Meet Clive Margetts
The Business Success Consultant Who’s Been There & Done It Before…
Clive Margetts is a business consultant specialising in helping seven figure+ business owners to scale through acquisition, and exit in a sustainable way that secures your legacy and protects your staff.
Located in the West Midlands, Clive works with businesses throughout the UK. As a serial entrepreneur, Clive has personally walked the walk himself. Launching, scaling, acquiring and selling multiple businesses. So he’s not just got the theory! He’s been there and done it before himself.
This expertise and hands-on experience make Clive the perfect consultant to support you on your journey.
Why People Choose Clive…
#1 He’s ‘Walked the Walk’….
….. and still does.
Whilst many ‘Talk the Talk,’ very few business consultants have actually been there and done it themselves. This is where Clive is different.
#2 Repeated Success
Clive is not the proverbial ‘One Trick Pony’. He’s repeated his success multiple times and across multiple sectors, and has supported many business owners in doing the same.
#3 Trusted by Established Business Leaders
Let’s be honest, endorsements can be easy to obtain from friends or relatives, but The Business Success Consultant is acclaimed by established and influential business leaders that have witnessed continued achievement over decades. Some of whom have sought to invite him in on their own business adventure in order to secure success.
#4 Remote Video Or Phone Support
Clive can assist you wherever you are based. As someone who spends a portion of most days on Zoom or Teams, distance or Covid is no barrier to seeking the help you need.
#5 Unique Experience In Manufacturing, Health & Fitness & Marketing Sectors
While Clive can work with any 7+ figure business, he has a specialist interest in the manufacturing, health and fitness and marketing industries, due to his background.
#6 Honest, Open & Straight Talking
Clive is easy to talk to and open. Because he’s been there and done it before, he understands what it’s like to try to scale, acquire another business or exit successfully. His straight-forward approach makes it easy to work with him and gives you the honest advice you need to succeed.
#7 Crisis Assistance
We’re all familiar with the Emergency Services and once you become a client of Clive’s you will be inserted as a preferred contact, having access to him whenever he is awake! AND if he cannot help you, he normally knows someone who can. Priceless!
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Testimonial from Brett Sheldon, CEO – The Business Support Organisation
The Journey So Far…
Clive’s first recalled entrepreneurial experience. Clearing snow with his younger brother from the neighbouring houses. (Well actually his brother did the clearing, and Clive handled the communication and cash).
Clive operates a very successful Sandwich business at Secondary school.
Life challenges for the family result in Clive having to give up on full-time education and instead seek employment. His first role within an Accountants firm provided an early insight into the need for a grasp of your business numbers!
Disillusioned and uninspired with the ‘Corporate’ world, Clive’s ever present fire of desire to return to being in charge of his own destiny returns. He sacrifices everything he has worked for to date to embark on a moral journey to assist others to get out of debt. Gemstone Financial Management Limited is born and latterly becomes the subject of multiple acquisition attempts.
Clive founds his second business, a debt collection Company that delivers improved results through empathy rather than ‘bully boy’ tactics. It receives high acclaim, becomes the preferred provider for over 76% of the UK funeral sector.
Clive receives an approach to buy Gemstone for £500,000 plus an offer to join the ‘Main’ Board of a Listed Company. He respectfully declines.
Gemstone has become one of the most respected businesses in its’ sector, driving industry change rather than following it by founding and leading what became the most trusted Trade Association in the industry.
Clive receives an approach to buy Gemstone for £1.6 million. Again he respectfully declines.
Gemstone moves into a prestigious offices in the heart of Solihull, commanding over 5000 square feet, employing almost 40 staff and handling 20,000 referrals for help a month.
Clive’s Debt Recovery firm goes international, boasting the second largest credit insurer in Spain as it’s first international client.
Clive is invited to become the Chair of the local business forum covering a swathe of Solihull, incorporating nearly 300 businesses. He improves the membership of the forum by over 40% by the time he passes on the baton.
Clive is asked to join the Solihull Visioning Group, headed by the Chief Executive of the Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and including Chief Executives from Land Rover, Birmingham International Airport, Birmingham and Solihull Chamber of Commerce and other blue chip organisations.
Clive sells his interest in the Debt Recovery firm and sets up a Claims Management Company (CMC) driven by assisting those excluded from mainstream ‘Claims’ services due to their financial status.
Clive receives and accepts an offer for Gemstone. His CMC thrives and accumulates a clear cash balance of £108000 within 7 short months.
Clive acquires a failing Educational Procurement Company with cash. It is turned around into cash positive within 3 months and moves to larger premises commanding over 2600 feet of warehousing space, latterly developing an additional mezzanine space to cater for increased growth.
Clives sells his CMC for a lump sum and residual earn-out.
Clive exits his educational procurement business having decided to take a lifestyle change and launches The Business Success Consultant!
Orange & Gray continues to thrive under Clive’s stewardship, he seeks to invest in and acquire businesses where an exit is sought whilst also helping other forward thinking business owners achieve their own personal plus business goals.
Clive is invited to join two other independently successful entrepreneurs in building a respected Digital Marketing firm that delivers contemporary and cutting edge digital marketing services and assets to private audiology clinics across the US. He latterly becomes CEO of Orange & Gray.
Despite the Coronavirus pandemic Clive helps to steer Orange & Gray and its’ clients through possibly the most challenging commercial landscape ever, almost doubling the turnover of the business in the process as it crashes through the $ 1 million turnover threshold.