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After an early career with Shell, Vickers Shipbuilders, British Gas and Expro International Group, Nick Bettes spent nine years in a variety of Board positions running subsidiaries of G4S (formerly Group 4 Securicor) before starting his own consultancy business. During this period, he was responsible for parts of the business as diverse as the store detectives division through to the company’s alarm receiving centre.
As Managing Director of a company bought from its founder Nick faced all the challenges that concern many small businesses today. Following a complete strategic review and subsequent change across the business he doubled turnover in two years – and gained an interest in helping other business owners to achieve breakthrough results for their businesses.
As well as a wide experience of defining and delivering growth strategies, Nick has successfully handled many critical and challenging assignments, often involving major change projects such as acquisitions and mergers. Along the way he’s managed marketing, sales, operations, finance, HR and IT in a career which has focused on change and performance improvement across a range of sectors. Nick has an MBA from Cranfield School of Management and is a member of the Institute of Directors.
Nick’s approach to helping business owners is flexible, straightforward and understanding. Whether you need business coaching, business consultancy or business training he will devise a flexible, low-risk solution for your needs.
In his free time he enjoys golf and playing guitar.
Here are some recent articles on business leadership and management that Nick has published or contributed to:
Federation of Small Business, First Voice, Mar 2019, THE CHALLENGES AND CHANGES NEEDED TO GROW A SMALL BUSINESS
International Accountant Sept/Oct 2019, LEADERSHIP IN A SMALL BUSINESS
Financial accounting July 2019, FOLLOW THE LEAD
Deliberate Direction May 2019, HOW TO GROW WITHOUT HIRING: 11 STEPS TO OPTIMIZE PRODUCTIVITY