I lecture part time and run my own business consultancy and training company. I have worked with thousands of businesses, predominantly in the West Midlands, running business improvement projects and courses. I have worked with businesses at all stages from high growth start-ups to mature multi-million pound turnover organisations. I developed the member skills base core skills for the former Institute of Business Advisers, and co-wrote and delivered a business start up programme for eBay, who wanted their sellers to have a formal training base if they were to progress onto a business footing.
My earlier years were in government equipment engineering, then in media where I had a long career in radio marketing and sales, working with BRMB Radio Group, Capital Radio Group and GWR.
Professional memberships and activities
Fellow of the Institute of Sales & Marketing Management
Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative (SFEDI) accredited business mentor
Business Creation and Growth Consultant for Staffordshire University
Prince2 (project management) Practitioner
M.Sc. in E-Business
Post Graduate Certificate Higher and Professional Education (PGCHPE)
Old enough to have a clutch of GCEs.
High growth business start-ups, development and diversification projects
Business research and strategy
Internet and the Law
Operations management and process writing
Market development and capitalisation
Entrepreneurship and innovation
Enterprise and commercial interests
Deliver as project manager on numerous high growth business consultancy projects.
Mentor and train academic start-ups.
eBay business programme developer.
EFS/SPEED mentor and trainer.
Deliver business support and consultancy for local Business Link and other local enterprise agencies.
Enterprising Management, Strategic Entrepreneurship, Operations Management, FD Business Start-Up - all undergraduate level. PASS (postgraduate) module.
Occasional secondment to the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Technology for business and marketing lectures.
M.Sc. Thesis published by IADIS, the International Association for the Development of Information Services.