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Rob Goddard of Evolution CBS on Business Exits


Rob Goddard of Evolution CBS on Business Exits

By , February 2, 2021
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Rob Goddard is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Evolution Complete Business Sales, using his extensive experience of almost 40 years to advise business owners with their exit plans. Rob discusses his transition from business operator to investor, a conversion many entrepreneurs struggle with, as letting go is often difficult. He promotes a necessity to realise that on the day-to -day, the business can grow bigger and better without you – if you hire the right people. Talent acquisition is therefore key for Rob, allowing functions that were once done by you as the owner to be completed by others that arguably, could be better at these operations. This is where Rob’s expertise lies, teaching how to let go, delegate and maintain control of your business simultaneously.

Rob has over 35 years’ experience in senior positions in both private business and corporates. He has an enviable array of commercial experiences spanning a wide range of sectors, including mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance and wealth management. He owns four businesses and has extended himself from the day-to-day running of all of them, successfully transitioning from operator to investor. He is also a successful business author, sharing the secrets of selling a business in his book The 11 Commandments and 7 Cardinal Sins of Selling a Business.



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.