IoD Branch Ambassador Introduction
IoD East of England are pleased to be represented across our vibrant and successful region by IoD Ambassadors who are specialists in their fields. Our IoD Ambassadors are charged with leading in a chosen topic area/function that is their expertise or focus, whilst also promoting the benefits of IoD membership and the CPD route to Chartered Director.
Below you will find an introduction to one of our highly valued Ambassadors who would be pleased to connect with you via Twitter or LinkedIn. Please contact the IoD East of England regional office for more information regarding becoming an IoD Ambassador.
Your name: Tim Rose
Your title/role and company name: Managing Director, Growbridge Advisors Ltd
Your IoD branch: Essex
Your IoD Branch Ambassador roles: Business Growth & Chartered Director
Your social media handles e.g Twitter, LinkedIn etc: Tim Rose (LinkedIn)
Q: How long have you been involved with the IoD?
Q: Can you tell us a little about your career to date?
Chartered Director, MBA (finance), Accountancy degree and IoD Fellow.
Financial Markets background before advising SME’s as either a Non-Exec Director or adviser/consultant twelve years ago. Growbridge focuses on Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance & Advisory services.
I am a IoD Chartered Director ‘Assessor’ charged with providing evidence to support eligibility for full Chartered Director status. This involves reviewing candidate’s practical experience as a director based on the key tasks of the board.
Q: What do you hope to achieve as an IoD Branch Ambassador?
Sounding board’ for Essex Iod members who plan to grow their business or find themselves in a jam.
Happy to share practical advice gained from working with over 100 SME’s on evaluating an optimum growth strategy, acquisitions, equipping and resourcing vision, best management practice (gained from Iod Chartered Director), problem-solving, avoiding pitfalls and how to raise the right finance for the business and its situation
Q: If you could give your 21 year old self some advice what would it be?
Find a successful business mentor or respected family member to provide wisdom and sound commercial advice. Join the local Iod and network like crazy.In my experience, most business folk will be happy to share business advice to passionate entrepreneurs freely. Understand finance especially working capital.
Q: What keeps you busy outside of work?
Involved in charities including work amongst the refugees, counselling, drop-in centre and church schools where I am the Chairman of the Vine Multi-Academy Trust (23 schools across Essex)
Q: Are there any business related or policy issues that keep you awake at night?
Cash flow or lack of it. Not having a buffer
Q: Why do you think business leaders should join the IoD?
Seminars and the Mastermind meetings. One lesson learnt or piece of advice received could save or make your organisation a fortune.