Mike Campbell

Mike Campbell

Industrials and Services

John Toppin

John Toppin

Support services

James Wellesley Wesley

James Wellesley Wesley

Support services

Mike Campbell

Mike Campbell

Industrials and Services

Mike Campbell is Corbett Keeling’s Engineering & Industrials Sector Adviser, and has 25 years’ experience working in and advising companies in this sector.

Mike is the Managing Director and founder of Campbell Ventures which provides hands-on interim management expertise to improve the performance and accelerate growth of client businesses in the engineering, industrial and related B2B service sectors. Campbell Ventures also assists Western companies to expand their operations in China by creating effective partnerships and JVs with Chinese companies. Mike has also advised many Chinese companies on M&A international expansion into Western countries.

Previously Mike held various senior interim CEO, COO and performance improvement/transformation positions at companies including: Heathrow Airport, Capita, Futuresource (international research company), B&M Longworth (a cleantech capital equipment manufacturer) and Precision Technologies Group (machine tool manufacturer). Prior to this, Mike was Managing Director of Ferranti Capital, advising on cross-border Chinese M&A deals in the engineering, industrials and technology sectors. Before joining Ferranti Mike was the Managing Director of an international management consultancy firm specialising in the electronic manufacturing sector.

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John Toppin

John Toppin

Support services

John qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1986 with Ernst & Young (EY) having read Economics at Cambridge University. His career includes 20 years as Finance Director, Commercial Director and CEO within the consultancy and marketing communications sectors, including European Finance Director with Saatchi & Saatchi Co Plc and International Finance Director with Kroll Associates. As Finance Director John led the preparation for and sale of The Triangle Group to Publicis Groupe SA, leading the agency as CEO during the earn out. Since 2005, John has advised a wide range of UK based, privately owned, consultancy and marketing communications firms on financial management, growth and preparation for sale. John is a member of Corbett Keeling’s Support Services team.

James Wellesley Wesley

James Wellesley Wesley

Support services

James has over 30 years’ experience as an investment banker advising owners and managers of public and private companies. Having started his career at Morgan Guaranty, he was for many years one of the senior Managing Directors at Granville. Following Granville’s merger with Robert W. Baird in 1999, James became Head of Baird’s equities and investment banking business in the UK and then had senior roles at Bridgewell and Teathers. James specialises in providing corporate finance advice in the Support Services sector and more particularly in the Recruitment and Human Capital Services sector in which he has many years’ experience advising on mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, secondary equity fundraisings and MBOs.

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