Mike Kilroy

Mike has been a company director and senior manager for over twenty years. He has started, developed and transformed businesses mainly in the building material supplies industry until deciding to broaden his horizons and work in the business support arena. With a keen eye for ideas that have commercial potential he has been involved with product development, strategic organisational and innovative change in these real life environments.

Formerly, Mike was owner manager of a fast growing Builder Merchants business. After selling his interests in this business in early 2001 he was appointed as Corporate Development Director of a division of Timbmet Ltd, Europe’s largest hardwood timber importing and processing company, investigating new income stream possibilities and initiatives, sourcing and evaluating new innovative products and seeking out manufacturing capabilities worldwide in particular China, USA, The Baltic States, Western Europe, Scandinavia and Indonesia. In 2004 he accepted the challenge of setting up a new high value goods division within the Taylor Maxwell group. Targeted to achieve £1 million sales in year one he achieved a turnover in the first years trading of £3.5 million.

Mike has presented at conferences, workshops and seminars locally and nationally and represented Business in Yorkshire and Humberside as a regular guest on BBC radio Sheffield’s Toby Foster breakfast show and BBC News


Strategic Development, Business Planning, Operational Management

Change Management, Business Process Re-engineering, Quality Management,

Structural Steel Fabrication EN1090 compliance, Manufacturing, Import & Export

Sector/Organisation Type

Mid to Large SMEs, Local Authorities/ Public Sector

Professional Services, Construction, Product Development


Mike has provided clarity of focus which has enabled us to grow the business into a number of differing areas.  He has also helped us to obtain £20k funding to develop an on-line reporting software product. Daniel Northcott, MD, Access North

Without Innovate Now’s assistance REA site services would not be able to trade legally and the business may have had to stop.  The systems introduced are easy to maintain and have made us more efficient and productive.  The EN1090 audit was achieved in early September and we are fully accredited. Paul Price, MD,REA Site Services Ltd

Mike used innovative diagnostic and visioning techniques to help the company redefine its market focus and value proposition and develop a marketing strategy. Due to this support growth is being boosted and the  company expects that profits should increase this financial year by 73 percent. Michelle Akova, MD, Oceans ESU Ltd

Contact us now

Phone 01484 506312 or e-mail info@innovatenowltd.co.uk