Tony Heywood
London & South East



Tony Heywood
NXD Non-Exec

Tony Heywood is an entrepreneurial retail and wholesale CEO with 35 years experience of start-ups, e-commerce, business turnaround and recovery. He has worked with Banks, Private Equity/Venture Capital, Insolvency Practitioners and SMEs in the Fashion, FMCG and Leisure sectors.

Whilst his prime expertise is in retail operations having successfully started, developed and sold 3 retail businesses, Tony also has a broad knowledge of all aspects of commerce – from manufacturing to sales, marketing to e-commerce, HR to logistics, legal and accounting to compliance and health and safety.

Tony has also been involved in several turnaround situations, successfully guiding SMEs through troubled times.

He is a panel member of Royal Bank of Scotland Turnaround Panel, BRITE (Begbies Traynor Group Restructuring Independent Turnaround Executives) and a member of the Turnaround Management Association.

Since joining NXD, Tony enjoys spending his time passing on his experience through non-executive roles where he can be a mentor, advisor, sounding board or just a Dragon to play Devil’s advocate.

  • Business Development
  • Operations and Production
  • Business & Financial Services
  • Leisure & Tourism
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail & Consumer Goods