All of Penon Partnership assignments are delivered by Neil Baxter

Hands on management of under performing engineering and manufacturing businesses both within large corporate and smaller highly entrepreneurial environments form the bedrock of Neil Baxter’s turnaround experience.

Neil combines over 20 years of engineering and manufacturing experience with 10 years of business turnaround management to provide Penon Partnership clients with a highly practical approach to identifying core business issues and rapidly delivering sustainable and meaningful performance improvement.

A recurring factor in successfully delivering turnaround solutions to SME's has been the ability to develop and apply large company change management tools into fast moving highly entrepreneurial businesses in a way that brings control and stability without losing the benefits of a can do business culture. This combination of control and vibrancy applied to SME situations has been a critical success factor in many of Neil's assignments.

Neil is based in Northumberland having worked for 12 years managing businesses within Rolls-Royce plc and 4 years in various MD positions within Express Group, a highly entrepreneurial and well known North East based design and engineering Group. Penon Partnership was formed in Dec 2003 to deliver turnaround services into UK businesses. Since then Penon Partnership has worked with over 20 clients on assignments primarily involving rapid business change and financial performance improvement.

Neil started off his career as a mining engineer with a degree and Ph.D in this discipline. During his career with Rolls-Royce he successfully completed an MBA. He is full member as an independent executive of the Institute for Turnaround (IFT). The IFT is the professional body responsible for the accreditation of a high percentage of active turnaround professionals in the UK. For further background information a link to the IFT website together with downloads for Neil’s CV and a summary of Penon Partnership assignments to date have been included on this page.