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About Focus on Success

We are senior finance professionals and experienced Non Exectutive Directors

We will work with your management team in the following areas:

To help Businesses Grow and Improve their Profitability.
To help Businesses design and implement Performance Management Strategies.
To help Businesses improve their Culture.
To help Businesses Refinance or Finance their balance sheets.
To help Businesses Reduce Costs and Improve Processes.
To help Businesses devise successful Exit or Succession plans.

We provide non-executive directors who add strength to the boards of businesses that do not need an additional full time executive resource but who need a guiding hand to help them grow their businesses or resolve issues. In addition we can provide mentoring and executive coaching to senior management.

Our Non Executive Directors, both male and female, are experienced Directors who have also run their own successful  businesses and have a wealth of networks and contacts that we are sure will be able to help your business grow and develop new customers and suppliers. They are also seasoned Corporate Finance Executives who will be able to advise your business on the most appropriate finance structures and providers to ensure that your business is adequately  and efficiently funded.

Gary Lumby MBE FCIBS



Gary was until 2011, UK Director of Small Business Banking at Yorkshire and Clydesdale Banks and also held the roles of Head of Retail Banking and Head of Business Banking for Yorkshire Bank . He was previously North East and Cumbria Regional Director of SME Banking for Barclays Bank.

Gary is a Non-Executive Director at a number of SME’s across the North East and Yorkshire were he  advises the Boards on Strategy, Business Development, Marketing , HR, Risk Management, Finance and Corporate Governance.   Gary is also an executive Director or Partner at SE Decorators Ltd, Omkara Beauty, G&H Property and Focus on Success Ltd.

Gary is a Mentor/ Tutor on the Goldman Sachs 10000 Small Business Programme run by Leeds University Business School and sits on the Investment Panel for the North East Lets Grow Fund and was previously Board Member of Leeds City Region LEP and President of Leeds and York Chamber of Commerce between 2008-2011. 

Gary was awarded an MBE for Services to the Finance Industry in the 2008 New Years Honours List and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers Scotland.

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