Chief Executive Officer
Ian qualified as a Chartered Accountant in London with a large firm which became part of Arthur Andersen in the early 1980s. On qualifying he moved into corporate finance and joined Touche Ross, now Deloitte, working on a variety of transactions including Stock Exchange Listings, acquisitions, management buyouts and forensic accounting investigations. Subsequently, he became Finance Director for a number of private equity investments in different sectors. These roles were heavily focused on maximising shareholder value and involved the completion of multiple acquisitions and exits. In 2003 Ian moved to the North East, since when he has worked as Finance Director for a large complex family business and for companies which he has owned jointly with his business partner, Bryan Irving. He was a founder investor and non-executive director of Tier One Capital Limited and current jointly owns an electrical engineering business in Hull, which manufactures bespoke control panels.