About

The Mill Consultancy is a firm of chartered accountants and business advisers set up by Jerry Davison in 2002 following a period working as an MD or FD in various industries including software, manufacturing and transport, based in the UK, the USA and in Africa. The firm now focuses on corporate finance, with share option schemes, investor tax incentives, company secretarial work and non-executive director

provision as core specialisms.

Alongside Jerry we have a team of very experienced consultants who can also help in other areas such as raising finance, business planning and forecasting, strategy discussion and facilitation, and general business advice.

Jerry Davison LLB ACA

Managing Director

Jerry, the MD and founder of the firm, has extensive experience at board level, and has raised finance across the board, from business angels and banks to VCs and a flotation on Nasdaq. He has worked in the UK, USA and Africa. Jerry qualified as a chartered accountant at PwC and also has an EIS Diploma. He is a specialist in EMI option schemes and EIS/SEIS. He also founded SouthWestfd and Finance Department and is a non-exec director at Cornish Mutual Assurance.

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Ellen Jenkins BA CIM Dip

Senior Consultant

Ellen is a strategic and all round marketing professional with a background in both B2C and B2B marketing. Ellen has worked for a number of international organisations, liaising with partners in the US and United Nations. She was a director of an IT support company for 5 years and now offers marketing consultancy to SMEs in the South West. Ellen’s approach is very much hands on, providing expert guidance as well as assisting with the execution of individual campaigns.

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Steve Lovett FCA

Senior Consultant

Steve has a keen passion for getting the most out of business systems, streamlining business processes and developing effective management information reports. Having been actively involved in many IT Systems Development Panels, Steve is now a member of the ICAEW IT Faculty.

With an analytical mind, methodical approach and tactful manner, Steve is an effective negotiator and arbitrator. His supportive management style allows him to communicate with and motivate staff at all levels. He is based near Lyme Regis.

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John Holden BA MBA

Senior Consultant

John is an experienced venture capital investor, with a track record of value growth and profitable exits across a range of industries and growth stages. With over 20 years of board experience in all sorts of companies, as an investor and also an entrepreneur, he has worked with some very talented and ambitious people, helping them to drive progress, manage change, align stakeholders and achieve their goals.

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Andrew Northmore BSc FCMA

Senior Consultant

Andrew has a strong background in financial management gained primarily within the manufacturing and engineering industry. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Andrew has over 20 years experience in Financial Controller and Finance Director roles in blue chip UK and US owned companies as well as SMEs.

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Linda Adams BSc

Senior Consultant

Linda is a highly respected business strategist, coach and mentor with over 30 years’ senior management and board level experience primarily within engineering and manufacturing companies both large and small. She is Chair of the South West Manufacturing Advisory Service (SWMAS).

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Clients

Over the last decade or more we have worked with hundreds of clients. For example, we have set up well over 100 EMI schemes in just the last three years. We want our clients to feel that they have received exemplary service, at a decent cost, such that they will always come back to us for more.

Clients are very special to us, and every client gets the best personal service possible. Just look at our testimonials. We explain everything to you so that a jungle of jargon is removed and you clearly understand the issues.

'We used Jerry Davison at The Mill Consultancy to set up our company EMI Scheme in 2013. Jerry was professional and friendly throughout, happy to answer all questions we passed his way. We are a startup and had very little knowledge of the workings of options schemes and share allocations, but Jerry was incredibly patient throughout the process. He also assisted us on some Articles amendments and other Companies House filings. The Mill Consultancy offer excellent value for money with no hidden costs. I would not hesitate to recommend them and hope to use them again in the future' - Croud Inc

'Following first-round venture capital investment, we were advised to set up an EMI scheme to act as a mechanism whereby the interests of the executive board and management could be aligned with that of the investors. On commencing discussions with The Mill Consultancy, we quickly found a partner to work with us and our investors and found The Mill Consultancy to be patient and helpful during the formation of the scheme. We are now looking to implement an unapproved scheme and will not hesitate to use The Mill Consultancy to complete this work for us' - Aerothermal