With over 150 years of combined Business experience, Consilium has assembled a formidable team of Business Advisors, Mentors and Business specialists whose vast experience in the corporate world and the SME business space enables them to offer practical advice centered around supporting you in achieving your vision for your business.
Guy ReynishCo Founder & Operations Director 📧 email@example.com 📱 07903 589 586
Having spent over 30 years in business, the key has been strategic decision-making and robust financial management - which accelerates growth, and extends the life of any business. Guy thrives on meeting clients and advising them in key aspects of strategic management, business planning, financial forecasting and various funding options that may be available to them.
His key strengths include engaging with clients from different sectors, and having a full understanding of the business complexities they face, despite business size or sector. His 30 years of hands-on experience with businesses brings confidence to the clients.
Guy is also holds a degree in Accounting, enabling him to understand the commercial and financial technicalities when working alongside senior stakeholders. This expertise has often led to building consensus across diverse, and often challenging, boardroom and workplace environments. Clients often prefer to utilise Guy’s experience on budgetary control, profit and loss account responsibility and investment decisions. He has consulted over 250 businesses year to date - advising them on business strategy, forecasting, and planning.
Guy is a lover of food - and doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty behind the cooker if needs be... His go-to cuisine is French, with his absolute favourite dish being fruits de mer - with a glass of wine to follow, naturally!
Razwan NazirCo Founder & Business Development Director 📧 firstname.lastname@example.org 📱 07971 192 194
His main strengths encompass technical skills in growing businesses, as well as the ability to communicate well with people in all spheres of life. Razwan enjoys the diversity the SME world and the challenge each client brings - as any given two days are never the same... Experience has taught Razwan that people buy into people rather than brands - and that collaboration is much more powerful than competition.
Razwan graduated from University of Manchester, and started professional life in Wireless Technologies, before moving onto HSBC Bank on their management programme. Within two years Razwan was appointed Regional Director, and he went on to manage the Islamic Banking Division for both Midlands and Wales.Razwan then worked with HSBC Amanah, helping them ultimately brand penetrate and occupy an impressive 70% of the market.
Using his background in banking, Razwan has built up a network of investor community, and has access to more than 150 Investors (Private Equity Houses, VCs, High Net Individuals, Family Offices) which enable Consilium to place exciting businesses with the right investors.
As a follower of Pakistani Cricket Team, Everton Football Club and the Welsh Rugby Team, he believes he is soon due a pacemaker - as his heart cannot cope with the mood swings of the teams he’s fallen in love with!
Kapil BaliCommercial Director 📧 email@example.com 📱 07543 992 261
Kapil has worked with some of the leading Banks and Financial Companies - becoming an expert in financial sector verticals such as Banking, Capital Markets, and Insurance.
He has helped in starting and then building a number of successful companies such as Reliance Mutual Fund, Reliance Securities as its CEO, and YES Securities as its Executive Director and CEO.
Kapil has been covered extensively in print and digital media for his views on the capital markets in India. Using technology as a driver, Kapil transformed traditional process systems - with online paperless trading platforms that were focused on convenience and cost at the same time - driving cost efficiency for the company. Kapil’s key strength is the understanding of the practical application of technology to businesses.
After leaving the corporate world, Kapil began his life as an entrepreneur - co-founding businesses in Finance and Food Sectors in India. He has joined the team at Consilium to feed his passion of mentoring young businesses and enabling them to achieve their potential. Away from work Kapil’s passions include running half marathons and reading books. His last run was the Mumbai half marathon (21 km) and the last book he read was Guns, Germs & Steel by J Diamond.
He has established private equity fund vehicles and become a principal adviser for internationally based ultra-high net worth individuals; as well as advising both Public and Private sector companies based in the UK, Central Europe, US and India.
Sukhbinder also managed one of the leading UK Professional Services Firm (RSM Robson Rhodes). There, he developed national and international corporate finance teams aligned to raising appropriately structured funds on a global basis - from financial institutions, family offices and sovereign wealth funds.
During the last few years, Sukhbinder has also undertaken a number of selective non-executive positions in Private, Public funded and charitable entities. Most recently he has been appointed as a venture partner for an EIS Fund where he is part of investment committee analysing Tech-based companies who are looking for growth monies.
Tony DownAssociate Consultant
Having qualified as an accountant, he then went on to obtain a practising certificate early in 2002. He has since advised many businesses and their owners in many aspects of accountancy and business financial management. He also acts as a consultant CFO/FD to a number of growing businesses, and has successfully undertaken a number of turnaround assignments.
Tony was also a lead consultant with Venture Wales - where he advised numerous SME’s of all shapes and sizes enabling them to scale up and grow their business. His speciality is in helping business owners and their own leadership teams; helping them identify their key objectives and to create a clear strategy in order to achieve those objectives. This is achieved by preparing business plans and detailed financial projections, and implementing a system whereby actual financial data is accurately recorded. He regularly meets with clients to review actual performance against forecasts and provides ongoing advice and training.
Anastasia WardAssociate Consultant
Ana started her business journey by setting up a niche legal firm providing affordable legal support to businesses and individuals. It was a prudent reaction to the withdrawal of legal aid and the economic crisis in 2008. Prior to that she held the post of Head of Operations at a major firm of Chartered Surveyors, having helped to build up that business from three employees to three branches, administering default mortgage books on behalf of six financial institutions and the Treasury in capacity of Law of Property Act Receivers.
Currently, Ana is Managing Director of a 360 degree Marketing and Public Relations agency, offering a full scope of brand building, marketing and mobile app development services. She felt there was a gap in the market for an agency that could provide a holistic solution to businesses and organisations that experienced frustration with a fragmented approach when using a number of firms to deliver various marketing needs.
Anastasia is an experienced legal professional specialising in Corporate Commercial, Intellectual Property and Trademarks, and is a Prince2 qualified Marketing and International Public Relations practitioner. Her particular areas of interest are financial technologies and helping businesses create a unique image that makes them stand out amongst the competition and most importantly, grow.
She is an avid collector of used train tickets and empty Lucozade bottles and has established a reputation in that area, particularly amongst pickpockets. In her spare time she works, whilst listening to Pet Shop Boys or Edith Piaf.
Rohit NandaAssociate Consultant
He has over 20 years experience in the Financial Markets Sector, having worked at GE Capital, Nomura, UBS & the award winning fintech disruptor, Asset Match. He has a broad range of business expertise, notably e-commerce, websites, electronic platforms, technology and being involved in establishing a fintech firm.
Rohit has a detailed understanding of business and entrepreneurship, and has successfully implemented and improved a number of key business processes.
A holder of an MBA from Cass Business School, Rohit is PRINCE 2 qualified, and studied Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine. In addition, he has recently been a visiting business lecturer at Riga Graduate School of Law.
In 2019, he established The Business Trouble-shooter - and they have now partnered with The Alpha Group, collaborating with both business owners and/or managing directors of SME firms to help them double or triple the value of their business over 3 years.
Over the past few years, Rohit has been recognised as one of the Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech, and has most recently been presented with a Pioneer Award in June 2019.
Andy BirdAssociate Consultant
His focus is on establishing a strategy for businesses to expand - and ensuring that all the necessary building blocks are in place as the platform for growth.
Andy spent over 20 years in senior corporate roles at regional, national and international companies, leading teams to drive growth and managing fast growing divisions. He now adds value to businesses by using this experience to coach, mentor and advise business owners on their growth and company performance.
Andy has worked as an Independent consultant for over 10 years, and has successfully advised on the expansion of both established and young companies.
He collaborates with them, helping them prepare for their next stages of growth, investment, MBO, acquisition and scaling up.
Andy has also spent the last three years mentoring businesses for Accelerated Growth Programme for the Welsh Government, enabling them to grow and scale up to the next level.
Ian VickersAssociate Consultant
Ian achieved a PhD in Mathematics at UCL in 1993, which honed his analytical talent and computer programming skills.
Working with Ernst & Young in London for four years gave Ian experience of Accounting, Finance, Business and Project management and his ACA qualification. A further 10 years of senior management roles in City of London institutions Nomura, UBS and RWE exposed Ian to the challenging environment of complex commodity and foreign currency trading, in which he thrived.
Ian has mobilized many businesses getting them ready for the digital transfer for the forthcoming MTD deadline.
Acquiring a digital marketing agency has added an extra dimension to Ian’s portfolio of companies, where he can add value from both an operational perspective, and also enable technology to drive business.
Puja Rana BaliAssociate Consultant
This was the perfect environment to grasp great experience in diverse areas such as Operations, direct recruitment from major Educational institutes and even from the prestigious Delhi University Colleges.
Puja has also managed indirect recruitment via agency channels, as well as gaining valuable experience as an HR business partner in the following areas: Workforce Planning and Employment, Talent Management and Succession Planning, Strategic Planning, Mentoring, Development and Training, Employee Engagement and Retention Programs, Payroll and Appraisals, Compensations and Benefits, along with reviewing HR Policies, within Commercial Businesses.
Puja’s experience has given her a great understanding of the HR Function within businesses. Puja assists companies with HR Back Office services - as well as assisting the management team so they focus on their core business.
Puja loves gardening and listening to music; with her favorites including Bollywood’s latest stars in Arijit Singh and Atif Aslam, as well as rock legends Pink Floyd.