Fresh Thinking are specialists in providing high calibre, part-time Directors to owner managed and family businesses.

We make it possible for SMEs to benefit from the outstanding skills, expertise, insight and advice of a highly experienced Director, for much lower cost and much less risk than taking on a full-time director.

You can use our highly experienced Directors flexibly, as and when you need them, for however many days per month or week is right for your business.

Our part-time Directors specialise in 4 key areas: (1) Marketing, (2) Finance, (3) Strategy & Planning, (4) Business Turnarounds. Here are full details for each specialist area.


The most successful businesses are marketing led. Marketing is the rocket fuel for transforming your company’s performance. If you want to gain real competitive advantage, then a progressive marketing agenda is essential.

Fresh Thinking have an outstanding marketing pedigree stretching back more than 25 years. Online or offline, small budgets or large, we bring an outstanding world of marketing expertise to work for your business with our part-time Marketing Director service.

Discover more about how our part-time Marketing Director service can transform your Marketing. . .


There is a clear correlation between how successful SMEs are and how quickly they grow, and whether they have high calibre Finance expertise in their business. Statistics also reveal that having this Finance expertise prevents SMEs getting into difficulties. 80% of business failures are due to poor cash management.

Fresh Thinking make it possible for SMEs to take on one of the UK’s leading Finance Directors on a part-time basis for a fraction of the cost of a full-time FD. With a wealth of experience in senior finance roles stretching back 18 years, our part-time Finance Director service will make a significant difference to your business.

Discover more about how our part-time Finance Director service can drive your business to the next level. . .


All businesses need fresh direction and new impetus in some or all of their parts every year. The added benefits of working with Fresh Thinking on this are considerable. As brilliant strategists we can bring you exciting new directions, a significant stream of ideas and new opportunities to create a clear and compelling strategy centred on the key priorities that will make the biggest difference to your customers, colleagues and therefore your overall company performance.

Whether it’s a full strategic review, a short term strategy to get things going quickly, or longer term planning, our part-time Strategy Director service is completely flexible and has the expertise across all of these disciplines.

Discover more about how our part-time Strategy Director service can bring fresh impetus to your business. . .

Business Turnarounds

In businesses that are losing money or have declining profits year on year, it’s often very challenging to find the way out when you are in the thick of it.

The most important thing is not to wait too long before admitting you have a problem. Many more troubled businesses could be saved if they sought specialist help sooner.

Our rich experience of successfully turning around underperforming businesses could be the solution to getting your business back on a secure footing and thriving again.

Discover more about how our part-time Business Turnaround Director service can bring the expertise you need to get your business back on track. . .

Our part-time Director services will make a significant difference to the performance of your business in many ways