Barry’s experience includes over fifteen years consulting with professional service firms. He has saved his clients millions of pounds in all parts of their cost structures, and put even more into their bank accounts through creative cash flow programmes. He also has an unusual ability to bring partners together to move their firm in an agreed direction.
Even in the tough economic environment of the past two years, Barry has helped firms from across the UK to improve profits, boost cash flow and reduce overdrafts. He has also been instrumental in helping a number of clients to prepare for merger, and to take advantage of their position to acquire rival firms.
Barry is a Fellow and former Area President of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and, prior to founding Wilkinson Read and Partners, was Finance Director of various subsidiaries of the RTZ (now Rio Tinto) group, returning problem companies to success and profit. He also holds a Masters in Economics from the University of Sheffield.
Barry is author of Cash Management for Law Firms, the definitive sector report published in spring 2009 by the Ark Group. He regularly presents at legal industry conferences in London and around the UK.
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John is a senior finance professional experienced at Board level in growing businesses through his use of extensive accounting, man management and software knowledge. He is used to working in acquisition and organic growth situations and has the proven ability to deliver improvement and innovation in reporting systems, financial controls, risk management and staff development. His recent experience in the legal sector includes troubleshooting and accounting system implementation, staff training and delivery of an Excel based reporting tool to enable monthly reporting to external lenders.
John’s previous experience includes roles as both Finance Director and Managing Director at BES Consulting Ltd where he undertook a due diligence process which resulted in substantial cost savings and contributed to an increased cash flow of 300% within the first year. His core competencies include Strategic Financial Planning, Project Management, Business Revenue Improvement and Implementation of Financial Systems and Procedures. John is also an Associate Member of CIMA.
Michelle graduated with a Bsc (Hons) in Sociology with History, University of Roehampton London and is a qualified Lexcel Consultant
Prior to joining WRP, Michelle worked in education and the manufacturing industry running busy teams efficiently and effectively, using sophisticated IT and management systems to keep costs to a minimum whilst providing a quality service to her clients.
Since joining Wilkinson Read & Partners, she has become our in-house specialist in the Lexcel quality standard for solicitors. She is experienced in producing systems and procedure manuals.
She manages our tactical cost reduction services, negotiating contracts with suppliers and supporting Practice Managers and Administrators.
Michelle enjoys spending time with her family, walks in the park and gardening as well as reading crime fiction.
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Anthony has recently been working with clients to analyse market opportunities, and to develop business strategies and development plans. He also manages business development at Wilkinson Read & Partners.
Anthony graduated with First Class Honours from the London School of Economics. He has taken our research and analysis capabilities to an unparalleled level. He speaks good German and is currently getting to grips with Russian.
Anthony spends most of his spare time on the cricket pitch - for MCC or Kenilworth Wardens CC.