Succession Plus are specialists in providing proactive, focused and strategic advice for SME owners to manage strategic Business Succession and Exit Planning.
Choosing Succession Plus gives you a greater ability to identify, protect, maximise and extract the wealth contained in the business and related assets. You only get to leave your business once, so it pays to get it right.
Our knowledge of succession planning and unique Intellectual Property, means we play a critical role in business sales, acting as an adviser to buy-side and sell-side clients.
Darryl is a dynamic, driven Business Mentor and Coach with over 20 years of experience and passion for creating successful outcomes for founder-led businesses. He is a great connector, team builder, problem solver, and inspirer – showing the way through complexity to simplicity.
He has built 2 international multi-million turnover businesses; one now operating in 16 countries. His quick and analytical approach cuts through to the core issues quickly and identifying the context. He challenges the status quo and gets consistent, repeatable and reliable business results.
Originating in Australia, Darryl’s first career was as an Engineer in the Power Industry. Building businesses bought him to the UK in 2003 where he quickly developed a reputation for combining systems thinking with great creativity to get results in challenging situations.
A keen competitive cyclist, he also has a B Eng (Mech) Engineering and an MBA.
Kevin Harrington has an interesting career history that embraces product and services businesses at all stages of their journey. He has worked in technology, telecoms, consumer electronics, payments, media and publishing.
He was CMO with The Panoply. The Panoply is a digitally native technology services company, founded in 2016, with the aim of identifying and acquiring best-of-breed specialist information technology and innovation consulting businesses. The Panoply was listed on AIM on 4 December 2018.
Before that he was Chief Commercial Officer for Tungsten Network. Tungsten is a leading global supply chain enabler headquartered in the heart of London that specialises in e-invoicing.
Previous roles have included working with SMEs and large international businesses. Some highlights are Managing Director at the Emerging Payments Awards and the Prepaid Awards; Managing Director of Gx; Director of Sodexo Motivation Solutions; Global Marketing Director at BBC Worldwide; Product Group Marketing Manager with Sony UK.
Paul is a seasoned business executive who supports SME business owners with growth and exit plans. Originally from a PR and marketing background he has created, built and sold two successful businesses. He has also worked extensively as a senior interim director in both private and public sectors and been involved with business turnarounds.
After working for leading London advertising and PR agencies he set up an independent PR and marketing company with a business partner. He ran this company for 10 years before exiting via a management buyout. He then went on to operate as a senior interim executive working for a wide range of private sector organisations as well as central government and NHS assignments. His depth and breadth of experience led him to provide support for SMEs that are looking for growth and how to maximise the value of their business asset.
Paul operates both strategically providing guidance and business planning, and operationally delivering and managing projects that will have a significant impact on the growth of a business. He has also worked with a number of early stage technology companies to help raise finance and prepare investment deck presentations.
Paul is a widower with two grown up children, and two young grandchildren, He lives in north Kent and his client base is in both central London and the home counties.
His leisure interests include spending time with his family, sailing, fencing, entertaining, keeping fit by growing organic vegetables in his large garden and trying to learn how to dance the tango.
At Succession Plus, we believe that diligent guidance in the lead up to a business sale or handover means better outcomes for everyone involved. Maximise the sale value of your business, achieve a successful exit, and guarantee investment quality for the new owner. Find Out More Know the stakes and gain a clear plan for how to to maximise the value of your business now and in the long term. Find Out More Gain productivity and retention benefits by inviting employees to invest in your business. Find Out More
Succession Plus was created to empower business owners in making their biggest professional decision since starting their enterprise: stepping away from it.
While succession advice was traditionally sought from lawyers, non-specialist consultants and business brokers, we came to market to offer a streamlined, process-driven approach to business succession.
One of the results is the creation and refinement of our 21-Step Plan for Business Succession. Owners and stakeholders can follow a proven strategy, with tailored advice at each step, to maximise the value and ongoing financial security of the business.
Engaging Succession Plus is about ensuring that you don’t waste your years of hard work. We shine a light on what’s worth your energy and time to attend to, so you can make decisions based on what’s most important.
Commonly Asked Questions
What is Business Succession and Exit Planning?
Combining the business, financial and personal goals of business owners to design and implement a strategic exit.
What is Family business succession?
Family succession is slightly more complicated as many family members may also be employees and shareholders – thus wearing multiple “hats”.
How long does a good succession plan take?
Good planning takes years and you really cannot start too early “Begin with the end in mind”.
How do I know what my business is worth?
The only way to properly establish the value of your business is to get a proper valuation.
What are the key factors that add to (or detract from) value?
There are many factors that influence value – size, risk, scale, location, customers, marketing and people.