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Gary Raven

Gary Raven

Email / Managing Director

Business Bio: Gary is our Managing Director – taking overall responsibility for the delivery of a continually evolving proactive service range.

Gary started his association with Barrons in 1985 to gain some work experience, nearly 40 years later he is Barrons’s majority equity stakeholder. Gary has not always been in Practice, he has worked in industry as a Financial Director of SME businesses as well as operating in a self employed consultancy role where he gained extensive experience of business turnaround and working with Banks in undertaking Independent Banking Reviews.

Gary’s passion lies in seeking to deliver our clients with services targeted to support strategic business development through the delivery of individually bespoke, tailored client support services that seek to maximise upon added value that Barrons can derive for our client.

Nowadays Gary focusses upon the delivery of a raft of specialist services that includes:

  • Merger and Acquisition;
  • Business Valuation;
  • Business Turnaround, extending to Interim (Financial) Management;
  • Quasi FD functionality and Non Executive Directorship roles
  • Business Development;
  • Forecasting and Cash Management;
  • Consultancy Services, both Financial and Commercial;
  • Independent Banking & Other Reviews;

Gary has recently accepted the role of Chair within the South East & Central Essex MIND charity, having acted as a Trustee of the Organisation previously.

Gary is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Personal Bio:

Gary is a devoted sports fan, and very easily lost to most sports that are there to be supported, particularly where England are concerned!

An avid supporter of rugby, cricket, boxing and football in particular, Gary was proud to be present as

  • Lennox Lewis drew with Evander Holyfield in their first fight in 1999 at Madison Square Gardens, New York;
  • England won the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia;
  • England won the (pivotal) Second Ashes Test against the Aussies when a certain Freddie Flintoff came to town…
  • England finished runners up in the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France;
  • Usaine Bolt won the 100m and Britain’s Christine Ohuruogu the silver in the 400m one week and then Luke Campbell win gold the next at the London 2012 Olympics;
  • England finished 4th in the 2018 Football World Cup in Russia;
  • England won the Super Over in the 2019 Cricket World Cup held at Lords;
  • England again finished runners up in the 2019 World Cup held in Japan.

And many, many more sporting occasions that Gary has had the pleasure to attend over the years…

Other interests are, of course, his family and trying to adhere to a personal training routine