Chris has been a finance professional working in industry for over 35 years. He has a degree in Commerce and is a member of the Certified Institute of Management Accounts.
His technical accounting knowledge ranges from working as a graduate trainee cost accountant to complex multi company group consolidations and annual report production.
Chris has been employed by a range of organisations from new start businesses to multinational organisations and for the last 12 years has been Finance Director for a medium sized organisation operating at Board level presenting monthly and annual financial information plus numerous business planning options.
Chris has property management and development experience and had responsibility for the management of a £50 million property portfolio.
Business planning, Financial control, Management accounts
Statutory accounts, Treasury, Operational management
Property development, Property investment, Human resource management
SME, Property, Manufacturing, Building
“The Coalfields Regeneration Trust engaged Chris Sykes to produce a 5 year business plan to secure a future income stream to enable the trust to continue it’s important work in providing support to local organisations. Chris provided a number of options relating to different mixes of property investment and development to provide this income stream and demonstrate risk and reward scenarios. Options were presented to trustees from which they made informed decisions to adopt a plan with an acceptable profile. The information Chris produced, in a concise and professional manner, enabled the trustees to agree the future direction of investment and development for the trust.” – Bill Skilki, Trustee