Tailwind was founded by Richard Kottler, former CEO of the British Footwear Association.
With a career in the fashion and footwear industries spanning over forty years Richard has been extensively involved with mentoring and coaching developing companies, this was particularly relevant during his time with the BFA. He consequently has a great deal of current experience in identifying those companies that are destined for rapid growth but need support and scaleable infrastructure.
Richard has also 'lived the experience' owning companies that have been backed by Venture Capital and EIS-type investors so he knows how this works from the point of view of SMEs.
Most importantly, Tailwind brings together a network of industry knowledgeable finance experts who facilitate the assessment process and construction of meaningful business plans ensuring they are suitable for submitting to external funding sources.
Tailwind clients benefit from the strong combination of commercial and financial advice -