Guy has spent over 30 years in the Creative and Digital industry and has gained business skills and experience working with many private companies. His career has taken him to the highest level of technical and operational management at ITV and Granada Television. He led the technology stream for the BBC, developing the operational and technology vision that is now MediaCity UK in Salford. He has worked with technology manufacturers assisting businesses to grow by gaining efficiencies through technological change and re-organisation. Royal Television Society award winner for outstanding achievement in the use of technology and for excellence in training.
An engineer by training, Richard worked in the UK, Africa and South America growing businesses until 2002 when he moved into the business support arena. He specialises in strategic business planning and change management, working across diverse business sectors from hospitality to manufacturing and has a significant knowledge of the creative and digital industries and print sector. Today much of his work is around identifying the strategic issues that constrain growth in a business and managing specialist advisers to work with clients to address them.
Stuart McFarlane has an extensive portfolio of business skills and experience that has been gained over the past 30 years working in both private sector and public sector organisations and running his own businesses. He has gained a wide knowledge base through a varied career in some of the top global technology companies and in economic development in the public sector in the following areas – account & financial management, sales & marketing, product & project management, training & team management.
Jeanette Allen is a qualified auditor with over 25 years of public sector audit experience. She has extensive experience in risk management and delivering internal and external audit services to the NHS and local government. She carries out financial and non-financial reviews, ensuring systems and controls operate as required by management.
After 6 years as Operations Director of a rapidly expanding manufacturing/engineering business John returned to management consultancy to share his wide ranging commercial experience and entrepreneurial skills. He is an effective strategic thinker, who knows how to ensure that strategic objectives convert in to goals that in turn drive sustainable business growth.
I understand and appreciate the challenges leaders of small businesses are facing and I have worked with so many on developing their ideas and future direction and then putting plans into action. Working with the senior management through 1:1 discussions I can act as a ‘sounding board’ for those sort of discussions you may not wish to have with friends or family and don’t want to involve your staff. By identifying where the challenges and opportunities are in the business we can then put together a plan of actions to bring focus and energy and ‘make things happen’
A business growth specialist with an extensive skill-set in Tech Sector Growth and Development, Smart Cities & Future Cities, Knowledge Transfer, Trade and Investment Development and Management Consultancy. A background in the Creative and Digital industries that has widened to encompass many other technology and innovation led sectors, niches and business markets. Working with businesses, economic development organisations and Universites in client cities and regions in the UK, Europe, USA and Canada to support partnerships, programme strategy/management/delivery of growth initiatives and business support programmes in the technology innovation sectors.
After 13 years providing high quality business consultancy to the cultural, creative & digital industries across the UK, Europe and over 20 other countries, Keith began to specialise in helping businesses and organisations of all kinds manage ‘Change’ via creativity & innovation. An experienced executive coach, mentor and group facilitator, he has also helped secure over £40 million of investment into the UK knowledge sector, is a leading light behind the Africa I am (Aiam Partnership) & has become a strong advocate of commercial growth through the Enterprise 2.0 processes.
Paul Forster is a director of TNS Europe, and has designed, installed and commissioned NGA fibre networks for Inner City multi tenanted and rural superfast broadband projects (skyline, Brixton Cambridge and tier 2 provider into BT). TNS have a long history of designing, developing and installing fibre networks for both inner city and rural projects.
I am a Sector Skills Specialist with expertise in Advanced Manufacturing, Financial Services, New Technologies, Creative and Digital, and Retail. My networks include colleges and private providers, universities, Local Enterprise Partnerships, Local Authorities, membership organisations, Sectors Skills Councils, and National Skills Academies.
It looks like I planned to get into Digital Marketing with a BSc Computer Science & MSc in Marketing. But I was drawn into this fascinating world & have been loving it for the past 17 years. I’ve worked for a major Blue Chip corporate on the client’s side, for two award-winning digital agencies & one family business. I was delighted to present at Brighton SEO at the majestic Brighton Dome, The Technology for Marketing & Advertising (TfM&A) conference at Earls Court & at various locations for the MDDA. I launched Digitangle in 2012. I have the pleasure of working with some great PR, marketing & web design agencies, where I consult, train or deliver to fill the gap between the technical, marketing & human world.
Niche expertise in digital engagement, project management, digital transformation and digital experience optimisation. Recognised international expert in citizen centric technology. Fraser has been involved in high profile digital transformation projects for over 10 years. He delivered a future state analysis for Balfour Beatty and helped them move a number of legacy systems to the cloud, creating over £1m in savings. His speciality is improving digital experiences and he has recently worked with the Chinese State Council in Beijing to revamp their online service for engaging citizens with draft legislation. He is currently working on a social listening project for the European Commission which uses social media insights to inform policy development (http://deeplinkingyouth.eu).
I run TigerNash Ltd, where I specialise in helping businesses grow through the practical application of the tools of marketing. At TigerNash, I work mainly with creative and digital (CDI) businesses, helping them to overcome the barriers that are getting in the way of their success. My aim is to be a useful partner in the development of your business – not just another business adviser or marketing consultant.
I am MD of The White Room which provides training and training technologies for all companies working in or with digital media. From short-courses and Apprenticeships to large business change programmes and e-learning, we work with business to provide effective and measurable business improvement. We are currently working with the IPA to drive Creative Pioneers Apprenticeships with the aim to created over 100 new Apprentice opportunities in the Advertising, Marketing, Creative and Digital Industries.
David has become an influential commentator and valued consultant in the world of e-learning and learning technologies. He is joint author of several research papers including the highly acclaimed 2009 and 2010 Learning Light reports on theUKe-learning market. His strong business background both in the public and private sector gives him a leading edge when working with a wide range of clients to provide independent and impartial advice on the use of e-learning and learning technologies to improve business performance.
I have been incredibly lucky to have enjoyed an extensive international career in marketing, sales leadership, recruitment and professional development; travelling, living and working in Australia, France and Belgium. Working with global clients and surrounding myself with highly talented people, I have supported them in developing and delivering their strategic, corporate and professional goals.
Facilitator, animater, change agent, project manager. Lots of knowledge of what works and what doesn’t, and a passionate commitment to passing this knowledge on. I’ve come to specialise in recent years in finding new ways of using technology and social media to promote community and economic development, and to help public and voluntary organisations to operate more efficiently, reach more people, and build platforms for collaboration.
A business innovation and growth specialist working in multicultural and fast growing business environments. Result oriented with strong entrepreneurial drive, I help achieve growth through innovation and possess a deep knowledge of how to develop and execute business plans and align activities to the vision and strategy of organisations. A motivational and inspirational leader with expertise in mentoring, coaching high-performance teams and empowering individuals to fulfill their potential. A Horizon 2020 SME coach working with incubators and universities across UK and India.
DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, I have worked in communications and business development for over 15 years, managing marketing operations, events and social media across tourism, construction, technology and professional services. With a passion for both traditional marketing and social media, my company Doo was created to act as a marketing partner for businesses without the marketing resource, too busy to do it themselves.
Eugene has over 20 years experience using a variety of well established, credible psychometric instruments for recruitment and management development applications. As Managing Director of LOOKOUT! Recruitment (formerly Sintura) he specialises in the recruitment of professional / management personnel. Clients include SMEs, mid sized companies and international organisations in both manufacturing and service sectors. LOOKOUT! undertakes assignments across the UK and in Europe and cover all functional disciplines, but with particular expertise in Market Research / Insight / Data Analytics.
Malcolm worked for 10 years at Arts Council England in Yorkshire as Creative Industries Officer, leading on business support for creative and cultural businesses helping develop the creative economy. Having run his own businesses and also worked as a senior manager and chief officer in different local authorities, he has a wealth of policy, strategic, operational and business support experience most recently in the creative, cultural, digital and new media industries.
Nick has over 30 years’ experience as a consultant, senior executive and business owner in media, technology and entertainment sectors including: music, film, children’s IP and transmedia. He has a strong and commercial focus and experience both from an operational (COO) and strategic (CEO) level in building businesses with a media and technology focus.
Julia is an experienced Business & Finance Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry. Skilled in Business Planning, Commercial Lending, Banking, Commercial Banking, Credit Risk and Business Development. She is passionate about helping businesses find the funding and support they need and she has the skills and experience to find and package funding requests to secure a positive decision taking the headache and hassle away from business owners.
I lead the commercial operations and strategic development of FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) – the UK’s leading organisation for commissioning, exhibiting, promoting and supporting artists’ work and innovation in the fields of film, video, and new media.