I founded Hexagon Consultants back in 2015 with a former colleague Sue Williams. It was a big leap!
I’d spent the previous 15+ years of my career as CFO or FD in a number of blue chip businesses such as United Biscuits plc, Next plc and Shop Direct which had just been bought by the Barclay Brothers.
As I left the last ‘employed’ role I had with Pattonair, I was asking myself ‘what do I want to do next?’ I had turned down a number of CFO roles along the way as I tried to make up my mind. It’s hard to get to the top of the ladder and jump down to start two businesses from scratch with zero revenue. But that’s what I did!
Sue and I have worked to build Hexagon Consultants, growing it to become a multi-million revenue business over the last 5 years whilst working with clients such as Jaguar Land Rover, Liberty Steel and Dyson to name a few. Alongside this, I also started my plant-based desserts business – Freaks of Nature.
In the early days at Hexagon, we focused more on working with clients on supply chain projects, but we were continually being asked for more once clients understood the broader teams’capabilities – including M&A, Finance, Complex Debt Funding and Transformation.
We’ve marked this milestone year with an exciting re-brand and a new website. Our new tagline ‘Rising to Every Challenge’ really reflects how we operate and was inspired by feedback received from existing clients. Over 90% of our work comes from recommendations and referrals and we’re committed to working alongside our clients to deliver sustainable results.
Phase two of Hexagon’s growth is already underway due to our growth potential. We’ve made some key hires during the course of 2020 and we continue to grow our client list coupled with the biggest pipeline ever.
In recent months, we’ve ramped up our activity in the D2C space, providing clients with insight, tools, methodology and partners needed to ensure they can take advantage of the extraordinary digital acceleration we’ve seen as a result of the current pandemic. Hexagon can provide “end to end” consultancy for brands and manufacturers’ D2C proposition.
Some confidential projects currently keeping us busy are significant, both in terms of the role that Hexagon has been asked to play but also because one will provide significant value to the Yorkshire region whilst the other has huge implications for the whole of the UK. We are truly excited to be providing such critical resources and I look forward to revealing more once we are able to do so.
In the meantime, if you’d like a discussion about how Hexagon can rise to your challenges with a healthy combination of insight, strategy and a sleeves rolled up attitude, drop us a line so we can arrange an informal chat.
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