Derek is a CIMA qualified accountant with over 40 years of experience the vast majority of which have been spent operating at a senior level most typically in family owned SMEs across a range of sectors.
From 2001 Derek was employed by Travel Counsellors, initially as Financial Controller and latterly as Financial Director through a period of consistent double-digit growth and expansion overseas until taking so called semi-retirement in 2015 following a Private Equity deal.
Derek has been working as an independent consultant for the last three years working with a range of companies providing Financial Director level services and knowledge. For further information see: www.linkedin.com/in/derek-lorton-13141a4/
Skillsets & Style
To be successful in the family owned SME environment, an FD has to have the interpersonal skills necessary alongside the technical knowledge required. Derek has proven that in many different companies and has therefore hit the ground running at ethecalTM.
Life Beyond Work
Derek is a lifelong follower of his home town football team, attending all home matches along with his wife and five children. Other interests include music and history. Most weekends are spent are spent at the family holiday home in the Lake District.