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Adrian Leatherland

  • Specialism: Sales and Business Development for the aviation and aerospace sectors.
  • Track Record: Group Business Development Manager at Qualitair Aviation Group; Head of Business Development at Linea Resourcing; Resource Group; Midlands Aerospace Alliance
  • Offer: Professional Business Development for Aviation and Aerospace including Sales Strategy Development; Outsourcing Sales Operations; Trade Show support; Representation for Companies outside the UK; Market sector assessments; Feasibility Studies / Business Plan Development; Project Management; Training Centre projects.
  • Adrian says: "Aero BD will work with you to provide professional business development for Aviation and Aerospace"
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Kim Pearson

  • Specialism: Finance leadership.
  • Track Record: Ernst Young, Natwest, DHL.
  • Offer: Profit Specialist, bringing forensic analysis and detailed reporting to strengthen the company financial activity
  • Kim says: "I release CEO's into their passions and grow the business safely."
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Chris Harding

  • Specialism: Leader, Team & Business Transformation
  • Track Record: Global COO Credit Suisse, COO ABN Amro Asset Management, WSI Digital Marketing Consultant, Resonate since 2008
  • Offer: The Business GameChanger - I help leaders & teams to see, think and do more effectively - unlocking their true potential in life - building companies that have momentum, impact and the rewards that go with it.
  • Chris says: "While most people settle for more of the same, the smart people build momentum from the inside out."
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Derek McCracken

  • Specialism: Providing Strategic Operational cross sector support to manufacturing and service companies
  • Track Record: Trading for 20 years as DJ McCracken providing interim support to organisations in aviation, medical, defence, marine, packaging and construction
  • Offer: I partner with CEO's and MD's providing support to the operations function. I work closely with the operations and associated teams providing support and direction through change and growth challenges
  • Derek says: "Making change happen through people"
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Peter Bricknell

  • Specialism: Product design and technology.
  • Track Record: Arthur Anderson, Deloitte and Touche, Unisys, Hitachi.
  • Offer: Pete helps CEOs make sure their digital products serve customers well, and scale profitably.
  • Peter says: "I provide that glue that connects product to strategy, customer need, development, and profitability."
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David Newman

  • Specialism: Project, Programme and Change Management
  • Track Record: Multiplex Construction, Network Rail, Manchester Airports Group, Atos, Fujitsu Services, Action for Children, Reuters, NatWest Bank
  • Offer: I help organisations establish a strong project, programme and change capability, enabling successful change initiatives that create value and achieve strategic objectives.
  • David says: "I’m passionate about implementing change well, and especially the use of projects and programmes to bring about beneficial change in, and through, organisations of all types and sizes."
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Andrew Jenkins

  • Specialism: Business growth through People & Operations Projects
  • Track Record: Chartered Engineer, Allied Domecq, 3i Group plc, PDX & PDQ, InspiredCEOs
  • Offer: Strategic and practical roll your sleeves up approach to help Leaders, Teams and Business Operations to shift gears and rev up business engines in a rapidly changing world
  • Andrew says: "It's not just about what you do that counts, but how successfully you can work together to create business change "
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Jennifer Peart

  • Specialism: Commercialising innovation, Integrated Marketing, Product Marketing, Agile Product Management
  • Track Record: The Access Group, Auction Technology Group, Xenzone, McGraw-Hill Education, Nominet, Equifax, UKHO, Intuit, WPF Therapy
  • Offer: Organisations have very different product management, marketing and commercial needs depending upon the maturity of their industry, growth targets and their development lifecycle. Clockspeed will work with you to define strategies, commercial programmes and to optimise processes and structures.
  • Jennifer says: "Knowing your life cycle will put you ahead of the pack. ClockSpeed will work with you to help you define and execute the right strategy for your particular lifecycle stage."
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Clare Richmond

  • Specialism: Award winning Speaker. Coach. Consultant. Working with leaders and their teams to release their hidden potential, increase productivity, reduce turnover, ignite innovation and achieve far more with much less.
  • Track Record: CIPD, Tesco's, Saatchi & Saatchi, L&Q Housing Association, Westminster Council, London Metropolitan University, The Foundation, Haringey Council, Design for London
  • Offer: My speeches, coaching, training and consultancy work centre around harnessing the power of people to achieve far more with much less; offering practical tips on how individuals and organisations can make a big difference through small actions. We already have what we need we just need to release it.
  • Clare says: "I believe people are capable of far more with very much less given the right conditions - I help leaders create those conditions to transform business and communities. My experience in grassroots innovation has given me a unique perspective on how to achieve this. " Clare has the ability to bring people together to develop a shared vision, and get real practical changes to transform not only a commercial operation, but any community" Bernard Marshall Change Advisor, Commonwealth Secretariat. "
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Iain Price

  • Specialism: Coaching, training & consultancy all with the brain in mind: the neuroscience of leadership.
  • Track Record: BBC, NHS, PeopleUntapped, Talent4performance, Speakers Trust, VDS-Training, Pobl Group
  • Offer: I work with business leaders and teams to unlock their thinking and communication to surpass their needs: to enable them to thrive through challenge. I do this by using a fusion of contemporary applied neuroscience, psychometric and executive coaching approaches - combined with my experience of working with diverse groups on their cognitive performance that includes Paralympians and Olympians.
  • Iain says: "Unlocking your mind to your greatness."
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James Riddiough

  • Specialism: Valuations, cross-border advisory, due diligence, acting as expert witness
  • Track Record: Smith and Williamson, PwC, Deutsche Bank, EY
  • Offer: Valuation and what drives it is at the core of all that I do. I value companies going through periods of change for reasons as diverse as the issue of shares and share options, divorce and litigation. Company valuations in connection with M&A activity and the associated Due Diligence surrounding the levers of value assist vendors and purchasers to understand the pricing drivers. I act as expert witness and shadow expert
  • James says: "My starting point is to get under the skin of the company"
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Jonathan Ebsworth

  • Specialism: Digital Innovation, IT Strategy, Enterprise Architecture, Technology Ethics
  • Track Record: ERM, Arriva Europe , Hackett Group, 4.2.20 Foundation
  • Offer: Helping business unlock growth opportunities by blending human-centred design with established strategic and operational tools to overcome the most intractable challenges.
  • Jonathan says: "Equipping business to combine Strategic, Digital and Human perspectives to adopt and use new technology effectively and ethically."
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Hannah Miller

  • Specialism: Strengths Coach, Team Development, BP10 Coach, Speaking and Training , Engagement
  • Track Record: Autodesk, Vistage, HUSCO, giffgaff, The University of Birmingham, MQ Mental Health, NHS
  • Offer: Team development, 1:1 coaching, Workshops, Public Speaking
  • Hannah says: "I use strengths-based coaching to illuminate your path to becoming an exceptional leader or a thriving team"
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Becky Williams

  • Specialism: CIMA member in practice(Chartered Global Management Accountant in practice), Finance Function and Strategic Development consultancy covering M&A, Transformation, PMO and outsourced and in-house finance operations
  • Track Record: Viridor, SIG Plc, Sk Sales Ltd, Canaf Investments, OCS, BTP, TfL, Network Rail
  • Offer: Strategic Finance Director services partnering with the CEO and Senior Executive team delivering and tracking change programmes including M&A, business turnaround and transformation, finance function management, and PMO activities
  • Becky says: "Success for me is being considered a valued member of the leadership team, supporting with the strategic decision making and being approached to provide advice and assistance as and when required"
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Steve Parr

  • Specialism: Medtech, healthcare, d-health, business growth, R&D grant funding, B2B sales, CEO/Board advice and sounding board, market access, unparalleled senior network, company funding, business development
  • Track Record: NHS, SBRI Healthcare, Wessex AHSN, Serco Consulting, Equiteq, many leading specialist tech SMEs and consultancies
  • Offer: Strategic growth planning and execution, CxO coaching, challenge and mentoring, sales planning and execution, value propositions and the Go-to-Market, raising investment funding
  • Steve says: ""If you're looking to grow your (B2B) SME rapidly and profitably, we should probably have a chat.""
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Fiona Spence

  • Specialism: PR Marketing & Business Development
  • Track Record: De Beers, Graff Diamonds, Freelance for range of jewellery, technology, mentoring and diversity & inclusion companies
  • Offer: Providing business development support through LI and database campaigns
  • Fiona says: "Helping and supporting small companies to build awareness and grow"
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Jonathan Cook

  • Specialism: Non-exec director, board advisor, elected councillor; effective & adaptable leader across charity, commercial and public sector with experience of successful engagement in multinational & diverse areas, governance & critical oversight.
  • Track Record: Raleigh International; Anglo-Chilean Society; Cummings Law Ltd; London Borough of Wandsworth; Western Riverside Waste Authority; Formula E; Putney, Wandsworth & Clapham Junction Business Improvement Districts; South Thames College Group.
  • Offer: I've worked in complex multi-stakeholder environments, often volatile and uncertain, and have a track record of resolving problems & adding value. Broad cultural experience, and issues across wide economic range from homelessness and rough sleeping, to housing policy, local government & community safety. Committed to effective governance, and responding to and respecting regulation, formal and non-formal. Experienced at handling challenging situations, often under public & media scrutiny.
  • Jonathan says: ""I bring experience across the non-profit, commercial, and public sector worlds to bear on problems and their resolution - I thrive on that variety and new challenge""
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Paul Hewitt

  • Specialism: Growth Strategy; Marketing & Business Develoment; Partnerships; Luxury Brands; Insights into High Net Worth Clients
  • Track Record: LVMH; Christie's; Jardine Matheson; Art Dubai; Rusthall Lodge Care Home
  • Offer: Business Advisory - setting and, when appropriate, delivering sustainable growth strategies strategies ; Good Governence
  • Paul says: "I help companies and organisations build resilience by identifying new opportunities"
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John Austin

  • Specialism: Assessment, Evaluation, Geographic Analysis, Industry Research, Project Quality Control
  • Track Record: World Bank, European Commission, UN Development Programme, UK DfT, UK DFID, National Transport Authority of Ireland, University of Westminster, University of Greenwich, Australian Aid, UITP, FirstGroup, Royal Geographical Society, Arup, Mott MacDonald
  • Offer: Advising worldwide on Sustainable Mobility and Transport, and associated Industry Trends and Market Opportunities; Writing; Lecturing / Teaching; Research-Project Management
  • John says: "My expert knowledge of markets, trends, issues, industry structures and geographical networks & processes, combined with a creative approach that is both detailed yet also focussed on the key issues, means that I'm a valued team asset in ensuring the success of diverse transport and mobility projects worldwide"
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Torben Anderson

  • Specialism: Strategic Technology Consulting, Project Management, part-time Chief Technology Officer
  • Track Record: CJ Learning, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, RBS, BP, Arthur Andersen, Cognizant
  • Offer: We provide product and technology managers and executives, at a fraction of the cost of a full time person. Our mission is to help you remove barriers to growth, and help CEO's scale their business when you need it most. TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR + PRODUCT DIRECTOR = RADICAL SCALING!
  • Torben says: "Breaking through your business growth traps with part-time Product and Technology Leadership"
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Matt Wilson

  • Specialism: Specialise in charities, foundations and social enterprises: Social impact, Strategic planning, Research & Evaluation, Outcomes frameworks, Managing & analysing data inc' CRM systems.
  • Track Record: Lloyds Bank Foundation, Greggs Foundation, Age UK, MIND, YMCA, Rape Crisis, Safe Families for Children and many more
  • Offer: Helping organisations to maximise their social impact, to 'do good better'. Mainly focussed on charity sector clients. Support also given to commercial sector clients with their CSR/Responsible Business efforts. Undertake strategic reviews and support leaders to become impact focussed, putting in place monitoring and evaluation frameworks that ensure reliability of impact reporting.
  • Matt says: ""Matt has an art for being able to unscramble an overload of information and turn it into a framework" Tracy Lynch, Director, Greggs Foundation"
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Rachel Barford

  • Specialism: Business Administration, Project Management, Coaching, Quality Assurance and Improvement
  • Track Record: De Montfort University, Destiny Coaching Ministries, CJ Learning Technologies, FuturePerfect Company
  • Offer: Build, develop and implement administrative processes to take away the administrative burden from business owners. Taking oversight for the administrative function, I help organisations to operate in a streamlined and efficient manner, providing excellent customer experience and peace of mind for the business owners. Ability to find flexible solutions to issues and use processes to prevent issues developing.
  • Rachel says: "I bring hope and freedom to the way your business operates"
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