Brian Holt


I have a Masters degree in Chemistry, and a Post Graduate qualification in Management. I held a couple of technical management posts at Unilever plc before being appointed Development Manager at a subsidiary of Norcros plc.

My first MD position was at Data-Label Ltd where I achieved 20% per annum compound sales growth whilst increasing net profit from 10% to 12%; doubling the net profit per employee

Over a 9 year period I managed that company through two changes of ownership, and along the way learned a lot about the do’s and don’ts of post acquisition strategy.

I then spent 4 years as MD of Anglia Labels Sales Ltd before starting my own consultancy business in 2001, providing clients across a number of industries with hands-on help to improve business performance. In 2004 I bought Aconsulting, a Business Brokerage which I’ve run ever since.

For a number of years I’ve invested successfully in both established companies and start-ups.

The fact that I’ve been married twice proved that I’m an optimist. Between us Jo-ann and I have four children, ten grandchildren, two dogs, a rabbit, and assorted tropical and cold water fish.

We’re both PADI advanced scuba divers, though these days we spend most of our free time walking; most recently across moorland and along coastal paths.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small cotton town in Lancashire, UK. Most of the people I knew were hard working, no nonsense people who spoke their mind. We wouldn't use a thousand words when just a few would convey what we had to say.
My writing style is concise and to the point
When did you first start writing?
I have written for my own enjoyment at different times in my life, ever since my school days. The first significant piece of writing was my MSc thesis, written in 1971, and most of the writing I've done since then until recent times has been business related; reports, business plans, marketing materials.
Only now, when I'm semi-retired and have time to do more of what I want to do, as opposed to what I have to do, have I turned to writing for publication.
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Where to find Brian Holt online


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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 31,360. Language: British English. Published: August 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Mergers & acquisitions, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management
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An owner’s practical guide to getting your business investment ready or ready for sale.

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