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Stephen Ayres

Stephen is an experienced part-time CFO who has spent 20 years supporting SMEs to improve both operationally and financially.

Stephen has a Degree in Statistics from the University of Southampton and is a Chartered Accountant (qualifying with KPMG).  He spent his early career in senior M&A and finance roles within Rolls Royce before becoming a divisional director at a private equity-backed international technology and healthcare group, growing group revenues from £25m to £250m in 6 years. 


He has spent the last 20 years supporting SMEs improve both operationally and financially and to strategically develop and grow before ultimately achieving a successful exit. He has a consultative leadership style and a track record of building strong teams. 


During this time Stephen has gained significant international experience, particularly in the USA, China and Europe  


Stephen also has strong financial analysis, problem-solving and change management skills.  He enjoys grasping a range of business issues and resolving them. 


  • Contracting
  • Life Science and Biotech
  • Manufacturing
  • Services
  • Software
  • Technology


  • Building finance function
  • Business Modelling
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Commercial
  • Corporate Finance
  • Exit
  • Financial Turnaround
  • International Expansion
  • Investor Relations
  • Strategy development and implementation
  • System implementation
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