A Harrogate business guru who advises SME owners on growth and profitability has joined a Yorkshire-based management consultancy as its commercial director.
Peter Dickinson – who began his career as a mainframe engineer with International Computers Limited (ICL) and spent more than two decades working in the Middle East, America and Europe – has taken on the key role with business transformation expert, NOW Consultancy.
NOW Consultancy was launched in 2015 by Olga Wormald, who has worked with some of the biggest names in the UK retail and leisure sectors, including Warner Leisure, Hallmark Cards, ASDA, Tesco and Morrisons.
Olga said: “I first met Peter two years ago when he became my business advisor.
“I had recently started NOW Consultancy and, seeking to grow the firm in terms of winning clients and attracting new consultants, he was recommended to me.
“Over the last 24 months we have built up a very close working relationship and have achieved far more than I had envisaged. And, because of his understanding of my business, my aims and goals, I asked Peter if he would join the business as commercial director.
“My expertise is change management and, with Peter’s guidance, he has helped me transform my own business.
“I’m delighted to say that he agreed to my proposition and, with him as a key member of the NOW Consultancy team, we can now push our horizons even further.”
Peter said: “For the last two years I have been Olga’s business mentor, helping her win more consultancy work.
“This in turn has led her to bringing on board more experts to help deliver a raft of different projects – all for clients going through transformational change.
“Joining NOW Consultancy is a very exciting prospect. The company is rapidly gaining a reputation for the successful implementation of change programmes often under budget and ahead of time.”
After almost three decades working for mega corporations, first as a “techie” then in international sales, Peter launched his own venture, Harrogate Business Advisors Limited.
Over the last 14 years, he has worked with scores of SME owners helping shape and build the strategy and action plans to fulfil the transformation they desire.