About me

Innovation | Leadership | Solutions

Dr Colin Thompson has over 40 years experience as a Managing Director. His career to date has given him a complete exposure to business management and management of people. He has wide experience in PLC and private company’s in top level management of increasing sales/profit. Also, turnaround and re-engineering experience linked to new corporate identities and successful mergers/take-overs. Plus, developed many business models to increase profitability.



Managing Director

Director - Operations/Customer Service and Marketing

Director - Document Management and Workflow Solutions

Director - Financial and Administration

Non - Executive Director



Former Group Chairman of The Academy for Chief Executives

Former Chairman, Commercial Director, Treasurer, Mini/Junior Chairman

- Solihull RFC and  Birmingham and Solihull RFC and Qualified Coach


Swimming (ASA Advanced & Teacher’s Certificates)


British Institute of Black Belts - Tae Kwon Do (Coaching Certificate)

Present Positions

Managing Partner - Cavendish

Mentor - RFU Leadership Academy

Mentor - Coventry University

Mentor - Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Mentor Partner - Wise Up Net Works

Partner - The Executive Boardroom

Executive Team Partner - The Board Evaluation Limited

Founder Member - The Financialist Academy



Initiated New Corporate Identities, also Managing Director:

Datagraphic Inc. UK, division of USA Group

etrinsic plc (Forms UK plc) division of InnerWorkings Inc. USA

WH Smith PLC - Document and Workflow Solutions

Kenrick & Jefferson Group Ltd - Document and Workflow Solutions

Mail Solutions Group,division of SSWH PLC - Document and Workflow Solutions


Able to successful bring new Products and Services to market i.e.

Set up new UK `green field` manufacturing/distribution/workflow systems operations and market new Products and Services.

Research, development and design of a Print/Document Management Service, including writing a book `Print/Document Management and Workflow Solutions`, plus many other publications and business models.

Produced CD-ROM `Interpreting Accounts for the Non-Financial Manager`- adapted from my two-day course for Anderson’s-Chartered Accountants for their clients.

My training and knowledge has enabled me to take an overall view of an organisation, its operations and strategy. Also, to understand with a degree of competence in a wide variety of business skills and functions. I have dealt with challenges at a high level of complexity, especially those that cut across the common functional divisions of business. Developed several business models to raise the `bottom-line`.


My experiences/knowledge have enabled me to write and have published over 4000 articles and reports, 35 books, guides, research reports, and CD’s/Software/pdf``s on business/educational models plus speaking at International Conferences and a Visiting University Professor on the International circuit. Also, a Mentor at the RFU - Leadership Academy, Mentor - Coventry University, Mentor - Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and Mentor Partner at WiseUp Net Works.


"The capacity to learn is a total gift, the ability to learn is a great skill, and the willingness to learn is a choice for your future success".



Colin Thompson









“An Investment in Learning, gaining Knowledge and Skills Pays the Best Interest for You”


Colin Thompson