Innes Chalmers

An experienced finance director, I qualified as a CA with Coopers & Lybrand where I worked in management consulting, specialising in cost reduction and systems. I also spent several years in commercial roles with Dell Corporation in the UK and Ireland. Eventually returning to my native Scotland, I fulfilled a long-held wish to work for a smaller business when I became finance director of a serviced office group.

Following the successful sale of the business, I embarked on a career as a freelance Financial Director, working with clients across a range of sectors including social care, property, hospitality and fine art. Having worked with the owners and managers of a wide variety of businesses for over a decade, I’ve been involved in buying, selling and refinancing businesses. Most importantly, I’ve stood alongside the people that founded and grew those businesses as a guide, confidante and friend.

Quick Facts

  1. Chartered Accountant
  2. Former finance director and still provide that service to clients
  3. Trustee of three small charities

“I love what I do. Working with the owners of small businesses to get as much satisfaction and reward as they can, and provide a good work place for their staff.”


  • Finance processes
  • Management accounting and reporting
  • Getting bank finance
  • Business modelling
  • Working with the owners of small businesses