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Piers Bearne of Collingwood Advisory on Business Exits


Piers Bearne of Collingwood Advisory on Business Exits

By , September 28, 2021
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Entrepreneur and corporate finance adviser Piers Bearne joins Darryl for this week’s episode. Piers discusses his personal experience with business exits, having built and sold three separate businesses over his career. He has also led multiple buyside and sellside transactions, supported the growth of many independent media companies and is CEO and Founder of Collingwood Advisory. 

Collingwood Advisory works exclusively with entrepreneurs – translating best practice from corporates into tools that work for their clients as independent owners. They work with media, events, information and membership businesses on scaleup strategy, value creation, sales development, M&A advisory and exit planning.

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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.