Henry founded Hornblower Business Brokers Ltd in October 2006 having seen the gap in the market for a hands-on broker able to help business owners sell their business and realise the value of their asset. In attempting to acquire an engineering business, he found that many business owners were not prepared for the types of questions buyers ask and they were not helped by the introduction agencies. Henry is passionate about helping owners throughout the process of selling a business, offering sound realistic advice and achieving a successful sale.
Previous to starting Hornblower, Henry spent over 14 years in the automotive product development and manufacturing industry and is skilled in all aspects of business planning, product/service valuation, business development and marketing. Henry is a qualified Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Mark is experienced in buying and selling companies both as an individual and also for corporate organisations and he is driven by a determination to help business owners realise the maximum value of their business. With Mark’s wealth of experience, he can also advise on business grooming and exit strategy and has helped ensure many Hornblower clients are in optimum shape to achieve an effective sale when they go to market.
Mark has over 25 years senior management and board level experience in a range of sectors including IT, Retail, Venue Management and Recruitment. Mark is experienced in all aspects of business strategy and his main areas of accountability have been business development, finance and the implementation of change to enable business growth.
Sian is passionate about helping owners of small owner managed businesses to exit and retire. Focused on selling the smaller sized businesses in our portfolio of clients, Sian’s sale mandates often represent ideal bolt-on acquisition opportunities for trade buyers as well as opportunities for start-up entrepreneurs to gain a head start.
Sian has extensive experience in marketing in the business-to-business sector having worked for a major systems integrator on client-side marketing for about 8 years. She then moved to work agency-side and worked for agencies such as Saatchi & Saatchi and Ogilvy, where she managed major projects, direct marketing campaigns, brand identity and web production for blue chip clients including BT, Cap Gemini, Scottish and Southern Energy, American Express, National Express Group and The Art Fund.
David is our research and marketing intern for this year. Having arrived in September 2013, he will be spending 12 months with us. His activities include market research to find the right prospective buyers for our sale mandates and managing our marketing campaigns, as well as conducting research and planning for our own business development.
David is an undergraduate at Prague University studying Economics with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions. Having successfully completed the first 2 years of his course, he has decided to take a year out of his studies to gain real experience with an M&A firm in London and Hornblower is glad to have him on-board.
We are again looking for an intern for next year. If you would like to apply for a full time internship with Hornblower starting September 2014, please do send your CV to [email protected]
Andrew was attracted to Hornblower due to its compelling points of difference to other organisations – one point of contact throughout the process for the client, more detailed and comprehensive service to clients with straightforward, honest and realistic advice. Andrew clearly embodies these values and so his role is to develop relationships and strategic partnerships in the Oxfordshire region.
Andrew has over 20 years commercial and technical experience in the Automotive, Food production and IT sectors, working for several high profile companies. A qualified Engineer with a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing illustrates Andrew’s excellent mix of business experience prior to joining Hornblower. Experience includes Sourcing and Purchasing, Product Management, Marketing and Sales, General Management, Strategic Planning and Change Management.