Phil Ives is a Partner in Assay Advisory UK Ltd, a hybrid consulting and corporate finance business which helps business owners to achieve clarity around the true value of their businesses; develop an ‘investor lens’ mindset and empowers them to accelerate to a transaction/event. He is also a Global Partner in Shirlaws Group.

Over nearly 20 years, Phil built and ran a number of highly successful B2B media companies across all continents and serving all major industries. Without exception, every business Phil has run or advised has enjoyed significant, rapid and sustained growth, even through the depths of major recessions.  Two of his companies were ‘gazelles’ – technically speaking, businesses that grow at a minimum of 25% per year for at least five consecutive years.

His final ‘proper job’ was to build GlobalData Plc alongside  Mike Danson, whose first business, Datamonitor, sold for £502m.

Today Phil supports a broad range of owner/managers and business leaders around the world in many different sectors - all of whom are serious about change, and restless to drive their organisations forward quickly, and to maximise the value of their work.


Achieve Fast Growth - Transform The Energy And Capabilities Required To Gain Control Of Your Commercial And Cultural Destinies

  • Understanding the underlying business cycle
  • Why do some businesses get stuck - sometimes for years? How to leap the 'black holes'
  • Determining the key blockers and accelerators of growth
  • Revenue cycles - The truth behind fast growth, and how to avoid 'slippage'.