Case Studies

As a completely independent practitioner I can advise and produce a report without fear or favour.


Service User A was a male with very limited mental capacity. He was cared for 24/7 by a team of carers in a specially adapted house.

The Court of Protection Deputy, a solicitor managed the fund awarded to him some time ago.

The solicitor contacted me as she was concerned that the package was becoming compromised. She asked me to conduct an investigation and produce a report based on my findings.

I interviewed all members of the care team, along with several family members and my report was on the Deputy’s desk within a week of my investigation and action was taken soon after.

Happily the deputy was able to resolve the issues without too much conflict and the package continues.


My independence was key to the successful resolution of this situation. The care providers realised I had no axe to grind, I wasn’t a rival agency attempting to discredit their service and steal the package from them.

The family saw my credentials and realised I had considerable experience in the care sector, and the deputy understood that I would be writing a ‘warts and all’ report!

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About Me

Small businesses make up the vast majority of the UK economy, we employ more people, generate more tax revenues and create more wealth than the rest of the UK economy put together.

All businesses need a little help from time to time, that maybe the oversight of a Non Executive Director, or an interim manager who offers help and support at a time of need or crisis or simply an outside eye to offer support and pracical advice at regular intervals.

I've been involved in small and medium-sized businesses for over 30 years. My first career was in the Hospitality sector, I then moved into temporary healthcare staffing, healthcare provision and finally international recruitment.

I've been involved in businesses that experienced extraordinary growth, and stagnation. Both can be problematic and need management, different styles of management, but management none the less.

Many issues draw a business owner away from their primary role; to strategise, to ensure success and make sure the business is still trading a year from now. Often, that re-focusing requires an outside eye, that's where a good business adviser is invaluable.

I offer practical no-nonsense advice and support. I can't honestly say I've seen every eventuality that a business may encounter, I don't believe anyone can, however when times get difficult, as they do in all businesses, it's good to have someone you can call on who's prepared to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in.