Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA)
Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (Assoc. CIPD)
Diploma in Human Resource Development (Dip. HRD)
Level V NVQ in Business Strategy
Glasgow University Degree in Accountancy and Business Law (BAcc)
Yerton Brands Limited (2016 – Present) – Managing Director
Yerton Brands is the company that owns a variety of brands (retail and online) such as spice.boutique, rice.boutique, bean.boutique, the Transparent Publishing Company and Ice Protekt. We supply a number of innovative products to UK national retail chains, distributors and wholesalers.
Plunkett Foundation (2015 – Present) – Specialist Advisor
Working on a part time basis for the Plunkett Foundation to help stimulate and advise community businesses.
Yerton Dreamhouse Limited (2013 – Present) – Managing Insomniac
Yerton Dreamhouse is my own disruptive innovation investment vehicle through which I invest in around 1,750 individual companies and projects that are primarily innovation driven. In order to do this and understand it effectively I own a number of other commercial enterprises in publishing, property, web hosting, and food. I manage my business activities from my own premises built specifically for the purpose at my home in West Kilbride.
The efficiency of how I operate is key to allowing me to participate in many of the other interests I follow and honorary positions I occupy, which are detailed in other pages on this site.
Moorbrook Textiles Limited (2004 – 2012) – Group Financial Director and Company Secretary
Head of Finance, HR and IT in a large textiles group
Private Investment (2000 – 2004)
Investment in Property, and other internet based trading activities
Development Solutions Limited (1995 – 2000) – Managing Director
Established my own a UK wide HRD consultancy company – sold the business to the East Mercia Chamber of Commerce
Ard-Ross Limited (1991 – 1997) – Director of Operations
Head of operations in a large Scottish textiles training company
Yorkshire Electricity plc (1990 – 1991) – Senior Executive Officer
BLP Group plc (1989 – 1990) – Financial Controller (Profiles Carlton Limited subsidiary)
Kalon Group plc (1988 – 1989) – Financial Controller (Kirklees Chemicals Limited subsidiary)
ASDA Group plc (1986 – 1988) – Divisional Management Accountant (South), Management Information Manager
Roche Products plc (1983 – 1986) – Plant Management Accountant