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Get the board you can’t afford

Whilst there’s no ‘magic bullet’ it’s common knowledge that business success comes from surrounding yourself with the best possible people.

That’s why we’ve built up a team of experts with invaluable, ‘real world’ business experience. It gives us the ability to advise you on everything from overall strategy to macro factors like technology and commoditisation, plus it gives you the chance to surround yourself with the kind of board-level experience it takes a lifetime to find.

We know that business growth can be a challenge, which is why we’re not a team that commentates from the sidelines. Instead, we believe in long-term, collaborative relationships that help businesses, with a turnover between £5m to £50m+, deliver robust business growth plans. So whatever your business plans are, we’re always on hand to help you find the perfect way to achieve them.

Delivering ambitious growth

We work with ambitious businesses – from £5m to £50m+ to achieve sustainable growth and prepare for potential investment or exit.

Advisory Services

Advisory Services

  • Consulting engagements
  • Interim Assignments
  • Non-Executive Directorships

Performance coaching, development & mentoring

Performance coaching, development & mentoring

  • Team coaching
  • Individual coaching and mentoring
  • Applied leadership Development

Search & Talent Management

Search & Talent Management

  • Skills assessment
  • Executive search and recruitment
  • Access to high calibre networks

Access to funding

Access to funding

  • Financing strategy
  • Preparation for investment & exit
  • Equity participation

 We support you throughout your growth journey:

 We support you throughout your growth journey:

Meet the Team

Every member of our team comes with experiences gleaned from real situations in the real world of business, perfect for the kind of hands-on advice and support we give to our clients.

Geoff Cousins
Geoff CousinsManaging Director
Brand, Sales and People Transformation

Geoff held key leadership roles for JLR including CFO North America and MD Jaguar UK.He consults with Private Equity companies and is Visiting Professor of Global Governance at University of South Wales.

Stuart Crowe
Stuart CroweDirector
Operations, Manufacturing and Finance

Stuart has an excellent record of success in both FD & MD roles. He has a track-record of buying & selling businesses and thrives in strong growth propositions as well as turnaround environments.

Andy Wolfe
Andy WolfeDirector
Leadership, Change and Executive Presence

Andy is the Co-Founder of Arcadia. He held senior roles at a UK University and led technology and business transformation in the Utility sector.

Charlie Curson
Charlie CursonDirector
Growth Strategy, Innovation and Performance Coaching

Charlie is an experienced consultant who specialises in growth strategy and innovation. (Clients include Barclays, BP Castrol and Audi).
He is an EMCC certified performance coach.

Testimonials

Does anybody really like looking at charts? We don’t think so either. We think it’s nicer to get a recommendation for our work, so we’ve listed a few of our favourites below.

“In business discussions with Geoff I have found that he brings intellectual clarity, foresight and commercialism to any business in a logical, pragmatic and concise way.

Building on his successful automotive career, where he held roles including CFO North America for JLR and leading Jaguar UK as Managing Director through its biggest transformation in recent years, he is now using that experience and skills to help start ups and SME’s deliver ambitious growth plans.

In my experience, Geoff provides an effective bridge between the corporate world and entrepreneurs, bringing the skills of both to a business opportunity.”

Sir Peter Rigby – Chairman and CEO Rigby Group PLC

Rigby Group PLC

“I have known Geoff for a number of years, predominantly through working together at the British American Business Council, which advises businesses on the opportunities and challenges of exporting to the USA.

With corporate experience from Jaguar Land Rover, including the role of Chief Financial Officer for North America, combined with a passion for helping SME’s deliver ambitious and profitable growth makes Geoff an ideal advisor for export led companies looking to expand.”

Steve Allen – Partner & Head of Birmingham Office, Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP

“As the leader of a specialist automotive export business I was first introduced to GCA around 3 years ago.  Our first ever meeting led to me experiencing an engaging and delightful intelligence. One of the most important memories I have of our first meeting was the way in which GCA so carefully and so accurately processed our needs.

GCA were smart at helping us to push the limits of our thinking and then pivotal in enabling us to get going! Innovation without Execution is often valueless to an organisation and this is the part where GCA are smart.

I personally found Geoff Cousins to be a compelling and highly equipped ally in the building of the bridge between our UK business and the USA conglomerate with whom we went on to enjoy multiple orders across Northern American territories.”

Andy Hayes – Chairman Arkonik

Arkonik

“Having met Geoff a number of years ago through the Jaguar Academy of Sport and worked closely with him, I’ve witnessed first hand how successful he can be at identifying a goal and bringing a team together to achieve it. His vision and drive would be an asset to any business.”

Sir Chris Hoy

Chris Hoy

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