After 30 years with best in class, blue chip companies, selling bars of soap to bars of gold; Michael is now sharing his experience and expertise with ambitious SMEs who want to improve the performance of their business.
As one of the UK’s most senior and experienced commercial professionals, Michael Donaldson has had to walk the talk, live with the consequences of his decisions and the actions of his teams, day in and day out, for many years.
The experience of 30 years employment (20 in the Boardroom) with leading blue chip companies taught him about strategy and challenge.
Strategy doesn’t have to be complicated but does have to be developed and it does have to be deliverable; AND irrespective of size, shape or sector the 3 most common challenges facing business Leaders are how to improve the performance of their people, the profitability of their products and the productivity of their processes, and that doesn’t have to be complicated either.
Since 2013 Michael has been helping ambitious SME's with their Strategic and Leadership challenges.
“Michael is known for his leadership in team building and strategic positioning. He has a high industry profile and is well respected by customers and competitors.”
Rich Powers,Divisional CEO Cookson Group plc.
“Michael is a conscientious and dynamic leader. He took time to understand the challenges, provided innovative solutions and actively sought out opportunities to make the project a success.”
Victoria Waugh,Fairtrade Foundation.
“Michael has been an excellent business mentor for my business, my confidence and enthusiasm has increased, and my sales are on track to grow by 25%.”
Linda Randall,The Fabulous Lingerie and Swimwear Boutique.
“Michael delivered a great strategy day for the directors and staff of the National Association of Goldsmiths. Everyone was engaged, and I received only positive feedback from the participants.”
Michael Rawlinson,CEO NAG
“We appointed Michael to complete a competency and competitor report on two new market entries that we were considering. He presented a comprehensive and compelling report that advised the board against the activity, in turn saving the business a very significant six figure sum of money.”
John,FD £5m Business