A highly-qualified personal finance professional with Chartered FCSI status and current CFP(tm) licence, qualified teacher, business leader and communicator with exceptional breadth of business and professional experience across public, private and third sectors. Skills/knowledge/experience include personal finance (background in financial planning), non-exec directorships, executive leadership of private and not-for-profit, mentoring SME leaders, a range of business digital resources including MS Office, LinkedIn, Xero and other software.
I have spent the last 32 yrs in IT, covering everything from technology to sales. I currently build websites and manage SEO & social media at VERY competitive rates. I am also very reliable and always finish what I start.
I am a people-person with many years experience in sales and recruitment. I have compiled training and development manuals for Blue Chip and SME organisations. I am fully IT literate, possess excellent attention to detail and thrive on research and investigation projects. I have published 3 novels.
MA from Cambridge, MBA with distinction
Former Marketing Director of a major firm now retired
Qualified business mentor for 10 years incl. a period running a network of 30 mentors
Published author with great interest/experience in writing, including material such as business plans, pr and pitches
I'm the founder of Blume! Before this I have worked extensively with small businesses (hence my business plan expertise), with local government and with charities. I've also written two books on public sector management.
I have expertise in content marketing, marketing campaigns, partner marketing, market research and marketing planning. Content marketing experience includes writing 'copy' for blogs, web sites, customer case studies, news updates, monthly bulletins, research-based articles, events and e-mail campaigns. Following a 25 year marketing career in the IT sector with IBM UK Ltd, I am now working freelance including in the charity sector. I have built up experience across the last three years of working with a number of charities including Arts & Culture, Citizens Advice and Youth sectors.
Over 16 years of Charity Management experience, managing all aspects of charities including, finance and administration, HR, Governance, strategy development and statutory reporting. Reviewed and updated policies for implementation of GDPR.
30 years experience in the charity sector - 20 or so at senior management level specialising in the interface between strategic and operational planning leading to service delivery. Strong campaigning & media background coupled with extensive staff & volunteer management. Trustee & board experience.
I specialise in UK English communications. When you need your words fine-tuning, I can offer 15 years' writing/editing/proofreading experience. You are hiring someone with extensive knowledge of the English language and its successful application within the business environment.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I like bringing extra value to charities, as I do working for three charities: Shenehom Housing Association, as Trustee; Young Enterprise, as a Business Mentor and The Centre for Entrepreneurs, as a Principal Mentor. During this time I developed a wide range of business efficiency, cost savings and people focus transformation skills, which I would now like to share with established charities.
I'm now semi retired having been self employed in the electronic security industry most of my working life. Recently I worked as a Business Adviser part time for local enterprise agencies and helped new start up businesses create business plans. I now provide small business support online.
I undertake Academic Research at different universities. I tend to spend periods of inactivity between projects and I hope I can do something productive by making myself available to those that may need that extra-pair of hands during spells of professional inactivity.
A highly skilled senior implementation technician able to offer the benefits of extensive experience in managing profitable teams and developing successful client relationships during the pre / post sales and software implementation process. Excellent communication, organisation and project skills
An experienced and successful project, change and general manager in the public and non profit sector. I publish books and articles on organisational change. I run training session, workshops, away days, coach and mentor in change management, leadership skills, team building and strategy development
I worked forty years in the printing industry as a compositor, graduating onto keyboards and finally desk top publishing before being made redundant in 1999. I then retrained as a bus driver. After 14 years driving buses and coaches my PCV was withdrawn but can still drive minibuses till 2019
I am a former accountant turned international film and media event producer who has lived on several continents. I am confident, highly creative, have great customer facing skills, patient, great at marketing and copywriting, very strong internet & social media skills, charming phone manner.
Experienced and versatile ICT professional with forty years of experience in change and service delivery across a wide range of public and private sector bodies and industry sectors. Strong skills on providing practical and sustainable governance, assurance and operational assistance.
Have worked in the community sector for last 20 years, managing and running small projects. Good background in community development and business development. Good project writing and ICT skills, media savvy
A hard working, dedicated individual with vast experience in the public and private sectors. Examples of this include product and project management, staff management, strategic and financial planning and budgeting. Trained proof reader and recently educated to Masters degree level (with Merit).
Having owned & run several businesses my skillset is extremely wide. I trained as a Chartered Accountant but I have worked with both very large & very small clients with a very hands on approach. I have also had years of experience of Direct Selling and marketing. Oddly I hold a forklift license!!!