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Guy Skinner of Citygate Consulting about his Experiences Working with Owners Exiting their Business


Guy Skinner of Citygate Consulting about his Experiences Working with Owners Exiting their Business

By , August 3, 2021
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Director of London based financial planning firm Citygate Consulting joins Darryl in this week’s episode. Guy established Citygate to provide an unparalleled first-class service for bespoke independent financial advice, with the client at the core of the process. Their client relationships are longstanding, founded on trust, service and performance.

After completing a Business Management degree, Guy decided to change career direction when he became a Financial Advisor. Initially cold-calling and targeting city lawyers, he was progressively able to build his client base, and twelve months later he was not only fully qualified but had the best figures in the UK for the network. An industry which has gradually transitioned over the last decade, Guy has recognised a shrinking pool but growing demand for Financial Advisors. Over his career, he has noted 3 critical parts to his involvement with business owners and their companies: bridging independent financial advice on an individual basis, employee benefits consultancy and thirdly advising of the company. However, not many advisors are aware how these singular faculties integrate. Guy stresses the importance of maintaining a holistic view, primarily not reducing yourself to one specialty.

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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 brought 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.