Pro-actions - Business Improvement Specialists

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Regional Director

Simon Tempest

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Mike Oldfield

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The team works with partners across the South of England to bring relevant Business Seminars to the local community. We are proud members of Inspire by Wessex Chamber in Wiltshire and North East Somerset and Buckinghamshire Business First, Buckinghamshire’s growth hub. We partner with HSBC, Barclays and Metro Bank and local Chambers, including Maidenhead and District Chamber of Commerce.

The focus for Quarter 4 has been “Managing Growth and the Unintended Consequences” and we have / will deliver interactive seminars in Swindon, Slough, Maidenhead and Royal Wootton Bassett, with a further one planned for the new Year in South Buckinghamshire

The team work with local business owners across the South of England in retained relationships; Thames Valley Region Dyno Rod, Ex-Mil Recruitment and Don Pennant Associates all work with Pro-actions.

Pro-actions offers a free business help session

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Simon Tempest is the regional director of Pro-actions (Wessex) Ltd; a business improvement specialist offering help, advice and support to the SME sector. The geographic focus of the business is the vibrant economic region around the M4 corridor from Berkshire to East Avon. Prior to Pro-actions, Simon held a number of executive and leadership positions in multi-national companies and mid-sized enterprises. As the lead executive responsible for the P/L he has led multi-functional teams in growth environments and been part of an executive team in a successful turnaround. Simon has run a UK SME and understands the pressures of leadership with few resources that need to be carefully managed. Simon has 30 years’ experience of managing businesses in UK and Europe and has had significant involvement in marketing, sourcing and selling in USA and South East Asia. He has successfully led businesses in a number of industries. Possessing a broad commercial skill set embracing marketing, sales and business development. Simon also has extensive experience in product development and knowledge of finance and the supply chain and has been involved in major change management projects. During his career, Simon has worked with many small and mid-sized businesses, sourcing key products and services. Working with these businesses highlighted the importance of SMEs and the issues faced by very busy business owners. It is this range of business knowledge and experience that is available for the benefit of small and mid-sized business owners in the South of England. Simon has a first class honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a post graduate diploma in Marketing.

For the last 25 years I have held senior management, Board and Non Executive positions in the corporate world within M&A, sales, operations and marketing in both the B2C and B2B space within the UK and in International markets, latterly operating as MD and COO of an International Healthcare business operating in 6 European markets.

I have spent much of this time developing and growing businesses, some of which I have developed from scratch also focusing on business turnaround, change and transformation.

The businesses have had a wide size spectrum ranging from start-ups to multi million revenue generators.

My key objective in all my activities has been to develop successful businesses through the development of its key resource – people. My passion for this particular area of business has led me to join Pro-actions as a Business Coach.

Educationally I hold a degree in Pharmacy from Aberdeen and an MBA from The University of Warwick Business School.

My hobbies revolve around family, friends and sport.

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