Richard Olsen


Over the last 15 years, Richard has successfully bought and sold various businesses, working on both an interim and equity basis. He has held a number of director roles and currently heads up a financial services business and a marketing communications agency in Rutland.

Richard’s vast experience has spanned many sectors including telecoms, charity and renewable technology. He currently holds a number of non-executive positions where he provides commercial advice and strategic direction to a range of businesses, as well as chairing the board in some cases.

As a financial advisor, Richard’s specific expertise is around preparing businesses for funding before securing finance to support business growth, capital acquisition and refinancing.

Richard Malczyk

R&D Tax Consultant

Richard’s career began in R&D before moving into product management and international marketing. He soon became MD of a high-tech software start-up, building the business from the outset and successfully raising grants and venture finance along the way.

Over the past 13 years, Richard had enjoyed running his own consultancy business and has taken up multiple roles as mentor, consultant and coach. His clients have been high-growth businesses, from start-ups to corporates, and established ventures seeking transformational change.

He has expertise in advanced business planning as well as securing a wide range of investments, including early stage finance for entrepreneurs to complex funding for cutting-edge innovations. Richard’s extensive knowledge covers both debt and equity finance.

He also has a strong personal experience of pitching for funding from business angels. His latest venture successfully raising seed capital from a US business angel in 2010 and exiting in 2015 with a $25 million trade sale. He even has a Dragon’s Den appearance under his belt!

Bob Clarke


Bob’s experience lies predominantly in the logistics and industrial sectors where he has held managing director and board positions for over 30 years. He has worked with both plc’s and private groups of companies to successfully improve business performance through growth, cost control, finance and organisational change.

More specifically, Bob has expertise in both growing, and turning around, businesses in the industrial, manufacturing and logistics sectors and recently set up his own consultancy business in 2011.

Gautam Goenka


Gautam’s career has spanned over two decades working across strategy, corporate finance, business planning and corporate development. He has worked with some big names in a range of sectors, gaining invaluable experience in India and Africa along the way.

His vast experience includes leadership of corporate finance and strategy management functions where he has held numerous commercial operations, supply chain and finance-based roles.

Gautam currently runs a strategic advisory and business development consultancy in the UK as well as being a partner of a property development company. At Pegasus, he focuses on helping start-up and growth businesses to achieve multiple solutions to their financing needs. And coupled with his extensive knowledge, he successfully provides support for writing business plans and building business models to maximise their individual value.

Philip Meir


Following an early career spanning 23 years with Banque AIG, Philip has become a long-established financing specialist with an enviable reputation for helping business start-ups and ambitious SMEs to achieve sustainable growth.

He has developed a strong network of over 600 non-bank investors covering both debt and equity finance for start-ups through to IPOs, in addition to links with a large number of family offices globally. Philip is also a member of ICG, a group of 4,000 consultants worldwide that can advise on company strategy.

Philip currently holds positions as a Board Advisor with Influence Network and an Investment Strategist with Generation 3 Family Partners. In addition, he is able to provide alternative investment opportunities in funds, real estate and private equity, with the benefit that he has invested in many of these himself.

Martyn Brooke

Credit Management Consultant

Martyn is a highly experienced Credit Management Consultant with more than 30 years experience in helping a wide range of companies to get their money quicker.

During his career, Martyn has held a number of Senior European Credit Manager roles in global companies. He has gained invaluable experience in working with businesses to deliver effective credit management and cash collection procedures to alleviate cash flow problems.

Martyn has been a graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Credit management since 1992 as well as being a member of the Association of International Credit Directors.

In addition, he is an accredited member of the IBD Group of Business Advisors which provides access to over 200 advisors across multiple disciplines.

Paul Weeks

Paul Weeks


With extensive M&A experience, Paul is a Chartered Accountant who has worked in many varied sectors over the years. These have included everything from waste management, distribution, retail, and leisure to pharmaceuticals, textile import/export and media. He also has expertise in owner managed businesses, VC-backed companies, JV operations, and companies with turnovers from £4m to £500m.

Paul has bought and sold many businesses over the years, helping to sell a company for 22 x EBITDA, achieving proceeds of £150m. He has also negotiated landfill gas agreements, royalty arrangements and various other commercial contracts.

Paul will add value to any SME through improved management information and will help businesses to improve cashflow and profitability. In particular, he can help prepare businesses for sale and maximise the proceeds.

For businesses looking to raise finance, Paul will assist with the preparation of business plans and financial projections, whilst identifying the most suitable and cost-effective funding solution.

Nigel Simkins


With over 30 years of experience in the invoice finance industry, Nigel is an independent consultant working in the invoice finance, asset-based lending, credit insurance and equity funding sectors. Owner and Director of Change Business Finance Ltd, he uses his skills and contacts to assist businesses looking for funding or debtor insurance.

Previous roles include Senior Consultant at Touch Financial Ltd, the largest broker in the UK; Chief Operating Officer at Innovation Finance, a small independent factoring service provider; and Risk Manager at Bibby Factors Sussex. Nigel has also served as the Head of Risk & Operations at Aldermore Invoice Finance as well as holding positions such as Operations/Managing Director at Charterhouse Commercial Finance.

Nigel currently holds a number of non-executive director roles for companies he has previously advised.