Aitken

First name
Craig
Aitken
Job title
Part-Time Director

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Craig is a very experienced Senior Executive with a solid background in seeding, growing and exiting high growth businesses in complex sectors.  With a focus on financial and operational management he specialises in identifying operational efficiencies that enhance the profitability and effectiveness of a business or business unit.  He is expert at identifying and capitalising on opportunities to maximise profitability and create significant shareholder value 

Craig has led on the acquisition and integration of six businesses, in a range of sectors, and has completed a total of five trade sales for businesses that he has been involved in, two of which he was the majority shareholder.  Business sales achieved price to earnings ratios of between 7 and 12.

Craig has worked in a number of sectors including professional services, retail and distribution, hospitality, recruitment, and education and training.  Many of these businesses have operated with limited working capital and Craig has devised and introduced comprehensive business planning and cash management strategies in order to manage the growth of the business while controlling cash and raising finance in a planned and timely basis.