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Our Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs) are many of Yorkshire’s most successful entrepreneurs. They are drawn from a variety of industries and have all built, and many are continuing to build, highly successful businesses. They have agreed to give time to deliver Masterclasses, take part in panels and provide mentoring for members of Connect Yorkshire.

Adam Beaumont

Industries:

    IT Services

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Ecommerce

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Adrian Fitzpatrick

Industries:

    Distributor

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Fast Growth

    Innovation

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Project Management

    Sales

    Social Media

    Sustainability

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Adrian Holmes OBE

Industries:
SKills:

    Business Planning

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Negotiation

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

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Alan Aubrey

Industries:

    Health and Medical

SKills:

    Accountancy

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Negotiation

    Project Management

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sustainability

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Alan Halsall

Industries:

    Retail

SKills:

    Accountancy

    Business Planning

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Project Management

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sustainability

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Alex Johnson

Industries:

    Manufacturing

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Fast Growth

    Management Skills

    Negotiation

    Project Management

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Andrew Cope

Industries:
SKills:

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Project Management

    Sales

    Social Media

    Sustainability

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Andrew Mason

Industries:

    IT Services

SKills:

    Accountancy

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Finance

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Negotiation

    Project Management

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sustainability

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Andy Wilby

Industries:

    Other

    Transport

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Management Skills

    Sales

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Charles Dent

Industries:

    Food and Drink

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Finance

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Marketing

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Cheryl Williams

Industries:

    Leisure

SKills:

    Accountancy

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Fast Growth

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Project Management

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

    Social Media

    Sustainability

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Chris Henry

Industries:

    Marketing Services

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Ecommerce

    Fast Growth

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Printing

    Project Management

    Sales

    Social Media

    Sustainability

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Chris Rea OBE

Industries:

    Manufacturing

SKills:

    Accountancy

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Project Management

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

    Sustainability

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Craig Hibbert

Industries:

    Construction and Property

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Management Skills

    Sales

    Sustainability

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David Fawcus

Industries:

    Distributor

    Other

    Retail

SKills:

    Accountancy

    Exporting

    Finance

    Management Skills

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David Grey MBE

Industries:

    Manufacturing

SKills:

    Accountancy

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Project Management

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

    Social Media

    Sustainability

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David Kerfoot MBE

Industries:

    Manufacturing

SKills:

    Accountancy

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Project Management

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

    Sustainability

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David Marx

Industries:

    Distributor

    Food and Drink

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Fast Growth

    Management Skills

    Negotiation

    Sales

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David Richards

Industries:

    IT Services

SKills:

    Accountancy

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Project Management

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

    Sustainability

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David Smalley

Industries:

    IT Services

    Marketing Services

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Fast Growth

    Management Skills

    Marketing

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Deirdre Bounds

Industries:

    Leisure

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Sales

    Social Media

    Sustainability

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Edward Naylor

Industries:

    Manufacturing

SKills:

    Accountancy

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Marketing

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

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Emma Dutton

Industries:

    Distributor

    Manufacturing

    Printing

SKills:

    Accountancy

    Business Planning

    Finance

    For more information on the EIR's skills, please view the full profile.

    Management Skills

    Printing

    Risk & Crisis Management

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Gav Winter

Industries:

    IT Services

SKills:

    Fast Growth

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Marketing

    Project Management

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

    Social Media

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Gerald Jennings

Industries:

    Construction and Property

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Management Skills

    Negotiation

    Project Management

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Gordon Black

Industries:

    Distributor

    Retail

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Management Skills

    Negotiation

    Project Management

    Sales

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Graham Honeyman

Industries:

    Manufacturing

SKills:

    Accountancy

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Project Management

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

    Sustainability

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Graham Leslie

Industries:

    Health and Medical

SKills:

    Accountancy

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

    Sustainability

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Graham Royle

Industries:

    Manufacturing

SKills:

    Accountancy

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

    Sustainability

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Hugh Facey

Industries:

    Manufacturing

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Fast Growth

    Innovation

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Sales

    Sustainability

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Jacqui Hall

Industries:

    Distributor

SKills:

    Accountancy

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Project Management

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

    Sustainability

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James Cain OBE

Industries:

    Distributor

    Food and Drink

    Marketing Services

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Project Management

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

    Social Media

    Sustainability

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James Lambert OBE

Industries:

    Food and Drink

SKills:

    Accountancy

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Project Management

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

    Sustainability

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James Naylor

Industries:

    Retail

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

    Sustainability

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Jeremy Shulman

Industries:

    Other

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Management Skills

    Negotiation

    Risk & Crisis Management

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John Bramah

Industries:

    Manufacturing

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Management Skills

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John Chalmers

Industries:

    Construction and Property

    Manufacturing

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Sales

    Sustainability

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John Graham

Industries:

    Retail

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Project Management

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

    Sustainability

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John McArthur

Industries:

    IT Services

SKills:

    Accountancy

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Project Management

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

    Sustainability

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John McDonnell

Industries:

    Manufacturing

SKills:

    Exporting

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Project Management

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

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John Sutcliffe

Industries:

    Construction and Property

SKills:

    Accountancy

    Business Planning

    Finance

    Management Skills

    Project Management

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Jonathan Sands OBE

Industries:

    Marketing Services

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Project Management

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

    Social Media

    Sustainability

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Jonathan Straight

Industries:

    Manufacturing

    Marketing Services

SKills:

    Exporting

    Marketing

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

    Social Media

    Sustainability

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Jonathan Thornton

Industries:

    Health and Medical

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Finance

    Innovation

    Market Research

    Project Management

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Social Media

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Jonathan Turner

Industries:

    Construction and Property

    Distributor

SKills:

    Fast Growth

    Marketing

    Sales

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Judith Donovan CBE

Industries:

    Marketing Services

SKills:

    Accountancy

    Finance

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

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Julian Harrison

Industries:

    Health and Medical

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Management Skills

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Project Management

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Julian Kynaston

Industries:

    Marketing Services

    Retail

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Project Management

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

    Social Media

    Sustainability

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Julie A Kenny CBE DL

Industries:

    Manufacturing

SKills:

    Accountancy

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Project Management

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

    Sustainability

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Kevin Hollinrake MP

Industries:

    Retail

SKills:

    Accountancy

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Project Management

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

    Sustainability

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Kevin Parkin

Industries:

    Manufacturing

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Management Skills

    Marketing

    Project Management

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

    Sustainability

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Kevin Walsh

Industries:

    Telecoms

SKills:

    Accountancy

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Project Management

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

    Sustainability

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Larry Gould

Industries:
SKills:

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Project Management

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

    Sustainability

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Mark Bowers

Industries:

    Leisure

SKills:

    Accountancy

    Business Planning

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Project Management

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

    Social Media

    Sustainability

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Mark Woodward

Industries:

    Distributor

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Finance

    Management Skills

    Negotiation

    Sales

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Martin Port

Industries:

    IT Services

SKills:

    Accountancy

    Business Planning

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Project Management

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

    Social Media

    Sustainability

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Michael Bridge

Industries:

    Food and Drink

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Fast Growth

    Innovation

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Sales

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Michael Hughes

Industries:

    Manufacturing

    Other

SKills:

    Accountancy

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Management Skills

    Risk & Crisis Management

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Neil Armstrong

Industries:

    Other

SKills:

    For more information on the EIR's skills, please view the full profile.

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Neil Conlon

Industries:

    Construction and Property

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Project Management

    Sales

    Sustainability

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Neil Ewin

Industries:

    IT Services

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Fast Growth

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

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Neil MacDonald

Industries:
SKills:

    Accountancy

    Business Planning

    Finance

    Management Skills

    Negotiation

    Risk & Crisis Management

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Neil Sanderson

Industries:

    Food and Drink

SKills:

    Exporting

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Neil Warnock

Industries:

    IT Services

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Project Management

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Paul Rose FIoD

Industries:

    Manufacturing

SKills:

    Accountancy

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Fast Growth

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Project Management

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

    Sustainability

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Peter Roberts

Industries:

    Construction and Property

    Retail

SKills:

    Accountancy

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Project Management

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

    Sustainability

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Peter Wilkinson

Industries:

    IT Services

SKills:

    Accountancy

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Fast Growth

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Project Management

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

    Sustainability

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Rachel Hannan

Industries:
SKills:

    Business Planning

    Fast Growth

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Negotiation

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Rachel Kay

Industries:

    Distributor

    Environmental

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Fast Growth

    Management Skills

    Negotiation

    Sustainability

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Rana Harvey

Industries:

    Distributor

    Retail

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Fast Growth

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Marketing

    Sales

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Richard Doyle

Industries:

    IT Services

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Management Skills

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

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Richard Field OBE

Industries:
SKills:

    Business Planning

    Fast Growth

    Management Skills

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Richard Jackson MBE

Industries:

    Distributor

SKills:

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Marketing

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Rob Whitehead

Industries:

    Food and Drink

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Project Management

    Sales

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Robert Brocklesby

Industries:

    Manufacturing

SKills:

    Fast Growth

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Negotiation

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sustainability

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Robin Hill

Industries:

    IT Services

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Fast Growth

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Sales

    Social Media

    Sustainability

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Russell Manning

Industries:

    Construction and Property

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Project Management

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

    Sustainability

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Simon Biltcliffe

Industries:

    Ecommerce

    Marketing Services

    Printing

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Ecommerce

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Project Management

    Sales

    Social Media

    Sustainability

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Simon Gray

Industries:

    Food and Drink

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Fast Growth

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Marketing

    Sales

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Simon Mackaness

Industries:

    Food and Drink

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Management Skills

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Project Management

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Sir Anthony Ullmann

Industries:

    Construction and Property

    Manufacturing

SKills:

    Accountancy

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Management Skills

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

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Sir Gary Verity

Industries:

    Leisure

SKills:

    Accountancy

    Business Planning

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Project Management

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

    Social Media

    Sustainability

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Stewart McGuffie

Industries:

    Manufacturing

SKills:

    Accountancy

    Business Planning

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Sales

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Stuart Paver

Industries:

    Retail

SKills:

    Exporting

    Fast Growth

    Management Skills

    Negotiation

    Sales

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Terry Donovan

Industries:

    IT Services

SKills:

    Accountancy

    Business Planning

    Exporting

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Market Research

    Marketing

    Negotiation

    Project Management

    Risk & Crisis Management

    Sales

    Sustainability

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Tony Bramall

Industries:

    Distributor

SKills:

    Fast Growth

    Finance

    Management Skills

    Negotiation

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Utrick Alexander

Industries:

    Distributor

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Fast Growth

    Marketing

    Sales

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Vincent Ford

Industries:

    Other

SKills:

    Business Planning

    Innovation

    Management Skills

    Risk & Crisis Management

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