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Malcolm Murray
Malcolm Murray Director & Co Founder
Malcolm is an established corporate finance consultant, entrepreneur and accomplished motivational speaker who has had direct involvement in supporting the sale of forty-five businesses. He leads regular seminars such as ‘Preparing and Selling a Business the Right Way: Vital Steps in Building Value’. He has consulted with over a thousand business owners considering selling companies of all sizes.
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“I would like to thank the Entrepreneurs Hub and have no doubt that partnering with them added significant value to the business and helped us achieve our goal – finding the perfect acquirer for our business. I’m so pleased we chose Entrepreneurs Hub to navigate and support us through the preparation and exit journey and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to any business owner who is looking to exit their business in the future”

Darrel Jones, Managing Director – Elite Fire Protection

“I am delighted to be celebrating with my family. I would like to genuinely thank Entrepreneurs Hub (EH) for taking me through the process every step of the way. It can be demanding at times and EH were always on hand to advise through to completion. Remarkably, despite Covid, we concluded the sale of my business – and I can’t thank EH and all involved enough!”

Chris Miller-Hanna – Managing Director – PA Group

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Andrew Shepperd
Andrew ShepperdDirector & Co Founder
Co-Founder & Director Andrew is also a successful entrepreneur, mentor, lecturer and specialist in both buy and sell-side transactions, including IP-focused sales. He oversees the EH deal-making team and has first-hand knowledge of selling and acquiring businesses, including post-acquisition integration. Andrew has over three decades’ commercial leadership experience.
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Tim Allaston
Tim Allaston Director
Tim has a vast range of expertise that he has fine-tuned during his thirty-year career to date. It spans professional services, ‘big data’, data analytics, utilities, social networking, beauty, leisure, construction, and engineering. The extensive knowledge he has accrued enables Entrepreneurs Hub to help business owners discover how they can prepare for and achieve their most successful sale.
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Howard Dingley
Howard DingleyDirector
Howard is a highly experienced adviser to SME and Mid-Market companies, helping them both prepare for market and sell. He has had direct involvement in the sale of over one hundred and twenty businesses over the past fifteen years, to both UK and International acquirers. His sector experience ranges from Software and Technology to Engineering, Wholesale and Distribution – and everything in between.
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Steve Wadsworth
Steve Wadsworth Research Manager
Steve leads the Entrepreneurs Hub research and analysis team. He has both a deep knowledge and a thorough understanding of market research principles, having previously worked as an analyst for a leading Agency. He plays a key role in the opportunity validation that sits at the heart of our success, and which enhances the high levels of customer service that we are committed to.
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Mike O’Connor
Mike O’ConnorSenior Deal Leader
Mike has over a decade of transactional experience within the corporate finance sector, having worked with some of the UK’s leading business sale advisers. During that time Mike has worked closely with owners and shareholders of privately held businesses – and been instrumental in providing them with the insight, advice, and guidance they seek when engaging an adviser.
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Andrew Glendinning
Andrew GlendinningResearch and Customer Delivery Executive
Andrew’s research and prospect engagement experience has contributed towards numerous transactions across multiple sectors. This is supported by several years of political risk consultancy and defence journalism experience, always focused on making sure clients are fully supported. He has a keen interest in technological developments and how they are changing the world for the better.
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Millie Beckett
Millie BeckettSenior Approach Consultant
Millie joined our team here in Basingstoke four years ago to head up the Telephone Approach Team. She contacts potential acquirers on behalf of our clients, helping to open the first door to a successful business sale. Millie is experienced in making direct contact with decision makers across many industries, including global blue-chip organisations.
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Paul Gibbons
Paul Gibbons Project Director
Paul qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG. He spent three years post-qualification in the Middle East, in addition to time with the Transaction Services team in London. He has extensive finance experience in the FMCG, Retail, Telecoms, Pet and Pharmacy sectors. Paul has both buy side and sell side experience, experience which is invaluable in helping companies prepare for exit.
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Tricia Pywell
Tricia PywellProject Director
Tricia has been assisting business owners from a diverse range of industries with development, growth, exit planning and due diligence for over twenty years. She has held various Finance Director roles and combines that strong finance background with solid experience of the practicalities of general management. Tricia is a Due Diligence preparation specialist, whose work enables a robust foundation for exit.
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David Elliott
David ElliottProject Director
David started his working life in London with Chartered Accountants Price Waterhouse. Later he moved into industry where he gained wide experience in manufacturing, management, corporate finance, treasury activities, together with significant experience in the financial aspects of M&A. Besides project management David also functions as an Executive & Senior Management coach and conducts training courses in ‘Finance for Managers & Executives’.
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Pete Maude
Pete Maude Project Director
With over twenty-five years’ experience in finance, Peter has worked for several internationally renowned companies across a variety of sectors. Peter helps EH’s owner-managed clients to improve their financial processes and reporting, as a part of developing plans for their growth, sale and investment. He provides support for various ‘not-for-profit’ communities and organisations in India.
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Rob Rickard
Rob RickardProject Director
Rob has a track record of international success in diverse roles across the UK, Europe, Asia and Africa, developing new business opportunities in over forty countries. His particular skills in business and finance have been devoted to leading major business growth and change projects. He has identified and completed many acquisition deals across the world.
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Mike England
Mike EnglandProject Director
Mike has had first-hand involvement in the marketing for sale of hundreds of businesses. This experience is combined with a strong senior management background in finance, business planning and strategy. This background has led him into business growth, sales advice and exit preparation. He has managed the successful sale of over forty businesses, businesses totalling in excess of £100m in transaction value.
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Fran Hodgson
Fran HodgsonAccount Controller
Fran oversees our accounts package and is responsible for invoicing, ensuring that all accounting allocations are appropriately made and documented.
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Michael O'Dwyer
Michael O'DwyerProject Director
Mike has a wealth of commercial and operational experience on the High Street, having worked with Grand Metropolitan PLC, Whitbread PLC, Laurel Pub Company, and latterly on the main board of P&O Ferries. He really enjoyed corporate life, both in the boardroom and at the sharp end, always happy to talk to customers and staff alike. His passion is to move projects from ‘talk to walk’.
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Katy Hewett-Stanley
Katy Hewett-StanleyExecutive Assistant
Katy is Executive Assistant to the directors and has a passion for making a difference. As well as working closely with the directors she also has responsibility for the Entrepreneurs events programme. Previously she worked for fourteen years as Campaign Manager at Guide Dogs.
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Recruiting
Recruiting Senior Researcher
You have experience of delivering high quality commercial research including identification of potential acquirers and key decision makers supported by access to commercial research databases
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Imperial College Business School
Imperial College Business SchoolResearch Analysts
Working in partnership with Imperial College Business School provides us with access to a pool of outstanding Business Graduates and Interns who support our Research team.
Recruiting
Recruiting Senior Researcher
You have experience of delivering high quality commercial research including identification of potential acquirers and key decision makers supported by access to commercial research databases
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