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Tristan Lloyd-Baker is on the FCA Register as IRN TRL01034.
Ewan Lloyd-Baker is on the FCA Register as IRN EWL01011
Graham has worked in senior operational business management for over 25 years, both in large corporate and public limited businesses.
During that period, Graham was actively involved in the turnaround and subsequent sale of Dowding & Mills Plc, the electromechanical services group bought by Sulzer. He subsequently moved to Siemens as Projects Director in 2011, where Graham’s role was to initially build up a team to manage large energy projects in the UK, North America, Middle East and Australia. He then took on the role of Operations Director which covered engineering, site services and a large facility workshop. At this time he was actively involved in building a large training school predominantly for wind service technicians. In 2012 he took up the position of Managing Director for the service energy sector for Siemens in the UK, overseeing the start of the transition from fossil-based energy sources to green energy including wind and biomass.
In 2017, Graham moved to Carr’s Group Plc as Managing Director for the Engineering Division, actively managing a range of engineering businesses in the UK, Europe and the USA, driving profitable growth across a number of energy markets and their respective technologies such as robotics and engineering products. Graham has been actively involved in pre and post acquisition activity in the UK, USA and Australia.
For the past five years, Graham has been the Non-Executive Chairman of the national charity Groundwork UK Ltd, a federation of charities mobilising practical community action on poverty and the environment across the UK.
Philip has worked in marketing and communications for over 25 years.
He started in technology publishing with VNU Business Publications, and The British Computer Society, co-writing editorial features about cutting edge technologies with the likes of HP, IBM and Sun Microsystems. Realising the potential of the emerging “World Wide Web", he setup his own web consultancy advising a number of enterprise clients on web, systems, publishing and marketing.
Philip has held several senior management positions in B2B marketing agencies, including overseeing and working operationally through the M&A of two marketing agencies. He designed and ran the development of a channel marketing software platform, created for OEM hardware manufacturers in the technology space. He also ran the account for the industrial software group AVEVA Group PLC, overseeing the global launch of their innovative cloud-based 3D engineering design software.
In 2012 he founded RESOLVE, working with business owners creating growth for SME companies and brands through strategic counsel, marketing and communications. Recently Philip has worked with a number of leading manufacturing companies including Hayward Tyler, creating new marketing systems, launching the new Centre of Excellence and winning several awards including the SMART Factory award and the Queen’s Award. With Peter Brotherhood, Philip used a similar approach reinvigorating the 150 year-old British engineering heritage brand and developing new service offerings across the group. At Pleuger Industries Philip focused on implementing a range of strategic initiatives including developing a go-to-market proposition for Aftermarket and new channel sales collateral.
Philip has advised at pre and post-acquisition stages for Private Equity and Investment firms including Astuta, Flacks Group, Oxwood Investments and currently advises Seismic Venture Partners.
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