Our Team

Our team have a wealth of experience and knowledge, allowing us to inspire and mentor leadership and team development, adding competence through our team and business toolkit.

Our Team

Ian Shott CBE FREng

Managing Partner

A seasoned leader and transformer of global international businesses, start-ups and medium-sized enterprises, Ian founded Shott Trinova in 2012.

“I’m an entrepreneur and an engineer. I love working with small businesses with untapped potential.  We use our knowledge, experience, tools, judgement and global networks to create value and sustainable growth.”

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Paul Ryan


Paul is a founding member of Shott Trinova and KPMG-trained Chartered Accountant, with an extensive mix of experience in the food, pharma and services sectors.

"I get a real buzz from working with our SME Accelerator partners – who are talented, hardworking, salt-of-the-earth entrepreneurs – where I can use my deep financial experience and extensive tool kit in a disciplined, structured and focused way to help them achieve significant results quickly."

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Steve Jones

Associate Partner

Steve has been a Chartered Accountant for 25 years and has held senior business finance roles in the consumer goods, utilities, publishing and engineering sectors.

“There is no better feeling than seeing the positive effect on a business from activating a change you have recommended to their way of working.

Our application of targeted, appropriate financial discipline has enabled step changes in profitability, cash generation and sustainability across all our businesses."

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Mark Gallon

Chief Marketing Officer

Mark is an award-winning writer on business strategy methods and sales and marketing specialist, with a high-quality international consulting pedigree across many sectors.

"Shott Trinova is a well-integrated team of complementary, mature professionals who allow me to get clients where they need to be – on time and with the minimum of fuss."

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Emma Glover

Finance Lead

Emma is a chartered accountant and member of the Institute of Taxation.

"I love working with clients to establish the best structure and plan to achieve their financial objectives, taking into account their family and business situations."

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Anne Baker

HR Development

Anne is a HR, outplacement and employee wellbeing specialist, with deep experience in performance management and leadership training.

"I love working with people, employees and management alike.  I’m highly motivated by the opportunity to help people grow and develop by building their confidence and helping them to fulfil their potential.  I’m a great believer in seeking the positive in situations and in people.”

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Jan Ramakers

Market Intelligence

Jan's specialties are competitive intelligence; market analysis; mergers and acquisitions; due diligence; strategy development; portfolio analysis; benchmarking.

"Shott Trinova is a team of seasoned professionals, well tuned into each other and delivering excellent value service to clients."

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David Wilks

Change Management

David specialises in supporting organisations deliver step change, transformational improvements, by helping them create inclusive and results-focused working cultures.

"I get huge satisfaction helping leadership teams create the conditions in which people at every level want to take on more accountability because of the way they are led."

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