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  • drachen.co.uk - Home
    Independence Challenge Support Governance Risk Oversight Growth Governance Specialising in the provision of bespoke and flexible support to help both you and your business grow aligned to the best practices and principles of effective Corporate Governance Advice Support and Practical Assistance when you need it Drachen specialises in providing support to Professional Service businesses especially in highly regulated environments requiring the highest levels of governance and risk oversight Situations where Drachen Can Bring Expertise Your Business has Grown you need External Independent oversight Governance Support You have Business challenges and opportunities that you need help to address Your Board Board Committees needs Independent or Non Executive Director support You are Going Through a Transition and Need Help Your Family Business needs to move to its second generation You need Help with External Strategic Partnerships or Financing Partners For more information check out our Services and More Information page and get in touch Jeremy s ability to look at my business using his wealth of experience has proved hugely beneficial His ability to spot potential issues and provide solutions for these was most impressive His professionalism is second to none and response time is always particularly quick He has shown great

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  • drachen.co.uk - Services
    This comes from 30 years experience in the following career roles and education Current NED roles including Board Committee Chair Risk Audit Compliance and RemCo committee experience Board advisory roles in multiple Jurisdictions including UK Germany Luxembourg Senior Board positions Chair CEO NED across a range of Commercial Financial Services businesses Consulting on risk governance and business tunraround Mentoring Coaching business start ups and established businesses Chartered Director MBA Chartered Associate of the Institute of Financial Services Associate Lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University for Business Finance Risk Governance Drachen draws on this experience to identify how best to assist businesses to achieve their goals Services include Non Executive Independent Director Advisory Consulting Interim Project support Business Growth Mentoring A core proposition is a review of your business governance and organisation to ensure it effectively drives your business proposition to create value for you and your customers In all roles Drachen provides input and support in respect of Strategy Performance Risk People Note The Institute of Directors published the Corporate Governance Code and Guidelines for Unlisted Companies in recognition of the fact that small and family owned businesses are the lifeblood of our economy Whatever size or stage your business is

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  • drachen.co.uk - About
    opportunities for the best people by coaching and mentoring aligned with setting stretching targets objectives and KPI s to build businesses fit for the future He has excellent leadership skills with hands on experience in all major disciplines strategic planning JVs Partnerships business leadership marketing sales client management customer service compliance operations governance IT and programme management Exemplary record with FCA PRA UK MiFiD Europe CSSF Luxembourg authorisations Previously Jeremy was CEO at a 1 Billion alternative investment manager Director of a UK FSA regulated London trade body and Non Executive Partner on the Advisory Board for a UK BioTech Life Sciences venture capital fund He has held roles on a number of Board Committees including Chair Risk Audit Compliance and Remuneration Committees European experience includes Director roles of two Luxembourg based Fund Management Platforms and holding an Advisory Board position on a German Family Office Wealth Management Advisory business Jeremy is experienced at working in large small private public mutual and partnership businesses and has held a range of committee roles including audit compliance risk as well as various Trustee and Treasurer roles Jeremy currently supports the Princes Youth Business Trust Scotland and is a Business Mentor with the Chamber of Commerce and has been awarded the status of Chartered Director with the Institute of Directors and Chartered Associate with the Institute of Financial Services Examples of significant assignments completed to date Provision of strategic advice in respect of UK Financial Services subsidiary of a European Financial services group Restructured repositioned leading Investment Manager to reduce costs by 50 and implement enhanced systems and processes leading to ISO Certification Created global distribution network for an Investment Manager to position business for growth in existing and new strategic asset classes through personal profile and PR activity Launched Luxembourg based fund

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  • drachen.co.uk - Contact Us
    For an informal discussion on how Drachen can help you with your business or personal goals please email or phone email jeremy drachen co uk Tel 44 0 1506 834520 Mob 44 0 7899 890916 Fax 44 0 1506 830128

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  • drachen.co.uk - Testimonials
    link I enjoyed reporting directly to Jeremy He could always be relied upon to make a decision and give you direction He was responsible for developing my carer for which I am grateful I always found him to be very professional and yet approachable he always maintained an open door policy John Denny Network Manager SL As a business leader Jeremy combines drive and vision with immense empathy and consideration for his people He empowers his team to perform at the highest standards and receives respect because put simply he respects his team An utter gentleman fun to work with a brilliant leader and as sharp as a blade It is an absolute priviledge and pleasure to work with Jeremy Chris Harvey Director WTND PR Consultancy Coach Jeremy is extremely conscientious and with a keen focus on the objective It is a pleasure to work with him Stephen Westwood Managing Director CES Investments Ltd Without previously knowing my industry Jeremy helped me work through all my options to come up with a clear strategy in a very short period of time He is very personable and approachable at the same time as operating at a very high level I would thoroughly recommend him Sally Homan Director Robertson Lindsay Interiors Ltd Jeremy s ability to look at my business using his wealth of experience has proved hugely beneficial His ability to spot potential issues and provide solutions for these was most impressive His professionalism is second to none and response time is always particularly quick He has shown great commitment and taken real ownership of the tasks in hand Being a young business Jeremy s guidance has been essential to the level of our future growth He has enabled me to set out clear objectives and plan for ways to meet

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  • drachen.co.uk - More Information
    their behaviours the way they do things their relationships and their processes But Leaders need to change too and two heads are better than one The independent external perspective is often the key ingredient that can provide the light bulb moment This is why Drachen was established to provide flexible solutions to businesses to help them with these issues Unlike many interim independent management companies we are not an agency Services are provided personally by Jeremy or by Jeremy in conjunction with a hand picked selection of trusted industry contacts Ofetn companies and small businesses don t realise the support they need They have a problem which sometimes they can t define but know that it should be better than this The problem is who do you talk to in such situations why will they care and how much will they cost Drachen s proposition is designed to meet these needs The initial meeting and consultation is free of charge typically this would be a 2 hour discussion where the nature of the issue is discussed and more detail is collected on the nature of the business and the issues facing it Following the initial meeting Drachen will FREE OF CHARGE outline some initial ideas and thoughts on the issues outlined and identify the areas of focus to take forward At this stage the client can do one of two things File the proposals and do nothing not recommended or Use the proposals as the basis for developing the business This will include ensuring that the plan is regularly reviewed against actual progess This should take place on an ongoing basis with formal reviews at least quarterly In the event that unexpected events occur this will ensure that they are identified quickly so that early corrective action can be taken To get the best out of the strategic planning process it is best carried out annually starting with a review of the previous year followed by the preparation of revised objectives and action plans based on the current situation and expectations for the future which then feed into the budgeting process This is why some business adopt for a longer term retained relationship sometimes in an Independent or Non Executive role The Outcome A properly prepared and monitored strategic plan has been shown to deliver significantly improved business performance Interim Project Support Jeremy is available for UK wide assignments to complete specific projects or Interim roles Jeremy s own skills and competencies range across the following areas in both B2B and B2C A Few Words on Corporate Governance Corporate Governance is NOT about a set of theoretical guideline and principles with which to increase the burden upon and weigh down small businesses Rather it is applying the best practices and learnings of businesses who have gone through those growth stages already and found that certain management practices and disciplines in fact improve the potential for success and growth of small businesses It is about giving small businesses access to cost

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  • drachen.co.uk - Non Executive / Independent Director
    or Non Executive Director can help hard pressed internal business leaders to lower the risk of failure of a change to your business is free of all internal politics that exist in every organisation so can concentrate his skills and contribution on delivering change be it cost savings improvements in service improvements in revenues working with and supporting the business leaders can work full time for a short period to help you overcome an existing resource or skills issue or can work a few days a month for an extended period is someone who has gained considerable business management experience across many organisations You can benefit from this experience adds weight to a Board in the eyes of external parties is someone who does not require company benefits delivers results fast and takes care of his own tax and National Insurance contributions so is often a lower cost to your business than an employee is there when needed and you don t pay for them when they aren t needed but fundamentally is there to work with you to deliver real value to your business or organisation More Information The Corporate Governance Code and Guidelines for Unlisted Companies notes that

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  • drachen.co.uk - Advisory Training & Consulting
    regularly review whether they are maximising their potential What is your proposition in the market and do you actually deliver what you think you do Is your marketing focussed on the right segments with the righ message Your Brand is not just your name but how your product service message behaviours and customer experiences all resonate together Do you have an effective Governance Risk and Compliance policy with controls in place to protect your business against fraud and ensure you meet any compliance requirements for your business When you work with big partners what Due Diligence is undertaken and how does your Corporate Governance stand up to scrutiny Are your promotional distribution and sales management processes aligned are you really putting across to your prospective customers the real value of your product or solutions If they only close 1 deal in 10 they are wasting 90 of their time Do you manage your networks effectively Are you really looking after your customers It costs far more to find a new one than to look after an existing one How do you make sure you are getting the best out of your staff Are you trying to restructure and need an experienced manager to provide temporary assistance Getting this wrong could create a skills vacuum and and incompetency gap Do you need access from time to time to business experience and knowledge Why struggle when help is just a phone call away Change is the only constant in every modern business regardless of size To succeed businesses need both people teams and leaders that are able to change Focus is often on people and their behaviours the way they do things their relationships and their processes But Leaders need to change too and two heads are better than one The ind

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