Why Clarus Fortior?

Fire up your business

Clarus Fortior is the business growth consultancy dedicated to helping ambitious business individuals reach their business goals.

Bespoke:
Our mentoring and business growth programmes are flexible and designed to fit the individual needs of the members of the group.

Relevant: We pride ourselves in delivering only relevant input and expertise through a rigorous process of consultation

Expertise: the mentors of Clarus Fortior have a track record of successfully developing multi-million pound enterprises.

Our strengths, values and skills
Clarus Fortior experts have an enviable track record in building multi-million pound businesses’ over three decades from start-up to sale. Clarus Fortior values are based on integrity, added value, professionalism, being straight forward, and accountable.

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Our Skills

Business Strategy
87%

Growth & Acquisition
72%

Raising Capital
57%

Exit Strategy
73%

Our Services


The Programme

12 month business growth programme

How does it work?

With Clarus Fortior, the programme is not pre-conceived but created based on the needs of the 15 members of the group. To maximise their ability to achieve their business goals. Clarus Fortior takes time to understand your objectives, regularly reviewing your progress via 121 meetings that review your agreed KPIs. We only allow members who are actively participating and we believe we can help achieve their business goals.


What does it include?

  • Monthly off-site meetings as a business group
  • 121 mentoring sessions with Kevin Ronaldson
  • Active business development and sales 121 with Grant Goss
  • Business development support with Kevin Ronaldson & Grant Goss
  • Ongoing business support as required on a bespoke basis

Who can join?

The Clarus Fortior programme is for ambitious business owners who want support to grow acquire or sell their business. We evaluate every potential member to ensure that the Clarus Fortior programme can add value and help you achieve your business goals. Only one discipline is allowed per group to prevent any conflicts of interest and to help maximise your return. We seek to put together a group of like-minded business owners , who have similar plans and aspirations and understand the challenges and isolation of operating in an increasingly demanding world.


The Team

Clarus Fortior expect to be the leading business development programme for SMEs across the UK growing through personal recommendation and referrals.
Kevin Ronaldson

Kevin Ronaldson – Founder Director

Kevin worked for Hambro Life, Allied Dunbar and Zurich Financial Services, becoming a UK Board member for 6 years with responsibility for marketing and products. He had an extremely successful career in sales, as the top financial planning consultant in Allied Dunbar from 1994-97. Influential and well known in the UK financial services arena and strategically proven in establishing new opportunities from existing markets.
Kevin is an experienced executive and entrepreneur with an enviable track record of building significant value from new and current businesses. One of his enduring strengths has been to raise capital and founding new companies, with his two most recent successes being the capital raise and establishment of both Intrinsic Financial Services and Bellpenny – leading both as CEO. In each case, he raised over £25m and grew the businesses to over 300 employees over a three year period with an annual turnover of over £100m and funds under management of over £3bn.
Previously also Chairman of Dunbar Independent, Kevin is currently non-executive Chairman of fintech start-up Wealth Kernel Ltd and has a small portfolio of other new businesses that he monitors on an on-going basis.

Grant Goss – Founder Director

Grant Goss has a background in financial services and has been a business consultant for over 20 years. He has created companies with multi-million pound turnover and has a wide variety of experience in many sectors including Financial services, Aviation, textiles and leisure and tourism. Grant has an impressive track record of creating increased sales both as a consultant and Sales Director.
His work is spilt between strategic planning and sales consultancy. The varied consultancy over a two decades allows him to call upon his experience and use this valuable asset to breathe new life into the management and staff of the companies that he works with.

Adam Ronaldson – Group Leader

Adam has experience of working in a number of senior roles across several sectors and different national markets. He has wide experience of growing and leading successful businesses both operationally and strategically.

He trained as a Chartered Accountant in a big four firm and ran finance operations in New York for a UK based pre-press services PLC, and in the UK and then Ireland for a group of European subsidiaries of a US private-equity owned parent that sold services, IT and data to the Automotive Aftermarket.

He then worked as Managing Director of the automotive service business before transferring within the private equity portfolio to work as Business Development/Commercial Director for a larger Automotive Service group in Switzerland developing new products and data across Europe and acting as a regional mentor (Chief Operating Officer) for 8 national markets.

In his last role he spent 13 years as Chief Executive of a housing association in East Anglia building it from transfer out of local authority ownership to having sector leading operating margins and the second fastest growing asset base. He led the raising of the initial £55 million funding and a subsequent £125 million public bond to allow the expansion of the organisation.

Currently he is providing advisory services to a gold exploration business, a provider of care homes and services and as well as this role within Clarus Fortior.

Jeremy Lodwick – Group Leader

Jeremy started his career in financial services in 1984, specialising in the management of UK and European equity portfolios. He was with Morgan Grenfell for twelve years working in New York between 1987 and 1990. In 1998 he joined Morgan Stanley, becoming a Managing Director in 2001 and Chief Investment Officer in London in 2002. He was responsible for assets in excess of US$15bn and a team of 25 portfolio managers. In 2005 he joined Framlington Group as CIO helping to sell the business to AXA Investment Managers in 2006.

He joined Geneva based Mirabaud Asset Management in 2007 dealing with Swiss high net worth investors. Separately, he was also a founder shareholder  of Parmenion in 2007, a technology-led fund selection platform, later acquired  by Aberdeen Asset Management in 2015. Since retiring from  Mirabaud in 2015 he has had a non executive roles at Parmenion and Financial Advisory network,  CAERUS. He also fits in pro bona work as the deputy chairman of Tetbury Hospital Trust and as a trustee of New Brewery Arts Centre in Cirencester.

Bryan Davis – Sales Leader

Bryan has a strong background in Business Communications and has been a personal coach for over 20 years. He has run a number of companies and has a wide variety of experiences in many sectors, including business services, franchising, travel, leisure and tourism. He has a proven track record of creating increased sales as a consultant, sales director, and business owner.

For the last 9 years Bryan has run his own communication and business consultancy company specialising in sales management and leadership techniques. As well as being a qualified trainer of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Bryan has the proven ability to simplify complex situations to construct pragmatic solutions to achieve the outcome required for his clients.

What professionals say about us?
Daniel Cole

Pipetech

We have been working with Clarus Fortior for almost a year now and have found the group’s experience and expertise extremely useful for helping and equipping us now and for the years to come.

All the directors at Pipetech have had regular meetings with Kevin in our one to one sessions, whom he helped gently and diplomatically guide in our strategic and director meetings, enabling us to formulate a strategy for the coming years.

A number of the team have also had a number of meetings with Grant in one to one sessions, where our sales processes and opportunities have been reviewed, resulting in the recruit of an additional sales team member, whom Grant has also supported in their training.

The monthly group session have also been really useful, as like-minded directors and advisers meet together to explore and discuss common themes experienced in the business world. These sessions have helped us understand that we all face similar challenges and the sharing of knowledge and experiences in the group has helped build trusted relationships and friendships.

When we first joined Clarus Fortior, we were unsure if the experience of the owners would be helpful to us in the as a pipework contractor within construction industry, but now are fully convinced that the experiences of Kevin and Grant go far beyond Financial Services and has greatly helped us in our own industry.

Daniel Cole
Karen Holden

A City Law Firm

The group has introduced me to some quality contacts and even clients. I have taken away a lot of constructive and invaluable feedback about my business which I can use to progress its growth. The concept of mentoring, development and referrals is a good and effective combination.

Karen Holden
Connect it Communications Ltd

Connect it Communications Ltd

I became involved with Clarus through a supplier/Client relationship about 8 months ago. It was suggested I might like to come along and have a meeting with Grant and Kevin. Like most people, I thought about the loss of 1 day a month; was it worth the time, effort and investment. I had a very persuasive colleague, so made my first visit under some sufferance.

So, if you are really serious about improving self through understanding your strengths and weaknesses and are dedicated to growing your business, I personally would recommend Clarus Fortior be at the top of your list of what groups to work with. Where else would you get such a diverse range of high calibre experts in their fields in one room, all, dedicated to sharing knowledge with a view to growing businesses.

Connect it Communications Ltd

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27 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8HU

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