Experience

Property Development Project Management

I have project managed medium scale property development programmes including the refurbishment of a major venue (£1M), the development of residential student housing (£500K), campus landscaping (£500K) and am currently working on the development of a learning resource centre and additional teaching facilities (£1.1m).

Negotiation of Asset Transfer

Working with a local council I have negotiated the transfer of a significant town asset into charitable hands to deliver community and educational benefit.

Development of Commercial Strategy

For a college, I developed and implemented a commercial strategy to diversify income from its government funding to secure new revenue streams.

College Admissions Process

I have worked with a higher education college to develop an online admissions process which streamlined the student experience and sped up the admissions cycle.

International Student Recruitment

I have led and developed the international student recruitment process for a  state college, including the development of its agent network, the recruitment of students and the implementation of robust visa compliance procedures.  I have first hand experience of recruiting students from Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan and South Korea.

Sports Partnerships

I have worked with a national Olympic sporting group to rebrand and focus their fundraising activity, worked on partnerships with FA and ECB and am currently working on a partnership with a national Premier league club.

Technology Start up

Having developed a technology solution for screening and talent management, I secured venture capital funding, and managed the development of the software and the sales & marketing of the company in Europe and USA.

Organisational Change

I took on the challenge of a charity in some difficulty, managed its transition to stability and grew the organisation in its influence and capacity to deliver on its charitable objectives.

Establishing Leadership College

Using a charitable legacy, I developed a leadership development programme offering university degree programme and a non accredited part time leadership development programme to unlock leadership talent.

Venue Development

I took a 1600 seat venue and developed it as a venue attracting international artists and conferences. We operated a full front of house service, technical, marketing of the venue and income generation from bars and kiosk sales.

Coffee House Start up

As part of the venue development we took an empty shop in the venue and turned it into an independent coffee shop, which is growing in popularity.

College Rebranding

I managed the rebranding of a higher education college offering accredited training to 200 students in the UK. The branding involved a change of name and the development of new marketing assets.

Trustee Governance

I have significant experience of working with and advising trustee groups to define its strategic vision and ensuring that its goals are implemented.

National Retail Manager Recruitment

Designed, developed and executed a national recruitment programme for an expanding UK retailer who needed 100 store managers. We ran advertising campaigns, the screening process and assessment centres throughout the nation.

Graduate Assessment Programme

I developed a graduate assessment programme for a national retail group looking to secure graduates from the top 10% of students in the UK. I designed and implemented the assessment programme, training the senior managers to assess candidates against competency frameworks.