10by10 of course could not take place without our fantastic team of facilitators and mentors.
Our programmes are unique and are tailored to the specific, and evidence based, needs of the cohort. Therefore our choice of Facilitators (we don’t use the word “trainer”) are unique and bespoke to each programme delivered. Nevertheless, we are proud to be able to call the following experienced business practitioners our “Facilitators”.
Stuart has vast experience in helping businesses to innovate to drive productivity and has worked with many startup, and is leading the session on ‘The Business Model’ to kick-start the programme.
Andrew has extensive experience of helping businesses and people achieve revenue and profit growth through a combination of strategy, marketing, pricing and commercial management. He considers himself a practitioner first and so knows what works and what doesn’t in real situations.
Andrew has worked with many businesses from Corporate Multi-Nationals to SMEs, private and public sector. Andrew will be leading the ‘Goal Setting’ session.
Sara is a marketing professional with 20 years’ hands-on branding and marketing experience. She began her career as a copywriter, went on to become the Director of a highly successful northern agency – responsible for securing hair/beauty brand GHD global ‘superbrand’ status. She has worked extensively on consumer and B2B branding projects and has been running her own consultancy business for 12 years, specialising in brand creation and transformation for both large and small organisations.
Sara will be leading the session on ‘Route to Market and Marketing’ for the programme.
Alison is an experienced Market Research Professional with 15 years of experience from roles in London media owners (ITV, CNBC) and agencies, Market Research agencies and as an independent consultant. Her key area of expertise lies in helping businesses unlock potential through business intelligence to inform strategic direction.
Throughout her career, Alison has been privileged to work with a range of companies at different stages of their business journey, from high profiles brands, such as Boots to an SME finance provider and new start ups utilising research to scope the market opportunity. Alison will be leading the session on ‘Profiling the Customer’.
Annabelle has almost twenty years experience training and coaching leaders in multinational corporates as well as working with entrepeneurs and business owners to review and develop strategy, and to built the skills and capabilities to ensure that the strategy is delivered.
Her workshop on ‘Partnerships and Collaborations’ will draw on internationally recognised best practice, personal experience and patterns of behaviour to give you guidelines on how to approach these working relationships – and the pitfalls to avoid.
Paula Finch is an award winning business woman who likes to buck the trend and do things differently in ways that create results. She runs a number of successful businesses as well as supporting business owners to drive business growth for over 25 years.
An experienced top-level Director Paula is passionate about supporting success driven business owners to increase profits by giving them proven business development strategies, techniques and tools that really work , increasing loyalty across all aspects of business and growing on average 35% year on year. Paula is leading our ‘People and Resources’ session within the programme.
Simon spent over 20 years in the management consultancy profession after reading Economics, acquiring a Healthcare Management MBA on the way and a brief stint in banking.
His focus was on strategy development, operations, transformation, change management and investment appraisal in the telecoms, airlines, oil and gas and public sectors. Simon is leading our ‘The Business Plan’ session.
For every programme, we assign an experienced business mentor to each of our beneficiaries to help support them through the process. Their role, which varies from business to business (as it can from meeting to meeting) encompasses mentoring, coaching, connecting, networking, advice, guidance and challenge. They are chosen specifically to match the needs of the beneficiaries and/or because of their sector and connections. They are the glue that holds the programme together.