Management Due Diligence (MDD)

Avalon’s consultants have conducted more than 130 MDD assignments in over 60 different sectors since the turn of the millennium.

Tim Worrall learned his craft during a 15-year career with Diligencia LLP, a specialist MDD consultancy, adopting an amalgam of structured interviews, personal profiling and 360-degree referencing. These techniques, combined with Tim’s extensive experience at board level and Linda Watson’s expertise in psychological profiling and forensic referencing, provide telling insights into management teams and associated dynamics, coupled with practical recommendations for improvement.

Clients include Connection Capital LLP,Finance Wales Investments Ltd, Northern Venture Managers Ltd, and Maven Capital Partners LLP. Recent assignments have involved work with high growth businesses in the bio-tech and digital automotive sectors, as well as with management teams in the coffee chain sector, student property development, high-end restaurant cleaning, open-cast coal mining, electrical supply infrastructure, safety glass manufacturing and specialist vehicle databases.

Ask Me a Question

Please feel free to contact me using the form to the right. Alternately there are a few FAQ’s below which may help.

Where are you based?

We’re based in Cheshire, England, but it really isn’t relevant because we prefer to go where the client is based. For example, we’ve worked recently in Bathgate, Swansea, Burton-upon-Trent, Basingstoke, and London.

Are You a One Man Band?

No, Avalon is led by its Director Tim Worrall, but it works closely with three experienced associates who complement Tim’s strategic experience with financial and human resources skills.

Is Your Experience Limited to The Motor Sector?

We have extensive operational, non-executive and consultancy experience in motor retail, but we have worked in over 60 sectors. Recent assignments include work in mobile phones, estate agency, financial services and distribution.

Isn't Management Assessment all About Getting a Gut Feel for a Person?

We believe gut feel is important, or put another way, the personal chemistry needs to be right, but it should be the last 5% of a decision, not the first 95%. By adopting profiling and structured interview techniques, supported by referencing as appropriate, we endeavour to put a degree of science into our processes.

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