Mike Andrews - MAS Specialist  
Mike Andrews
MBA BusinesSense Ltd
Skier Hall Farm
Skier Hall
S74 8EU
Tel: 01226 748338
Mobile:07952 961052
Fax:01226 748338

Email: mba.businessense@btopenworld.com


Case Studies
A I Materials
Core Disciplines

General Management
Key Skills & Services: Business analysis, strategy review and implementation Marketing plans, business plans and funding searches Cash flow analysis and projections Production planning and capacity planning Customer or product profitability analysis Cost reductions and effectiveness audits Balance Sheet control review Information flow and reporting systems improvements Costing systems review, design and implementation Government/EU/Local Authority/Other grants and soft loans identification and application Due diligence – either on the buying or selling side Organisational issues - staff selection, recruitment and training. Debt collection and debt collection technique training Stock control and stock traceability advice General IT systems effectiveness review IT systems selection and implementation Part time Non-execs, Financial Director or Company Secretary roles.
Mike has led the team which wrote the Understanding Financial Management Manufacturing Excellence Module for the Manufacturing MASters programme.
Career Background: A background in management accounting, culminating in 13 years as either Financial Director or Divisional Finance Director for companies from start up to £85m turnover. However, increasingly non-financial duties have always been sought, including taking responsibility for warehousing, transport, production planning, purchasing, and sales and production administration. These culminated in “roving” roles as Divisional Director and Commercial Director, before I decided that a number of part time mentoring and management guidance opportunities were giving me more personal satisfaction.
Industry sectors: Precious metal refining and processing. Electrical contact and component engineering and manufacture. Steel production, forging, rolling, stock holding and distribution. Automotive and industrial component (turbochargers, dampers etc) design, engineering and manufacture. IT Software design and implementation. Importing consumer and fancy goods from Africa


Degree in economics from the London School of Economics, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) MBA from Warwick University


I now look upon my role as being what every small business MD really wants – a friend with all the right answers (provided either personally or through my association with specialists from MCCR and the Institute for Independent Business) - to help you meet those challenges that stop you from enjoying the rewards you deserve out of your business.

MCCR Associates - Chesford House, 4 Gunsgreen Park, Eyemouth, Berwickshire TD14 5LH
Tel: 01890 752 000 - email: mel@mccrassociates.biz