About Me

Who am I, and what do I do?

I am a consultant who enjoys helping both businesses and individual executives reach their full potential. I offer services in six main categories: 

My background

I spent the 1980s and 1990s immersed in the corporate world with global healthcare group GSK and world-leading adhesives technology company Henkel. During that time I managed consumer goods and services businesses, living and working in Europe, Asia and the Russian Federation. 

On my return to the UK in 2004, I set up TCii, an international strategy consultancy, which soon developed a worldwide client base drawn from numerous industry sectors. Since that time, I have consulted for a wide range of businesses, from multinationals to start-ups and growing organisations. I’m known for my hands-on approach and my commitment to staying involved with client projects through to the achievement of agreed results.

This period included two years as a London-based Vistage Chair of a group of 16 chief executives, ranging from the head of a £1 billion joint venture between Shell and Exxon to the CEO of a £15 million recruitment consultancy.

I also served as a director, non-executive director or board adviser to a number of companies, including:

  • Aestimo Technologies, Cirkularis 8, Hine Legal, Dixons Carphone and the Lakethorne Group, all based in London
  • Greenfisher in Reading, Holt Lloyd in Wilmslow, Cheshire, and European Business Groups – Brent International in Iver, Buckinghamshire.

I exited the strategy consultancy and, since January 2022, I have been offering services under my name, Terry Irwin, in the areas listed below. 

My areas of expertise

  • Board-level business mentoring as NED or strategic adviser
  • Mentoring and career guidance for senior executives
  • Career transition
  • Venture capital/private equity market intelligence, pre-deal due diligence and post-deal turnaround 
  • Business turnaround, outsourcing and cost reduction 
  • Acquisitions, mergers and post-acquisition integration 
  • Exit strategy and implementation
  • Succession planning 
  • Strategic planning and implementation

To find out more about how I can help you address your business issues, contact me for an informal no-obligation discussion.