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Growing Smart & Fast with Jim Barnish Jr. of Orchid Black


Growing Smart & Fast with Jim Barnish Jr. of Orchid Black

By , August 13, 2021
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Co-Founding Managing Partner of Orchid Black Jim Barnish Jr. joins Darryl for this week’s instalment. With over 15 years leadership experience in M&A, strategic market planning and global operations, Jim draws on deep functional and investment experience. With “smart” growth as their focal point, Orchid Black partner with tech-forward companies to build game-changing businesses. They strive to see their clients hit bigger milestones and greater returns faster. Using their experience driven insight and execution, they elevate companies and amplify their value in the marketplace.

Whether the end goal is market fit or an exit, Orchid Black strengthens its partner-clients with their transformative relationships. Orchids are durable plants which can grow for over 100 years if looked after properly – their clients thrive in the same way. Secondly, the team works exclusively with companies that are cash flow positive, or already in the black, hence the name Orchid Black.

Jim has curated a collection of proven, date-driven processes to assist companies build scalable VC ready solutions, facilitating and accelerating organic growth with his clients. He advocates success in business is a result of determination and mentality, rather than finding exploitations in the marketplace.

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Darryl Bates-Brownsword

Darryl Bates-Brownsword

CEO | Succession Plus UK

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.