• Who we are

    Our team has a history of working with growth businesses in a variety of fast moving sectors.

Who we are

Our experienced team

Our team has a history of working with growth businesses in a variety of fast moving sectors including technology, telecoms, cleantech and green technologies, high-end consulting, software, IP licensing & media, high tech engineering and tech based manufacturing. Our extensive experience enables us to provide focused, and above all, meaningful direction, guidance and support to growth business.

Supplementing the team are a number of individual specialist associates that further extends our reach and expertise.

SImon

Simon Nash FCMA, CGMA

Managing Director – SRN Associates

Simon has over 20 years’ experience in senior strategic and financial management roles in industry, covering various growth sectors.

Since creating SRN Associates in 2004, Simon has worked with various small to medium sized growth businesses in a variety of sectors. Prior to that, he spent over 15 years as Finance Director in a number of growth companies, mainly in the technology sector. Throughout his career he has been involved in Corporate Finance transactions ranging from acquisitions, sales, fundraising and corporate restructuring.

Simon has worked with established names, such as SunGard, Great Plains, and Microsoft Business Solutions as well as a wide range of Venture Capital and Private Equity backed companies.

He is a Chartered Global Management Accountant and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.  His interests include reading, making music, running, travelling and trying to keep three teenagers in check.

Mark

Mark Prater

Associate Consultant – M&A Transactions

Mark has over 15 years corporate finance experience and has been involved in over 30 M&A transactions with a combined total value in excess of £300m.

He spent three years at Cobalt Corporate Finance where he worked with a variety of companies in the technology and telecoms sectors. Prior to this, he worked for nine years in Ernst & Young’s mergers and acquisitions practice and was a founding member of their technology and telecoms corporate finance practice.  He has advised on buy and sell-side transactions and has worked with established names such as BT, CACI, Datatech, Redstone Telecom, SunGard, SatCom Group and Sony as well as VC and Private Equity backed companies.

As well as working with SRN Associates, Mark also runs his own consultancy practice. He is a Chartered Accountant and an Economics graduate from Kingston University.

David

David Taylor

Associate Consultant – FD

David is a Chartered Accountant and a seasoned finance professional with over 25 years in senior roles in technology companies. He now acts as consultant FD for a small portfolio of high growth technology companies.

After graduating from Cambridge, he cut his teeth as an accountant at Vickers Aerospace.

He took on his first appointment as Finance Director in 1986 for a VC backed technology business in the specialised imaging hardware and software sector.

David has since held full time board level position as CFO and COO in five growth businesses and has successfully led his management teams through complex VC fundraisings, company sales, acquisitions and a preparation for flotation.

SPH Digital

I have been working with SRN for the last 3 years and they are a pleasure to work with. Simon has a wealth of knowledge in business and he is currently helping me launch a Kids TV series. I would highly recommend them.

Simon Hodgkiss, Managing Director

SRN Associates
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2016-09-28T01:42:30+00:00

Simon Hodgkiss, Managing Director

I have been working with SRN for the last 3 years and they are a pleasure to work with. Simon has a wealth of knowledge in business and he is currently helping me launch a Kids TV series. I would highly recommend them.

The Observatory International

When we launched The Observatory International in 2007, we approached SRN to guide us on both Governance and Group Structure.  Their consultancy was invaluable. Five years on with offices in London, Edinburgh, Hamburg, Johannesburg, Los Angeles, New York, & Singapore and with further offices on schedule, SRN continue to provide insightful, critical advice on business structuring.

Lucinda Peniston-Baines, Joint Managing Partner

SRN Associates
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2016-09-28T01:43:19+00:00

Lucinda Peniston-Baines, Joint Managing Partner

When we launched The Observatory International in 2007, we approached SRN to guide us on both Governance and Group Structure.  Their consultancy was invaluable. Five years on with offices in London, Edinburgh, Hamburg, Johannesburg, Los Angeles, New York, & Singapore and with further offices on schedule, SRN continue to provide insightful, critical advice on business structuring.

Lloyds Banking Group

I have introduced SRN Associates to a number of corporate clients who were in need of senior financial help. Those needs have included turnaround, help with acquisitions, capital structuring, and just long term part time Finance Director support. I know that those customers have found Simon's contribution to be hugely valuable.

Mark Caplan, Director

SRN Associates
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2016-09-28T01:41:37+00:00

Mark Caplan, Director

I have introduced SRN Associates to a number of corporate clients who were in need of senior financial help. Those needs have included turnaround, help with acquisitions, capital structuring, and just long term part time Finance Director support. I know that those customers have found Simon's contribution to be hugely valuable.

PWA Great Plains

Simon led PWA financially through very rapid growth as FD, including managing VC funding and eventual exit. He is versatile, highly motivated, exceptionally competent, and a creative finance professional who knows how to unlock business growth.

Paul Wallace, Managing Director

SRN Associates
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2016-09-28T01:46:55+00:00

Paul Wallace, Managing Director

Simon led PWA financially through very rapid growth as FD, including managing VC funding and eventual exit. He is versatile, highly motivated, exceptionally competent, and a creative finance professional who knows how to unlock business growth.

Sungard Vivista Public Sector

Highly skilled at preparing and presenting a company for sale, creating maximum value for shareholders and easing the path to completion.

Brian Chapman, CFO

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2016-09-28T01:38:21+00:00

Brian Chapman, CFO

Highly skilled at preparing and presenting a company for sale, creating maximum value for shareholders and easing the path to completion.

Acclaim Systems

Whilst growing a small business over a number of years I have used Simon on more than one occasion for his expert advice and opinion on business and financial matters. He demonstrates great depth of knowledge and has a pragmatic approach that helped clarify and focus the issues we had. He is very personable and is able to explain what can be complex issues in a clear and simple way.

Paul Ramsell, Managing Director

SRN Associates
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2016-09-28T01:40:39+00:00

Paul Ramsell, Managing Director

Whilst growing a small business over a number of years I have used Simon on more than one occasion for his expert advice and opinion on business and financial matters. He demonstrates great depth of knowledge and has a pragmatic approach that helped clarify and focus the issues we had. He is very personable and is able to explain what can be complex issues in a clear and simple way.

Cogenta Systems / Sccope Price Comparison

Simon brings financial discipline balanced with entrepreneurial experience to the table. His pragmatic, practical contributions would be of great assistance to growing businesses at all stages of development.

Douglas Orr, Founder

SRN Associates
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2016-09-28T01:44:25+00:00

Douglas Orr, Founder

Simon brings financial discipline balanced with entrepreneurial experience to the table. His pragmatic, practical contributions would be of great assistance to growing businesses at all stages of development.

Sovereign Partners

We worked with Simon initially when we were making an acquisition. Following completion, he was an invaluable member of our team, assisting with all aspects of fiscal planning and implementation and has enhanced our financial reporting which in turn has enabled us to better manage all departments of the business. To have such expertise on a part-time basis works well for our business.

Barbara Feldman, Managing Director

SRN Associates
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2016-09-28T01:45:19+00:00

Barbara Feldman, Managing Director

We worked with Simon initially when we were making an acquisition. Following completion, he was an invaluable member of our team, assisting with all aspects of fiscal planning and implementation and has enhanced our financial reporting which in turn has enabled us to better manage all departments of the business. To have such expertise on a part-time basis works well for our business.

University of Sheffield

I have used SRN Associates for advice on two projects and I have nothing but praise for the high quality of their service. As a founding director in two University spin-out companies I needed support in restructuring, raising finance and contract negotiation. Simon's insightful, flexible and experienced approach was extremely helpful in resolving my issues.

Professor Richard J M Ross MD, FRCP, Head of Section Endocrinology & Reproduction

SRN Associates
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2016-09-28T01:39:43+00:00

Professor Richard J M Ross MD, FRCP, Head of Section Endocrinology & Reproduction

I have used SRN Associates for advice on two projects and I have nothing but praise for the high quality of their service. As a founding director in two University spin-out companies I needed support in restructuring, raising finance and contract negotiation. Simon's insightful, flexible and experienced approach was extremely helpful in resolving my issues.

Aspiren Group

We engaged SRN to assist us with managing all financial aspects of our business which was seeing exceptional growth. Over two years Simon provided invaluable strategic finance advice and helped us formulate our funding and exit strategy. This included creating a comprehensive plan for the restructuring of a number of companies into one group and leading its execution. Following the restructure Simon went on to lead us through a successful sale transaction.  We were extremely satisfied with the breadth of financial skills, the deep understanding of our business and the aspirations of its shareholders.

Chris Knighton, CEO

SRN Associates
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2016-09-28T01:36:20+00:00

Chris Knighton, CEO

We engaged SRN to assist us with managing all financial aspects of our business which was seeing exceptional growth. Over two years Simon provided invaluable strategic finance advice and helped us formulate our funding and exit strategy. This included creating a comprehensive plan for the restructuring of a number of companies into one group and leading its execution. Following the restructure Simon went on to lead us through a successful sale transaction.  We were extremely satisfied with the breadth of financial skills, the deep understanding of our business and the aspirations of its shareholders.

ASL Holdings

SRN Associates has worked with ASL for over two years. During that time they have assisted the company in all aspects of financial management and have helped us find the right exit for the owners.  The company was successfully acquired by Halma Group PlC on 14th March 2013."

Bill Berry, CEO

SRN Associates
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2016-09-28T01:28:47+00:00

Bill Berry, CEO

SRN Associates has worked with ASL for over two years. During that time they have assisted the company in all aspects of financial management and have helped us find the right exit for the owners.  The company was successfully acquired by Halma Group PlC on 14th March 2013."

Sungard Public Sector Aspiren

As a fast growing tech company we needed someone who would be able to deal with the dynamic, changing and complex environment that we worked with everyday. Simon brought pragmatism and a natural understanding for what we were trying to achieve which supported our continued growth and success.

Nigel Watson, Director

SRN Associates
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2016-09-28T01:46:11+00:00

Nigel Watson, Director

As a fast growing tech company we needed someone who would be able to deal with the dynamic, changing and complex environment that we worked with everyday. Simon brought pragmatism and a natural understanding for what we were trying to achieve which supported our continued growth and success.
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