John Copeland - Managing Director
I am a Chartered Management Accountant (FCMA) with over 20 years of commercial finance experience and also a registered PRINCE2 practitioner (project management) having graduated in Economics in 1989.
It was in 2008 that I established Sentra Consulting with the aim of providing financial and commercial expertise to the SME marketplace. Sentra Consulting is a management consultancy, specializing in improving your business performance through the adoption of strong financial and management accounting controls and the use of PRINCE2 project management methodology for the delivery of improvement projects.
Our services aim to deliver more than a cost saving and focus upon adding value to your business and its processes. We save you time as well as money and also ensure that your staff receive an effective transfer of knowledge from our consultants.
My working life began in manufacturing as a trainee accountant, and has since been involved in professional services and logistics covering acquisitions, performance management and project management. This work has involved implementation of financial systems, extensive customer engagement, staff development and ownership of "the numbers" in results based environments.
Outside of work, spare time is spent with my family enjoying football, cinema and hiking with my border collie (whos always up for a challenge!).
"John provided vital support to me whilst we were establishing our new shared service centre and undertaking a major change programme which included centralising work from 3 other locations and implementing SAP. John was extremely flexible and adapted to the changing needs of the business well. His work was of an excellent quality and he conducted himself in a highly professional manner at all times. I would have no hesitation recommending John for similar work."
"John has proven a reliable and critical player in major reorganisation and change programme. Throughout challenging change management activities and demanding transition deliveries John has been positive, pragmatic and a calming influence."
"John is more than a commercial manager, with a wide range of attributes that allow him to look at business improvement in a wider context than just a commercial viewpoint. He has the ability to sort the 'wheat from the chaff' and make incisive decisions on the most appropriate way forward to business success."
"John Copeland is an exceptionally hard working, professional, and capable commercial manager who was a pleasure to work with. His ability to think strategically and tactically with a good attention to detail provided for successful outcomes. A true commercial leader."