John O’Connell

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Client Testimonials:

"We started working with John O’Connell in November 2014, at which point we had already been trading for 4.5 years from a startup enterprise. We had previously used another Consultant, however this did not deliver any results due to his lack of sector knowledge. We had grown very quickly in the niche UK Rural Security Sector and had started to diverse into commercial and industrial sites. At this time we had a hit a glass roof where we could see where we wanted to go but needed help to smash through to the next levels. After our initial meeting with John it was very clear he was highly experienced in our industry, his track record speaks for itself! John is a true business person, honest, trustworthy and now a valued member of our business.

To sum up our achievements in 12 months with John, we have smooth modern systems in place, doubled company turnover and profit within 12 months with the same numbers of employees and have a happier, stress free work environment with clear targets and set goals for the future.

We can’t recommend him enough and look forward to growing the company to the next level with him."

Leon Window

Founder and Managing Director, Select Security

John O’Connell

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About John O’Connell

As a serial entrepreneur and having built and sold 7 businesses (5 of which were acquired by major PLC’s including Sensormatic Inc and Chubb), John O’Connell returned to education in his 40s and graduated from Bristol University in 2000 with a BA in Marketing and Business Studies. With nearly 30 years experience in the Security Industry worldwide, 9 years in the Police force, and the last 3 years in the Renewable Energy Business, John joined Rathbone Results as a partner to work predominantly with businesses in the Security and Fire Industry. John has extensive experience in company restructuring, turnarounds, business management and has successfully prepared and coached 6 companies for acquisition.

Some of John’s professional highlights include:

  • Having one of his companies voted 10th in the Fast Growth Top Fifty Companies in the UK.
  • Being a leader in Business Development Strategy implementation and fast growth programs.
  • Developing & Designing the Body Worn CCTV “Eyewitness999”
  • Turning around a West & Wales branch of Sensormatic and increasing their turnover by 270% and moving from a loss to a £1.8m profit.
  • Developing the Silent PTZ Dome Camera in 1997 for the World Wide Casino Industry.
  • Preparing a “White Paper” in 2002 on the potential terrorist anthrax attack on the UK’s water supply and reservoirs.
  • Brought “Passive Man Guarding” to Camden Town, London via Chubb Plc. (£2.2m pa)
  • Designed and implemented “An Action Plan” for AC Controls, Slough, to be acquired by G4S some 16 months later.

John prides himself on being able to monitor trends and spot gaps in the market, to increase sales and to inspire others to maximise profits.

Find out how your business can benefit from the expert advice provided by Rathbone Results, contact us now on 020 8798 0175.