Denis Kaye is the founder of the Yorkshire Leadership Group. He has over thirty-five years’ experience working with SMEs, professional service firms and not for profit organisations of all sizes, and a proven track record of improving their performance.
A well-known face in Yorkshire business circles, Denis has been working with owner-managed businesses and their owners in Yorkshire since 1985.
Denis is a chartered accountant and has worked in both the UK and Canada. He developed the Yorkshire office of a national accounting firm, of which he was national marketing partner and then regional managing partner. He then led a management buy-out and subsequently merged his firm into a regional firm which became the largest regional accounting firm in Yorkshire before he left in 2003.
He currently runs Firm Ideas Ltd through which he holds a portfolio of non-executive directorships and provides advisory services to private companies and professional service firms. He was deputy chairman of the Institute of Directors in Yorkshire and is a former non-executive director of Business Link.
Denis is not a typical chartered accountant!
Phil Dibbs joined Denis at The Yorkshire Leadership Group after 25 years working for Major UK Banks and PLCs in various roles, focused in the main on Corporate lending and Risk analysis, with a period in project management with a UK tier 1 defence contractor.
Phil has spent most of his career building, and developing relationships with SME’s and UK subsidiaries of foreign owned businesses and has amassed a wealth of experience along the way.
In addition to The Yorkshire Leadership Group, Phil runs his own consulting business which focuses on SME’s and helping them with their issues, and with strategic planning & advice. You can find out more at www.hawkmoorassociates.com.
Phil is a non-executive director of Your Homes Newcastle (resposnible for managing council housing in Newcastle) and trustee of the 2 Ridings Community Foundation, a local charity which specialises in giving help and support to community based activities throughout North, and East Yorkshire.
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