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Ken Dickson

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 of entrepreneurs.

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 Schools.

In support of Axiom-e's services, Ken maintains membership of several business and accounting associations including:
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Management Accounting Research Group
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 years.

Before establishing Axiom-e, Ken gained more than 20 years of international business experience in leading companies such as:
  • Unilever
  • Sterling Drug 
  • Rexam
  • Redbridge Holdings
Via Axiom-e, Ken has worked with an eclectic mix of clients which have included:
  • 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
He has raised finance ranging from GBP20,000 of asset backed finance to GBP4m of VC funding.

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:
  • 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.
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.

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!

Axiom-e helps The Turbo Trust  to transform lives and so can you  :
The Turbo Trust