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INTERIM

CHANGE

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ACHIEVING BUSINESS GROWTH

WHAT WE DO

At Fortitude we work with high profile businesses that are experiencing significant and high revenue-impacting challenges. We tackle complex corporate issues, providing guidance for business leaders and implementing transformation solutions with passion and integrity.

We deliver change. Change brings opportunity"
INTERIM

 

Closing the knowledge gap with a supportive approach to challenges while hitting financial objectives.

 

CHANGE

 

Adopting a practical and people-centric approach to transformation that achieves growth through sustainable change.

 

TURNAROUND

 

Implementing turnaround solutions to rebuild confidence and stabilise businesses in financial and operational crisis. 

ABOUT SIMON

Founder and CEO of Fortitude, Simon Jones is an energetic business executive with extensive experience in CFO, CEO and CRO roles.

He specialises in turnaround and corporate recovery, change management and senior level interim management. 

 

With a practical approach to performance improvement and growth he is an agile problem-solver who transforms distressed and challenged businesses.

Committed to developing internal talent, Simon is a trusted leader who faces challenges head on to create and implement feasible, achievable business plans. 

“Be prepared – I am hands-on and get stuck in so I can live the challenges with you.

My bespoke advice and recovery strategies are sensitive to every situation,
and are supported by a deep understanding of business.

Thirty years of practice have helped me create methods of working
which lead to swift, demonstrable and sustainable results.”

Simon Jones, CEO & Founder, Fortitude

 
 

INTERIM

 BUSINESS CHALLENGES 

Specialism gap

Rapid growth

Operational challenges

 

 OUR APPROACH 

Reinvigoration

Situational and financial management

Mentoring and coaching existing teams

Negotiation and conflict management

Closing the knowledge gap

 CASE STUDY

A publisher with £200-300m turnover but no senior finance management in place for nearly six months. The business was ‘rudderless’ and demotivated with year-end looming.

“Simon brought a fresh, sharp and positive energy to our work. No stone was left unturned and no one missed out on the scrutiny he gave us. He worked closely with our Director of Finance and Chief Executive to instil a sense of responsibility in our every decision.”

Tracey Warrener, GALLUP Certified Strengths Coach

Optimising the opportunity

CASE STUDY

A private equity house needed to demonstrate success and raise funds in a short timeframe.

In total, four businesses needed to be sold, two of which were underperforming.

CHANGE

 BUSINESS CHALLENGES 

Acquisition integration 

Market disruption

Lack of investment

 

 OUR APPROACH 

Evidence based solutions

Measurable value

People centric, delivery focused transformation

 

TURNAROUND

 BUSINESS CHALLENGES 

Financial crisis / distress

Liquidity constraints

Bank risk

 

 OUR APPROACH 

Rapid recovery

Cash management

Bringing stability

Stakeholder management

Preparation for sale/flotation

Crisis control with compassion

CASE STUDY

 

The major lender of a listed UK conglomerate requested a turnaround director be appointed to protect its interest.

With an annual turnover of £700-800m the business was stressed rather than distressed and underperforming in a declining market.

 

“Simon brought a fresh, sharp and positive energy to our work. No stone was left unturned and no one missed out on the scrutiny he gave us. He worked closely with our Director of Finance and Chief Executive to instil a sense of responsibility in our every decision.”

Mark Curtis, Director, MIET

“Noticeable progress and meaningful results. Simon is hard-working, diligent, and showed impressive enthusiasm for the challenge, balanced with appropriate humour. He communicated what was needed to get the job done.”

“When the Trust went into financial deficit Simon worked with members of the Executive Team and Senior Clinicians to pull together a challenging but achievable financial recovery plan which was supported by the Trust Board.”

Helen Ashley, Director at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust