Meet The Team

Lorna Leonard

Founder of LBS.

Lorna Leonard, founder of leonard business solutions, talking on the phone about business advisory and finance
What has been your greatest career achievement so far?

Its hard to choose between part of SLT (senior leadership team) that turned a business from selling £20m per year and £0.5m EBITDA to one selling £24m and a £2.2m EBITDA in 3 years and being employee no 2 in a Plastics Recycling Business and taking it through its full life cycle –  I think on balance it would be the latter because although ultimately Global Oil Prices led to the business having to close, it gave me the opportunity to experience hands on every facet of the business and turned me from a Finance Director to an Operations Director and all round commercial business person.

What did you find hardest to do?

Work with people who are not open to finding a solution or a way forward.

What makes you smile?

Seeing our customers succeed is brilliant but I would be lying if I didn’t own up to loving it when a deal comes together.

How to you approach working with a new customer?

Get to know them and learn what drives them day to day so we can format a strategy that works with that drive and not against it, success comes when everyone pulls in the same direction, a simple statement which is not so simple to achieve, it takes a step at a time but the more open to the process people are the better the outcomes.

Tell me a couple of things about you outside of work?

I love music although more as a spectator than a participant, but you will likely find me first on the dance floor at any shindig,  in the past I have competed at County level in Clay Target Shooting, sadly this has taken a bit of a back seat over the last few years but on a nice day I often think of a time when I can resume.  Keeping fit is important to me as is continually learning so my reading list extends from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to How the Brain Works and in multiple other random directions.

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