Meet The Team

 

Our team are an unrivalled group of business owners, all experts in their field and all current business practitioners who all share one thing, a passion for business.

DR. GLYN CARTWRIGHT

BA (Hons), MBA, FCIM, CMI

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DR. GLYN CARTWRIGHT

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Sales Director, Marketing Director, Managing Director of leading brand names in the building product supply industry including Tarmac, CRH. Owner of J SME’s operating internationally areas of speciality Business Growth, Marketing, Strategy & Sales

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CHILES CARTWRIGHT

BA (Hons), MBA, CMI

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CHILES CARTWRIGHT

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Expertise: Start-Up, Marketing, Sales, Accounts, Entrepreneurship and Team Building.

Experience: Owner & Director of several SME’s, University of Sheffield Supervisor and Consultant previous roles included Loreal, PepsiCo, Nokia, LVMH.
Director level experience in Luxury Goods, Construction Materials, FMCG, Food & Beverage, Mobile Phones & Cosmetics.
Extensive experience in Export, Manufacturing and Distribution.

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ANDREW MARSDEN

Chairman / NED, FCIM

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ANDREW MARSDEN

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Honorary Doctorate Ruskin University, BSC (Hons)
MCCAA Client of the year (2003)
Daily Telegraph Jaeger–LeCoultre
Marketing Director of the year (2004)

Areas of experience: Non-executive Chairman - Pilgrim Marketing, Hoffmeister Brewing Company. Marketing Director - Britvic plc, HP foods, Groupe Danone, Unilever plc Bachelors Foods, Managing Director - Vileda LP, Numerous Charity, Sector Trustee Roles.

Areas of expertise: Executive Management, Strategy Development, Turnaround & Crisis Management, Raising Finance, M&A

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DR. DINA WILLIAMS

Phd. Economics, Phd Science, BA

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DR. DINA WILLIAMS

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Experience: Fluent in Russian, Adviser to American Council for International Education, Associate Lecturer, University of Sheffield, Teaching Fellow Manchester Business School, Associate Faculty Head University Business School. Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship Huddersfield University.

Areas of expertise: Enterprise and Education, Strategy Development, Implementation, Creativity and Innovation, Policy and practice in enterprise and entrepreneurship, Education and Development.

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PROFESSOR IAN RYDER

FCIM, FIoD, FRSA, FBCS, Portfolio Non-Executive Chairman / NED

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PROFESSOR IAN RYDER

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With over 30 years International experience and formerly Director of Global Brand Strategy for Hewlett Packard in California (HP Invent), Ian now has a portfolio which includes NED and Board Adviser roles, consulting on selling businesses, as well as his pro-bono charity work, speaking engagements and guest lecturing. Ian also worked at top level for the British Olympic Association (Team GB) / UK Atomic Energy Authority / Unisys and Chartered Institute for IT. International speaker, author, visiting professor and lecturer(Cranfield, MBS, Reading, Stockholm School of Economics, Thunderbird Arizona and Management Institut de Paris), Ian was also a Global Subject Specialist for Harvard.

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DR. CAROLINE COLE

MBA

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DR. CAROLINE COLE

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Experience: Managing Director Yorkshire Key Services 2 ltd. Group Senior Executive Business Change. Contract Strategy, Produce Development Investment Services, Yorkshire Building Society, Director of Group Services. UNUN Provident US. Visiting Fellow Sheffield Hallam University.

Areas of expertise: Leadership and change, Coaching and Mentor, Non-Executive Role - International Financial Services.

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DR. JOHN PAUL KAWALEK

BA (Hons), MSc, MBCS, CITP, PhD, CMgr

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DR. JOHN PAUL KAWALEK

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Experience: Senior Industry Adviser, European Bank, Director CrowditBuild Ltd, Non-Executive WeDo 3DPrinting, Director MBA’s University of Sheffield, Research Fellow Curtin University Australia, Principal Lecturer Sheffield University, Senior Lecturer Manchester Metropolitan University.

Areas of expertise: Business Growth, Digital Transformation, Advanced Project Management, Crowdfunding

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ANDY MCDONALD

BA (Hons)

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ANDY MCDONALD

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Skills: Specialising in revenue growth having worked at start-ups, high growth SMEs and run large enterprise sales teams. Very hands-on with an ability to integrate into a sales team and establish improved sales performance and effectiveness. A proven ability to introduce cost effective demand generation initiatives to increase sales pipeline and revenue return on investments. A board level adviser to multiple companies helping shape strategy for growth. Involvement and experience in start-up to exit strategy

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ANDREW J CROSS

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ANDREW J CROSS

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Experience: Creation of Graphics and Design solutions for a broad base of clients
Ability to understand and interpret the Client requirements
Experience in the budget management of all areas of creative and production

An experienced senior marketer with the ability to work in demanding environments providing creative marketing solutions and an ability to achieve maximum “pound-stretch” from budgets.

Sector specialities:
Logo and brand creative. Both creation and revitalisation
Preparation of Brand Guidelines and Brand usage guidelines
Graphics for a wide range of applications
Advertising and Marketing creative solutions
Application of concepts across all communication channels

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LESLEY BATCHELOR OBE

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LESLEY BATCHELOR OBE

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Expertise: International Market Strategic Development, Training in international trade in all aspects, Governmental International Trade development projects, Cultural Awareness, International Marketing for SMEs, Internationalisation of SME, Advisory Roles for Trade Associations and Company Boards, Routes to new markets.

Positions Held: Current COO Open Borders Direct Ltd, Current Owner International Trade Experts Ltd, Director General Institute of Export & International Trade (Charity), Director IOE Training Ltd, Director IBDE Ltd, CEO Open to Export CIC, Owner CMC Strategy & Training, Product Manager Canon, Marketing Manager Skytech (Novell Networking Products), European Development Manager Fujitsu Europe, International Travel Executive Coca-Cola Europe, Export Manager Ciba-Geigy Pharmaceuticals.

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KENNEY RICHARDSON

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KENNEY RICHARDSON

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As a winner of the most prestigious business award in the world, The Queens Award for Enterprise, Kenney brings a lot to the table.

During his multi award winning career Kenney has worked for some of the world’s best known brands including Gillette, United Biscuits and The John Lewis Partnership. His consultancy work has included major projects completed for Jewson, The Co-operative Group and Westfield Health. But it is his work with smaller businesses that gives him the most satisfaction.

To quote Marketing Week when a guest speaker and panellist at the International NPD in Food & Drink Summit:

“Combining delivery and functionality in packaging to provide a convenient consumer experience and ensure the product leapt off the shelf, outselling a leading brand 2 to 1 in store trials, Kenney shares his experience launching a new functional product to tackle power brands with a minimal budget”.

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ELEANOR MILFID ELLIS

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ELEANOR MILFID ELLIS

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Milly Ellis, founder and CEO of Be Heard, started the company in 2004 Since then, she has worked with amongst others, Banks British Airways, Yum, Pret a Manger, Poundland and The White Cube. Royal Ballet. Victoria and Albert Museum.

Other corporate clients include, among other’s the Financial Conduct Authority, Glaxo Smith Kline, Woodmeadow Trust and GEFCO France. KFC. France, Germany and Spain. The Evening Standard, The Law Society, Medical Students. Vodafone.
Barclays Bank. Lazard. Deloitte, Unilever, Garrad’s, Vodafone. The V&A. Save Venice Foundation. ‘ We are Here’ ‘ Space for Giants’ CEO Dr Max Grahame,

In 2014 – She coached Margaret Thatcher’s granddaughter to read the lesson at her funeral in St Paul’s.

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