Graphite Business Management works across the UK with businesses to deliver practical and achievable solutions in

  • Diversification

  • Exit planning

  • Growth

  • Turnaround & Transformation



We don't claim to be right for everyone and we don't like to place businesses into boxes.

During our free initial consultation, we get under the bonnet of the business to really understand what is required, and are we best placed to be able to support the delivery of results.



Our clients are as varied as our portfolio of projects, we serve multiple sectors and organisation structures

  • Manufacturing

  • Distribution

  • Public Services

  • Charity & NFP



Graphite Business Management is respected for it's knowledge and expertise in advising and supporting scale up companies.

At Graphite, we understand the challenges faced by young, emerging, scale up and more established companies who are driving for greater efficiency and commercialisation, whilst delivering services to a wide and often very complex customer base. We work with you on reviewing, refining and setting strategy to ensure all stakeholders share and contribute towards your shared vision.

We have vast experience across several industry fields, however our passion and focus are on those companies capable of achieving scale up and those in distress that need our support to aid their recovery.

Our services and case studies around investor readiness, mergers and acquisitions, turnaround, crisis management and corporate development of scale and or turnaround companies provide great insight to the value we create through a shared vision which we help you manage.

At the heart of Graphite Business Management is a desire to produce results, drive change and affect outcomes in order to maximise value. Working in partnership with businesses and their stakeholders we aim to secure and stabilise a situation, understand and assess the issues being faced, before developing and implementing an appropriate and robust strategy.

Our sector-led approach means you will always be talking to a professional who understands the chief challenges posed by your industry as well as the opportunities presenting themselves on a daily basis, and who knows exactly how to maximise your company’s potential.

At the other end of the spectrum, we understand the importance of acting swiftly in times of acute distress and will always work towards devising effective solutions which can be actioned in a timely and efficient manner.

Alan started his managerial career at 23 when he became General Manager of a manufacturing company in Manchester. The experience in manufacturing continued for 20 years, living in the UK, USA, and China and covered sectors including injection moulding, electronics, lighting, foundry and casting, electronics, assembly and production. Alan then spent 20 years in distribution, across multiple sites and lived and worked in the USA, UK and Australia.

This broad experience in senior roles, with remits including JV's, start up's, mergers, growth, and diversification, allows Alan to speak with authority, understand business issues quickly, and put in place action plans effectively and efficiently.

Educated at Darden University in Virginia, and IMD in Switzerland, Alan hold's qualifications in the following:  

Master of Business Administration, MBA
Masters with honours in Law, LLb
Masters with honours in Psychology, MSc
Masters with honours in Coaching, MSc

P.h.D International Business

We also understand that in some cases, additional support is required, Graphite Business Management has a team of associates ready to support these projects.

Dr Alan Ball

Founder and CEO


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Telephone:- 01636 642854


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