Clive Thompson, Coach at whY-us?

Clive Thompson why-usClive joined whY-us?  in 2014 and is a specialist in Business Strategy, Financial Strategy, Exit Strategy and Family Business management.

As a business Consultant, Coach and Mentor, Clive empowers business owners to make decisive decisions, realise financial opportunities for growth and generates a clear focus and direction for your business.



Clive is also:

  • Regain Control WorkshopA registered and approved Growth Coach for GrowthAccelerator, helping ambitious businesses achieve rapid and sustainable growth by providing tailored, expert advice. (Click for Growth Coach Information)
  • Business Mentor on the Boost Lancashire Business Support programme through Orvia
  • Panelist on the Ribble Valley Business Leaders Group
  • Owner of Lodematic (Handling Systems) Ltd



“Application of 40 years Business Insight”…

Clive ThompsonClive’s business acumen stems from 40 years as Managing Director and Business Owner for several businesses within the Manufacturing and Engineering sectors.

Clive has successfully steered his Hydraulic, Components, Handling Systems and Property companies through 4 recessions, enabled business sales, investments and takeovers and sold machines into 40+ countries worldwide.

Clive has also evolved his customer portfolio, selling into in a wide range of sectors including Food, Medical, Nuclear, Paper and Pulp, Chemicals, Waste, Pharmaceutical, Ammunition, Livestock and Tobacco, to name just a few.

Clive still owns and manages Lodematic (Handling Systems) Ltd based in Clitheroe, Lancashire.


Lodematic Handling Systems“It starts with the Balance Sheet”…

Clives specialisms focus on business management and strategy through financial planning and ensuring critical decisions are tackled, not avoided, which is often the case in many businesses.

Clive explains, “No business is perfect and you can very easily see what’s going on in the business, by simply looking at a Balance Sheet. Businesses hide from difficult decisions, often implicated by financial constraints as they don’t plan effective cash flow or contingency models.”

Family Business = Emotional vs Sensible…

“I have managed, grown and sold businesses that have employed and strategically retired my own family members. Family businesses typically find it very difficult to seperate sensilbe business decisions from emotional family related pressures and with my experience, I can support family businesses to allow those key decisions and actions to be made.



More about whY-us? – “Our Focus is Your Focus”…

whY-us? works with you to develop your Sales, Marketing and Management strategy decisions. We understand where the gaps are and if Richard or Clive feel it’s beneficial to bring in another specialism in a particular area, they will secure a whY-us? approved provider to get involved.

Managing our own Business Network group (SHOUT Blackburn and SHOUT Burnley, part of the SHOUT Network group) and collaborating with strategic providers, whY-us? can be sure to support you with an experienced, qualified and proven team.

“Honesty and Commitment”…

Richard and Clive deliver honesty and commitment. There is always scope to learn, so you can be sure whY-us? use every experience as a tool to develop our own skills, so that you can benefit from tried and tested strategies.

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