I have no one I really trust to talk to!
What should I do next to grow the business?
Who do I need next in my team?
Where is the right money for me?
We invest our time
We invest our money
We are in for the long term.
Simon Greenly is passionate about developing a more vibrant mid market sector (the Brittelstand). He sees this as a central plank in developing the UK economy whether we are in or out of Europe. He looks for companies that are agile, innovative and responsive to the changing needs of their customers. Simon started his career working for large companies. For the last twenty years he has focused on smaller but ambitious companies, helping secure the foundations of lasting success and prosperity.
Simon surrounds himself with like minded people who share his vision of creating an ever more successful Brittelstand.
All investments are made by adhering to a financial investment template. We also have one for People!
I was first introduced to Greenly's by a local accountant that I knew well, as I was coming to the conclusion that my family founded and owned business would thrive better with easier access to larger financial resources. In a resource hungry manufacturing business with large potential export markets, cash is difficult to accumulate organically and we can now see what happens to companies who over extend themselves at the bank.
Two years later, the business is thriving under new ownership, sales are expanding and the ability of the expanded team to manufacture world class marine hovercraft is greatly increased. The family is extremely happy with this outcome. I feel that the company my father started and I developed into a British engineering company of which we are immensely proud, will now achieve really significant critical mass, particularly in vital export markets.
He initiated many commercially sound ideas which have proved to be winners. He was always brilliant at focusing on the things that really mattered and showed great tenacity of purpose in seeing something through to a conclusion. As a business advisor, his actions were always based on sound principles with 'doing what's right for the business' and 'experimenting in order to learn' being conspicuous examples. He was resolute and brave in making some tough decisions that put the company on sound, sustainable footing.
Simon exhibited two parallel talents; an intimate understanding of financial matters and what makes a business tick with a deep appreciation of peoples' motivations and feelings. In my experience, this is a rare example of multiple intelligences emanating from one man to the benefit of all concerned.
Probably the best money I have ever spent.
Simon Greenly has been instrumental in creating a realistic longer term plan for the business which we are now implementing as a team. He has been round the block a few times and this experience shows through. There have been a number of occasions where his previous experience in parallel situations has proved to be invaluable. For instance, he has also made a significant contribution to the successful bedding down of an acquisition we made of a competitor. The relatively easy bit is making the acquisition. Much more onerous is making a success of the business afterwards and growing shareholder value. This is where his help, direction and sage counsel has proved so relevant.