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Workshop Leaders

The Business Community is indebted to those people that offer their commercially available workshops free to #BusComm members. they are - meet the workshop leaders:

Andy Sarson

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Andy helps small businesses 'make their marketing pieces fit' by developing develop marketing strategies and affordable plans, designed for growth and get results. With more than 30 years' marketing industry experience at marketing agencies and large corporates, much of it working with local and regional sales outlets, he has the knowledge to find the right marketing mix to reach your target audience to achieve the best possible ROI.

Services include marketing strategy and planning, project management, campaign delivery & management, referral marketing training and, of course, marketing consultancy.

Andy is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Marketing.

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Christina Robinson

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Christina works with business owners and marketing directors to educate them on how best to maximise their online marketing activities to enhance their business, increase brand awareness and ultimately increase sales. She provides social media and online marketing management services, so you can outsource your activities.

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Damien O'Dwyer

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Damien is a business growth and internet marketing expert with 22 years’ experience in the industry and has a technical IT and sales background. Damien, with his wife and business partner Danielle, possess a myriad of skills and knowledge across the spectrum of internet marketing and business growth in general. Their primary reason for being in business is to help my clients make more money from their business, using the internet.

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Dr AJ Yates

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AJ has over forty years' experience volunteering in the healthcare sector, and over ten years' experience of teaching for a national training organisation - firstly physical first aid, and now mental health first aid. He has a passion for helping people learn how to help others. Ninety percent of all first aid courses are really common sense - I want to give people the ten percent bit of knowledge that they need, which in turn gives them the confidence to use their skills when someone requires them. 

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Eleanor Lester

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Eleanor is a Freelance PR and Marketing professional with over 20 years experience providing intelligent communication solutions for small businesses. Social Media activities form a key part of her work whether that’s creating content for use on websites and blogs, email marketing and content creation, to managing a brand’s social media presence. Eleanor can help deliver the results you want and need.

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Jacky Sherman

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After a successful career in healthcare, for the last 14years, Jacky has worked with business owners and their teams to build productive business relationships. Jacky is recognised as one of the key people locally to contact to put in place a strategic referral marketing system for your business that guarantees to gain you a continuous flow of recommended business from your network.

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Jessica Shailes

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Jessica has worked in digital marketing for over 10 years and has watched it evolve from an experimental marketing option to an essential tool for most businesses. She is driven to help businesses achieve their objectives using the best digital marketing resources available and recognises that each business is different. Jessica devours the latest news about digital marketing and is constantly learning in order to stay ahead of the trends for clients.

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Julie Futcher

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Julie has nearly 25 years experience within a sales role, both in business to business and also business to consumer. During my career she has successfully trained many individuals to sell by developing their own style but using tried and tested sales techniques. She understands how daunting it can be to have to pick up the telephone or meet with clients/customers face to face with the view of interesting them in the product or service that is being offered.

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Margot Clarke

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By analysing your financial information Margot makes sure you’re prepared for all eventualities and have the right information at the right time to make the right decisions for your business. She helps you set financial goals and targets that will help your business to develop and grow and reward you adequately for all your hard work.

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Matt Goude

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Matt is the founder and owner of ZincBooks. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2006, he enjoyed a successful career in commercial finance at Barclaycard, Carlsberg and Travis Perkins. Before founding ZincBooks, he had always been passionate about delivering exceptional customer service to both customers and clients alike. He prides himself on being able to identify the issues and then delivering solutions to resolve those issues – in a way that’s down-to-earth and friendly.

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Neil Wattam

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Neil has worked in various finance and accounting roles since 2004.His experience of working in numerous businesses and sectors provides a sound base from which to help clients. Neil is a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) and holds the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning (CII). Neil is studying towards Chartered status with the CII.

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Rob Harris

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For more than 30 years, Rob dedicated himself to giving professional financial advice to all kinds of individuals, businesses and corporations. Time and again, his clients confirmed how delighted they were that their savings and

investments prospered so well.

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Roger Eddowes

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Roger started Essendon Accounts & Tax with Helen Beaumont in 2014. Roger loves ‘getting his hands dirty’, working with emerging, small-to-medium and family businesses to ensure they receive the best possible accountancy advice. He has been called a Business Godparent due to his caring, hands-on approach.

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Sarina Mann

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Excellent presentation skills will increase your visibility, set you apart from your competition and help your prospect get to know you and your business. As a presentation coach, I help service professionals speak with confidence, clarity and impact. These days being able to speak well online for webinars, videos and virtual events is essential. Public speaking is something that's feared by many and speaking on camera can seem like a daunting task however, it doesn't need to be if you know how.

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