Email: bernardgoodchild@timetalk.co.uk

Call: 01295 279227 or 07775 618 403

Management Support for S.M.E.'s

ADVICE IN ALL AREAS OF BUSINESS

Bernard Goodchild

Bernard Goodchild

Management Support for S.M.E.'s

Email: bernardgoodchild@timetalk.co.uk

ADVICE IN ALL AREAS OF BUSINESS

Call: 01295 279227 or 07775 618 403

EXPERIENCE

Banking

Bernard spent many years in a long-term career in the Banking & Finance industry.
In his final role Bernard was appointed to manage and be responsible for the Bank's Retail business in Oxfordshire - 21 offices and circa five hundred managers and staff. Having responsibility for managing the business performance of the area.

 

Business Advisor

Since leaving his long term career in the Banking and Finance industry in 1998 Bernard has used the experience of managing business relationships throughout the period to assist business owners of all shapes, sizes and sectors in managing their day to day business challenges and in providing solutions for the future.

 

He has specifically focused on raising finance by becoming  an Associate Partner with Business Angels Finance International LLP (BAFI) www.businessangelfinance.co.uk for this purpose.

Assignments have included fund raising by way of debt, equity, grants (UK & EU), Business Planning, senior recruitment, development of marketing plans and strategies. In addition he agreed to Chair a Disciplinary & Conduct panel created by a client with a member of staff who had been the subject of disciplinary misconduct.

 

 

Volunteer Business Advising

Since the early 1990’s he has been a member of the Oxford Business Enterprises volunteer team, when his business activity allows, advising micro businesses and new start-ups. In addition, Bernard has been part of an assessment team reviewing applications made to the Frederick Foundation and has undertaken some volunteer mentoring support to a number of their successful clients.

 

Bernard has been part of the Oxford based business mentoring service FAB Accelerator team supporting young entrepreneurs in the area.

 

Business Analysing & Reporting

 

• Bernard has undertaken reports, analysis and evaluations on behalf of commercial banks to assist their
review of client’s business activities and to Law Courts as an expert witness in commercial litigation
relating to loss of self-employed earnings

• Business reviews funded by Europe for West Midlands, Surrey, Milton Keynes, Oxford and Buckingham
Business Links

• Assessed and reported on Rural Grant applications on behalf of County Councils.

• Been a member of the Growth Accelerator Coaching Team providing grant supported advice to a wide
range of high growth businesses across the UK.

 

Public Service Role

Public sector experience as a board member of the Oxford & Cherwell Valley College (2003/11) and membership of the Finance, Senior Recruitment, Quality & Curriculum Committees. Having left the main board in 2011 is currently a member of the Banbury & Bicester College Advisory Board