Our Team2018-01-09T10:26:59+00:00

Your Agnentis Partners

Our partners have vast experience drawn from across multiple sectors and specialisms, from corporates through to SMEs, from finance through to corporate board experience.

We bring large enterprise experience and expertise to small and medium businesses, bridging the gap, enabling business owners to benefit in a way bespoke to their needs.

Raymond Holt

Originally a Finance Director, Raymond retrained as a coach; seeking to use his numeracy in a different way to help people grow – developing themselves and their businesses from a whole person perspective.

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As a business owner, coach and finance director, Raymond understands the value of building solid personal and business foundations. He can call upon 20 years of personal and professional challenges he encountered as a director across a multitude of enterprises.

Today, our very own “chatty man” is happiest when he’s meeting someone to discover their personal or professional vision. Raymond is enthused by providing the support and confidence to a business owner to release the energy that inspires their personal and business growth.

Raymond finds his own balance, through family and his love of travel and Asian culture. Always a man with a plan; he likes to relax playing online strategy games. His other interest is supporting Charlton Athletic football club, although that is less of a stress reliever!

My Favourite Quote

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them”

Walt Disney

Leon Penny

Since 1991, Leon has worked in the Technology, Telecoms and I.T. sectors. A successful business owner since 1999. Leon has gained a vast experience of business and how to navigate its ups and down’s. Thankfully its been mainly ups, with a couple of downs, but all great learning.

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Leon has been a successful business owner and leader since 1999, with industry experience since 1991. His broad background encompasses Engineering, Service Desk, Provisioning, Sales and Sales Management, CEO and Business Consultant. An entrepreneurial spirit, Leon has successfully completed a dozen M&A transactions and scores of Major Account successes.

As CEO, he has been driving the strategy and ethos of SynergyGroup; assisting the team with aligning its values and expertise with its client’s needs and business culture. SynergyGroup advise, design, manage and support tailored technology solutions that help organisations thrive. They are a single point of contact across voice, data, mobile, networking, infrastructure and applications.

Leon’s specialties are growing businesses, leadership, strategic analysis & growth, supporting and developing staff, sales methodology, supporting clients and coaching them on what it feels like to be a business owner.

Leon’s Interests are technology, businesses and how they work, business people and how they work, family, film, music, running, the Balearics and Liverpool Football Club. He has recently begun learning Spanish.

My Favourite Quote

“Failing to prepare is preparing to fail”

Benjamin Franklin

Tim Gear-Evans

Tim has rolled his sleeves up in SME businesses to get tasks completed for over 10 years. Always leading from, and finishing with, commercial finance in mind he has turned his hand to most business facets from senior leadership positions.

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Using his Financial, Commercial and Operational acumen to help navigate businesses through exciting, challenging and (seemingly) mundane times Tim has always been motivated by the simple recognition of having made a difference to the business at hand. Having spent the past 8 years as a Commercial Director in a professional services firm he has learnt a lot about business from a people perspective.

During this time, he has held responsibility for Finance, Legal, IT, Operations, HR and also at times the office handy man! He understands first-hand the challenges that businesses and their leaders face on a daily basis and the sacrifices leaders sometimes need to make. Being able to use numbers to paint a picture of business circumstance helps many non-financial leaders view their business entirely differently and bring clarity to decision making.

Tim’s interests include his own entrepreneurial endeavours and away from business are a simple mix of family, food, travel and sport (mostly rugby).

He believes that business should deliver a life for all those involved with it, it should not be the life of those involved with it.

My Favourite Quote

“A problem shared is a problem halved”

Declan O Sullivan

As a CEO, business owner, coach and finance director, Declan understands the value of building solid personal and business foundations. A whole person perspective is vital.

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Declan has over thirty years’ experience at CEO, MD and senior financial levels across many industries including business startups, change management, business mentoring and interim senior management assignments. Declan passionately believes in inspiring and working with business owners, helping them to reach their goals.

CEO,business owner, coach and finance director himself understands the value of building solid personal and business foundations.  He understands the value of creating the balance between the person and the business and between providing support and actioning delivery.

Declan’s role at Agnentis Partners has him working with small and medium business owners on their personal journeys supporting them to align their personal and business visions behind a common plan.  Declan supports them to build solid personal and business foundations for profitable sustainable growth, both for them and their business, whilst building a balanced lifestyle.

My Favourite Quote

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”

Norman Vincent Peale

Alan Beesley

Alan has been a senior executive, consultant and business owner for the last twenty years. He’s had fun, learned a lot and picked up the odd battle scar – now he helps others avoid them.

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There’s very little Alan hasn’t experienced in marketing and commercial management across large corporates, SME’s and early stage businesses.

His UK and international experience comprises IT, multi-site retailing, consumer durables, financial services, renewable energy and mobile payments. Consumer growth in Malaysia was the most exciting, UK brand rejuventation the most rewarding and an International Administration the most challenging. The best bit however has been the great people Alan met along the way – the shared experiences, the problems solved and the tears, laughter and chocolate biscuits that got everyone through.

Alan has held P&L accountability for improving businesses commercial operation; including offline and online marketing, brand strategy, proposition development, purchasing, customer growth, product innovation and customer experience. Working with large and small teams.

In his leisure time, Alan likes to run, coach rugby and walk his dogs. He enjoys helping the Lynchmere Society perserve declining Surrey heathland and he is always encouraging participation in rugby as a Director of Haslemere Rugby Club.

My Favourite Quote

“I will continue to focus ever harder on my goal of being the very best I can be and continue to embrace and enjoy wherever that path takes me.”

Jonny Wilkinson

Irene Acosta-Chavez

Irene is the Business Manager of Agnentis Partners. As our business manager, Irene brings her skills and expertise to enable our Partners to support our clients.

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As a person she brings, energy, creativity and sensitivity; proactively anticipating the practical and personal needs of clients and colleagues. Irene, is happiest when supporting the needs of others; a thankless task at times but one which all Partners appreciate and publicly acknowledge – we thank you Irene.

Irene’s role at Agnentis Partners has her delivering quality service, focusing on what each Partner and client needs as individuals.  This allows our Partners to support small and medium business owners on their personal journeys, enabling them to align their personal and business vision’s behind a common plan.  Irene supports our Partners to ensure we are able them to build solid personal and business foundations for profitable sustainable growth, both for them and their business, whilst building a balanced lifestyle. Irene understands the value of creating the balance between the person and the business and between providing support and actioning delivery.

During her career supporting senior executives, Irene has developed excellent communication and organisational skills. She respects confidentiality and shows discretion and good judgement whilst providing proactive support to clients and colleagues. In her marketing and events capacities, Irene has developed her creativity and organisational skills; designing and delivering world class events.

Irene is great fun; enjoying London’s food and entertainment scene with friends and colleagues, as well as using it as a base to explore the UK and Europe. She has yet to visit Puerto Rico, the home of her favourite tipple, the Pina Colada.

My Favourite Quote

“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think.”

A.A Milne

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