Mike is a CIMA qualified Chief Financial Officer, Finance Director and Board Member with an exceptional track record of creating and protecting value within owner managed and private equity backed companies. Mike has gained extensive knowledge of managing businesses from start-up through to exit and combiness a robust financial control environment with effective decision support and strategic management.
Over the last 20 years Duncan has set-up and run the finances for successful start-ups and early stage businesses, which provide disruptive, innovative solutions and new technologies. Duncan has recently focused on environmentally progressive businesses and as well as NatureMetrics he provides financial leadership for a company that stores and manages renewable energy in homes to reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions. Previously Duncan was FD at Verex Group, an ethical and customer focused insurance and accident management business, working for vehicle manufacturers. At Verex he was a key member of the start-up team and a driving force behind its exponential growth over 10 years.
Before that, Duncan was CFO of BT agilemedia where he and the team took a loss-making product line and transformed it into a £100m+ stand-alone entity. Prior to this, Duncan was FD of Banque-Technology Systems plc, a pioneering smart card and biometric technology provider, where he moved the HQ from Australia to the UK, opened a US office and led the company through a public listing. Duncan started his career with Scottish Power, doing his financial and economics training there before moving to ICI plc, where he worked for 12 years, progressing to International Controller of its automotive refinish business. Duncan is a qualified accountant (FCCA) and holds a joint degree in Accountancy and Computer Science.
Saima Akhtar - Finance Manager
Saima oversees the day-to-day finances of the business as well as being responsible for financial planning and reporting.
BSc in Accounting and Financial Management.
Saima brought to NatureMetrics, when she joined in September 2018, her experience as a trained accountant. Saima has worked for various SMEs in the past and has been involved in setting up processes within the finance departments. She is a great communicator and shows interest in all aspects of the business.
Wioletta joined NatureMetrics in October 2019 and is responsible for keeping records of invoices and managing accounts receivables and payables.
Wioletta hold a BA in Administration from Warsaw University of Technology and AAT Diploma from Richmond College.
Wioletta gained her finance experience from working with small construction companies, and was responsible for filing, processing invoices, receiving customer payments and preparing year-end statements. She has since brought this experience to our finance team at NatureMetrics.
At NatureMetrics our priority is the wellbeing and safety of our staff, as well as providing a high-quality service to our customers. We would like to reassure you that NatureMetrics is open for business and we are taking steps to ensure your kits are delivered and samples processed in a ‘business as usual’ manner, to help you minimise impacts on your clients and projects.
We are continuing to follow and monitor official guidance from the UK Government and Public Health England carefully and will keep you updated as the situation progresses, but here is what we are doing right now:
Our ordering portal is open, we are accepting orders and our team is available to take your calls or enquiries by phone on 02038767350, via email at email@example.com, and existing customers can place orders on our ordering portal at my.naturemetrics.co.uk
We’re stocked up and have everything we need to process thousands of your samples.
Our team of fantastic lab staff are working safely in the lab and all other staff are fully connected and working at home.
Our labs are constantly being cleaned and maintained and we always have a person responsible for HSE on-site to support our lab staff.
We’re working closely with our fulfilment centre to make sure they are ready to dispatch your orders. Alongside making sure their staff are safe, they have regular deep cleans of their premises, are maintaining a clean environment and will be wearing gloves, as usual, to put your kits together.
We still offer a next day delivery option for all our kits in the UK and are in close communication with our courier partners to ensure this service is maintained