Bren is a highly commercial Finance and Business Change Strategist. She brings strong credentials in developing and aligning strategy, transforming control environments, procuring lasting change and securing funding. After spending 11 years as a Chartered Accountant with PwC, Bren has spent the last 18 years leading finance teams and influencing business decisions in entrepreneurial, private equity backed businesses. She brings unusually broad business skills and a passion for value creation to the teams she works alongside. She is also very proud to be a driving force behind Merseyside’s ICAEW Women in Leadership programme which delivers interactive workshops in leadership, resilience, confidence and owning your talent.
Bren is renowned for daring to tell leaders the things they need to hear, helping high growth, international SMEs to achieve their full potential. She thrives in the complexity of challenging environments and has a track record of creating financial and organisational improvement in PE-backed corporates, VC-backed MBOs, privately held high growth companies, and not-for-profits. Bren supports businesses in three key areas:
- Helping companies to become funder or investor ready
- Advising teams in the development and delivery of strategy
- Coaching businesses in the design and implementation of change
Recent clients and employers include: Cygnet Group; Northern Automotive Alliance; Volcanic (UK) Ltd; Peel Ports, Elenchus Approach Ltd and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse. Always learning, adapting and growing, Bren is a creative thinker who gets to the heart of complex issues and is often the first to spot opportunities and risks. Most importantly, she is a trusted adviser who is passionate about growing UK businesses and helping companies to deliver high performance.
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