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Adrian has enjoyed a very varied career in a number of different markets, countries and business sectors. Adrian’s engineering background has been utilised has been used in sectors ranging from manufacturing, oil and gas, defence and the waste industry. He has worked for a variety of small, medium and large companies in wide range of different markets.

He has fulfilled senior management positions in both manufacturing design, engineering development and support markets and led business development in these markets. After an initial period of working for Chloride in the supply of standby power systems, Adrian travelled the World with a seismic research company before settling down in Hampshire.

The next 25 years saw Adrian working in a number of different divisions of Vosper Thorneycroft (VT Group). After 10 years in the electrical manufacturing Division, VT Controls, he moved into the Support Division leading the development of new business sectors and developing the capabilities of the business to meet developing market requirements. He combined these activities with completing a MBA to support his growing general management roles.

Adrian used his broad range of skills in assisting VT move into the waste sector which was a completely new market for the business. This move involved developing relationships with other companies, developing support or operational solutions and winning new business.
During his time with VT Adrian has been involved in a number of business acquisitions, mergers and disposals. This experience requires a good understanding of how people fit into business and the soft aspects of organisations. This has been particularly useful in the acquisition of small enterprises by larger organisations where maintaining the small business “can do” attitude is critical to the success of the business.

Adrian has very strong analytical skills which he uses to bring clarity of thinking to complex situations. This is coupled with a tenacity to see projects through to their conclusion. He has a successful record of building professional teams and productive relationships with customers, suppliers, and market regulators. In addition to his engineering background he has very sound commercial instincts and has the ability to communicate complex matters in a language that both the business and customers can understand.

The Icon Business Solutions system provides the ideal opportunity for Adrian to utilise his many years of business experience in the SME business sector. He believes that between himself and the Icon product and service set, he can improve both the business and personal life of business owners.
Adrian has three grown up children and enjoys sailing, occasional golf and is the Treasurer of a local Scout Group.

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