Empowering companies to succeed by using a non-executive chair

Is your company board facing these challenges?

  • Business Growth – exhilarating or painful?
  • MBO/ Company Sale/ Flotation – exciting or foreboding?
  • Family Business – conflicting and emotional?
  • Business Distress – worrying and debilitating?
  • Acquisition Expansion – invigorating or apprehensive?
  • Direction – exciting or frustratingly aimless?
  • Board Effectiveness – firmly positive, irritatingly lacklustre or annoyingly dysfunctional?
  • Shareholder Relationship – outstandingly aligned or dauntingly deteriorating?

What a Non-Exec Chair Can Do for You?

A Non-Exec Chair brings an outside perspective and contribute to the strategic leadership of the board, having the ability to stand apart from the management of the company to bring objectivity to the decisions and dilemmas facing the Board.

They are there to be a cohesive and influential member of the Board whilst maintaining an independent view.

A Non-Exec Chair has extensive and wide-ranging business experience.

Why Mel Loades?

Mel has had an extensive career advising and participating with and in a large portfolio of companies since 1986, helping CEO/ Managing Directors and their Boards achieve outstanding success and growth, in addition to helping many recover from or avoid business failure.

From fast growth to overwhelming losses, flotations to company sales and acquisitions, shareholder disputes to family business challenges, Mel has been there to help business CEOs and Managing Directors steer themselves and their boards through exciting, frustrating, conflicting and sometimes the most bewildering of situations.

Action speaks louder than words

Here are just some of the business and outcomes that Mel has worked with and on: –

  • Start-up to flotation in 3 years and sale of company within further 3.
  • Original data business losing £1m p.a. on £2.5m turnover recovered to £750k profit on £4.4m turnover in 2.5 years leading to preferential further investment and sale subsidiary for £25m.
  • Successful Manufacturing Company long-term guidance including Covid-19 recovery.
  • Office refit company £1.5m to £50m turnover in 17 years.
  • Specialist recruitment company £8m turnover hampered by past losses/ debts turned around within 3 months.
  • Family shareholder dispute resolution.
  • Bluetooth based tech company fast growth and company sale to TDK.
  • £5m turnover frozen food manufacturer with £500k annual losses turned around to £750k profit within 3 years.
  • UK based £25m turnover business owned by Japanese family suffering severe losses turned around within 2 years.
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