Mark Roberts

Head of Consulting

Mark Roberts

Mark is an experienced Board Advisor providing clients with valuable strategic insight across a multitude of areas. These include strategic business planning and implementation; succession management; the delivery of profitable growth; the development of management teams and the creation of additional, measurable shareholder value. He undertakes both specific projects and business mentoring assignments.

In addition, he continues to operate in a strategic advisory capacity with a number of Yorkshire SME’s and is currently Non-Exec Chair of a private equity-backed business.

During his corporate career, his senior roles included managing a large multi-national company’s UK business division; MD of a family-owned multi-site distribution business and running a private equity-backed business. He has also experienced M&A activity from both the disposal and acquisition perspective.

Articles by Mark


How ‘customer-centric’ is your business?

Especially in the present circumstances, all businesses stand or fall on their ability to attract, satisfy and retain customers. …


How Can You Become More Effective?

Our emails often cover important areas for the business such as sales or e-commerce strategies but ultimately the success of the business is down to successful implementation and in most cases, it is you who has to implement them.


Struggling with Succession? Our Top Tips and Self-Help Plan

Managing change in business is a challenge at any time. The last few months have taught us all the importance of being flexible and having the ability to adapt to changing situations. …


Adapting to Changing Circumstances

The world we live in today is full of change and new challenges, we only need to look at the impact of the pandemic to realise this. Now more than ever, just because something worked yesterday, doesn’t automatically mean it will work tomorrow.


More Tips on becoming a better manager

It's sometimes tough to be a manager in the business world. You're slotted in between the workforce and your senior leadership, valiantly translating future strategy and business direction into the clarity of purpose and tasks for your teams to…


What has top level sport taught us about leadership?

You might be surprised by the connections to be found between business and sport. These utilise business know-how in the sporting field and sports inspiration in business. …


How can I explore and deliver a new opportunity?

Running a successful business brings many different challenges. How often do you set out to achieve one objective and find yourself dealing with something completely different? …


What are your future ambitions for your business?

How do you see your business progressing? How can you translate this vision into solid plans and a clear business strategy? …


Why is the business not delivering the results I want?

When I first speak to a business owner, one of the first questions I ask them, is what are their aims and goals for the business? …


Developing team motivation

In 2012, BUPA conducted a survey of 5,000 workers in Britain, with some alarming results: more than 25% of those surveyed revealed that they were reluctant to pursue new business opportunities, because doing so would only lead to a greater workload.


What is effective leadership?

It’s not easy being an effective business leader in today’s fast paced and often pressurised and uncertain world. …


Getting your business back to work

Every business will have faced different challenges due to Covid-19, but one thing we all have in common is that it is perhaps now, as restrictions ease, that we face some of our most difficult decisions.