Igloo.co.uk was started by Richard Tanner, a Chartered Accountant with extensive management experience in fast growth service businesses. After qualifying with PriceWaterhouse he was Head of Finance at the Institute of Directors then Finance Director of Decisions Group, a successful marketing and call centre support company. He then lived in St Lucia for several years, running his own business, before returning as Finance and Commercial Director of Impact Solutions Group, an international oil service company.
At Decisions Group he was part of the team that grow the company from £2 million turnover to over £20 million turnover in 4 years, successfully implementing a rescue plan following the receivership of the major Plc shareholder, negotiating a private equity investment and helping turning a loss to £2 million profit.
At Impact Solutions Group he joined during the start up of the company in 2002, restructured the business following the departure of the original founder, helped secure equity funding and remained on the Board helping oversee growth to over £20 million and its successful sale in 2009 to Weatherford Plc for $60 million. Recognising the need for finance advisory firms able to combine a high quality and personal service but with affordable fees he then started Igloo.co.uk offering advisory services and for managing associated private equity and angel investments.