Specialist Support Team

We help our training experts to help you!
We do this by providing them a range of specialist help and support.

What kind of resources do we use to help our training experts?

This is a sneak peek behind the scenes to give an idea of some of the help and support that we have available around the country for our solicitors. You won’t be surprised to know (especially because of Covid) we can give a lot of remote help and assistance.
So you now know that the people you rely on for fantastic advice and support also have a great backup team!

Solicitors shaking hands with their happy client

Interim and part-time support directors.


Alaina R
Region
South East England
Specialisms
B2B & B2C Marketing Strategy | Branding | Digital Marketing | Offline Marketing | Social Media Management | Marketing Automation | Content Strategy
Experience Highlights
Marketing Director / Manager -2 x Digital Marketing Agencies Marketing and Portfolio Manager at the Chartered Institute of Marketing Head of Marketing - Specialist Recruitment Agency
Training and Qualifications
First Degree BA (Hons) Advertising and Marketing Communications CIM Postgraduate Diploma IDM Postgraduate Diploma
Description
I'm an organised, focused and results driven-marketer with experience of working autonomously to review, devise and implement effective marketing strategies. I can help B2B and B2C businesses refine their branding and positioning to ensure they stand out from their competitors and make an impact. I can support a sales team and develop campaigns with impact, to drive quality leads to the business. e.g. I led a repositioning and content strategy which attracted Airbus as a client.
About Me
I am known to be friendly, professional and enthusiastic with natural planning and organisation skills. Once I have identified a need, i am always keen to help. Based in Berkshire, I enjoy spending time with my family, visiting escape rooms and the occasional facial at my loval spa!

Andy S
Region
West Midlands
Specialisms
Direct marketing ¦ Marketing Communications ¦ Branding ¦ Communications planning ¦ Communications Strategy ¦ Content creation ¦ Stakeholder management
Experience Highlights
Marketing Consultant, Global Marketing Communications Specialist, Global MarComs Manager
Training and Qualifications
"• Certificate of Higher Education in Marketing – University of Wolverhampton • Training Techniques and team management: people, team, and time management • Advanced GNVQ Business Studies – Merit • 8 GCSE’s at grade A – C including English, Maths, and IT"""
Description
A ‘hands on’, highly experienced and motivated marketing and communications professional, with a two-decade proven track record of planning, developing and delivering excellent marketing strategies, campaigns and communications for SME’s to global multinationals. I've led and managed local and global marketing and communications functions, delivered integrated multi-channel marketing campaigns and communications strategies, global product / service / brand launches, and events and exhibitions.
About Me
A self-confessed geek and Marvel fan, I can often be found in the kitchen - or when Summer rolls round, in front of a BBQ - cooking for family and friends, one day I might even get around to writing down all the recipes I make up.

Cheska B
Region
South West England
Specialisms
Marketing Strategy | Digital Marketing | Website Redesign | Marketing Acquisition | Loyalty & Retention | Travel & Leisure Marketing | B2C |
Experience Highlights
Marketing Consultant & Trainer - Olive Marketing & Training European Head of Marketing & E-Commerce - Merlin Entertainments Group Global Head of Group Marketing - Specialist Journeys Travel Group
Training and Qualifications
BA (Hons) International Travel Management from the University of Brighton Level 3 Education & Training Advanced Train the Trainer GRCMC Accredited Motivation & Confidence Coach
Description
An entrepreneurial marketing consultant with a hands-on approach. A travel, leisure & hospitality specialist with wider consumer brand experience also, enabling the creation of dynamic marketing strategy and planning in competitive markets worldwide. With a breadth of digital marketing & e-commerce experience, delivering multiple transformations and design projects globally, from start-up to international organizations, within a range of budgets, from product launches to business reinvigoration.
About Me
A results-focused marketer who puts people at the heart of marketing success, with a passion to create confident marketers and campaigns.

David B
Region
East Midlands
Specialisms
Retail | Technology | Digital | Healthcare | Logistics | Strategy | Change Delivery | Leader & Team Development | Org Design | Vendor | International
Experience Highlights
IT Director & Board Member (Specsavers Europe) | Senior Manager (Boots, Lloydspharmacy, AAH Pharma, Punch Taverns) | Company Owner | Professional Coach | Charity Trustee
Training and Qualifications
MA (Cambridge University) Qualified & fully trained professional coach (PG Cert)
Description
A successful, smart and energetic change leader, with an extensive record of delivering great business outcomes with vision, strategy, leadership and strong team engagement. 25 years as a director, board member and senior manager in blue chip and private companies. Expertise in strategy, leadership, coaching, organisational improvement and delivering change. Specialist in information technology, digital, healthcare, retailing and logistics. Extensive international experience.
About Me
David lives in Leicestershire from where he is actively growing his coaching and consultancy business. He is married with three children and a granddaughter. He loves to write, travel around the world and take photographs - and he is a keen runner.

David C
Region
East of England
Specialisms
Leadership coaching, Sales growth, Strategy, staff engagement, process re-engineering, Change management, M&A, Restructure, Business turnaround
Experience Highlights
Turnaround of 4 companies, sold 3 companies , NED of 4 companies, CEO of 3 companies, Awards for creating great cultures, raised funds from investors, major contract negotiations,
Training and Qualifications
"""• Degree in Chemistry - Thames Valley University • 6-Sigma Master Black Belt and Leadership (Deployment Champion) - Caterpillar INC. • Profitable management - RTITB • International Diversity - Adecco • Finance & leasing - GE Capital • European Leadership - Adecco • Contract Law - Cambridge Online • Covey 7 Habits – David Crabb Consulting"""
Description
I am a commercially focused Non-Executive Director (NED) I help companies to improve their performance through operational and commercial changes, engaging teams and delivering results through others by providing focus, accountability and purpose. I have the energy, EQ and Leadership experience to make a great impact to companies open about their challenges regardless of whether they need to grow, sell the company or rethink their strategy of how to make things work better.
About Me
High EQ with lots of energy, I love helping others succeed and making a difference. I enjoy theatre, cinema and time with family, holidays in the sun and have enjoyed publishing my 2 books, Portrait photography and attempting to train my dog.

Jenny B
Region
South East England
Specialisms
Brand Development|Strategy|Automation|PR|Direct Marketing|ABM|CRM|PPC|SMM|SEO|Events|Product Development|Content|Research|Advertising|Events|Lead Gen
Experience Highlights
VP Marketing & Products | Group Marketing Director | Marketing Agency MD
Training and Qualifications
Post Graduate Diploma in Direct and Digital Marketing - Institute of Data and Marketing (IDM) Certified Digital Marketing Specialist in Digital Strategy and Planning - Digital Marketing Institute (DMI) Marketing Foundations - Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
Description
Commercially driven, collaborative, and highly versatile Marketing professional, who hits the ground running, with a proven track record of delivering positive change and growth. Demonstrable results in developing high-impact brands, products, and services in B2B and B2B2C businesses. A great communicator with a collaborative and decisive leadership style and an ability to practically assess complex situations, judging and managing risks to get the job done.
About Me
Passionate about helping businesses develop and market great products and services through outstanding customer journeys, Jenny has worked both agency-side and client-side, mentoring teams and bringing sales and marketing together.

John D
Region
Yorkshire and the Humber
Specialisms
Digital marketing, marketing strategy, brand, events, PPC, SEO, Social Media
Experience Highlights
Head of Marketing, Marketing Manager
Training and Qualifications
MSc Marketing Management, MCIM
Description
An enthusiastic, adaptable, ambitious and digitally focused senior marketing leader with over 20 years' practical marketing experience. A proven track record of delivering to the very highest standard across multiple sectors and products. Conscientious team player with excellent communication, interpersonal, coaching and leadership skills.
About Me
A keen runner, I also enjoy watching and playing football, live music, going to the cinema and spending time with my fiancée and 3 children.

John P
Region
North East England
Specialisms
Corporate Strategy, Project Management, Commercial Operations, Marketing, Research & Development, Product Development, Business Development
Experience Highlights
30+ years at senior levels in global companies, start-ups, and premier consulting firms. Founder & Executive Team member of a start-up lifersciences company, VP strategy, VP Commercial Operations
Training and Qualifications
BSc: 1st Class Honours and PhD from London University. MBA from The Open University. Multiple training courses in strategy firms development & business process design via inhouse courses at top tier consulting firms (e.g Ernst & Young, PA consulting) and Business Schools (e.g Insead). Diploma in Sports Massage (ITEC)
Description
Experienced leader, manager, & coach. Industry specialism in life-sciences but core skills cover multiple sectors. Adept at identifying core strategies, new opportunities, & driving implementation & change through effective project management. Built organisations (organic growth+M&A) from inception to establishment & development of core teams, functions & processes. Articulate & effective team builder, able to present & communicate complex ideas in ways that foster decision making & action.
About Me
An enthusiastic communicator & networker recently relocated in North. A keen runner with multiple halves and full marathons under his belt. Has also qualified with England Athletics as a Running coach and helped numerous people run their first 5K

Katrina W
Region
East Midlands
Specialisms
Branding, Planning & Strategy, Direct Mail, Email, Content Marketing, Social Media, Web Marketing, Data lead gen & retention, Events, Marketing Training
Experience Highlights
As a marketing interim, I understand the needs of a business quickly and apply my knowledge to achieve business objectives & meet their customers' needs whether it be at a strategic or hands-on level.
Training and Qualifications
"• IDM Mobile Marketing – Understand the platforms and how consumers are using them, define key channels and the range of mobile technologies, recognize how these will inform emerging mobile channels as well as build and implement a mobile strategy • The Chartered Institute of Marketing Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing • BA (Hons) Business Administration with Marketing • “A” Level: Art, GCSE English and Mathematics, “O” Level: Human Biology, English Literature, Welsh Studies"""
Description
25+years UK & Overseas Chartered Marketer with B2C & B2B experience in academia, print, manufacturing, charity, internet agency, financial services, utilities to retail. Strong analytical, diagnostic skills, and a proactive and innovative approach. Organized, flexible, and someone whose personal achievements contribute to the overall success of a company. Able to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and has the confidence to achieve tasks efficiently and effectively.
About Me
The Photography Institute Online Diploma in Professional Photography, Body Combat, Zumba, Insanity, Spinning & Pilates, snowboarding, films, theatre & silversmith. Travels to Europe, New York, Marrakesh, Vietnam, Cambodia, Kenya, Uganda and Dubai.

Kevin T
Region
West Midlands
Specialisms
Marketing and Communications Strategy Employee communications Secondary research Report writing Public sector and not-for-profit organisations
Experience Highlights
Increasing brand awareness Delivering and executing integrated marketing and communications campaigns Delivering project change management campaigns
Training and Qualifications
BA Marketing & Politics Chartered Institute of Marketing Level 7 Professional Postgraduate Diploma
Description
I have held mastery of communications and marketing experience for approximately 22 years. My comprehensive skills are in the areas of research, employee communications, report writing, change management and the like. I possess an enhanced high quality that which delivers amenable marketing plans and strategies. Exposure to communicating change management, internal and employee communications digital media skills are assets I also acquired, which are in high demand.
About Me
Thoughtful and social conscious marketeer with an interest in CSR, behaviour change, and public delivery programmes.

Kevin W
Region
East Midlands, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber
Specialisms
Strategy; coaching & mentoring; culture change and business transformation; business plan deployment; lean techniques; contract t&cs and negotiation
Experience Highlights
Finance Director Midland Aerospace; Head of Finance & Commercial Siemens Energy; Interim FD Trekmates (Stamford Sports); Financial Controller Bemis Associates; Financial Controller Meggitt Aerospace
Training and Qualifications
Member of the Chartered Instutute of Management Accountants (ACMA / CGMA designation) and BTEC BNC in Business and Finance
Description
A commercial and operationally focussed Finance Director with 28 years experience working in many sectors incl. manufacturing, engineering, utilities, aerospace, O&G and consumer goods. Fully comfortable with owner managed, PE, SME and Blue Chip environments and therefore able to draw on a multitude of diverse experiences and apply the relevant solution to most business scenarios.
About Me
A committed and consciencious professional that is a clear communicator and continuous improvement advocate, Kevin lives close to his roots in the east of Nottingham. He enjoys watching football and is a keen film and music enthusiast as well as being a self-confessed 'foodie' when spending time with the family

Kirsten B
Region
Yorkshire and the Humber
Specialisms
Marketing Strategy | Lead Generation | Digital, New Product Development | Consumer Insight | Brand | Team Building | PR & Communication
Experience Highlights
Marketing Director, Willerby Ltd Head of Marketing & Communications, Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing Head of Marketing & Communications & Consultant, School Food Trust
Training and Qualifications
Post graduate diploma in Management Studies CIM certificate in Marketing Placed in Financial Times Top 100 Most Influential Women in Engineering in 2019 (UK & Europe)
Description
I am a Marketing & Communications Director that can shape and lead strategies that make a difference to the bottom line. At my last company, I introduced a lead generation strategy that engaged consumers to choose their product first, and in turn, saw profits soar. I have worked in marketing roles in a variety of industries over the last 20 years and always deliver on time and in budget.
About Me
I am passionate about marketing, thrive on a challenge and have lived and worked in Yorkshire for almost thirty years. On a personal level, I love to travel and explore, ticking off countries visited to match my age!

Neil B
Region
East Midlands
Specialisms
Outsourcing, ERP, CRM, cloud, outsourcing, off shoring, contract negotiation, cost optimization, program rescue, managed services, windows and office.
Experience Highlights
Chief Information Chief Technology & Chief Operating Officer, managed teams of 20,000 employees to 5 employees, automated & optimised business processes, managed risk, cost optimization.
Training and Qualifications
BSc (Hons) mathematics, FT NED diploma level BSEc level 9, CeMAP, CeRER.. training in project and program management, TOGAF
Description
A highly experienced, Director level, Head of IT/CIO/COO with a proven track record of success providing high-level IT system designs, strategies and implementation to build consistently improved business performances. Acknowledged for an ability to identify and present solutions to improve delivery times with better planned products Demonstrates effective problem resolution with a tenacious and innovative approach to sourcing solutions, with accuracy and attention to detail.
About Me
Combining strategic thinking, analytical & planning skills with creativity, vision & attention to detail, A driven self starter capable of working in diverse, challenging, pressurised environments, Strong leadership, interpersonal, networking.

Neil P
Region
West Midlands
Specialisms
Strategic marketing planning & execution, digital marketing, websites, brand development, product management, B2B, PR, team development & coaching
Experience Highlights
Marketing Director, Intel Corporation Head of Marketing, allpay Ltd (FinTech) Marketing Manager, NatWest Insurance Services
Training and Qualifications
Diploma in Marketing - Institute of Direct & Digital Marketing – University of West of England Certificate in Marketing – Chartered Institute of Marketing Certificate in Training & Development – Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development Investor in People assessor
Description
A very successful marketing executive at one of the world's top technology brands, a leading UK bank and SMB FinTech has given me skills and experience and expertise in Business Development - Channel and Distribution Strategy, Marketing – Strategic Marketing Plans, Digital Marketing, Channel / Sales Account Management, Product Management – Launch and Lifecycle Management, CRM & Sales Training.
About Me
A strong leader with exceptional decision making, problem solving and interpersonal skills. In my free time I enjoy live music and festivals, cycling, keeping up with my four year old son and collecting antiques

Ozkan B
Region
North West England
Specialisms
Business & Brand Strategy, Innovative Marketing Campaigns, Strategic Problem Solving, Digital Marketing, New Product Development,
Experience Highlights
Commercial Head of Heat not Burn - British American Tobacco / Marketing Director - Ulker Biscuits Group, Turkey Carlsberg Co / Marketing Vice President & Management Board Member - Carlsberg Group
Training and Qualifications
BSc in Economics, Major: Marketing Focused Business Economics - Central Washington University, Washington, USA - CIM Level 4 Award in Digital Marketing - Oxford College of Marketing
Description
Board level marketing director with strategic marketing and operational experience gained in global FMCG companies (Mondelez, Procter & Gamble, Carlsberg, British American Tobacco). Record of delivering business growth for some of the world’s and Turkey’s market-leading brands. Lead and collaborate with multidisciplinary teams, stakeholders, and partners to align marketing tactics, value proposition, and key messaging with the overall vision. Experiences in managing, training, and developing teams to
About Me
A result driven strategic thinker and team player. An entrepreneurial spirited individual always looking for business and personal growth opportunities.

Rauf M
Region
UK Wide
Specialisms
Strategic Planning | Business Planning and Launch Planning | Brand Strategy, Customer Segmentation and Positioning | B2B and B2C Marketing | CRM | Multi Channel Marketing | Market Research and Business Intelligence | Events Management | Sales and Business Development Strategies & Operations | Project Management
Experience Highlights
Highlights: Over 25 years proven practical experiences in business management and commercial functions, from Start Ups/SMEs to global organisations and wide range of sectors. Covering full integrated business functions from Vision/Strategy/ Business Planning to execution of Sales, Marketing, Training, BD, Project and Team Management. Roles held- VP Europe, Global Head of Sales & Marketing, Commercial Director, Business Owner, etc. High value, high impact solutions that deliver results.
Training and Qualifications
ABPI (Pharmaceutical industry; B.Sc. Biological Sciences; CIM Chartered Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing; ACGP Certificate in Corporate Governance
Description
I deliver Commercial Excellence and full Client Satisfaction! A successful Sales and Marketing professional with a proven track record of launching products and services into competitive markets, utilising full business and marketing tools, people and functions. Designed and delivered successful Strategic & Business Planning for new enterprises, Brand strategy, B2B and B2C Customer Marketing, Events Management, PR/Media engagement, Training/Coaching to support Sales/BD penetration. Marketing includes value propositions, copy writing/messaging, and web content. Highly commercially focused to deliver results through building/managing and leading sales and marketing teams. Launch experiences include global products and services and effective project management. Managing and leading Field Sales Teams is an area of strength, working across cultures, diverse customer groups and verticals. Strategic and Board level experiences mean I can take a holistic/helicopter view of a business and all the integrated functions to ensure the best structures, fit for purpose and effectiveness of the organisation to compete in the market or sector.
About Me
Passionate about achieving & delivering success for every project or client. Pragmatic, straight talking and results driven yet empathetic and friendly style of business and communications. Hands-on and a pro-Active, “Make it Happen” and innovative approach, with a focus on developing the competitive edge to drive market penetration and achieve revenue results. See LinkedIn profile. An accomplished sportsman (Badminton, Cricket, Squash, Football), that enjoys travel and cross cultural interactions and learning/developing my skills and capabilities in new challenges. Based in Staffordshire but happy to work UK/Europe and globally.

Rebecca J
Region
East Midlands
Specialisms
Restructuring and downsizing- Talent Management and Team Development- Leadership coaching- Strategic Workforce planning- Leadership recruitment
Experience Highlights
18 years HR Management experience-Chartered member of CIPD- Significant experience in leading on HR change programmes- HR led on successful Pay negotiations with recognised Union,
Training and Qualifications
Masters Degree in Human Resource Management (Merit), Chartered membership of the CIPD, Batchular of Arts Degree in Business Management (2:1) MBTI practitioner, Certificate in Coaching with Insights, Level 3 in Education and Training, A-Level in Business Studies, NVQ Level 2 in IT, 8 GCSE’s A-C including English, Maths and Science
Description
A Chartered HR professional, with significant experience of managing within complex environments across all functions in the people management field. Using a partnership approach based on collaboration, persuasion and influencing to drive the HR strategy from the planning stage through to its successful delivery. Effective in ensuring tactical HR solutions meet the needs of the organisation for its long-term success. Passionate about enabling business success through effective people leadership
About Me
An enthusiastic HR professional who passionately believes people are a businesses biggest asset. Through the use of successful partnerships and the utilisation of effective people strategies she supports businesses to grow and adapt.

Sharondeep S
Region
Yorkshire and the Humber
Specialisms
Social Media Marketing|Branding|B2C Marketing|Marketing Communications|Marketing Strategy|Business Management|CRM|Public Relations|Advertising
Experience Highlights
Digital Marketing Manager - Flamingo Land Resort Marketing Manager - Children’s Place Day Nurseries Head Of Marketing - Chocolate Clothing (Designer Childrenswear)
Training and Qualifications
Leeds University (2014- 2015) - Masters Distinction in Advertising and Marketing Leeds Metropolitan University (2009- 2013) - 1st Class BA (Hons) Business Management Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College, Leeds (2007- 2008) - A Levels: A, A, B AS: B Royds Specialist Language College, Leeds – (2001- 2006) - GCSE’s: 12 Grade A*-C Google - Waze Ads Fundamentals (May 2020) Google - Shopping ads Certification (May 2020) Google Ads Display Certification (May 2020)
Description
Highly motivated Digital Marketing Manager, with a 1st Class Master’s Degree Distinction in Advertising and Marketing, seeking a challenging and dynamic position in the digital marketing field. Always with a constant drive for further success, I am highly experienced in a wide range of key fields accelerating online revenue by 280% in my most recent role. I am responsible, enthusiastic, and pragmatic, with a strong commitment and demonstrated track record of achieving excellent results.
About Me
A passionate marketer with a proven track record, Sharon combines her unique passion in helping businesses with spending valuable time with her family and friends.

Sue W
Region
North West England
Specialisms
Franchising/Creative Industries/Digital Businesses/Marketing
Experience Highlights
Over 25 years experience as a business owner. 6 years as a business coach. Voluntary business mentor for 4 large organisations. Charity director and ambassador.
Training and Qualifications
Higher National Diploma in Leisure Management, Level 3 Diploma in Coaching & Mentoring, Entrepreneurs Circle Certified Coach
Description
A highly experienced business coach and mentor with a wealth of knowledge and understanding. Committed to helping SME's build solid foundations, and to provide strategies for stabilisation, optimisation and growth.
About Me
Passionate about helping others, Sue is a voluntary mentor and charity campaigner. She is a professional photographer, a published author and is currently studying for a degree in creative writing.

Support Partners

The above are a relevant selection of amazing people from our support partners (below) and their hundreds of part-time / interim directors and consultants.

The DM Hub

Interim Marketing Directors

Marketing Experts – Control or Support Marketing & Create New Business Channels

Techs 4 Tech

Interim IT Directors

IT Experts, ready to control or support business IT functions or oversee updating systems.

IntoSums 

Interim Finance Directors

FDs ready to take ownership of or support finance functions, experts ready to deliver.

iTegrate

Non Exec Directors

Non-Executive Board Directors to provide a non-exec solution for any department or board in a business.

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