About Me

My ethos is EDUCATE + EMPOWER + ENCOURAGE. I give the theory and new knowledge, the tools and confidence to apply it and then bring energy and focus to make positive changes happen.

I build rapport with my clients easily and become a ‘trusted adviser’ or 'critical friend' frequently acting as an impartial ‘sounding board’ on management and staff issues.  I have a relaxed approach and find it hugely rewarding seeing my clients develop their skills and knowledge.

I have a particular passion for and interest in family businesses, manufacturers and supporting women in senior positions in organisations.

I am Co-Chair of the Manufacturers Alliance West Yorkshire Group bringing together decision-makers in local manufacturing organisations to share best practice and gain knowledge from each other through factory visits, workshops and peer-to-peer learning sessions which they can then apply in their own company. See www.manufacturersalliance.co.uk

I am on the Steering Group of the Calderdale and Kirklees Manufacturing Alliance inspiring and informing local manufacturers and encouraging collaboration.  I arrange visits, speakers and keep members updated through a regular newsletter and website.  See www.ckma.co.uk

 

Professional Memberships

Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Member

Member of Design Network North

 

Contribution to Society

One of the Founding Advocates for the Kirklees Business Hub working with Kirklees Council to engage with local businesses

Steering Group member of Calderdale and Kirklees Manufacturing Alliance bringing together local manufacturing businesses

Instrumental in setting up relationships between local businesses and Shelley College and bringing them together through the Entice Project. This was a pioneer project before other similar projects set up.

Passionate about helping young people succeed in getting into work I developed the Enhance Programme to teach employability skills

Chairman of the Yorkshire Rural Support Network bringing together various charities meeting needs in rural areas 

A long-standing member of the local fund-raising committee for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution

Member of the Leadership Team of Oakes Baptist Church 

 

Qualifications

  • Civil/Commercial Mediation Training Programme 2017
     
  • Chartered Management Institute Coaching and Mentoring for Management Diploma (Level 5) 2012
     
  • Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Accredited Mentor 2012
     
  • Certificate in Life Coaching 2002
     
  • Higher National Diploma in Business Information Systems 2000