Robin Watson

Senior Consultant, specialising in: Strategic planning and implementation, business planning, operational change, coaching and mentoring

Robin is a pragmatic business professional with extensive experience of general business support and coaching, underpinned by strong competencies and experience in management, operational change, lean and customer focus. He has director experience both in executive and non-executive roles. His experience at operational and board level within the manufacturing and service sector businesses embraces all business disciplines. Robin’s focus of support is now on strategic planning and implementation, operational change and coaching to benefit client businesses.

Career in brief…

Robin started his career as a chartered engineer before moving through a number of operational and general management and director roles in commodity products and consumer goods sectors, including multi site and P&L responsibilities for business unit subsidiaries (turnover up to £30 million) of large organisations. A move into business consultancy followed, providing strategic and operational improvement in the SME sector to a wide range of clients in both the manufacturing and service sectors. Robin developed an integrated management system for small businesses which had success in bringing a structured approach to management of these businesses; the IP for this was subsequently the subject of a trade sale. A director role in a major Venture Finance and Consultancy organisation followed and subsequently Robin was appointed Managing Director of their Consultancy subsidiary, winning a number of prestigious contracts including delivery of the Government’s Manufacturing Advisory Service in Yorkshire and Humber. More recently Robin has stepped back into consultancy and coaching.