Profiles

Steve Jones

Steve-Jones-portrait-1-150x150Brookstand was founded by Steve Jones in 1999. He has successfully helped companies in various industries and sectors including telecoms, travel, entertainment, and manufacturing. Steve qualified in 1992 as a CIMA accountant and has also a Prince2 practitioner accreditation in Project Management.

As a qualified accountant used to participating in decision-making processes, commercial negotiation and business creation, he has demonstrated flexibility in both leadership and as a team player.

He is a successful programme/project manager with experience of tackling strategic issues affecting finance functions and the rest of a business’ functions; he has delivered significant rewards to businesses, using proven project management techniques with strong communication and control disciplines.

As a proven operational manager, able to build strong effective operational and project teams, he has delivered to tight time and budgetary deadlines in fast moving environments, whilst promoting a culture of change and development.

Specialties: Finance operations, Cash Management, Billing & Collections, Project and Programme Management, Operational Management and Team Building.

Vanessa Oakes

Vanessa-Oakes-150x150With experience in retail, printing, telecoms, and electrical manufacturing, she is a CIMA qualified accountant and an accredited Practioner in Prince2 project management.

She applies her experience and training to ensure clients are provided with an exemplary service in which she constantly looks for opportunities to improve processes by maximizing the delivery of business benefits and improve efficiency.

She thrives in gaining results through leadership and persuasion and has demonstrated the ability to drive and implement changes into a organizations by acting as the catalyst to get things moving. Her attention to detail means she is able to ensure all areas are covered to produce the optimum benefits for her clients.

Specialties: Finance operations, Project and Programme Management, Operational Management.