Mike started working with Berryman as our part-time FD in January 2009 and soon afterwards joined our 3 man Management Board. It was like having a Peter Wheeler join the team. Working 1-2 days per week, his wide commercial knowledge and experience of working with other legal firms helped me and the other partners manage the firm strategically and operationally through the difficult economic conditions prevailing throughout 2009/10 and to plan ahead for the wider changes planned for the legal sector. Mike’s previous experience enabled me to delegate to him the management of our central service operation, which proved a great boon in the following months. Once we had identified merger or acquisition as the preferred route, Mike project managed the financial and commercial due diligence processes before working on the detailed implementation of the merger with Shakespeare Putsman.

James Jarvis, Silver Fox PII Limited

Mike has provided us with part-time FD support since 2008. He has a talent for presenting complex financial data in an easily intelligible format and is a mine of useful advice and practical tips for business owners.

Mark Johnson, Law & Governance Specialist

Mike is the ideal business ally: bringing the FD expertise within a business perspective to sail through the good times, as well as the tough times. And it is so important for a chief exec. to think with someone who is always lucid, pertinent, constructive and steadfast. I would recommend Mike Pawley to any entrepreneur who wants to grow a serious business.

Martine Benoit, MD at ON Communications

Mike is a consummate professional. How Mike remembers the detail across the portfolio of businesses he works with is phenomenal. I would (and have) thoroughly recommended Mike into any SME particularly in the legal sector.”

Julian Oldfield, Shirlaws Consultant