Andrew Dootson, former owner, entrepreneur SWS UK, Northern UK

Kees-Jan’s blend of human insight and long term commercial experience ensured that the process of selling our family business into a multinational group was a highly successful step financially and personally for both our family & our team as well as the new owners. Having subsequently worked with Kees-Jan for a period in the new group, he drove through the agreed strategy while keeping all parties motivated & engaged in order to achieve maximum added value for the long term.

The multi-faceted business & personal focus was Kees-Jan’s trademark in a range of subsequent business acquisition and divestment processes, in line with the core  strategy to build a new innovative product group. While driving the overall strategy he was able to instinctively ensure that the human touch was always present which was a vital skill in achieving a strong long term team.