who we are

Bellevue provide flexible finance support for businesses, large and small, so that they can grow with confidence.

For smaller businesses, we provide part-time finance directors and training.

For larger businesses, our training and advice helps transform the performance of their finance teams.

Engaging with us leads to better management information, improved decision-making and increased satisfaction with the performance of the finance function.

Robin Aitken

Bellevue Partners Founder

I was a trainee accountant the first time that someone told me “you don’t seem like an accountant”. People still do. I think they mean that I am taking an interest in more than the figures: an interest in the people, the energy and everything else that is going on in and around their business.

I set up Bellevue Partners to give businesses the opportunity to raise their game and make transformational changes to their financial management.

I started my career with Arthur Andersen before joining the BBC, where I helped with change and the move to digital broadcasting. I then stepped into the world of SME’s in 1998. Since then I have gained extensive experience as a finance director, general manager and business adviser, working with private equity and a dotcom floatation. I “went portfolio” in 2007 to channel my passion for improving business performance and helping a variety of organisations engage with finance. I am also:

A visiting lecturer at the University of Bath where I teach Entrepreneurial Finance

A director of Africa Express, a ground-breaking organisation which brings together musicians from all over the world to share culture, great music and good times.


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Robin Aitken is the man who kept Africa Express’s craziest project on the commercial rails allowing us to achieve world-wide acclaim and attention while keeping a firm grip of our finances.

Ian Birrell

Founder of Africa Express & Journalist