Meet Jonathan: Highly educated, highly experienced and delivering value as efficiently as possible.

Profile From private to public sectors, Jonathan’s focus is to achieve big and useful outcomes from a relatively small amount of his time. Jonathan is an experienced executive, non-executive and advisory/consultancy leader, who has delivered in senior roles in private, public and voluntary sectors over 30+ years. Jonathan obtained his MSc from the University of Lancaster as well as his MBA from London Business School. He has also been heavily involved with educational programs at the IMD Business School, Courtauld Institute of Art (University of London) as well as Harvard University’s John F Kennedy School of Government where he took [...]

2018-06-21T08:29:53+01:00November 14th, 2017|News, Partner Profiles|Comments Off on Meet Jonathan: Highly educated, highly experienced and delivering value as efficiently as possible.

Meet Joseph: Experienced Director with a sterling track record of delivering successful Infrastructure and Transport projects.

Profile Joseph has over 40 years’ experience in the Construction and Infrastructure industry. He has delivered multi-billion pound projects as Commercial Director in Transport, Utilities and Real Estate. Graduating with an Engineering degree, Joseph started his professional life as a design engineer in London. He has worked as a Project Engineer and Project Manager on many multi-million pound projects in the USA, Middle East, Far East, Africa and Europe and later became project director responsible for many multi-£Bn projects in South East Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe and South America. He has an MSc in Project Management and MBA in [...]

2018-06-21T08:29:35+01:00November 14th, 2017|News, Partner Profiles|Comments Off on Meet Joseph: Experienced Director with a sterling track record of delivering successful Infrastructure and Transport projects.

Focus on Friday: Onfido

The digital world is all around us. We shop, communicate, travel, research, track, compare and eat – all from our mobile devices. But in an age that is fraught with identity fraud, just how safe is digital security really?  What used to be a blue-moon occasion is quickly becoming yesterday’s news as data gets leaked, lost or stolen, and bank accounts are hacked or duplicated. The quest for identity verification is becoming the number one list on the CyberSecurity agenda – and it starts with us as individuals.  But as an organisation, that goes one step further. Just how sure [...]

2017-11-09T16:40:58+01:00November 10th, 2017|Focus on Friday, News|Comments Off on Focus on Friday: Onfido

4 ways to get your head out of the day-to-day and focussed on the long-term

Just take a stroll through the canals of almost any corporation and you would no doubt have heard phrases like “naval-staring” or “too much introspection”. Some even go as far as calling this obsessive focus on self, and the challenges that present themselves to you today, as full-blown rumination. But what do you do when, as a founder and leader of your business, you simply cannot get your head out of the day-to-day operational, tripping you up and holding you back from planning for the mid, and thinking about the long-term? We share 4 ways to get your head focussed [...]

2017-11-09T16:41:41+01:00November 6th, 2017|News|Comments Off on 4 ways to get your head out of the day-to-day and focussed on the long-term

Meet Dharma: A Finance and Transformation Consultant delivering strategic growth

Meet Dharma Profile From Vodafone to NBC Universal, Dharma has been delivering finance director, consulting and project management services for over 15 years. A truly international consultant, his career has seen him in key roles delivering strategic growth and increasing shareholder value through M&A, Organic growth, Substantial cost savings, Successful integrations, Improving Cash flows and Working capital and Risk management. Dharma holds a MBA in Strategy and Strategy Development from the University of Warwick as well as his ACMA qualification from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. His career beginnings lie in a family-owned and run business and has, over [...]

2018-06-21T08:28:28+01:00November 6th, 2017|Partner Profiles|Comments Off on Meet Dharma: A Finance and Transformation Consultant delivering strategic growth

Meet Mark: A stalwart in the Utilities sector delivering transformation and growth

Meet Mark Profile Armed with a MBA from INSEAD, and a MA in Chemistry from the University of Oxford, Mark's career has seen him serve as a rated City Analyst, a Consultant to both new ventures and established multinationals, a strategic marketer and as the founder of an award-winning environmental service business. Now extending his independent insight and strong track record in valuation analysis, financial projections and business modelling, Mark helps clients develop their own key proposition, business development strategies and more. He has extensive sector experience in Utilities strategy and financial analysis since 1993, and has focussed his attention [...]

2018-06-21T08:28:25+01:00November 6th, 2017|Partner Profiles|Comments Off on Meet Mark: A stalwart in the Utilities sector delivering transformation and growth

Meet John: Driving change within the Rail, Construction and Utilities space

Meet John   Having a solid footing within the Transportation industry, John would understand, more than most, the importance of embracing transformation and adaptation in order to see growth in an industry, and in an organisation. As a key driver for change, and with extensive experience of developing and implementing strategic goals, John has served as an Executive and Non-Executive board member for several organisations. He has worked with Private Equity in business transformation and turn-around capacity, and has been instrumental in laying foundations for future growth. John is a specialist Signalling and Electrical contracting within the Rail, Infrastructure and [...]

2018-06-21T08:28:23+01:00November 6th, 2017|Partner Profiles|Comments Off on Meet John: Driving change within the Rail, Construction and Utilities space

CFPro Ventures selected as judge & mentor for Startup Leadership Program

The Startup Leadership Program, better known as the SLP, is a global, not-for-profit educational program and professional network for the next generation of founders and entrepreneurs.  Running since 2006, this program has seen 2,500 fellows in 13 countries pass through – with a culmination of over 1000 businesses being started – and raising more than $550 million in funding from accelerator programs and investors.   CFPro Ventures have been invited to participate in this year’s SLP Business Pitch where 18 Fellows will present their startups in order to receive feedback on their pitches. The intention of the event is to [...]

2017-11-20T06:59:13+01:00November 6th, 2017|News|Comments Off on CFPro Ventures selected as judge & mentor for Startup Leadership Program

Focus on Friday: Perkbox

You'd no doubt have seen little adverts pop up on your browsing activity and on TV about a little business doing some big things. We're talking about Perkbox - a company whose mission it is to create happy, engaged workforces. Using the latest technology, their platform help businesses attract, engage and retain employees. Featured as one of Forbes' 10 best UK startups and one of 25 industry disruptors by LinkedIn, Perkbox is designed to enhance the financial, emotional and physical well-being of employees with access to perks and benefits like free mobile-phone insurance, shopping discounts, exclusive access to events and [...]

2017-11-03T09:07:29+01:00November 3rd, 2017|Focus on Friday, News|Comments Off on Focus on Friday: Perkbox

When Facing Failure leads to Your New Beginning, with the right support.

Treating a cold as if it were cancer is hardly the solution to managing a problem. But, having the insight to spot potential pitfalls and risks that lie ahead is the golden key that most business owners look for. It’s all well if you can predict failure, but when you can’t, and you find your business having lost its focus or worse, facing complete failure, sometimes knowing how to get things back on track is more complicated than it seems. We understand what that feels like. We’ve been on the cold, hard front of that with business leaders in the [...]

2017-11-01T12:36:11+01:00November 1st, 2017|News|Comments Off on When Facing Failure leads to Your New Beginning, with the right support.
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