Trio bolsters GJC financial capability


Fast growth business consultancy GJC has strengthened its outsourced FD offer with the appointment of three new associate consultants. David Annable, David Appleton and Tom Kirk have joined, bringing with them a wealth of multi-sector experience to the overall GJC team.

David Annable brings with him 20 years of experience in the financial sector and is a board level leader with a track record of supporting strategic development, overcoming challenges and enhancing processes to drive operational and financial performance. Experienced across multiple sectors, SME’s and owner managed businesses, David has handled financial matters in the recruitment sector, the motor trade business, manufacturing, packaging, retail, the leisure industry, distribution and even the airline industry.

David Appleton has proven experience of profit improvement through margin growth and overhead cost reduction. Recent experience includes post acquisition integration, strategic business transformation projects, change management and systems implementation. He has worked with SME’s to FTSE 250/100 and international companies including Wolseley, DHL, Amazon, Volvo, DS Smith, Lavendon, Hertz.

Tom Kirk brings with him 10 years track record after training and qualifying with UK Top 50 firm Bishop Fleming before moving into senior in-house roles. He has gained extensive expertise from working as a trusted advisor to clients in healthcare, e-commerce, manufacturing, recruitment and education sectors from turnarounds through to drawing up and executing strategic expansion plans.

On joining GJC, David Annable commented: “My experience is perfectly suited to GJC because it’s hugely varied within the financial sector which means that the offer is extremely broad and reflective of the ever increasing GJC client base. These clients rarely come from one just individual sector and that plays to my strengths.”David Appleton said: “I’m looking forward to working closely with our ambitious clients who will need both strategic and hands on support with profit improvement, business planning, change management and systems optimisation as they accelerate through their growth plans.”

Tom Kirk said: “I’m delighted to be joining GJC and to bolster its growing FD offer.  By integrating with them, I am now part of full-service provision where effectively a full board of directors are at our disposal. It puts us in a great place and gives clients senior level at every stage of their journey.Commenting on the appointment, GJC CEO Gavin Jones said: “All three of these new appointments have reputations for delivering quick impact results which slots straight into the style of advice we offer.  We are delighted to welcome all of them at a time when confidence levels and appetite for growth is high amongst our clients.

Their appointment comes just a couple of months after GJC launched its outsourced FD team led by the highly experienced Bill Douthwaite.