John is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), having fully qualified in 2003. He began his career at Lloyds Register in 1998, working in a variety of finance roles, in the UK and in the US, before moving to the commercial property division of Network Rail.
In 2011, John became the Finance Director of Software Development company, Cambridge Online Systems Ltd. As part of the Leadership Team, he succeeded in helping turn the business around from a significant loss-maker to a healthy and profitable organisation, a transition which led to the successful sale of the business to a larger global competitor by the end of 2016. In 2017, he became Finance and Operations Director at Clarion Interpreting where he managed and developed the Financial, Operational and Service Delivery activities and teams within the business.
John has an inherent desire to improve processes and is equally passionate about employee engagement, believing that both are key to helping organisations, especially SMEs, optimise their business performance.