When Stevie enters your business world he will start in two places, bridging the gap in all areas of your life, one by understanding where you currently are right now, to becoming more aware of where you want to get to in the near future.
The second place he visits is having a full overview of the Financial Strategy of your business, from wealth management support, accountancy support through to the financial management structure and support within your business as a whole.
One of Stevie's favourite quotes is: "Knowing your numbers' is a fundamental precept of business." - Bill Gates
So the question is, how did Stevie Kidd meet Craig Rattray?
Just like all the other partners within the genius board, Craig came into Stevie's life for a reason. Well.. Craig stood out, he stood out on the Masterclass, and on so many levels.
Once the Masterclass was completed, Craig then immediately aligned himself onto The Stevie Kidd Pathway. When Craig began his coaching journey with Stevie Kidd he was focusing on business strategy and neuroscience development and the journey so far has been extraordinary. It is during this time in working in partnership with Craig that Stevie believes that within his lifetime and business experience, Craig is certainly a genius within his field, and that is why Stevie has chosen to have Craig Rattray a part of the genius board in supporting our clients.
A huge point that has to be made around Craig Rattray and also all of the other geniuses at the table is a simple one, when we engage they realise very quickly the obsession, and relentlessness, that we all have of paying more attention to the client rather than ourselves and the main reason why these partnerships with Stevie Kidd are highly successful is because the values are the same, our main focus is around our clients. It is about us using the skill set, and the toolkits that we have acquired over many many years and coming together as one, to really understand our clients and help eliminate any pain that they may have.
We want to create and support a beginning, a middle and an end way beyond what our clients can even imagine. Through facilitation at the correct intervals, we provide the clients the tools that allow them to execute the plan, and gain the business that they desire and deserve.
Craig Alexander Rattray has been advising entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial companies for almost thirty years.
A Chartered Accountant by training, Craig Alexander received offers from all of the big six global firms and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1994 with significant corporate finance experience.
Six years in private equity and venture capital followed with significant gains made in multiple investments.
The next ten years included spells in industry working for a New York Stock Exchange listed company, partnership with a former colleague in SME corporate development, and a role as full-time consultant (Group CFO/Corporate Finance Director) to a British Virgin Island’s based group of companies focusing on investment in commercial and industrial property, leading investment transactions of over €1 billion over six months.
Other roles included Finance Director of a struggling transport and logistics group, and director of a successful business management and corporate finance boutique.
In 2009 Craig Alexander established his own consultancy/investment company. He works with business owners to create and implement growth and exit strategies and ensures they have high quality financial information to make decisions, a well thought through strategy and the necessary finance to deliver the strategy.
He is a proud husband, father, and grandfather, and likes to keep fit in his home gym and the local David Lloyd club.
Craig Alexander has a reputation for achieving results others were unable to.
His business mantra is all about looking after people, and improving profitability, cashflow and shareholder value.
He has significant expertise in guiding business owners with the vision and drive to grow their company, and helps develop and implement effective growth and exit strategies.
As a business owner, investor and shareholder in multiple companies, he understands the loneliness of the business owner; the demands on time; the uncertainty; nobody caring as much; nobody doing it as well; how to grow; how to fund; how to exit. He has been there and done it.
Very few people have his experience in accounting, corporate finance, investment management, industrial financial management and running their own business.
Craig Alexander is the author of “Mastering Cash Flow for Business Owners” which was ranked number 1 in Amazon’s “Hot New Releases”.
He is a recognised cash expert and regularly speaks to finance providers and their clients on how to “master cash flow”.
Craig Alexander has been introduced by banks and investors to their clients for the last 30 years.
He gets results.
London Stock Exchange Elite programme (2020)
Certified Value Builder, The Value Builder System (2020)
Investment Management Certificate, Institute of Investment Management and Research (1996)
Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (1994)
University of Strathclyde, BA Accounting (1991)
University of Strathclyde, Enterprise Partner Award 2012/2013.
Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards, 2011/2012/2013/2014.
Mentored, coached and advised a winning entry in four consecutive annual Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards competitions. This was a UK wide competition with only three awards each year.
"I have worked with Craig on several projects over many years and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him. He provides innovative financial advice utilising his extensive commercial experience and always focuses on the strategic goals of the project. He is very responsive, a good communicator, and is always prepared to work within deadlines to achieve the desired result in any particular scenario."
General Counsel at Aridhia Informatics Ltd and Partner at Davidson Chalmers Stewart LLP
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