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Meet the team2018-09-03T11:16:19+00:00
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SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF SUCCESS WITH US

Entrepreneurs Hub is a corporate finance company, committed to helping you prepare and sell your business for maximum value. Realise your aspirations with our expert support, popular seminars, central principles, and a proven approach.

We’ll advise you honestly and objectively as you explore your options and be by your side to support you with strategic preparation, accurate valuation, targeted marketing to prospective buyers, smart negotiation, and successful exit.

IN SAFE HANDS

Trust, transparency and diligence anchor everything we do. That’s why business owners across a range of industries from IT, to telecoms, to manufacturing put their confidence in us to help them achieve their goals and avoid the pitfalls that can lead to failure to sell a business for its full value.

But we’re not just SME experts with valuable knowledge, we’re successful entrepreneurs ourselves. We empathise with how much you’ve invested in your company –financially and emotionally – so we’ll support and reassure you as you buy, grow and sell your business; empowering you to reach your goals and aspirations.

GET TO KNOW THE EXECUTIVE TEAM

MALCOLM MURRAY, DIRECTOR & CO-FOUNDER

Malcolm is an established corporate finance consultant, entrepreneur and accomplished motivational speaker who has who has had direct involvement in supporting the sale of 45 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 1,000 business owners considering selling companies of all sizes.

  • 30 years’ experience in business growth roles in the Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Business Consultancy, Manufacturing,
  • Engineering, Information Services, Automotive, Retail and Construction sectors
  • Former Senior Manager and Group Board Director of a leading international M&A business
  • A founding member of a successful company with James Caan (ex-Dragons’ Den), CEO of Hamilton Bradshaw Private Equity (HBPE)
  • Co-founder of FI, an Information Service for the Engineering and Manufacturing sectors, which he grew from 4 to 165 people, operating in the UK, the USA and Germany (part-sold for $10.8m)
  • Active community volunteer and trainer for Basingstoke Street Pastors

ANDREW SHEPPERD, DIRECTOR & 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.

  • Former MD of Avaya and Azlan and main board member of TechData UK
  • Lecturer on M&A and Investment and Advisory Board Member of the Imperial College London Global MBA and Entrepreneurship MSc programme
  • Mentor to MassChallenge, Microsoft Ventures Accelerator and the Swiss Embassy in London
  • Has coached over 100 organisational leaders on communication strategy, turnaround, profit & revenue growth, and business operations, including not-for-profit organisations such as Buckinghamshire County Council and UK National Police College
  • Leader of 5 organisational turnarounds for Nasdaq and NYSE quoted companies

TRICIA PYWELL, PROJECT DIRECTOR

For over 20 years, Tricia has been assisting business owners from a diverse range of industries with development, growth, exit planning and due diligence. She has held various Senior Finance Director roles and combines a strong finance background with solid experience of the practicalities of general management.

  • First-hand experience as a Finance Director; taking multimillion pound turnover businesses through the pre-sales grooming and exit process
  • Due diligence preparation specialist working with leading audit firms to enable robust foundations for exit
  • Expert in implementation of financial controls and systems within accountancy functions, to improve accounts insights and enabling more informed decision making
  • Adept at working with company owners and leaders across a broad spectrum of businesses, from Japan, to Austria, to Barbados
  • Previous experience also includes working, owning and dealing with the sale of businesses abroad

MIKE ENGLAND, PROJECT DIRECTOR

Mike has first-hand involvement in the marketing for sale of hundreds of businesses, combined with a strong senior management background in finance, business planning and strategy. His career history includes positions and projects with popular household brands and it’s evolved into the business growth, sales and exit preparation sector.

  • Actively involved in the Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) sector for the last 5 years, working with Ba leading international M&A firm
  • 25 years’ previous experience in senior financial and commercial posts with Virgin, BHS, Habitat, and the Elle brand, where he worked at Board and Senior Management level
  • Has managed the successful sale of over 40 businesses with a total transaction value in excess of £100mProactive organiser of midweek and winter indoor league for North Hampshire cricket clubs

TIM ALLASTON, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

From IT to professional services, big data & data analytics to utilities, and social networking, beauty, leisure, construction and engineering; Tim has a vast range of expertise that he’s fine-tuned during his 30-year career to date. He brings the extensive knowledge he’s accrued to the Entrepreneur’s Hub team, helping businesses of all types discover how they can prepare for – and achieve – their most successful sale.

  • Instrumental in the strategic growth of many start-ups, MBOs and high-profile companies
  • Skilled in consulting from both a commercial and operational perspective
  • Previously part of the founding team that built a large IT Services business, later acquired by a significant IT distributor and services company
  • Highly-adept negotiator with techniques to achieve the best price and terms for clients
  • An agile networker and Entrepreneurs Hub seminar contributor

STEVE WADSWORTH, RESEARCH LEAD AND ANALYST MANAGER

After graduating with a BA (Hons) in History from Reading University, Steve worked as an analyst for a leading market research agency before joining Entrepreneurs Hub. He plays a key role in the opportunity validation that sits at the heart of our success and enhances the high levels of customer service that we are committed to.

  • Leads the Entrepreneurs Hub research and analyst team
  • Deep knowledge and a thorough understanding of market research principles
  • Experienced in the practical application of research, having been involved in the go-to-market and exit preparation of numerous companies across various commercial sectors
  • Key part of our liaison with Imperial College Business School’s internship programme
  • Works with an emphasis on strategic process; assisting clients from initial briefing through to marketing planning and business sale documentation

ENTREPRENEURS HUB IN THE COMMUNITY

Our passion for people and thriving business means we do all we can to give back to our local communities and help the next generation of entrepreneurs on their journey. We currently partner/support the following institutions and charities:

  • Imperial College London
  • MassChallenge
  • Microsoft Ventures
  • St Michael’s Hospice
  • Basingstoke Street Pastors – Entrepreneurs Hub Director & Co-founder, Malcolm Murray, is a volunteer and trainer for Street Pastors

Now you’ve learned a bit more about our team, we’d love to hear about you and your business and how we can help you achieve your goals.

Speak to us confidentially on 0845 0678 678

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