IOD Director of the Year Awards

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Clive Bawden profile


Look After Business

With twenty years of experience in industry and professional practice, working with some of the UK’s leading entrepreneurs raising finance or selling their businesses, Clive is a staunch believer that that the most successful rely upon structure and process to drive sales and profits.

Clive founded Look After Business in March 2013 to use these lessons to help his own clients grow. Typically fast growth SMEs with turnover up to £20 million pa, he focuses on ensuring entrepreneurs work more on the business rather than in it.

In a voluntary capacity, he is a NED for the Warwickshire Cricket Board and the Senior NED of the new national governing body for Skateboard England, this youngest of Olympic Sports as it prepares for its debut in Tokyo 2020.



Look After Business' services range from helping entrepreneurs work more on the business rather than in it (for example building targeting systems, developing new product propositions or sorting out a failing CRM system or social media infrastructure) to 'core' sales and marketing activities such as channel strategies or social media strategies, through to part-time executive or non executive services (sometimes as a Fractional Commercial Director or temporary Managing Director)