Role No: 988 

A Non-Executive Finance Director (Non Exec, NED) is required for an established company offering Architectural design services to homeowners wishing to extend or convert their properties, based in the Midlands.

Our client is looking for a Non Exec to assist our client in scaling the business, specifically with business development experience and proven expertise in:

?    Financial Expertise, preferably as a Finance Director;

?    A proven record of successfully growing & exiting from a B2C business;

?    Taking a business to the AIM or similar market therefore with City contacts at brokers and lawyers etc.

?    Corporate Governance;

The Non Exec who will be expected to work 2 days per month will receive a remuneration package iro £10k pa including share options based on the company achieving set revenues and profit milestones.

We are also looking for a Non-Exec Chairman to strengthen the Board.

  1. Business Concept and the Market:
  • Our clients business was founded in 2007 and is a leading company offering Architectural design services to homeowners wishing to extend or convert their properties. The Group markets its services to the consumer market.
  • The company, based in the Midlands now has a well-established brand in the UK, and currently sells its services via franchise and company owned operations across the midlands.
  • With over 3,000 planning applications submitted to date with a combined project value of over £150m, the company has established a brand with a reputation for quality drawings at competitive prices as an alternative service to expensive traditional architects.
  • There are 250,000 homeowner planning applications submitted pa and a UK Consumer market worth in excess of £240m but the market is fragmented with no national brand offering.
  • The Directors have plans to further expand the business into existing and new territories across the UK and add additional services. The company’s ambition and growth prospects are underpinned by the fact that the current market is served by a fragmented selection of local small scale operators.
  • The company will initially target a 2% market share in the top 25 territories across the UK giving a target turnover of £4.8m within three years with a mix of independent and company owned operations. The company’s objective is to take advantage of being the first into a market on a national scale and become the only brand with full coverage of the UK.
  • The Company’s founder has over 30 years’ experience in Architecture and Design and has established long relationships with Local Authority planning officers, professional advisers and contractors therefore has developed an unrivalled knowledge of this niche market.
  • The management is committed to high standards of Corporate Governance and now wishes to recruit a Chairman and independent Non-Executive Director to give guidance through their anticipated growth.

2. Non-Exec Finance Director Role/Requirements:

We are looking for a Non Exec to assist in scaling the business specifically with business development experience and proven expertise in:

  • Financial Expertise, preferably as a Finance Director;
  • A proven record of successfully growing & exiting from a B2C business;
  • Taking a business to the AIM or similar market therefore with City contacts at brokers and lawyers etc.
  • Corporate Governance;

We are also looking for a Non-Exec Chairman to strengthen the Board.

The Non Exec who will be expected to work 2 days per month will receive a remuneration package iro £10k pa including share options based on the company achieving set revenues and profit milestones.

If you feel that you meet the criteria outlined above, please apply for this role by clicking on the above link if you are already registered with us or by registering your CV via the link on our home page and then clicking on the 'click here to apply for role'

This role will close on Friday 27th November 2015.

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