Thevenot, CFO Port Designs, Paris