The Team

Nick Withall FCCA

Nick brings with him a wealth of commercial and practical experience from the business and financial world. He primarily provides business and financial consultancy advice to senior management both in Europe and the United States.

Nick was previously European Finance Director of Inktomi, a major internet software company, where he presided over a period of three years of very rapid growth across Europe. Nick’s major achievement was to put in place from its inception a sound legal business and financial structure, meeting the needs of both the American parent company and the local European Management.

From 1988 Nick spent nine years at Interleaf, a leading document management and electronic publishing company. He was appointed Finance Director Europe for the last four of those years. Nick’s major achievement in the role was to build a pan-European finance, HR and administration function. This included establishing financial reporting and forecasting systems, assisting in re-engineering the European business into a viable pan-European structure.

Nick also had responsibility for the preparation of contract pricing and terms of sale (calling on his sound understanding of both the business risk and contract law to create and negotiate acceptable terms for both Interleaf and the clients’ demanding, blue chip procurement teams). Nick played a leading role in strategic planning and analysis of the business, and developed the business and financial systems to provide management with timely, accurate and appropriate management information.

Prior to Interleaf, Nick worked in the accountancy profession for 12 years, principally with Cooper Lancaster Brewers where he progressed from trainee to personal assistant to the senior partner in the London office. Nick, handled a varied portfolio of clients providing audit, accountancy, tax and advisory services.

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