MARK BLAYNEY MBA ACA
Speaks fluent bank
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Having worked for PwC’s business rescue and insolvency practice in the UK and overseas, including secondment into a bank’s intensive care unit, Mark has subsequently been involved in conducting and investing in business turnarounds for twenty years at director level.
Mark speaks fluent bank. He specialises in managing stressed banking relationships and implementing financial and strategic restructuring of SME businesses to address cash flow, achieve a return to sustainable profitable trading, and create realisable business value.
Seconded to East Africa to set up an insolvency practice for PwC, Mark’s first hands on turnaround was a multi site manufacturing business with a national distribution network and 1,000+ employees, which he ran for a year profitably and cash positively, before arranging its sale to international investors.
Back in the UK, having specialised in conducting business reviews and bank led restructurings, Mark was part of the team which set up the firm’s turnaround practice.
Operating independently he has been involved as an advisor, investor and/or CEO / COO / CRO (Chief Restructuring Officer) across a wide range of businesses ranging from a PE owned charter airline, a listed electronics manufacturer, through to entrepreneurial tech enterprises, and family owned construction, shop fitting, manufacturing and service businesses.
Mark actively chose a career in business rescue from the outset, obtaining an MBA, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, and later as an Insolvency Practitioner, and then accredited turnaround professional.
He has a mission to transfer business skills, has been actively involved in management training and is the author of a number of books for business owners including Turning A Business Around (How To Books). His interest in writing has also led him into setting up and running an independent publishing company.