who we work with

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I worked with Robin on a very difficult turnaround assignment. At every turn he was faced with significant problems, a demoralised management team, tough supply and customer issues, inadequate finance and IT. He never lost his patience, working through the issues, focusing on the team, supporting them, leading them. He showed himself to be someone with deep reserves of resilience, but someone who cares most about people. A rare beast, a finance guy who is a genuine people person.

David Harbord
Managing Director, Portchester Equity Limited

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We were very impressed with all aspects of Bellevue Partners’ service and continue to work with them today. I would highly recommend them to any business.

John Slater
Managing Director, Naked Ideas Limited

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Robin is an incredible connector. Not only does he interconnect people across a diverse network but he is able to mobilize his network capital to create competitive advantage for all involved. In particular, he has an outstanding ability to integrate organisational functional areas to ensure holistic performance.

Juani Swart
Professor of Human Capital, University of Bath

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Robin’s development of our management information, ability to analyse our finances and readiness to support all functions of the organisation were of great value to me and the business in going through our MBO.

Scott Logie
Managing Director, Red Wigwam (formerly Managing Director, Occam DM Limited)

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Robin’s experienced advice on strategy, design of management information, and wise counsel on managing our finances strategically has been invaluable as we grow our consultancy business.

Caroline Underwood
CEO of The Philanthropy Company

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Robin is a rare beast – he combines a deep knowledge of accounting with operational experience as FD and has the commercial acumen of an experienced MD. Not only that, he is very personable and can manage relationships.

Tim Chater
Managing Director, Future Drinks Limited

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Robin is a consummate finance professional. He has an eye for detail combined with a commercial awareness that is needed when developing a growing business. On top of which he is good company and has a positive attitude that gives confidence to his peers and those who work with him.

Iain Anstey
Managing Director, EMEA Knoa Software

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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

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For a number of years, Robin has taught very successfully on a range of Masters’ degrees at the University of Bath’s School of Management. In particular, I asked him to teach our MSc in Marketing students the importance of understanding finance. Robin built the confidence and interest of our marketing students in this important area which they often find difficult. He developed a a practical and stimulating course which was well received by students and tackled aspects of finance, such as pricing and brand valuation, that are highly relevant to the needs of marketers.

Avi Shankar
Professor of Consumer Research, University of Bath