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De Novo Advisory Limited

Jo Wright
Cathedral Court, 15 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2BH

Founder and Managing Director of transformation and growth advisory boutique De Novo Advisory Limited, IFT Special Interest Group committee member for Education and former Partner at BDO LLP where I led the Midlands business restructuring team. A highly commercial, experienced and performance driven professional with over 20 years of experience of successful turnarounds, organisational transformation and restructuring often in challenging and complex circumstances. I have worked at senior level with major UK banks, many of the asset based lenders, private equity houses and distressed investors. My industry experience is broad both across industry and professional services, I currently have specific focus and experience in the Further Education sector supporting colleges and boards in addressing the demand for transformation. In addition to the essential technical skills required achieve sustained results, I am able to bring parties together, often in highly pressured situations, and facilitate constructive discussions, so that a workable solution is identified, agreed upon with changes implemented for the benefit of all. My professional relationships with the main industry lenders, the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and also the Transaction Unit are valuable in developing viable and sustainable plans, that address the challenges in the sector as well as delivering on learner needs. We never judge your circumstances - some organisations undergo business restructuring through choice, and some out of necessity. Pace and momentum are often key factors, and our priority is finding and delivering a practical solution, that offers the best possible outcome. If you have any concerns about the financial health of your business, college or organisation, please contact me for a no obligation conversation. jo.wright@denovoadvisory.co.uk