Specialist Support Team

We help our Personal Trainers to help you!
We do this by providing them a range of specialist help and support.

What kind of resources do we use to help our Personal Trainers?

This is a sneak peek behind the scenes to give an idea of some of the help and support that we have available around the country for our Personal Trainers. You won’t be surprised to know (especially because of Covid) we can give a lot of remote help and assistance.
So you now know that the people you rely on for fantastic advice and support also have a great backup team!

Solicitors shaking hands with their happy client

Interim and part-time support directors.


Adam R
Region
Yorkshire and the Humber
Specialisms
Strategic planning | Brand strategy and positioning | CRM | Digital marketing | Local marketing | Events | Campaign management | Project management
Experience Highlights
Head of Marketing, IKEA | Head of Marketing Expansion, IKEA | Head of Local Marketing, IKEA | Marketing Manager, IKEA/Stanley Land Drainage
Training and Qualifications
MA Advertising and Marketing, University of Leeds | Certificate in Direct and Digital Marketing, The Institute of Direct Marketing | Diploma in Marketing Management, Inter IKEA Systems B.V. | BA (Dual Hons) Business Administration and Geography, Keele University
Description
Senior marketer with a proven track record in utilising market intelligence and insights to inform strategic decisions and deliver results. Over 12 years’ marketing experience, in both B2B and B2C environments, with a significant proportion gained working with world's largest home furnishing retailer, IKEA.
About Me
Proud father to two girls | Learning to DJ | Keen runner - raising hundreds of pounds for charities through sponsorship | Passionate about resistance training and a qualified personal trainer | Lover of all things sporty, particularly football!

Alex R
Region
North West England
Specialisms
Marketing Strategy |Proposition Development |Brand Development | Email Marketing | Market Segmentation |Market Research |Direct Marketing |
Experience Highlights
Director of Customer Engagement, Connected Places Catapult, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Vodafone, Head of Small Business Marketing, Vodafone
Training and Qualifications
Postgraduate Diploma Marketing, Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM); BA Hons Economics & Marketing, University of the West of Scotland; Agile Project Manager Practitioner. APMG International.
Description
I'm a CIM qualified, marketing professional with over 20 years of experience leading businesses to launch and grow technology products and services. I specialize in helping SMEs to develop marketing strategies that optimize the return from their marketing spend, pinpointing target customers, crafting value propositions, and designing high impact digital marketing campaigns.
About Me
Originally from the West coast of Scotland, Alex has spent most of his working life in England, now residing in Sandbach, Cheshire. Outside of work, Alex is an award-winning public speaker and leader of a large Meetup community social group.

Anthony P
Region
East of England
Specialisms
Marketing Strategy & Planning | Brand | Product & Proposition | Market Development | Team Leadership & Development | Budget Management | Digital |
Experience Highlights
Marketing Director / Head of experience at companies including: Barclaycard, Worldpay, Lehman Brothers, Cattles Financial Services and Experian - both as permanent staff and interim assignments.
Training and Qualifications
BTEC Business Studies Chartered Institute of Marketing e-Marketing Award Chartered Institute of Marketing Post Graduate Diploma ( PG DipM ) Masters Degree in Marketing ( MA ) A wide range of in-company training including presentations, effective writing, Microsoft Office, Pragmatic Marketing and various HR management (e.g. Discipline & Grievance, Pay & Reward, Annual Performance Review, Coaching & Development etc), Organisation & Methods and Internal Audit.
Description
An accomplished, versatile and enthusiastic senior marketing management specialist operating at Director/Head of department level. I have an extensive range of transferable skills and wealth of knowledge and experience honed and proven through demanding roles in new start-ups, SME's and corporates. I offer a rare blend of practical experience combined with good academic and professional achievement, so I’m confident I’d be a valuable asset to any client.
About Me
I’m married with 2 grown up children. My hobbies include: reading, sports (playing and watching), gym, cycling, dog walking, theatre, cinema, doing home projects and maintenance, travelling and day trips outs well socialising with friends and family.

Fausto A
Region
West Midlands
Specialisms
B2B| Strategic marketing| Product marketing | Proposition development| Digital marketing| Lead Generation & Campaign Management| Brand Development
Experience Highlights
Marketing Director, Head of Marketing, Product and Marketing Director
Training and Qualifications
Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing | BSc (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Aston University)
Description
An experienced strategic and operational marketing professional with a proven track record of delivering high impact global go to market strategies that build brand awareness, drive revenue growth and provide return on marketing investment. Strong focus on delivering results, value and marketing accountability with strong leadership, team development, problem solving and project management skills.
About Me
Outside work I love hiking, cycling and exploring the local countryside. I am also a keen golfer and a big sporting fan. Love to raise money for charities and volunteering to help others.

Glenn C
Region
East Midlands
Specialisms
Director Of Information Technology · Service Operations Specialist · Information Technology Manager · Service Delivery Specialist · Global Head
Experience Highlights
Strategic and operational service leadership - Providing organisations with reliable and adaptable IT services – Fostering a people focussed approach to service delivery
Training and Qualifications
ITIL certification
Description
With 20 years’ plus ITIL service management experience, Glenn has transformed the global IT service delivery and strategy for a host of blue-chip companies, as a permanent and senior interim professional. Adopting a people-focussed approach, he inspires cross-cultural technical teams to deliver customer service excellence and supports them to ensure they have the tools and skills they need to sustain best-in-class service delivery.
About Me
An enthusiastic networker and communicator, now living in the East Midlands/Yorkshire border; outside of work Glenn is very passionate about music, football, flight simulation and the local community.

Hannah A
Region
East Midlands, West Midlands
Specialisms
KPI Analysis | Cash Management | Credit Control | Payroll | Operations | Manufacturing | Leisure | Transport | Financial Services
Experience Highlights
Operations Director HR & Finance Manager Office & Accounts Manager Purchase Ledger Supervisor
Training and Qualifications
AAT Level 2 Diploma CeMAP 1 Diploma in Web Design Diploma in Web Development
Description
A highly experienced and efficient Company Director with 19 years experience in finance, across a number of industries including Manufacturing, Financial Services, Transport and Leisure. With a real passion for Payroll, Credit Control and Cash Management, Hannah can offer assistance and advice in a wide variety of areas.
About Me
Living in Derbyshire, Hannah is a real people person and loves the outdoor life with her family and 3 dogs

Jill B
Region
East Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber
Specialisms
Strategic Planning & Forecasting | Strategic Business Reviews | Management Reporting | Cash Management | Financial Controls | KPIs | Commercial Finance | Compliance
Experience Highlights
Consultant Finance Director - 5 years - SME businesses - Retail, Ecommerce, Import/Export wholesale, Property, Membership & Angel Advisors FD/Head of- Retail/Ecommerce/Insurance/Professional Services
Training and Qualifications
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (17 years PQE) Xero Advisor Annual CPD Institute of Leadership & Management - Team Management/Leading BA Hons - Accounting & Management Control - Sheffield Hallam University
Description
Experienced Finance Director/CFO/NED. Fellow of CIMA, with a flair in providing insight, advice & coaching for start ups, business growth, change and turnarounds. Driving business performance and results based on varied experience across sectors and projects. Helping SMEs to achieve high quality financial support with a flexible twist. Specialising in SMEs, Entrepreneur & family owned businesses. Effective delivery of strong financial controls & clean Audits key for Funding providers
About Me
A friendly and interactive individual with a passion for travel and knowledge. I enjoy the delights offered by the Yorkshire/Derbyshire countryside and actively support the local community.

Kevin W
Region
East Midlands, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber
Specialisms
Strategy; coaching & mentoring; culture change and business transformation; business plan deployment; lean techniques; contract t&cs and negotiation
Experience Highlights
Finance Director Midland Aerospace; Head of Finance & Commercial Siemens Energy; Interim FD Trekmates (Stamford Sports); Financial Controller Bemis Associates; Financial Controller Meggitt Aerospace
Training and Qualifications
Member of the Chartered Instutute of Management Accountants (ACMA / CGMA designation) and BTEC BNC in Business and Finance
Description
A commercial and operationally focussed Finance Director with 28 years experience working in many sectors incl. manufacturing, engineering, utilities, aerospace, O&G and consumer goods. Fully comfortable with owner managed, PE, SME and Blue Chip environments and therefore able to draw on a multitude of diverse experiences and apply the relevant solution to most business scenarios.
About Me
A committed and consciencious professional that is a clear communicator and continuous improvement advocate, Kevin lives close to his roots in the east of Nottingham. He enjoys watching football and is a keen film and music enthusiast as well as being a self-confessed 'foodie' when spending time with the family

Lee G
Region
Yorkshire and the Humber
Specialisms
Marketing Planning, Campaign Strategy, TV, Press, Radio, Outdoor, DM, Brand Marketing, Market Research, PR, Social, POS, Design, Compliance.
Experience Highlights
Head of Marketing - Better Bathrooms / Media Manager - Oak Furnitureland / Head of Broadcast - DFS
Training and Qualifications
8 GCSE's, Freeston High School. Including Maths and English, HND in Business & Finance GNVQ Level 3
Description
I'm an experienced and passionate advertising and marketing professional, with over 20 years’ experience in retail advertising, marketing strategy, and media planning across multiple channels. Effective at dealing with long and short term business objectives, with a successful history of growing businesses, improving ROI, and growing and mentoring marketing teams.
About Me
Enthusiastic and driven with a passion for cookery/food, music and good health/supplementation.

Marlene W
Region
West Midlands
Specialisms
Strategy Development | Marketing Planning | Digital Marketing | NPD | Proposition Development | Brand Marketing |Marketing Communications | B2B & B2C
Experience Highlights
Marketing Manager, Senior Marketing Manager, Biffa; Marketing Manager (B2B), Product & Propositions Development Manager, npower; Marketing Manager (Consumer), Calor; Campaign Manager, Barclays;
Training and Qualifications
Postgraduate Diploma (CIM) in Marketing, BA (Hons) degree in Business & Marketing, Fundamentals of Digital Marketing, Diploma in Public Relations, Publicity & Promotions, Certificate in Market Research.
Description
A strategic senior marketing professional that's very driven with an amazing work ethic. With extensive experience in working towards and achieving business objectives; whilst supporting sales & service teams in defining plans that optimise customer journeys for both acquisition and retention. Previously developed and managed brands and varying offline and digital (includes BTL & ATL) campaigns for lead generation utilising CRM systems where possible for both B2B and B2C in many industries.
About Me
A positive, confident and passionate person that's always ready to commit and contribute towards meeting challenges & needs. Outside of work I try to live a healthy lifestyle by staying fit and eating well whilst enjoying time with family & friends.

Natalie S
Region
East Midlands
Specialisms
Strategic Planning|Digital Transformation|Brand Development|E-commerce|CRM|CRO|Media, Content and Communications Strategy|Transformational Leadership
Experience Highlights
Head of Marketing, The Hut Group| Head of Brand Marketing, LighterLife UK Ltd| Marketing Manager, Global Radio| Author of the upcoming book, ‘Branded Female: Strategies for Leadership in Turbulent
Training and Qualifications
MSc Management and Marketing, The Nottingham Trent University| Digital Marketing Diploma, The Internet Business School| Conversion Rate Optimisation, Econsultancy| GDPR in Practice, The Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM)| Advanced Google Analytics, Econsultancy|Email Marketing, The IDM| The Science of Well-Being, Yale University| Published Academic Papers in Consumer Behaviour.
Description
15+ years in marketing leadership positions developing high-performing teams, utilising strong direct-to-consumer digital strategy, eCommerce and CRM expertise to create brand-aligned campaigns for leading global £multi-million brands. Consistent track record in creating and implementing strategic marketing, branding, communications and transformation initiatives to drive commercial performance and revenue across multiple sectors. Successful in delivering complex behavioural and cultural change.
About Me
Author and self-confessed 'foodie'| runner and fitness enthusiast| strong belief in consumerism with a conscience| lover of all things tranquil such as meditation and yoga.

Nicola S
Region
East Midlands
Specialisms
Commercial Trading of the website/s - Driving the eCommerce development road map - Marketing (PPC, SEO, eCrm, Affiliates, Social Media, Remarketing
Experience Highlights
Head/Director of eCommerce & Marketing driving revenue for businesses through multichannel environments across a variety of Industries i.e. Retail, Pharmaceutical, Travel and Shopping TV.
Training and Qualifications
BA (Hons) in Graphic Design, Hertfordshire University (1997)
Description
20+ yrs experience across all aspects of eCommerce with an in-depth and sustained record of success. Having taken multiple businesses from £100k pa to £10millon+ pa. Driving digital strategies from start to finish including customer acquisition/growth /retention, establishing a value proposition, platform development, new routes to Marketplaces/Partnerships/Affiliates to commercial merchandising/trading. Leveraging technical and organisational to deliver digital/technical/eCom strategies.
About Me
In my spare time I combine my love of Natural Health to help support people with chronic illness through Social Media with the aim to educate and inspire the community to change life style habits to improve 'quality of life'.

Paul N
Region
South East England
Specialisms
Budgeting, Forecasting and Strategic Planning | Growth Strategies and Plans | KPI Analysis | Key Stakeholders Relations | Financial Control | Mergers
Experience Highlights
Finance Director, Teya Investments No.25 | Finance Deputy Director, Ministry of Safety and Security | Chief Accountant, Ministry of Lands and Resettlement | Senior Accountant and Accountant, Fisheries
Training and Qualifications
MBA at the Management College of Southern Africa
Description
A highly efficient and experienced Finance Director with 24 years multi-sector experience working in construction, farming, retail, fisheries, land management, safety and security, and works and transport. Paul has worked with several public sector entities enabling them to effectively and efficiently offer service delivery. He has also provided sound financial services to individual companies in the area of mergers and acquisitions. He enjoys creating business plans, budgets and forecasts.
About Me
An enthusiastic networker, effective communicator and convincing motivator, now living in his adopted home in Herne Bay. Paul combines his interest in helping businesses grow with his continued passion of creating music, playing chess, travelling, enjoying nature and socialising with friends and family.

Peter S
Region
South East England
Specialisms
Strategy / Creating local & Global IT teams / Global Service Desks / Infrastructure Design & Build / GDPR / Project & Programme Management / DR & BC
Experience Highlights
Strategic & Operational Leadership / IT Director for largest UK Web Hosting company / 20 years IT Management / I
Training and Qualifications
Prince2 Foundation & Practitioner GDPR Foundation & Practitioner ITIL Practitioner NEBOSH Accredited Member of Institute of Directors CompTIA Network+ Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)
Description
Peter is a senior IT leader with over 25 years experience with a proven track record of delivering change and technology programs for both SME & corporate entities. His experience spans many sectors and has extensive knowledge of service delivery, strategic planning, IT organization transformation, budget responsibility coupled with managing both small and large scale IT departments locally and on a global scale. Working at senior management level with C-Suite, Executive and Board level-leaders
About Me
Peter is a lifelong technologist with extensive experience creating and rebuilding IT teams. Outside of his work he has a passion for sport and fitness and is a keen marathon runner as well as a fully qualified Football Referee.

Steve A
Region
North West England
Specialisms
Marketing / Sales / Product Development / Cost Analysis / Business Management / Exhibitions / B2B & B2C / FMCG / Brand Strategy .
Experience Highlights
Phoenix Rock Director
Training and Qualifications
Business Studies Economics Institute of Works Managers
Description
Always looking to get the results from target into reality within the required budget. Driving products and brands into the marketplace through the correct routes while maintaining margins and ROI necessary for stakeholders. Building the team to excel and embrace customer excellence with maximum consumer effect to allow sales to grow from new business and repeat business. Protecting the customers core values and image and building on any where needed.
About Me
An enthusiastic inspirational manager who goes tge extra mile to get the job done with the success required. I like walking , skiing and spending family time with my wife, son, 2 dogs and cat. Passionate music lover of all genres.

Steve T
Region
South East England
Specialisms
Brand marketing (start up and evolving), sales pipeline development, digital integration, campaign management, product lifecycle management.
Experience Highlights
Founding MD of successful B2B/C marketing communications agency, structured and managed marketing teams across EMEA, extensive experience of brand building and lead generation.
Training and Qualifications
HND European Business Studies. Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma.
Description
Highly creative and innovative senior marketing and communications professional with experience drawn from Agency side and Client side. Possesses the proven ability to define marketing strategy across multiple sectors and achieve growth objectives along with expertise in all aspects of marketing and branding, building and delivering both digital and traditional marketing strategies that achieve or exceed ROI.
About Me
An energetic and focussed team builder, thrives on a challenge. Keens sportsman - training/managing football and cricket teams as well as playing. Rugby and golf also. Travel a passion, especially all things Italian.

Tony B
Region
UK Wide
Specialisms
Management Accounting | Cash Management | Software Upgrade | SME Support | KPI analysis | Payroll
Experience Highlights
Head of Finance (Lincoln City FC, England Boxing, CCM Group/Trusted PPE) Financial Controller (Donington Park Racing Ltd) Financial Consultant (Bolton Wanderers FC)
Training and Qualifications
AAT and ACCA trained within Nottinghamshire whilst working for private practice.
Description
A highly efficient and experienced finance professional with over 25years’ experience working in SMEs across a variety of sectors. He has worked across various locations including with overseas clients helping them establish financial reporting, payroll management and Human Resources support. Tony can offer a full review of current systems and processes of a growing business and enjoys creating reporting packs, budgets forecasts, and establishing audit and legal relationships.
About Me
An enthusiastic commercially driven accountant, now living in his native East Midlands; Tony combines his interest in helping local businesses with his continued passion for sports including golf, lawn bowls, cricket and socializing with friends and family.

Support Partners

The above are a relevant selection of amazing people from our support partners (below) and their hundreds of part-time / interim directors and consultants.

The DM Hub

Interim Marketing Directors

Marketing Experts – Control or Support Marketing & Create New Business Channels

Techs 4 Tech

Interim IT Directors

IT Experts, ready to control or support business IT functions or oversee updating systems.

IntoSums 

Interim Finance Directors

FDs ready to take ownership of or support finance functions, experts ready to deliver.

iTegrate

Non Exec Directors

Non-Executive Board Directors to provide a non-exec solution for any department or board in a business.

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