Alastair Cameron

Glentarn Consultants/ibd North West Glentarn Consultants

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Business Advice you can Trust

ibd North West is a network of experienced business people who work as advisers, coaches and mentors across North West England & North Wales. All ibd members are selected and trained to to provide practical advice and encouragement to businesses, which is informed by their own experience in major corporate roles and/or running SMEs. Members of ibd cover all aspects of business, and will ensure that companies receive help from the most appropriate member of the group in whatever challenge or opportunity they face. Alastair Cameron of Glentarn Consultants is an accredited ibd member. He specialises in business planning, operational improvement covering customer focus, supply chain, lead time and inventory reduction and staff development. He is skilled in developing and implementing quality management system which meet ISO standards for accreditation without imposing unhelpful bureaucracy on the company. He has helped high technology companies develop into new market areas, and maintains close contacts with key regional networks in science engineering, pharma and biotechnology. He has also worked with start-ups across many sectors to help them take the first step to establishing and growing their businesses.


Business Planning. Innovation. Quality Management systems to ISO 9000, ISO 17025, ISO 13485, AS9100, ISO/TS 16949 etc. Business process improvement using techniques of lean and six sigma. Lead time and inventory reduction. Improvements in utilisation of space, resources and working capital. Business planning and funding for start-ups. Coaching and Mentoring of Business Owners.
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My most frequently asked questions

How do I implement a Quality System to meet ISO standards, or update my system to meet new versions of the Standards?

How can I improve my business efficiency and my service to customers and at the same time save costs?

How do I organise my business so that it works more effectively without my own involvement in all the details?

How can I change the way the business operates to make better use of my financial resources?

How can I get all my staff working more effectively together to serivce customers better?

Business stages:

  • Early stage - pre revenue
  • Growth
  • Existing with 2+ years of strong revenue growth
  • Pre-flotation
  • Early stage - with revenue
  • Project
  • Acquisition
  • Reorganisation / Phoenix
  • Established with 2+ years revenue
  • Pre Start-Up

Specialist areas:

  • Advice/ Financial
  • Business Strategy and Planning
  • People & Operations
  • Accountancy Services
  • Sales & Marketing


  • Budgeting & Cashflow
  • Business & Organisation Development
  • Business Advisory
  • Business Agility
  • Business Mentoring
  • Business Optimisation
  • Business Plans
  • Events / Networking
  • Family Businesses
  • Financial Appraisal
  • Fundraising / Refinance
  • Health & Safety
  • Human Resources
  • ISO
  • Insolvency
  • MBO / MBI / Acquisitions
  • Manufacturing
  • Non Exec Director
  • PE / VC / Equity
  • Procurement / Tendering
  • Product Development
  • R & D Tax Credits
  • Recruitment
  • Risk Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Training & Development
  • Turnaround / Restructuring

Top sectors:

  • Agriculture
  • Engineering
  • Envtl / Greentech / Cleantech
  • Food & Drink
  • IT Hardware
  • Life Sciences / Biotech
  • Manufacturing
  • Printing & Publishing
  • Professional Services
  • Public Sector
  • Recruitment
  • Retail
  • Storage & Distribution
  • Technology
  • Telecoms & Internet
  • Transport & Logistics