Derek Phillips (MD) qualified with Kidsons, Chartered Accountamts, Birmingham in 1984. Post qualifying he spent c. 20 years in industry with spells as Head of Finance, FD and Business Improvement Director for well known blue-chip organisations in both manufacturing and service sectors before embarking on a consulting career.
For 7 years Derek worked as a Senior Manager at Boxwood Ltd typically fulfilling an Engagement Manager or Programme Manager role responsible for designing, developing and implementing business transformation solutions for clients in different sectors. For most assignments this meant working with clients the entire length of the change journey all the way from setting agreed goals, gathering ideas, presenting the case for change, planning and then executing initiatives in collaboration with clients to ultimately celebrate achieving substantially improved performance.
In 2012, Derek's work was recognised by the MCA who awarded the prestigious "best change-improvement in the private sector award" to Grosvenor where Derek had played a leading role transforming that business by more than doubling recurrent profitability within two years.
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