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Tom Wooldridge


Tyne and Wear


Construction, Professional Services, Property

About Tom

I am looking for a Non-Executive or Part-time Finance Director role in the North East.

I am currently Senior Adviser at family owned SME which operates in Construction Sector across UK but based out of North East.

I am also Executive Director and Founder of Monument Real Estate, business which asset manages property on behalf of Private Equity and family office investors and acts for clients in Debt Advisory, given our extensive network of alternative lenders.

I spent 12 years as Finance Director at private property fund, managing investments and developments in UK and Germany.

I originally trained as Chartered Accountant with KPMG in Owner Managed Business Advisory team where I also obtained distinction in MBA in Entrepreneurship (on a KPMG sponsored course at Manchester Business School).

Tom's Career History

June 2019 - Ongoing
Damian Cronin Limited

Senior Adviser

Senior adviser to Damian Cronin Limited, family-owned building and joinery business based in Newcastle and currently working on high profile UK projects. Role to advise leadership team on improvements in management information and corporate governance and to assist shareholders in corporate strategy.

October 2016 - Ongoing
Monument Real Estate Management Limited

Executive Director

Established Monument Real Estate which aims to take private equity capital to acquire and then manage commercial property projects in northern United Kingdom.
Identified several appropriate investors and a range of alternative debt providers looking to invest into value-add opportunities. Monument is currently working on value-add opportunities in retail convenience centres and refurbishments of regional office markets.

July 2004 - September 2016
Associated Property Investors

Finance Director

Associated Property Investors (API) is a property fund management company that administers several investment portfolios on behalf of a small group of private investors. API proactively managed >£300m commercial property portfolios in UK and Germany.
I was responsible for all business support functions, such as HR and IT, as well as specific responsibility for all financial aspects of the business, such as real estate finance, accounting and taxation.

September 1997 - July 2004


Trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant at KPMG, where my role was in audit/assurance and included some transaction services projects. My client were SME and family firms that operated in manufacturing, leisure and construction industries.
Was also sponsored by KPMG to complete an MBA in Enterpreneurship at Manchester Business School, in which I obtained a distinction grade.