Executive Chairman & Founder

Jim Rathbone

Jim Rathbone is the founder and managing partner of Rathbone Results a boutique consultancy, supporting business leaders and their teams to deliver profitable and sustainable growth.

Jim Rathbone

Specialist Sector
Security, Fire Safety

Strategy, Business Improvement, Turnaround, Acquisitions, Services


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Other Specialists
Andrew Bailey C.Eng. MRINA IMC
Cora Lynn Heimer Rathbone
Marcia Marini
Anthony King, CSMP, MIoD
John O’Connell
José Lehmani
Brian Walder
Clive Wragg
Martin Watson
Ayes Amewudah
Paul Main


Jim became my business coach in late 2017, at the lowest point in my 30-year business career and as a result a very challenging time for me personally. Prior to that we’d talked about working together for a number of years and I’d resisted because I didn’t feel I needed a coach. I worked with Jim for around 18 months during which time we turned the business around, focussing on recurring revenue from a carefully selected and growing group of clients. Jim's wide experience of our industry and his mentoring abilities helped me in three very important ways: 1. Jim helped to re-build my confidence in my own ability as a business leader, which was critical to me driving our turnaround 2. Jim helped change my focus from new projects and technology to building recurring revenue, and crucially guided me back when we started to go off-track (which on occasions I did.) Three years later the "smoothing" of our P&L is a dramatic change and being a business owner/CEO is a far less stressful existence. 3. Jim was a sounding board for ideas. Unless you're fortunate to have a top-rate team (as I now have), being the CEO of a business can be a lonely place, and the value of having a coach like Jim shouldn't be underestimated. I enjoyed my time working with Jim and he was without doubt instrumental in the successful transformation of my business.

Simon Adcock
CEO, ATEC Security

Jim has seasoned business leadership experience with 25 years as managing director including brand leaders Chubb, Sensormatic and ASSA ABLOY, before founding Rathbone Results in 2010.

He also has an MBA with Distinction with Warwick University and an MA with Oxford University.

Jim has significant experience with B2B and building technologies, especially fire and security. He writes a regular Business Builder Column for the Professional Security Installer Magazine.

Examples of his client portfolio and experience:

  • Helped a loss-making installer to achieve £400k net profit
  • Supported an SME to survive failed acquisitions
  • Helped a fire and security installer to double their service revenues to £2m
  • Doubled the sales of Sensormatic CamEra to £40m in five years, achieving 10% NP
  • Achieved 20% net profit on £200m sales at ASSA ABLOY European Entrance Systems

Owning and developing a business can be hard work and can involve many challenges. You may be running a good business, but a point comes when you, like others, hit a ceiling.

Our team has strong expertise in the key areas of strategy, marketing, sales, finance and building high performing teams. This can be an invaluable resource to help you move your business to the next level.

We develop with the business leader and the management team structured and actionable plans to improve financial results. Our main focus is to help businesses:

  • Increase profits
  • Accelerate sales growth
  • Grow monthly recurring income
  • Increase their value
  • Build a high performing team

This comes from providing implementation support as well as good advice and practical recommendations.

We are very passionate about what we do and are always keen to meet business leaders who are committed to profitable growth and have a positive approach to make their goals become reality.

For us, supporting the development of your business would be a privilege and a responsibility.

If you would like to unlock your business potential contact Jim Rathbone directly. See contact details above.