Donald Anderson joined us as a Business Partner in mid-December of 2017, after previously working with us behind the scenes as an investor franchisee. He is a seasoned CEO with a passion for supporting small business and the talent and experience to turn around underperforming operations. His expertise in acquisitions, disposals, business integration, turnaround and development of international businesses, identifying KPI’s, negotiating at all levels and driving profitable implementation make him an ideal resource for the small enterprises he works with.
Over the course of his career, Donald has lived in eight countries and worked in over thirty, learning 6 languages in the process. He has a BA (Hons) and a Masters in Business Administration from Manchester Business School, and initially started his career in the oil and gas industry, where he held a series of management and strategic positions before becoming the director of LIVOGO, a London-based strategy and development firm. Today, he uses his extensive experience in Downstream Oil & Gas, Distribution, Route-to-market analysis, B2C/B2B sales, and corporate strategy to help other UK businesses succeed.
A passion for small enterprise
With his diverse background, Donald is uniquely qualified to assist clients in using Fifo Capital’s products to fund business growth and to increase shareholder value. He has proven his ability to deliver clear and tangible results across a wide spectrum of industries and has the ability to provide fast, sensible cash flow solutions.
Donald loves to work directly with other people, and believes strongly in the power of training, coaching and mentoring. He is committed to helping businesses reach their full potential by developing and implementing the right finance solution to manage cash flow to achieve their business objectives. He believes in forming close relationships with clients and their advisors, allowing him to develop a very thorough understanding of their needs. Ultimately, spending time to understand each business’s individual circumstance is what has helped him to gain considerable respect in his field.
Since signing on as a business partner with Fifo Capital, Donald has already funded two transactions. The first was supporting Fluid Science Ltd., a startup business taking on its first big client demanding credit terms over the Christmas season. In reference to the transaction, Fluid Science Limited’s Simon Taylor stated that it was “a pleasure to work with Donald and John in the setting up of our Fifo Capital facility” and emphasised the ease and speed with which the company got access to the funds they needed, saying “the process was completed and our first invoice funded and paid out within 3 days. Everything was done in a competent, professional and friendly manner.”
The second transaction was with Kinetica Group Ltd., a well established cabinetry manufacturer that needed an injection of capital to meet their orders over Christmas. Their CEO, Mark Baker, also emphasised his appreciation for how quickly they were able to get the funds they needed, saying “…this was completed in a very short timeframe over Christmas, during which the Fifo team worked tirelessly to complete matters in a professional and friendly manner. I am pleased to recommend Donald, John and the Fifo Capital team; whom I am in no doubt will deliver a long and or short term financing solution for your business”.
Fifo Capital supports business success
There are many great reasons to become a business partner with Fifo Capital, and Donald Anderson’s aren’t limited to just one: getting in front of business owners, opportunity, and greater investment returns are all part of what led him to take this step. In the end, all these combined to define his passion for developing businesses. In his own words, “Listening to clients needs creates opportunities to build solutions based on trust and expertise. I enjoy being at the coalface of business and helping our clients grow.”
John Blackmore, director of Fifo Capital England Ltd., had the following to say about Donald: “We’re really pleased to have Donald in our business, especially with him moving into the front line, which is an appreciation for what Fifo Capital has offered both Donald and our clients. Fifo Capital is constantly growing and continues to have a large number of funding opportunities, which require more people like Donald to support.”
Creating small business success with Fifo Capital
Fifo Capital is a respected alternative finance institution that’s dedicated to developing and offering the financing solutions our SME clients need to succeed. We’re looking for more people like Donald to support our growing client list and to help expand SME businesses in this growth market. Alternative finance is a rapidly growing industry, offering a lot of opportunity for our investors as well as potential business partners like Donald, who can translate their passion and expertise into success for their small business clients.
If you’d like to find out more, and prefer to talk to us face to face, we are attending the Franchise Expo in Birmingham (https://www.franchiseinfo.co.uk/franchise/fifo-capital-exhibitor), from 16-17 February 2018. If you’d like to join us there, please contact us for a free pass.
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