Deep seated real life planning, operating and transactional experience

We’ve worked with some great teams on some fantastic projects.  Always with a pragmatic methodology and a proper understanding of our clients’ objectives.

Projects have included

  • Exclusive support to Private Equity firm on the successful acquisition of a global Testing, Inspection and Certification business
  • Preparation and presentation of insource v outsource business case and recommendation to the board of a Private Equity LBO portfolio business
  • Acquisition deal evaluation and negotiation for a PE-backed oil and gas sector business
  • Business exit strategy for a £250m revenue PE-backed international group
  • Operational due diligence and post-acquisition business planning for a range of strategic and bolt-on acquisitions
  • Leading the integration of acquisitions
  • Reviewing new geographical entry into emerging markets for a PE-backed engineering business
  • Advice to several Private Equity firms on TIC sector


  • Sean was one of the most committed and professional Managing Directors I have worked with and a fantastic leader through a transformational period in the business. One of Sean's greatest assets was his ability to develop robust strategic plans and execute them effectively across a number of environments. His knowledge of the energy, aerospace and industrial markets and global testing is unparalleled in the industry.

    Trevor Swales
    CEO, LoneStar Group
  • Sean has a very methodical approach to business with great foresight concerning strategic matters, growth initiatives and a particular passion for business development and sales. Change management and delivering business improvement is part of Sean’s modus operandi. A highly accomplished business executive.

    Rob Jackson
    Managing Director and Business Consultant
  • A unique talent that would benefit any organisation challenged with increasing company value, sustainable growth, efficiency improvements and leadership. He was my mentor...with lessons learned for me that I still refer to today. He sets the standard amongst senior executives for drive, vision, clarity, teamwork, integrity, leadership, execution and speed.

    Terho Wilson
    Chief Executive Officer, Middle East and Africa - TUV Sud
  • Sean is a quick moving entrepreneur who works well in a corporate environment and brings teams with him. Sean has a thorough understanding of what makes a business successful and has a real focus on customer service. He showed great thought leadership and strategic vision.

    Mark Proctor
    Chief Executive Officer - BRC Global Standards
  • Sean has a natural ability to see solutions through what most of us see as complicated. (He) has an exceptionally good business instinct.

    Tim Cornes
    Sector Director, Industrials - Exova
  • There can be very few people in the Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) business with experience to match Sean's. He was always calm in a crisis and very much a team worker. Sean is entrepreneurial to the core and a first class negotiator.

    David Shipley
    Global Business Development Director - Element
  • A strategic thinker with clear and concise direction, Sean has continually demonstrated his leadership abilities in relation to business planning and development, acquisition and integration, sales management, compliance, customer service as well as technical knowledge.

    Douglas Weir
    Chief Executive - Strathspey Management
  • Sean was my initial contact and led the local due diligence team. Throughout the whole process I was impressed by his integrity, open approach and strategic thinking.

    Paul England
    Managing Director and Consultant
  • Sean has exceptionally high standards in everything he does, has an ability to explain complicated concepts and technical detail in a way a lay-man can understand and is passionate in his delivery.

    Clare Purves
    Internal Communications Manager - Howden
  • In my 9 years of being with Exova, I never met anyone else with the dedication and drive of Sean Kerr. Sean is well respected in his field of engineering but he also made it a priority to understand all of the different sectors of the business and their intricacies.

    Emma Modrate
    Key Account Manager - Exova
  • We worked together to improve the sales structure in Exova Europe. Sean was keen to understand the details of any situation, assessed problems from different angles before making a decision and was always keen to understand the business impact of any action we took.

    Andrew Shaw
    Founder & Managing Director - Business Services Growth
  • Sean was always honest, to the point, and very articulate. I would happily recommend Sean to any company that wants to grow and benefit from his expertise.

    Eric Lindsay
    General Manager, Los Angeles - Exova
  • His knowledge of the Materials Testing and Oil & Gas industries is extensive.

    Darragh Clear
    Senior Technical Account Manager - Microsoft