Chairman of Alliotts, Ian is responsible for defining, driving and delivering Alliotts' strategic goals.
Ian has an impressive track record of working with entrepreneurs, providing vital strategic board level advice to help them grow successful businesses. He currently provides board level advice to businesses in a variety of sectors.
The business owners Ian mentors value his intuitive business advice and objectivity. By listening to the entrepreneur and identifying their personal and business goals Ian works with them on the best way to achieve their success.
Ian has worked on a comprehensive range of global corporate finance issues, identifying and delivering market position and strategic growth; the challenges and demands of his clients underpins Ian's enthusiasm and focus. He has acted as lead advisor on over 250 deals ranging from £1 to over £500M in value.
The food and drink and media sectors are Ian's other main specialisms.
Working closely with food and drink manufacturers he has helped build brand, enterprise value and ultimately achieved a maximum exit price. He understands the challenges of the food and drink business and through his experience is able to provide advice that has a positive impact on a businesses future.
Ian has over 40 years experience of working with companies and individuals in the media sector including film and television production companies, producers/directors, script writers, musicians and actors. Over this time he has developed a unique insight into the way the sector operates and the unique needs of the people who are part of it.
Spending time with his family is Ian’s favourite way to relax.
Another of his passions is running, over the last few decades he has completed 18 marathons (including, London, New York, Boston, Chicago and Washington) and over 250 races of various distances.
In more sedentary moments Ian is a film buff, if pushed to select an all time favourite, it would be Casablanca (who says romance is dead in the corporate finance world?).
Ian has eclectic taste in music and his extensive collection includes popular tracks from the 60s through to lesser known current artists spanning many different genres. Nothing beats the excitement of a live performance for Ian and he has many a tale to tell.
Alliotts was founded in 1869 in the City of London