About Mark Blayney
Mark Blayney is a partner and co-founder of GPS Capital Limited, a private equity business and is involved in a portfolio of trading businesses as investor, director or both.
He sought a career in business rescue and turnaround from the outset, obtaining an MBA, and then an accountancy qualification and insolvency license while working for PwC’s business recovery service in both the UK and Tanzania, where he ran a match making business and set up a corporate recovery practice.
Having been seconded into one of the UK clearing banks and been involved in setting up a turnaround practice within PwC, he left to go into industry, before setting up in business as an independent executive and finance professional in 2000.
He is the author of a number of practical guide books for business owners on strategy, management, finance, and creating and realising business value, and has been actively involved in business training and education having spoken at a number of leading UK business schools.
He is a past or present director of the UK Turnaround Management Association and European Association of Certified Turnaround Professionals, is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute for Turnaround.
He enjoys a second life as a crime fiction writer with a series of books optioned for television and lives off grid in Northumberland with his wife, Old English Sheepdogs and some motorcycles he’s going to get round to restoring one day.