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Company Directors

The Executive Board Members are:

Philip Arnold - Senior Director
Jeremy Wilson - E-Commerce specialist

Philip Arnold

Philip Arnold is the Senior Director of Quantum Consulting Accountants and takes a leading role in Financial Director services and Business reviews. He has 17 years of experience as a Finance Director and Chief Executive within a Plc. He has also negotiated and led the acquisitions of limited companies and business divisions and managed their subsequent integration into the structures of the acquiring companies.

He has helped start up businesses to become established and to achieve substantial early stage growth. Philip has also helped SMEs to grow and to achieve a successful exit by way of a corporate sale to new investors. In addition he is well placed to help SMEs find new capital through new investors or new loan capital. Philip is a pragmatic profit focussed FCA, sensitive to both the long term and medium term results of any planned change. He has highly developed innovation and commercial skills gained through real world experience. He has over 30 years of experience in a diverse group of companies ranging from some of the largest global consulting organisations, such as IBM, Arthur Andersen and KPMG, to membership focussed bodies such as the Institute of Directors, the Chartered Management Institute and the Institute of Consulting. Along the way he has gained extensive hands on experience within the SME sector. He has worked on major projects with the following high profile clients:

  • Axa Insurance
  • Barclays bank
  • Zurich Financial Services
  • Aviva
  • Adecco
  • Capital One
  • Monster
  • HSBC
  • BT
  • Britannia Building Society
  • Chelsea Building Society
  • Nirex
  • News International
  • Glaxo Smith Kline
  • Sky News
He became a member of the Institute of Management Consulting in 1989 and a Fellow of the institute in 1994. He joined the Institute of Directors (IOD) in 2000 and achieved a distinction in their diploma examinations in 2004. In 2005 he was awarded the status of Chartered Director by the Institute of Directors to become one of only 1,000 Chartered Directors in the UK.

He has very strong professional skills, as evidenced by his FCA and Chartered Director qualification. In addition he is a very hands on person with an unswerving focus on getting the job done in the best possible way, given the time constraints.

Prior to his employment Mr. Arnold studied at University College London and graduated in 1979 with an Upper Second Honours degree in Chemistry, with Mathematics and Physics as subsidiary subjects. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983 and became a Fellow of the institute in July 2002.

Jeremy Wilson

Jeremy Wilson is a Chartered Management Accountant with a wealth of experience within e-Commerce & Multi-channel marketing, with more than 12 years at director level in multi-channel retail organisations. He has a broad background that ranges from owner managed small retail chains through Blue Chip retailing and Management Consultancy with one of the “Big 4”. He is that rare breed that blends commercial flair and creativity with insightful analytical skills; this enables him to be extremely commercially aware, and able to identify the right “levers” to deliver the best results. An excellent communicator and motivator he is a good team player and more than happy to be hands on when required. He has been associated with Quantum since it originally started in 1994.

Over the last 25 years he has fulfilled a number Finance Director and eCommerce roles within a range of companies including:
  • John Lewis Partnership –Multi-Channel team leader, responsible for creating and developing trading initiatives to deliver strategic £1bn on-line objective. These included the use of mobile technology in-store to promote multichannel trade, revised promotions strategy, increased range on-line, expanded delivery options and unified returns policy.
  • Practicology (Martin Newman) – Associate Consultant
  • Javelin Group – Associate Consultant.
  • Amoena Worldwide – eCommerce platform RFP creation and selection leading to development of multi-channel strategy.
  • Pentland Brands plc. – Head of e-Commerce: Brand management wholesalers Brands included Speedo, Berghaus, Kickers and Mitre. The provision of e-commerce expertise to develop, manage and trade transactional websites
  • Harris Watson Holdings – Multi-Channel Director/Brand Director within a privately owned investment group, which included; Viyella, Jumper, Lyle & Scott and SockShop in its retail portfolio. Created multi-channel trading and assisted in profit maximisation and rationalisation of fascia and management structure across the retail brands.
  • Long Tall Sally Ltd. – Multi-channel & Finance Director within this leading specialist fashion retailer catering for tall women, T/O £25m. A multi-channel offering with; 26 stores, concessions, eCommerce and Catalogue
  • Shelly’s Shoes Ltd - High Fashion Shoe Retailer and Wholesaler. T/O £25M. Conducted strategic overview of the business in conjunction with finance providers. This resulted in the proposal that shareholder value would be best realised by a trade sale. Subsequently Numerica were retained and the business sold to Stylo-Barrett; fashion shoe retailers and wholesalers.
  • Boden - Finance & eCommerce Director for this Multi-Channel Clothing Retailer. Initiated and developed reports examining product profitability at segment and style level; resulting in significant changes to strategic direction. Developed 12 month rolling seasonal forecasting at product range level. Assumed control of company website launch ensuring full integration of offer and approach to existing channels. Managed the acquisition of new warehouse and office premises
  • A Fulton Co. Ltd - Fashion accessory manufacturer/distributor T/O £8-10m, Finance & IT Director