Ray has an enviable broad knowledge of industries, businesses and management with experience gained at senior manager and Director. He has worked in the Public and Private sectors (large and small service & manufacturing organisations) and charities.
Originally qualified as a Mechanical Services Design Engineer, Ray had a successful 10 years in sales and sales management before becoming a General Manager of a Plc manufacturing subsidiary. There, he trebled net profit two years running then sold the business, becoming a group internal consultant and trouble-shooter. In 1991 he became and independent Management Consultant and until 2015 has concentrated mainly on the SME market, tailoring performance improvement, leadership and management development programmes, business turnarounds, preparing businesses for sale and selling them. Some of which he was a shareholder.
Ray has extensive experience of Investors in People, Leadership and Management development (having run a Management Development Centre for Hertfordshire Business Link) and has designed and delivered over 20 different Management Development and Leadership programmes. He mentors at Director and Manager level in private and public sector organisations. Ray has worked extensively with the legal profession to introduce rigorous management and business practices and help them prepare for the Legal Services Act.
Ray is the developer and sole provider of the highly effective “Culture Benchmark” that enables commercial and non-commercial organisations to understand and accurately measure their own culture. In the past he has owned two chemical supply businesses and currently is joint owner of Roll Group Ltd – suppliers of mobility scooters and wheelchairs etc.
He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, is a Chartered Manager member of the Chartered Management Institute. He is a member of the Institute of Consulting, a Certified Management Consultant and Certified Management Consultant Assessor.