Ken Dickson is the founder and Managing Director of Axiom-e.
Ken provides board-level input and advice on strategic financial management
with a particular focus on business planning and fund-raising. A company
director for over 30 years, his board responsibilities have included Finance,
IT and Personnel. He now uses this experience to help train the next generation
He has a BAcc(Hons) degree from the University of Glasgow and an
Executive MBA equivalent having attended the Unilever Business Education
Programme at London and Bradford Business
In support of Axiom-e's services, Ken maintains membership of several business and accounting associations including:
Ken is a Fellow (FCMA) of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants,
the world's leading professional body for accountants in industry. For
many years he was a Registered Member in Practice (MiP) (with Practising
Certificate) and sat on CIMA's MiP Assessment Panel for a number of
- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
- Management Accounting Research Group
Before establishing Axiom-e, Ken gained more than 20 years of international business experience in leading companies such as:
Via Axiom-e, Ken has worked with an eclectic mix of clients which have included:
- Sterling Drug
- Redbridge Holdings
He has raised finance ranging from GBP20,000 of asset backed finance to GBP4m of VC funding.
- early stage companies
- start-ups including a national charity
- a high-tech engineering/manufacturing organisation
- a leading recruitment company
- a software developer
- an overseas recycling company
- high-tech University spin-outs
Ken has acted as Director of various other clients in the past and is currently Director, Company Secretary or Senior Manager of various organisations including:
During his career, Ken has been a University Lecturer in Management and Management Accounting and an Assistant Examiner for CIMA. He has had articles on accounting, IT and general business published in various magazines.
Ken has a "Certificate in Teaching Adults" from the University of Surrey.
- Dragonmobility, a unique social enterprise which transforms lives by designing, building and supplying specialist, highly versatile powerchairs for very active disabled people.
- Visual Integrated Solutions, an IT consultancy which provides project management, software development and information
design expertise to organisations spanning a number of business sectors.
- The Moller Centre at Churchill College, in the University of Cambridge: a leading dedicated residential management training and conference centre.
Over the years, Ken has used his business skills to help a number of local charities, churches and voluntary associations.
He has been a volunteer advisor at the Cambridge Money Advice Centre which aims to help individuals "get out and keep out of debt" and is currently a
Director (Trustee) of City Church (Cambridge).
When not working, Ken likes to climb mountains and go mountain-biking, especially in his native Scotland with his "Munro-bagging" wife.
He also likes to paddle his kayak, preferably on faster flowing rivers than are found in East Anglia!