Tony is a commerically driven individual, possessing a creative and entrepeneurial mind-set, combining hands-on technical and broad commercial and operations experience within IT services, digital transformation, communications, facilities management and business continuity, including: B2B, B2C, Start-ups, executive and non-executive director roles.
Before joining Milestone Group, Tony was Technical and Operations Director at ICM Group PLC (Latterly, Phoenix IT Group) for nine years. During his time at ICM he was key to implementing a growth strategy for new products resulting in a three-fold increase in revenue to £18.8m over a 4-year period, and placing ICM in the top 3 of UK Business Continuity providers. He was instrumental in ICM winning the CIR Industry Awards Most Innovative Solution for Emergency Office v1.0, and again the following year for v2.0, and oversaw a business unit turnaround and transformation achieving a 60% margin against a previous 30% forecast and enlarging revenue on a legacy service turning it into the fastest growing business unit in the group.
Tony has previously held Senior and Director roles at: British Telecom, CSF Assurity Ltd, Hill Samuel Merchant Bank, Profile Computers PLC, Thorn EMI Computeraid.
Guy ran his own cross-platform marketing agency, Firebelly, for nearly 20 years as CEO. Firebelly provided award-winning marketing strategies, content creation and execution services mainly in the entertainment and publishing sectors. Operating across traditional and digital media, he is experienced in business strategy formulation, sales & marketing. His clients included The Walt Disney Company, Harper Collins, Lionsgate, Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures International. He sold Firebelly in 2013 to concentrate on business consulting where he worked globally mainly with Sales teams helping them expand and accelerate their sales pipelines in verticals that included Financial Services, Government and Telcoms.
Guy was appointed as Business Development Director on 20th September 2017.
Kevin has extensive strategic, operational and financial experience, balancing professional and charitable careers, with a focus on business and education. He has vast experience in connecting foundations with the corporate sector.
Kevin is currently Treasurer and Chairman of the Board of the Sir John Cass Foundation. During 23 years on the Board, he has led the restructuring of the Foundation, increasing their assets from £16m to £120m. His early support for specialist schools, linked with his belief in the model of putting education and employers together, has helped increase the Sir John Cass Foundation’s grant capacity and benefit from £300k to over £5m.
He has served as a director on a number of Boards, both commercial and not-for-profit, and is a Chairman of the Valuation Tribunal for England.
Kevin is a key player in the development of a number of Milestone’s initiatives and continues to lead the ongoing development of the Milestone Foundation.
Kevin was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 16th May 2013.