Clive Bawden

I am Clive Bawden

Award-winning Executive and Non-Executive Director

I help people and organisations unlock barriers to growth

What do I do?

I focus on results and developing capital value.  Whilst most are in the West Midlands where I live, I work regularly with companies all over the UK and overseas.  Typically (although) not exclusively, I work with businesses from turnover of £250,000 to £20 million.

 

Who do I work for?

I work with Company owners and management teams, investors (angel and early stage venture) and professional services firms.  I also hold a number of voluntary roles, typically as Chair of Finance & Risk, or helping develop stronger processes in a time of hardship or inflexion.

 

News and Advice

Updates on recent activity and ideas to help your business develop

Business Development in Professional Services #101

Business Development in Professional Services #101

One of the most common business development mistakes made in professional services, by fee-earners as well as marketing and sales teams, is confusing a networking event with a sales pitch. Why is this? Think about the last networking event you went to. Whether an...

Building systems improves business value.

Building systems improves business value.

One of the hardest parts of growing a business is the transition from a great idea with initial customers to a solid, trusted concern. Employing staff, building momentum, daring to dream! After all, building systems improves business value as you develop. I know a lot...

The future of AI in accountancy

The future of AI in accountancy

Clive Bawden, Director of Look After Business, has featured in an article in the new Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) magazine, Quarterly. In it, he is asked for his views on the future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in accountancy....

Action planning your way to results

Action planning your way to results

One of my current roles is an exciting project helping mentor some of the most innovative young technology businesses in the UK on their next steps.  This mostly revolves around proposition development, sales and marketing process and inevitably given the stage of...