About Us

Here at FPA we love business strategy and we love doing deals.  Maybe we should team up?
We have advised entrepreneurs and leaders in many different industries and markets for over twenty years.
We provide easily implementable strategies that increase profitability, market share and revenue.
We provide a high-level of experience and understanding, stewardship and strategic direction.
We’ve supported entrepreneurs through key areas such as:

  • Succession and planning for retirement
  • Offers from PE and major VCs
  • Acquisitions & mergers
  • Rapid growth, restructuring and consolidations
  • Brand management & customer engagement
  • Marketing & customer journeys
  • Investments & tax planning

Our network of trusted advisors work in partnership with you and your business providing insights, expertise, planning, resources, direction, connections, and much more.  Understand today what you can future proof for tomorrow.

James

James

Specialties: New Business Development, Marketing, Print, Entrepreneurial start-ups, Lead Generation, Prospecting and Business Strategy.

FPA Managing Director.
Business owner and founder of companies ranging from software - fine art - vehicle graphics - web design, his main career focus for the last 19 years is within the live events industry. Co-founding Insite Marketing Solutions Limited / Insite Graphics having now amassed 19 years of trading in the events, design and print industry. Winning EN Elite Awards 2018 & 2019.

In 2020 he became a www.futureproofadvice.com Advisor utilising his experiences as Business Owner and Managing Director.

Hands on practical experience of M/A and MBO as well as a takeover of a distressed business. Starting out in PR and Marketing agency specialising in engineering tech industries. Account Manager for several clients, he then spun out and set up his own training software distribution business.

Specialties: New Business Development, Marketing, Print, Entrepreneurial start-ups, Lead Generation, Prospecting and Business Strategy.

Darren

Darren

Specialties: Corporate Finance for Technology, Media, Telecoms, Energy services, Retail Leisure, Aerospace and Defence.

Over 25 years in banking, venture capital and corporate finance. Recognised as a highly experienced deal maker, advisory specialist and investor. Operational Board level background and experienced non executive. Advised on over 250 buyouts, business sales and mergers both investing and with private equity firms. He particularly enjoys working with entrepreneurial management teams and has advised for over 60 MBO’s having won multiple awards for Dealmaker of the Year in the Solent Deals Awards, the Growth Capital fund that he runs, was a finalist in the Private Equity Firm category in 2016 & 2017 and is currently Private Equity Firm of the year 2019, having also won the category in 2018.

Specialties: Corporate Finance for Technology, Media, Telecoms, Energy services, Retail Leisure, Aerospace and Defence.

Dave

David

Specialties: rebranding business, rebuilding websites our depth of understanding and business strategies, Design, Creative, Digital and Marketing.

David’s expertise lies at the point where design meets technology, more specifically, the possibilities this can unlock when harnessed for businesses today. He is Owner and Founder of a large digital strategy agency solving business challenges with creative ideas. Meeting businesses and understanding their needs is what makes him tick. Earning their trust and building long-lasting relationships is testament to this and with nearly 25 years experience,
His career started within the newly founded multimedia division of Dorling Kindersley, helping to define and design early digital platforms. Roles at other leading global publishers saw the dawn of the Internet that eventually led to a senior position within one of WPP’s portfolio businesses, Addison. David is experienced in working with large corporates across commercial, consumer, food, finance, healthcare, software and technology sectors, before going on to start his own interactive business, Wallop.

Specialties: rebranding business, rebuilding websites our depth of understanding and business strategies, Design, Creative, Digital and Marketing.

Greg

Greg

Specialties: Financial Planning for Pre and Post Retirement. Investment, Pension, Asset, Income, Financial Advisory. Mitigation of Tax, Wealth Management, Business Succession Strategy and Business Acquisitions.

Managing Director and Independent Financial Planner, Greg has extensive experience in financial services. He started his business in 2004, driven by his passion for working with and helping clients who want an unbiased view. A Financial futures expert, Greg was included in VouchedFor’s top-rated adviser guide in 2020 Featured in The Times.

An entrepreneurial approach helping business owners achieve their optimum shareholder value at exit and investment and income strategies for retirement.

Expert knowledge and experience along with the most up to date technology to give business owners peace of mind that their futures plans will achieve their goals, utilising all tax allowances and taking the minimum investment risk to achieve.

Specialties: Provide Financial Planning Advice for Pre and Post Retirement clients and Business Owners, Investment Advice, Pension Advice, Mitigation of Tax, Financial Planning • Wealth Management • Financial Advisory • Investment Planning, Tax Planning, Business Strategy and Business Acquisitions.

Carl

Carl

Specialties: Web design, SEO, Google Advertising, Analytics, E-commerce, Digital Marketing. Sports and Leadership Performance Coaching.

An entrepreneurial focus has seen Carl become an allrounder in the areas of digital marketing and online business strategies.

Founder and owner of a creative website design agency offering web development, SEO and marketing. Proven for established companies wanting improved website performance, with the option of having integrating e-commerce platforms.

Additionally, he was early to spot the opportunities with drone camera technology and established a commercial aerial photography company.

Carl has studied and is interested in the psychology of performance through pain management, A few years ago he decided to combine this with his love of sports and in 2014 became a qualified and accredited Personal Performance Coach & NLP Practitioner externally accredited by The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). Collaborating with a range of athletes and organisations around the world, from amateur and county players, to international & Olympic runners and rowers. Carl has also been invited to Premier League football clubs to discuss their mental training and sports psychology.

Specialties: Web design, SEO, Google Advertising, Analytics, E-commerce, Digital Marketing. Sports and Leadership Performance Coaching.