You make us tick
The OFG philosophy is all about supporting businesses as part of ‘your alternative board’. With more than 100 years experience of growing businesses from the board room to the sharp end, we have learned a thing or two. You can trust us to deliver those non-core areas that are holding your business back
You know how it is…
You get into the office full of energy to focus on the core business that drives your passion, when you are hit from left side with non-core challenges that must be met. Data Protection compliance legislation, the Apprentice Levy, supplier disputes, industry association/regulator requirements, cash flow & debtor days, change & transformation tasks, market forces, legacy systems and everything else.
That’s where we come in.
Becoming a member of OFG opens up a whole new world of support that removes the pain by taking care of those non-core areas and supporting businesses with sustainable growth ambitions.
OUR KEY BOARDROOM SUPPORT AREAS
Growing Sales and New Markets
Cost Efficiencies and Margins
Creating Customer Added Value
Data Protection and Legislation Compliance
Why not get in touch and see how we can help?
From membership benefits to a deep dive into the areas that are holding your business back, with more than 100 years boardroom experience, we can support you to build the infrastructure for the future. We like to be tested and look forward to hearing from you
MEET THE TEAM
Ian is a seasoned professional having held the positions of Managing Director, CEO, COO, Country Manager and Non-Executive Board Member in a career spanning 30 years. During this period, he gained a rich international experience of 19 years within China and Asia and most recently across the Russian Federation
His background has primarily been within Retail, where he led the market entry into Shanghai for B&Q, of the Kingfisher Group. After the ground-breaking launching of the initial store, the business grew to some 28 China wide stores, within six years. A stint in Thailand followed, with then a return to China to launch two further businesses.
In 2007, Ian was appointed MD for the German retailer, OBI. The Russian base role was to perform a business turnaround and re-set, allowing further growth to continue. The business achieved many accolades, including the highest employee engagement scores within retail, and ‘Employers of Choice’. Ian returned to the UK in February 2017.
Ian has launched two businesses and has recently qualified in Social Media Marketing, as a Non-Executive Director Governance and successfully completed a GDPR Foundation and Practitioner course. He strongly believes in his personal quest to ‘Make a Difference’ and to learn something new every day, a mind-set which he has developed all his life.
Fraser brings supply chain, logistics, distribution and operations experience to the team, having held executive positions at Wincanton plc, Connect Group plc, Alliance Boots, Johnson & Johnson, CooperVision and Heineken
He has built a reputation for fixing the large unattractive operational challenges that beset businesses, including reviving change weary teams, creating exciting growth options and sustainable future operations
Fraser is the go to person for logistics and distribution. His delivery record includes opening new hubs, fixing existing and long-term non-effective distribution chains and creating global supply partner collaboration
Fraser’s eclectic interests lend themselves to alternative perspectives, creative solutions and finding the common ground that allows for true transformation
David brings Sales, Strategy, Marketing and Professional Sport experience to the team, having held senior positions at BT PLC, GE Inc, a leading UK consultancy business and as a Non-Executive Director
He has a reputation for delivering results by being customer focused and getting to the root causes of what’s holding businesses back. David uses his Six Sigma Black Belt experience, having facilitated more than 1,000 executive Workout sessions, to ensure long lasting practical business solutions
With a passion in supporting people to achieve their maximum potential, David creates high energy performing cultures. He led 10,000 volunteers in his last role, resulting in national recognition for the fantastic work the team did for local communities
Jan has held senior financial roles in both the corporate and voluntary sectors. With a Xerox background through to the successful exit from her own events business, Jan brings the structure, forethought and insight that will help customer businesses to grow
Jan’s strengths include supplier and customer relations, which has seen her working at board level with many UK household name companies and government departments. Although the responsibilities around the numbers, Jan also has a passion for ensuring our customers are looked after properly
Ian Sinclair Ford
Ian has been a Data Protection solicitor since 1998. He has held roles as the in-house counsel for Sovereign Finance, Alliance & Leicester Commercial Finance and Capital Bank plc. Ian’s passion for his subject and experience saw him assigned to two multi-billion-dollar United States based Life Science organisations, where he worked with European and North America data compliance law
Ian has a practical style in helping companies convert law and compliance into everyday working practices. As the company solicitor for OFG Limited, Ian is helping many organisations get ahead of their competitors and build customer trust that their personal data is being handled correctly