DEVON SHERPA GUIDE

Meet Ian Wilkinson

At Forward Thinking – Devon, we believe every business has the ability to unlock it’s fullest potential. Through Success GPS and Your Affordable Board, you can develop focus, revenue and profit for your business in Devon. Playing a major part in this journey will be Ian Wilkinson, your business development consultant, or Sherpa Guide as we like to call them. 

And there’s no doubt about it; Ian will engage your leadership team and supercharge your business growth plan. Ian isn’t just a business coach or business consultant, he’s way more than that.

He won’t tell you what to do, or how to do it – it’s YOUR business and YOUR dream, instead he’s your Sherpa Guide, guiding you up your mountain to success.

Ian covers the entire area of Devon, which includes East Devon, Mid Devon, North Devon, South Hams, Teignbridge, and Torridge; the borough of West Devon, and the city of Exeter. Therefore, if your business is located in any of those, and you’re looking to grow your business, or you are looking for a business coach or business consultant in Devon to partner with you, your board and your business, then Ian is the perfect person for you to engage with.

Ian is an experienced senior international business leader with a demonstrated history in both commercial and operational excellence. He has worked for various MNC’s within the chemical sector for 30+ years.

Most recently working for Fujifilm Ink Solutions Group as Chief Operating Officer, he led an international team across multiple sites in USA, UK and India responsible for £150m and 600 people.

Prior to Fujifilm he was GM for Synthomer’s (FTSE250) performance polymers business operating in various sectors including plastics, automotive and adhesives.

Previous to Synthomer he held various senior business management positions at Arizona Chemical (based in NL) and Cabot Corporation (both UK and NL).

He believes the real power of what we can achieve happens when people are supported to perform at their best and work in active collaboration with all stakeholders. A central part of this is investing in people and throughout his career he has invested significantly in health and wellbeing initiatives.

As a father of five and an avid runner, he believes self-care is one of the cornerstones of success.

Ian is a Director of the An Darus multi academy trust in Cornwall and a qualified ECB cricket umpire.

Claim a free ‘Business Mapping Session’ with Ian by clicking here. In your session, you will discover where you and the business are today, and where you want to be in the future. Together we will then formulate a plan on how to get you there! Limited slots per month. Book yours today!

Interesting Facts
Cricket is my sporting passion and I’m an ECB qualified umpire standing in the Cornwall league. I enjoy running and challenging myself generally completing my first marathon at age 55 and the three peaks challenge (<24hours) a few years ago.

Ian’s favourite Forward Thinking value

Be Brave

Trust your instincts, skills, and abilities, stay laser focused on the critical topics, always take a decision, and stay determined. As a leader always remember to put your oxygen mask on first.  


Get In Touch

ian.wilkinson@forwardthinking.ltd
07563 207365

LinkedIn

DEVON SHERPA GUIDE

Meet Ian Wilkinson

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At Forward Thinking – Devon, we believe every business has the ability to unlock it’s fullest potential. Through Success GPS and Your Affordable Board, you can develop focus, revenue and profit for your business in Devon. Playing a major part in this journey will be Ian Wilkinson, your business development consultant, or Sherpa Guide as we like to call them.

And there’s no doubt about it; Ian will engage your leadership team and supercharge your business growth plan. Ian isn’t just a business coach or business consultant, he’s way more than that.

He won’t tell you what to do, or how to do it – it’s YOUR business and YOUR dream, instead he’s your Sherpa Guide, guiding you up your mountain to success.

Ian covers the entire area of Devon, which includes East Devon, Mid Devon, North Devon, South Hams, Teignbridge, and Torridge; the borough of West Devon, and the city of Exeter. Therefore, if your business is located in any of those, and you’re looking to grow your business, or you are looking for a business coach or business consultant in Devon to partner with you, your board and your business, then Ian is the perfect person for you to engage with.

Ian is an experienced senior international business leader with a demonstrated history in both commercial and operational excellence. He has worked for various MNC’s within the chemical sector for 30+ years.

Most recently working for Fujifilm Ink Solutions Group as Chief Operating Officer, he led an international team across multiple sites in USA, UK and India responsible for £150m and 600 people.

Prior to Fujifilm he was GM for Synthomer’s (FTSE250) performance polymers business operating in various sectors including plastics, automotive and adhesives.

Previous to Synthomer he held various senior business management positions at Arizona Chemical (based in NL) and Cabot Corporation (both UK and NL).

He believes the real power of what we can achieve happens when people are supported to perform at their best and work in active collaboration with all stakeholders. A central part of this is investing in people and throughout his career he has invested significantly in health and wellbeing initiatives.

As a father of five and an avid runner, he believes self-care is one of the cornerstones of success.

Ian is a Director of the An Darus multi academy trust in Cornwall and a qualified ECB cricket umpire.

Claim a free ‘Business Mapping Session’ with Ian by clicking here. In your session, you will discover where you and the business are today, and where you want to be in the future. Together we will then formulate a plan on how to get you there! Limited slots per month. Book yours today!

Interesting Facts
Cricket is my sporting passion and I’m an ECB qualified umpire standing in the Cornwall league. I enjoy running and challenging myself generally completing my first marathon at age 55 and the three peaks challenge (<24hours) a few years ago. 

Ian’s favourite Forward Thinking value

Be Brave –

Trust your instincts, skills, and abilities, stay laser focused on the critical topics, always take a decision, and stay determined. As a leader always remember to put your oxygen mask on first.  


Get In Touch

ian.wilkinson@forwardthinking.ltd
07563 207365

LinkedIn

Success GPS is a strategy-led consulting programme that guides driven but unfocused and time-famished business leaders to clarity, unity and purpose-driven development and growth.

Each month Ian offers a limited number of ‘business mapping sessions’ where you will discover where you and the business are today, and where you want to be in the future. Together we will then formulate a plan on how to get you there!

Your Affordable Board is a peer-to-peer community of business owners committed to helping each other through the highs and lows of business ownership. Born in the heart of Lancashire, and now nationwide, it’s the world’s first peer-to-peer business community growing our businesses through structured helping, and not awkward selling.

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