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Colin Whitehead

Job Title:Interim Managing Direc…
Industry:Management & Executive
Location:Sussex (East and West)
Available for work:Yes
Member since:January 2009

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Trading name:Certus Management Ltd
Areas covered:Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Dorset, East Sussex, Essex, Gloucestershire, Greater London, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Middlesex, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex (East and West), Wiltshire, Worcestershiremore »
Desired contract duration:Not Provided

About My Services:

Interim Managing Director/General Manager delivering business improvement and change to high tech engineering, manufacturing and service businesses. Completed ten interim assignments since 2002 delivering combined savings of over £5m p.a. Three post-acquisition assignments and six with major international groups. Track record of leading strategic review and change, mergers, re-organisation and moves. As an Interim, completed seven management re-organisations, seven operational moves and recruited five new business leaders. Over 20 years international management experience of sales and marketing, operations, projects, technical support and customer service teams. Managing Director of Trend Controls Ltd (300 people) 1996-98 and then Roxspur plc (600 people) 1998-2001. A Chartered Electrical Engineer with extensive experience in the distribution, installation and support of computerised process control, telecommunications, robotics and surveillance systems in production, utilities, building, defence and security applications. Member of the Interim Management Association-Institute and the Institute of Interim Management. MOD Security Cleared 2007. more »


  • Leadership
  • Strategic Review and Direction
  • Problem Solving


  • BSc Control Engineering
  • M.I.E.T Chartered Engineer
  • M.I.I.M (Institute of Interim Management)

What Makes Me Great:

Proven ability to be able to quickly meet an urgent senior management challenge, immediately establishing stability and ensuring short-term business objectives are met. Will then systematically review a company's markets, products, people and processes, and formulate clear fact based deliverable strategic and operational plans for sales & profit growth. Sensitively manages change affecting people, puts in place the processes and selects or recruits and develops the right management team to enable those plans to succeed. more »

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