The Ravens Wood Consultancy was founded by Jayesh P. Patel in 1996 as an Independent Financial advisory practice that advised High Net Worth Individuals and businesses; working with professional intermediaries throughout the North west of England. The practice was sold in 2004.
The Ravens Wood Consultancy now provides project delivery consultancy services to Professional Service Firms and their Clients requiring support and expertise in the delivery of Marketing Strategy and Business Development.
The most recent project was over 18 months for a professional services firm to set up a UK wide Corporate Finance division where I Led the research and implementation of a corporate finance business service for a business transfer agency operating in a new market across the UK.
I established links to major stakeholders, developed new business relationships and introduced new operational processes and procedures to improve business capability. In addition, I helped to secure a number of new instructions with up to six figure end fees.
As an individual I have worked in a business development capacity either for my own firm or others since 1992 and I have gained a vast amount of experience and knowledge predominantly working with Professional Service Firms. I have an MBA (Distinction); where I specialised in Organisational Structure and Marketing Strategy. In addition, I have been awarded a Fellowship of the Institute for Sales and Marketing since 1997.
I am results-driven with extensive experience in delivering business change and process improvement projects that transform operational performance. I manage the entire project lifecycle, consistently delivering multiple projects simultaneously, on time and to budget, whilst demonstrating exemplary organisational and planning skills.
I have a proven ability to lead business through the delivery of process improvement projects, developing and implementing strategies to improve Marketing Strategies and Business Development and ensuring commercial growth, service and operational improvement.
I was born in Melton Mowbray, I am married and have two children. I enjoy walking on the fells and watching football in addition I believe I am the Prince of Punjab (ask me about it).