Tenacious

vcardJonathon Parkinson

Director
One New Bailey
4 Stanley Street
Manchester M3 5JL
About

Born and raised in Bolton, Mr. Parkinson attended Bolton School and subsequently went on to the University of Nottingham. He is a Director and Team Leader for Manchester Transactions, concluding 20-25 transactions per year. He is responsible for ensuring that we deliver the best possible service for every client and oversees the client journey from initial engagement through to completion. As a fully qualified Corporate Financier, he gets involved when there are complex matters or issues that need resolving, and he enjoys building a strong relationship with clients as we guide them through the process.

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Jonny understands that what is a twelve-month process for Benchmark International, is the culmination of years of hard work for a client. Connecting on a personal level and recognising that the sale of their company will ultimately allow them to realise their ambitions and future goals ensures that he is personally invested in the process.

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Sample of Involvement

Our Success
PBX Hosting acquired by TelcoSwitchAcquired ByTelcoSwitch acquires PBX Hosting
Seller
PBX Hosting Limited
Acquirer
TelcoSwitch Ltd
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
81G acquired by Babble CloudAcquired ByBabble acquires 81G
Seller
81G Limited
Acquirer
Babble Cloud Limited
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Facit Testing acquired by Phenna GroupAcquired ByPhenna Group acquires Facit Testing
Seller
Facit Testing Limited
Acquirer
Phenna Group Holdings Limited
Industry
Construction
Watterson Financial Planning acquired by Connectus Wealth AdvisersAcquired ByConnectus Wealth Advisers acquired Watterson Financial Planning
Seller
Watterson Financial Planning
Acquirer
Connectus Wealth Advisers
Industry
Financial
Restek enters into EOTAcquired ByRestek enters into EOT
Seller
Restek-UK Limited
Acquirer
Employee Ownership Trust
Industry
Construction
Oracle Drive Systems acquired by Veruth HoldingsAcquired ByVeruth Holdings acquires Oracle Drive Systems
Seller
Oracle Drive Systems
Acquirer
Veruth Holdings
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
HMS acquires Tom Walker and Sons LimitedAcquired ByHMS acquires Tom Walker
Seller
Tom Walker and Sons Limited
Acquirer
HMS Ltd
Industry
Consumer, Food, and Retail
Benchmark - DPG acquiredAcquired ByBenchmark - ICS Learn acquires DPG
Seller
Development Processes Group Limited
Acquirer
ICS Learn
Industry
Business Services
Totalmobile acquires Software Enterprises (UK) Limited & Global Rosters LimitedAcquired ByTotalmobile acquires Software Enterprises (UK) Limited & Global Rosters Limited
Seller
Software Enterprises (UK) Limited & Global Rosters Limited
Acquirer
Totalmobile Ltd
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
I.C.P.M.S. Cones acquired by Alpha ResourcesAcquired ByAlpha Resources acquires IPCMS Cones
Seller
I.C.P.M.S. Cones Limited
Acquirer
Alpha Resources LLC
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Dunlop Heywood acquired by Leaders Roman GroupAcquired ByLeaders Roman Group acquires Dunlop Heywoo
Seller
Capgen Services Limited TA Dunlop Heywood
Acquirer
The Leaders Romans Group Limited
Industry
Real Estate, Lodging, and Leisure
Laser Trader acquired by MBA EngineeringAcquired ByMBA Engineering acquires Laser Trader
Seller
Laser Trader Limited
Acquirer
MBA Engineering Systems Limited
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Apex acquired by Interact Training GroupAcquired ByInteract Training acquires Apex
Seller
Apex Training & Development Limited
Acquirer
Interact Training Group Limited backed by Rockpool Investments
Industry
Business Services
Euro Business Solutions acquiredAcquired ByCloudstream Technology acquires Euro Business Solutions
Seller
Euro Business Solutions Ltd
Acquirer
Cloudstream Technology
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
GMES acquired by Phenna GroupAcquired ByPhenna Group acquires GMES
Seller
Group Management Electrical Surveys Limited
Acquirer
Phenna Group Holdings Limited
Industry
Business Services
eCatering Successful Acquisition Benchmark InternationalAcquired ByBenchmark International Success Headway Point Acquires eCatering
Seller
RG Distributors Limited
Acquirer
Headway Point Ltd
Industry
Consumer, Food, and Retail
Rocara Acquired by OQEMA Benchmark Client SuccessAcquired ByBenchmark Success Oqema Acquires Rocara
Seller
Rocara Limited
Acquirer
OQEMA AG
Industry
Consumer, Food, and Retail
Benchmark International Success Pennine Acquires RichlynAcquired ByPennine Acquires Richlyn Benchmark International Success
Seller
Richlyn Systems Limited
Acquirer
Pennine Holdings Limited
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
CJS Payroll Benchmark International SuccessAcquired ByGrowth Partners Benchmark International Success
Seller
CJS Payroll Limited
Acquirer
Growth Partners plc
Industry
Financial
Kirkstall Timber Benchmark International SuccessAcquired By
Viewstone Limited
Seller
Kirkstall Timber Limited
Acquirer
Viewstone Limited
Industry
Construction
Opus-UK Benchmark International SuccessAcquired ByCharles Street Acquires Opus
Seller
Opus-UK Limited
Acquirer
Charles Street Solutions Limited
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Dial-A-Loo Acquired Universal Tanker SolutionsAcquired By
Universal Tanker Solutions Limited
Seller
Dial-A-Loo Limited
Acquirer
Universal Tanker Solutions Limited
Industry
Environmental, Waste, and Recycling
Countrywide Vehicle Rentals Acquired by PatonsAcquired ByPatons Benchmark Success
Seller
Countrywide Vehicle Rentals Limited
Acquirer
John Paton & Son Limited
Industry
Business Services
Atlantic Freight Limited - Benchmark International SuccessAcquired ByMapCargo International Limited
Seller
Atlantic Freight Limited
Acquirer
MapCargo International Limited
Industry
Transportation
BPC Building Products AcquisitionAcquired ByVista Engineering Benchmark Success
Seller
BPC Building Products Limited
Acquirer
Vista Engineering Limited
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
West Sands Advisory Benchmark SuccessAcquired BySibylline Acquired West Sands
Seller
West Sands Advisory Limited
Acquirer
Sibylline Limited
Industry
Business Services
John Dwyer Bakery Benchmark International SuccessAcquired ByBridgwater Bros. Holdings Acquires John Dwyer Bakery
Seller
John Dwyer Bakery Limited
Acquirer
Bridgwater Bros. Holdings Limited
Industry
Consumer, Food, and Retail
The Pre-Wired Conduit Company Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByAmokabel Benchmark International Buyer Success
Seller
The Pre-Wired Conduit Company Limited
Acquirer
Amokabel AB
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Fastsms Benchmark International SuccessAcquired ByEsendex Benchmark International Buyer Success
Seller
FastSMS Limited
Acquirer
Esendex Limited
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Strategic Communications Services Benchmark International SuccessAcquired ByTTEC Benchmark International Success
Seller
Strategic Communications Services Limited
Acquirer
TTEC Consulting (UK) Limited
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
McPhee Bros Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByElaghmore Partners LLP Benchmark International Success
Seller
McPhee Bros (Blantyre) Limited
Acquirer
Elaghmore Partners LLP
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Altomed Acquired by ExochromeAcquired ByExochrome Benchmark Success
Seller
Altomed LTD
Acquirer
Exochrome
Industry
Healthcare
Partner Group Benchmark International SuccessAcquired ByFastflow Group Benchmark International
Seller
Partner Group U.K. Limited
Acquirer
Fastflow Group Limited
Industry
Construction
Cumberland Platforms Benchmark International SuccessAcquired ByGELEV Group Acquires Cumberland
Seller
Cumberland Platforms Limited
Acquirer
GELEV Group
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Jovic Plant Benchmark SuccessAcquired BySRBE Benchmark International Success
Seller
Jovic Plant Limited
Acquirer
SRBE Ltd
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Ibonhart Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByThe Bradman Lake Group Benchmark Success
Seller
Ibonhart Limited
Acquirer
The Bradman Lake Group Limited
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Checker Leather Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByMedike Branding Solutions Benchmark Success
Seller
Checker Leather Limited
Acquirer
Medike Branding Solutions
Industry
Consumer, Food, and Retail
Airwise Ventilation Limited Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByDF Sales Limited Benchmark Success
Seller
Airwise Ventilation Limited
Acquirer
DF Sales Limited
Industry
Consumer, Food, and Retail
Precision Engineering Pieces AcquiredAcquired ByThe Pexion Group Benchmark Success
Seller
Precision Engineering Pieces Limited
Acquirer
The Pexion Group
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Care Relief Team Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByClece Care Services Benchmark Success
Seller
Care Relief Team Limited
Acquirer
Clece Care Services
Industry
Healthcare
Landscape Networks Limited Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByCommunicate Technology Acquires Landscape Networks
Seller
Landscape Networks Limited
Acquirer
Communicate Technology Plc
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
H&G Systems Limited Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByATS Global Acquires H&G
Seller
H&G Systems Limited
Acquirer
ATS Global
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Scan Alarms & Security Systems Benchmark SuccessAcquired BySecom Plc Benchmark Seller Success
Seller
Scan Alarms & Security Systems Limited
Acquirer
Secom Plc
Industry
Business Services
TWM Traffic Control Systems Limited Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByElectric Systems Holdings Limited Acquires TWM
Seller
TWM Traffic Control Systems Limited
Acquirer
Electric Systems Holdings Limited
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Malcolm Hughes Land Surveyors - Benchmark Client SuccessAcquired ByOgilvie Group
Seller
Malcolm Hughes Land Surveyors
Acquirer
Ogilvie Group
Industry
Construction
Hi-Tech Products Limited - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired BySiegwerk
Seller
Hi-Tech Products Limited
Acquirer
Siegwerk
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Lady Anne MiddletonAcquired ByThwaites PLC - Benchmark Success
Seller
Lady Anne Middleton
Acquirer
Thwaites PLC
Industry
Real Estate, Lodging, and Leisure
Dyson Energy ServicesAcquired ByDuality Group
Seller
Dyson Energy Services
Acquirer
Duality Group
Industry
Energy and Power
Clady Plumbing Supplies Limited - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByBassetts N.I. Limited - Client Sucess
Seller
Clady Plumbing Supplies Limited
Acquirer
Bassetts N.I. Limited
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Oakwood Technology Group Limited - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByThermotech Solutions Limited
Seller
Oakwood Technology Group Limited
Acquirer
Thermotech Solutions Limited
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Network Defence Limited - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByNovosco Limited
Seller
Network Defence Limited
Acquirer
Novosco Limited
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Melpass LimitedAcquired ByVil Holdings Limited
Seller
Melpass Limited
Acquirer
Vil Holdings Limited
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
UPS Systems PLC - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByData Centre Response LTD
Seller
UPS Systems PLC
Acquirer
Data Centre Response LTD
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Endeavour International LimitedAcquired ByI.M.M Hydraulics Limited
Seller
Endeavour International Limited
Acquirer
I.M.M Hydraulics Limited
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Stevenson Grantech Limited - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByTrend Technologies LLC - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Stevenson Grantech Limited
Acquirer
Trend Technologies LLC
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
1st Class Holidays - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByPHD Equity Partners - Client Success
Seller
1st Class Holidays
Acquirer
PHD Equity Partners
Industry
Real Estate, Lodging, and Leisure
Programmable Systems Limited - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByInnovative Control Systems - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Programmable Systems Limited
Acquirer
Innovative Control Systems
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
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ACHIEVEMENT 

Whilst Mr. Parkinson takes pride in each and every deal, and it would be easy for him to showcase some of the largest deals as his greatest achievement, his personal proudest achievement was a relatively small deal. The client was unfortunately unwell and needed to conclude a sale swiftly, which Jonny and his team managed to do by resolving a number of tricky negotiations, ultimately allowing the shareholder to secure value for himself and his family.

Education

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales - Corporate Finance Qualification. 

University of Nottingham (including a six-month semester at University of Queensland) - BA (Hons) in Politics. 

charity 

Jonny volunteers for a local charity called Brew Power that gives out hot drinks and food to homeless people in Manchester city centre. In the past, he has undertaken numerous fundraising activities including: walking the Great Wall of China for Childreach International, completing the Three Peaks Challenge as part of a Benchmark International team for Bolton Lads & Girls Club, cycling from Wigan to London for When You Wish Upon A Star and completing a 25km walk in the Peak District for the Brain Tumour Charity.

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Overall Benchmark presented very good customer care with that personal touch and was always willing to listen and answer questions no matter how emotional and stupid they were. We would strongly recommend Benchmark International to anybody looking to sell their business. Our main point of contact was Jonathon Parkinson who was always there for us when we needed help in thinking problems through during a process which can become very emotional, so a big thank you to Jonathon.
Bonnie Pereira
Director, Endeavour International
Once again I would like to say thank you to you [Jonathon] and the team at Benchmark for everything. The level of service received was outstanding and very professional throughout. It’s going to feel strange not having our regular communication.
Amanda Edwards
Shareholder, Atlantic Freight