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Tony Vaughan

Tony Vaughan

With over 20 years ‘hands on’ commercial business experience; including start-up’s, building early stage companies, acquisitions and selling a number of businesses, Tony Vaughan brings an entrepreneurial flair to Vexus and its clients exit process.

In an industry largely populated by accountants, Tony adds a new dimension to the exit process for our select clients, his success and experience as a ‘deal maker’ is underpinned by extensive sales and marketing roots in the B2B sector.

With extensive knowledge across a variety of business sectors including the complex process of securing true and best value for businesses that are asset rich with intellectual property rights.

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James

James

James brings almost 20 years of practical business experience to the team here at Vexus and in all previous positions held has reported directly to the owners of the business. James is passionate about all aspects of business and thrives on solving problems and making deals happen.

This experience really helps James to understand the motivations and challenges business owners face.

James prefers and uses a consultative approach to great effect to understand Vexus clients needs to assist them in confidentially taking their business to market; taking control of and leading the process. At every stage, James is focussed on achieving the best deal possible for our clients exit from their business.

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Robyn

Robyn

With strong commercial awareness, solid communication skills and an established background in M&A, Robyn has a well-developed and instinctive ability to effectively engage with all clients and colleagues.

Robyn has extensive experience across core marketing practices, including: PR, digital and direct marketing. The core marketing principals are similar irrespective of the sector our client operates in, this experience highly compliments the process our clients go through when exiting their business and allows the development of bespoke strategic marketing plans for every client.

Robyn has a real interest and flair in devising, implementing and developing effective administrative processes and procedures, particularly focusing on process improvement and optimisation. These efficiencies prove essential in the effective sale of our clients’ businesses.

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Richard

Richard

Richard is an experienced entrepreneur with a long track record of running a successful retail design and manufacturing business. After the sale of his company in 2013 as part of a long-term exit strategy, he gained firsthand experience of preparing businesses for sale, creating value and supporting the sale process.
As part of the Vexus Exit & Consultancy team, Richard supports a wide range of business owners seeking the real drivers that build business value. Helping our clients retain an alignment of personal values and ambitions, while focusing on an achievable exit plan that can deliver sustainable growth and build value as part of the process of preparing a business for a trade sale, MBI or external investment.
Richard was appointed Enterprise Ambassador for Leeds University in 2015, supporting their Management undergraduate courses with seminars and workshops on creativity, innovation, growth models and exit strategies.

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Neil

Neil

Neil has a passion for finding the right funding solution for the right client. With many years commercial funding experience, Neil provides a range of debt based finance options to support Business Acquisitions, Growth Capital, Asset Finance, Cash Flow Funding and a wide range of other financial options. It takes an experienced professional and someone with a great deal of commercial awareness to understand each client’s business needs, to be able to add value  to each transaction and ensure our clients are introduced to a funder who can ‘do the deal’.

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Paul

Paul

Paul is a senior adviser specialising in business consultancy with more than 30 years experience of working at the very top of the financial services industry.

Paul’s unique expertise lies in business ‘matchmaking’, using a extensive client database to match right buyers with right sellers, both often not on anyone else’s radar. With fine business acumen, out-of-the-box thinking attitude and considering an ideal outcome for his clients, he is able to proactively advise on alternative, more suitable solutions like joint ventures or mergers rather than the original straight sale/purchase envisaged.

Paul is also experienced in dealing with the emotional aspects of selling/buying companies, especially family businesses, and is well-versed in finding solutions to intangible or unvoiced issues accompanying business sales.

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Jacqueline

Jacqueline

Jacqueline Harris has extensive experience helping businesses to grow and helping business owners and their teams, across a wide variety of sectors, understand exactly what it is they want and how to get it. As a qualified executive and business coach, facilitator and trainer, Jacqueline specialises in leadership and sales, creating a highly productive thinking environment for both groups and individuals.

As part of the Vexus Consultancy team, Jacqueline facilitates vision and strategic planning workshops, helping to develop growth plans and upskills sales people and the leadership teams. She also works specifically with business owners, coaching them through the decision to exit, the exit process itself and post exit – what happens next? She understands that this is a major life event and more than just a transaction.

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Henry

Henry

Henry is passionate about helping businesses achieve their vision for growth and business sale by adding to their business value to make them more attractive to purchasers. He has seen the varying results of exit planning in his experiences of post-acquisition integration projects.

With over 20 years’ experience in mergers and acquisitions, he takes a hands-on approach to improve his client’s systems, processes and organisation – guiding them through the journey and putting them in the best position for growth or an effective sale.

This is delivered by his collaborative and inquisitive working style, including structured workshops, technology and process reviews. He can also help Vexus clients on their market assessment and business plans for investment and exit.

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