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Experience Tells Ltd is founded on the track records, skills, market knowledge and continuing business experience of its Directors

Experience Tells Ltd is founded on the track records, skills, market knowledge and continuing business experience of its Directors: currently, Jason Crabtree; Tim Hayter; Adrian Jones; and Michael Smith.  Please click on their names to view their Biographies.  

Between them they have worked with a broad and deep spectrum of organisations ranging from High Net Worth individuals, small & medium companies to large international businesses – public, private, and family owned – and on to global corporations, plus professional firms, Royal Societies and Chartered institutes, investment houses, consultancies, Central Government, trade associations and charities.

Some examples, in alphabetical order, of the businesses are: 3i; Airbus; Belron (the parent company of Autoglass); CAE; Chemring; Cobham; Cosworth; Dynacast; Fokker Technologies; GKN; Goodrich Actuation Systems; Hampson Industries; Hunting; Insys; Irvin Aviation; ITT; Jaguar; Lola; Lucas-Varity; Marshall Group; Minit; Morgan Advanced Materials; Pattonair; Parker Aerospace; Quadrics Supercomputers; Raytheon; Reaction Engines; Rolls-Royce; Serco; Sketchley; Smiths Aerospace; Supersnaps; Supply Technologies; Turbomeca; Unilever; UTC.


As one would expect, ETL has an extensive and continuously growing network of relevant contacts within both Industry and the Services Sector; Academia; the City of London; and many Commercial & Professional Bodies.  The advantages that this network provides are included in ETL assignments as appropriate.

Dr Michael Smith

Michael has 45 years’ experience of leadership and management divided between the public and international business sectors working at all levels up to, and including, Ministerial and plc Chairman/CEO.

Jason Crabtree

By his early 40’s Jason had accumulated 20 years’ experience of the aerospace supply chain industry from SMEs to global primes.  At age 27 he was appointed MD by the new owners (Umeco) of a single-site UK supplier of aerospace sealing products with annual sales of $5M. 

Tim Hayter

Tim’s business background is that of a deeply experienced international engineering CEO/COO with a wealth of operational expertise, strategy and M&A in both developed and emerging markets involving complex multi-site and multi-country activity operating under both listed and private/PE ownership. 

Adrian Jones

Adrian Jones is a highly experienced global CFO who, having graduated from Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1976, spent four years with Arthur Anderson in London, and a further four years in their Johannesburg office.