Tim Bentall is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW).
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What we do
We only provide strategic advice to businesses in which the senior management teams have a deep personal interest; businesses where the risks of ownership, the rewards obtained and the responsibilities of management are closely intertwined; organisations that have absolute control over their own destiny.
We help business owners take time out to focus on the future:
- their personal goals
- what they want their business to achieve and how to get there
- building a sustainable and profitable business
- future-proofing their business model
- business development; and critically
- implementing their plans
Tim Bentall uses his extensive experience, not only of advising such businesses but also of leading and managing a professional services firm. In short, he’s learned by doing it what works, and what doesn’t, and how to manage change.
What we believe in
We believe that the most successful businesses, and the people behind them, have clear objectives. They know why they’re in business and what they want to achieve.
We also believe that, to work successfully with a business, it’s really important that we understand its culture and values, its long term objectives and, particularly, the aspirations of the key people, both for the business and for themselves and their families. So our clients can expect us to spend time finding out about them and their businesses, to ensure the support we provide is appropriate and, critically, delivers value.
We focus on the future. Whilst we review what’s happened in the past, we look forward: the adjustments that will make a difference; the changes that will improve long term profitability; the actions to implement those changes successfully.
We work alongside the management team in a consultative and collaborative way, but use our independence to provide constructive challenge and support.
You won’t finding us trying to apply a ’one fits all’ approach; all our work is tailored to the needs of the business and those with leadership and management responsibilities.
We are flexible:
- flexible in the way that we work: with individuals or management teams; on specific projects or longer term issues; on project planning, management or implementation (or all three)
- flexible in the role that we play: depending on the need, we act as an adviser or a facilitator, coach, mentor, sounding board, or we take a non- executive appointment as chairman or director
- flexible in how we charge: whilst most of our clients prefer fixed fees, we are happy to explore alternative bases for charging to suit your circumstances
Who we are
Tim Bentall is a Chartered Accountant with 30 years’ leadership and management experience at a senior level.
A specialist in advising professional partnerships and other owner-managed businesses on both operational and strategic issues, Tim has worked closely with clients across diverse sectors that include:
Professional service firms: Solicitors, Independent Financial Advisers, Architects, Accountants, Marketing & PR, Medical Consultants and Insurance Brokers
Other businesses: Technology, Manufacturing, Leisure, Publishing, Healthcare, Property, Recruitment, Farming, Distribution and Project Management
Not-for-profit organisations: Schools, Housing Associations, Charities
For ten years, Tim was Managing Partner of an independent practice, which became the regional office of a national, Top Six, firm of chartered accountants, with responsibility for leading strategic planning and all operational matters.
His experiences have given him a deep understanding of the need to preserve the culture and values of a business whilst being dynamic and flexible in a competitive environment.
Renowned for his excellent listening skills, Tim is often used by his clients as a discreet ‘sounding board’, providing challenge to their plans and advice on their issues. He is an accomplished facilitator and business coach and regularly advises, and presents to, Boards and management teams. He works closely with his clients’ other advisers on accounting, taxation, legal, banking, investment, risk management and governance issues, as appropriate.