Richard Guest and Sue Guest are two experienced professional interim managers based in the United Kingdom
We offer professional interim management services including: Management of industrial businesses and business functions, including where turnaround, rapid growth or business transformation is required.
We undertake assignments for UK and international customers, wherever and whenever our customers need us to be.
A results and milestone-orientated Interim executive with over 24 years’ experience at senior board level, Richard has managed multi-site European, Asian and American businesses, ranging from £3m t/o up to £125m turnover.
His core experience is in Industrial products and services to the automotive, aerospace, construction, defence, rail and power/ utility sectors (including renewables). Additional NED Experience.
A strong communicator, Sue is a programme management consultant with a respected track record of high-profile programme delivery in the Energy, Utilities and Chemicals industries. Expertise in Skills Strategy, L&D Transformation, Stakeholder Engagement, including senior customer engagement, Programme Management and People Management with a professional background in Health, Wellbeing and Safety.
'Achieving challenging, pre-agreed results in an appropriate style is the satisfaction, the pursuit of interims. Interims are primarily service-driven and not personal gain/revenue-driven'
We offer professional interim management and consultancy services to the industrial sector, including
Act as interim CEO, MD or Director of industrial businesses or business functions that require temporary leadership, often requiring turnaround, relocation, or transformation
Acting as Project or Programme Director to develop and implement projects for industrial customers, including factory upgrades, relocations or greenfield developments, both in the UK and internationally.
Act as interim Programme Manager or Director for skills development projects.
PROJECTS THAT WE ARE PROUD OF
Power Generation OEM
Identified and justified the business need for a greenfield factory in China
Completion of pre-feasibility and full feasibility studies, presenting them to the PLC Board for capital approval
Established the China subsidiary company, bought the land, managed the construction and also brought the factory into production
Due to a consolidation of the its customer base after the 2008 financial crisis, this client needed to ensure that it could retain its core customer base and develop others.
Wind Turbine OEM
Renegotiated a major loss-making project, leading to it becoming break-even
Development of robust project-management systems and complementary risk-management and project-reporting mechanisms
Recruitment of necessary competent project management personnel and new permanent Projects Director
This German Wind Turbine OEM had been acquired by a UK PLC and was loss making, primarily due to its having undertaken rapid growth without the necessary process disciplines being established.
Here is a selection of the companies our Principals have worked with
Supplier of test systems to the global automotive and aerospace industries
Energy & Utility Skills
A sector skills company for the UK power and water industries
MAN Energy Solutions
A power solutions company manufacturing turbines, diesel engines & control systems