CHRIS BLENKINSOP FCCA
Experienced Accountant & Strategic Advisor
Help for your business
Chris has been an accountant for over 20 years and a consultant for 15 of those. He is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and has extensive experience as a Group Financial Controller, Financial Accountant and Strategic Advisor.
His consultancy background has brought him into contact with a wide variety of clients which, in turn, has given him a real understanding of how to help companies run smoothly across many business sectors and management styles.
His style is to begin by listening. Understanding business problems from his client’s perspective usually helps to develop solutions which can be agreed and implemented swiftly with progress towards the end result coming quickly.
Chris is new to K2 and brings with him experience of:
- helping a holiday company recover from a severe cash crisis,
- working with start-up software companies to organise their finances to obtain investment,
- working as the Financial Controller/Finance Director of a software and financial information company from 2007 to 2022.
His accountancy training, qualification and early career were spent in the head office accounting team at Rentokil Initial Plc. This was at a stage in its history when it was a FTSE 100 company.
During his time as a consultant, Chris was also involved in working with clients on the transition of their Group’s accounts from UK GAAP to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The vast majority of this work was carried out to support their Initial Public Offerings on the AIM and Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. High profile clients included Fever Tree mixers and S4 Capital (Sir Martin Sorrells investment company).