James Porter

Strategic Projects Director

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Commercially focussed SME business advisor

With a hands-on, personable approach, James actively focuses on understanding his clients’ needs and in providing considered, practical solutions to support them in delivering key objectives. Adept in a multitude of disciplines and industries, and with a strong emphasis on business partnering both CEO’s and management teams, James aims to become a trusted, reliable advisor.

James has 20+ years’ experience operating in a variety of senior commercial finance roles in AIM Listed, PE backed, start-up, and growth businesses. James has considerable experience in commercial finance matters, including systems, audit, business planning, management reporting, forecasting, fund-raise support, distress situations, restructuring, transaction support, and mentoring and managing teams. James specially enjoys working with SME businesses to help them navigate through the challenges of growth.

James trained and qualified at Goodman Jones LLP Chartered Accountants in 1999. Following 20 years in commercial roles, James joined CFPro in 2019, which became part of BKL in 2023.

Away from work James is a keen investor in stocks and shares, and actively enjoys sports, travel and spending time with his family.

background

Commercially focussed SME business advisor

With a hands-on, personable approach, James actively focuses on understanding his clients’ needs and in providing considered, practical solutions to support them in delivering key objectives. Adept in a multitude of disciplines and industries, and with a strong emphasis on business partnering both CEO’s and management teams, James aims to become a trusted, reliable advisor.

James has 20+ years’ experience operating in a variety of senior commercial finance roles in AIM Listed, PE backed, start-up, and growth businesses. James has considerable experience in commercial finance matters, including systems, audit, business planning, management reporting, forecasting, fund-raise support, distress situations, restructuring, transaction support, and mentoring and managing teams. James specially enjoys working with SME businesses to help them navigate through the challenges of growth.

James trained and qualified at Goodman Jones LLP Chartered Accountants in 1999. Following 20 years in commercial roles, James joined CFPro in 2019, which became part of BKL in 2023.

Away from work James is a keen investor in stocks and shares, and actively enjoys sports, travel and spending time with his family.
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