Rick has a background in advertising, management consultancy, training and marketing. For nearly two decades he lived and worked in the Middle East, in various roles with leading international firms and organisations. Rick founded Mentor Group providing management consultancy services to companies and organisations such as: Saudi Aramco Oil Co; Gulf Air; Reebok Middle East; IHG; Emirates Golf Club; ME Development Company; VCE and Emirates Airline. Rick also worked alongside UK Government Gulf agencies. On his return to the UK, Rick acquired and created various business interests and for a time he was Chief Executive of a law firm with a special interest in anti-terrorism and covert policing. Rick is the founder of Mentor and of Fisher King Publishing he is a Director of IQ Property Investments and of Why Marketing. He is an Area Director for BNI. Rick is an inspirational speaker on topics such as motivation and leadership, business development, networking, referral skills and presentation skills. Rick advises internationally on the subject of business creation with particular emphasis on start-ups and SME’s. He is co-author of:
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Rachel Walmsley works with businesses and social enterprises to develop their business strategy. Her areas of expertise include development planning and governance. Rachel also works as a consultant in schools using transformational learning tools including Visualisation and Peer Coaching. For over eight years she has run ‘Creating a Coaching Culture’, which has been successfully implemented by over 100 schools nationally. Rachel is keen to work with any organisation that is ready for change, where individuals take responsibility, and where all stake holders become the solution they want to see. Rachel is co-author of
The Little Book of Visualisation.
John has a background as an entrepreneur with a strong emphasis on sales, marketing and strategic planning. John founded T&L Fine Food & Wine Ltd in 1978 and rapidly expanded the company into a national distribution business with depots in London , Leeds and Edinburgh. When he sold the business to a major plc in 1992 the company had sales of over £30 million. Since then John has pursued various business interests including opening The Design House Restaurant in Halifax which, within 12 months, gained a Michelin Red M. John is also a Director of Beads Direct Ltd. From 2001 to 2009 John was Area Director of BNI (Business Network International). During his eight year directorship he was regularly invited to speak to groups of business owners and managers both nationally and internationally, on the subjects that included networking and business growth. In 2006 John became a partner in Mentor and now works closely with business owners, company directors and managers across the widest range of industry. By providing an outside perspective he helps them deal effectively with key business issues, facilitate change, and improve performance to help them achieve their business objectives and personal aspirations.
Rob is a trainer, consultant and coach and works throughout the UK & Ireland. He has a first degree in Business Studies, an Associateship in Corporate Administration, a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health and is a member of the Institute of Directors. His career began in the private sector where he worked for four large public limited companies. His roles included: training, organisational development, project management, mentoring, accountancy, customer service management and acting as company secretary. He went on to work for the NHS where he was latterly Training and Education Manager with the South East Sheffield NHS Primary Care Trust. His role included commissioning and delivering local and national training and conference programme and organisational development across the Trust and with partner organisations. Rob is co-author of Boys Own, a book about self-esteem and emotional resourcefulness in young men and regularly delivers courses on this subject. Rob has been trained by Nancy Kline and is a qualified and registered Thinking Environment Consultant and Coach. Rob is co-author of The Little Book of Positive Thoughts