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Mark Birchall BA (Hons) FCCA MBA PG Cert MNCP CMILT.

Mark is a qualified accountant and has operated in a variety of SME and corporate structures from owner managed businesses, private equity funded, public limited companies, social enterprise and charities, and has worked in the capacity of accountant, financial controller, head of finance, director, equity group finance director and group finance director designate. Mark has a broad range of industry experience from finance to fashion, construction, technology, printing, international jewellery group, multiple depot transport group and a multiple drainage group and has managed acquisitions, disposals and business turnaround. Mark has also been a business owner growing his business from £3m to £45m over a 13 year period, through rapid turnover expansion, series of acquisitions, a merger and successive planning leading to a successful exit deal. This range of senior business experience has given Mark insight into how to deliver effective change into business in a vast array of business activities and sectors as his focus has been to deliver results. Mark is now using this business experience to help transform businesses in the Chelmsford and wider areas.

Mark has a real passion for learning and applies this to companies very successfully. Mark has completed the Association of Chartered Certified Accountancy qualification, MBA, Post Graduate in Business and Life Coaching, plus a Psychometric Assessment qualification. Mark has attended a charity trustee course, a non-executive director course at Cranfield and is first aid level two trained. Mark is now studying for the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development.  Both the work experience and academic knowledge enable Mark to get the best out of companies for the mutual benefit of the owners, the directors and employees.

Mark is a member of the Chartered Institute of Certified Accountants, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, the Institute of Directors, the National Council of Psychotherapists and the Business Psychometric Society.

Mark was a karate instructor for 10 years and a trustee for Action for Family carers. He is now a member, the treasurer, and trainee observer for the Essex Advance Motorbike Group and produces some charity accounts in his spare time for his chairman. Mark has a passion for fast cars, motorbikes, 4x4 courses, studying, reading and spending time with family.

The following has served me very well.
“Victory if possible, integrity always.”

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