Simon Ainley

Simon Ainley Part Time Finance Director

About Simon

Chartered Accountant. University of Manchester. Charity Trustee. Mentor to budding entrepreneurs. Theatre. Bruce Springsteen. Photographer. Rugby (2015 Rugby World Cup volunteer).

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Ask us a question about finance regarding your £1m+ turnover business and we will answer quickly.  It’s free to UK businesses.


  • VC backed multinational engineering group
  • 3 professional services businesses
  • Large scale hospitality start up
  • 5 varying property/construction companies
  • AIM listed pharmaceutical company
  • Very high growth private distribution business
  • Multinational listed logistics provider

How I help Clients

  • Understanding and improvement of cash flow and profitability
  • Transform finance functions: people, systems, and processes.
  • Commercial negotiations with customers, suppliers and banks
  • Manage stakeholder relationships
  • Develop Key Performance Indicators appropriate to the size and activities of the business along with Management Controls and Information.
  • Develop financial strategy with growth plans.
  • Integrate acquired companies.
  • Write or appraise business plans for major projects or new subsidiaries/businesses.

Clients Say

“Simon transformed our financial reporting and business planning processes.”

“Considerable commercial and leadership skills.”

“Combines financial expertise with exceptional business acumen.”

“Highest levels achieved on a constant and consistent basis.”