John S.

Office Furniture Manufacturing consultant with 40+ years' experience of international markets

United Kingdom

A Chartered Accountant, with an honours degree in Law from the University of London, and 40+ years experience managing office furniture manufacturing companies in Europe. Now Managing Partner in JSA C...see more

  • Retail & Ecommerce
  • Furniture
  • Consulting
  • C-Level & Leadership


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice


External Advisor

Office Republic
4 years
Current position
Feb 2019 - Present
Co-working just got better! From offices at premium locations in the city to services that go beyond 'work' get a space at Office Republic and put your office on the radar. Premium co-w...see more

Chairman - Economic Committee

Féderation Européene de Meubles de Bureau (FEMB)
4 years
May 2016 - Jul 2020
FEMB is the European Office Furniture Federation. We are the European voice of the office furniture manufacturing industry. We foster standardization and harmonization amongst European...see more


StrategyCore KK, Tokyo
2 years
May 2011 - Feb 2013
Assisting global technology vendors and executives in developing and sustaining profitable Japanese, Chinese, and Australian businesses

Associate Expert

CSIL Milano
13 years
Current position
Sep 2009 - Present
CSIL specialises in applied economic research with specific expertise in SME competitiveness and market analysis, industrial and innovation policies, and regional development. CSIL’s m...see more

Managing Director

Arenson Group Limited
4 years
Oct 2003 - Jun 2007
One of the UK's largest and most successful office furniture manufacturers trading under the brand names "President Office Furniture" and "Roneo". Founded in 1952, it supplied a wide va...see more

Managing Director

Roneo Systems Furniture Limited
2 years
Oct 2001 - Oct 2003
This privately owned Management Buyout company manufactured a wide range of office furniture products for supply to the UK public and private sectors. In October 2001, it effected the a...see more

Managing Director

Samas Roneo Limited
1 year
May 2000 - Oct 2001
This company was the UK subsidiary of Samas Groep NV, one of the largest office furniture manufacturing groups in Europe. Whilst Managing Director, I was invited by the shareholders to ...see more


JSA Consultancy Services
25 years
Current position
Oct 1997 - Present
A management consultancy practice, based in Central London, established to provide marketing, product design and strategic advisory services to international office and contract furnitu...see more


JSA Consulting Services
3 years
Oct 1997 - May 2000
A management consultancy practice established to provide marketing, product design and strategic advisory services to international office furniture companies throughout the world. Oper...see more

Non Executive Director

Gispen International BV
4 years
Jan 1990 - Jan 1994
We create optimum sustainable environments, as designer, manufacturer and supplier, that have a positive influence on people and planet. Core values: Sustainability & Design Sustainab...see more

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Furniture
  • Retail & Ecommerce

Role experience

  • Consulting
  • C-Level & Leadership


  • Furniture
  • Business Strategy
  • Contract Negotiation
  • International Business