Managing Director of Effective Business Network (UK) Ltd (ebn)
Glenys has over 30 years of professional management experience, through running her own businesses (interior design, then catering, event management and business networking). Prior to that, she was a senior manager in the Post Office.
She has particular expertise in customer relations, event planning and staff management. She has a BA in Social Science and Politics from the Open University.
Telephone: 01245 494087
Prior to becoming self employed, Dallas managed an information department at the Trading Standards Institute, for almost 25 years. During his career, he has also written training material for both Barclays Bank and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Dallas started his own business – Simply Words Editing Services – early in 2008. As a proofreader, editor and copywriter, and being passionate about good English, he assists customers with making wording more effective.
He has also been involved in the running of business networking events since 2009, mostly on behalf of ebn.
Telephone: 01268 773002 or 07757 234521
Robert’s career has always had a link to finance, commencing his city career with a leading ship broking firm, managing cargo liner routes to the Far East, West Africa and the USA.
He then moved to Lloyd’s of London, joining an underwriting agency managing Syndicates and Members of Lloyd’s.
The majority of his business career has been spent within the Lloyd’s insurance market, specialising in management of syndicates and high net worth individuals. Whilst at Lloyd’s, he enjoyed rapid promotion to his first main Board directorship, at the age of 30.
Following his time with Lloyd’s, he went on to manage a city training company and sit on the main board of the Essex County Council Careers Service, then undertook a joint venture in an HR consulting firm.
In 2006, he returned to the Financial Services Sector with St. James’s Place Wealth Management, establishing his own financial planning practice – advising private clients, including high net worth individuals and corporate entities, on a broad range of financial planning.
In his spare time, he maintains and runs a collection of classic MG sports cars, and attempts to catch large trout and salmon, and reduce his golf handicap towards single figures.
* Trusts are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Telephone: 01277 790016 or 07765 975 036
The Partner Practice represents only St. James’s Place Wealth Management plc (which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) for the purpose of advising solely on the Group’s wealth management products and services, more details of which are set out on the Group’s website: www.sjp.co.uk/products. The title ‘Partner Practice’ is a marketing term used to describe St James’s Place representatives.
After an early career in banking, David moved into sales finance and then into the computer industry.
He has always had an interest in computers, from the first Sinclair ZX80 his Dad brought home, to DOS-based machines. He always took the opportunity to learn all he could, taking advantage of any courses and specialist training on offer.
He has worked with and for a number of small and medium sized businesses in various positions, before moving from a position of General Manager of a multi-million pound company into his own business.
David prides himself on being straightforward and honest with clients and suppliers alike.
Asked recently what one word best summed-up his attitude to business, his response was “integrity”.
Brentwood Group Director
Hayley has over 25 years’ experience in sales and marketing. Having worked for manufacturers of printed corporate tableware and also personalised hotel guest amenities, she moved into the branded corporate gift market where she has been working successfully for 18 years.
Due to a desire for a better work/life balance, and the belief that she had something different to offer the Promotional gift market, Hayley set up Taylor Made Promotions Ltd in 2003, based in Maldon, Essex.
With her knowledge of purchasing and sourcing, both in the UK and the Far East, she has been able to offer the service that clients need and the business continues to grow.
As part of Hayley’s desire to offer support to our future workforces, she also mentors a business student for the Careers Academy UK.
Telephone: 01621 856504
Neill’s career has always been based around the signs and graphics market. He trained as a sign writer and gained his City and Guilds in the mid 80s. He spent his early working life producing hand-sprayed, illuminated advertising displays used at major airports and stations around the world, for advertising giants such as American Express, Remy Martin and Mastercard.
Wanting to explore more technical aspects of the market, he moved into the sales and distribution of hardware, software and consumable products with Europe’s largest supplier to the Industry. There he really learnt his trade at the forefront of technology and played a part in the changes to how we advertise and promote our businesses today.
Progressing into management and training, Neill led a team of sales specialists based around the UK as a National Product Manager.
In 2003 it was time to take control of work life balance, and Image On was formed.
Neill is a firm believer in networking as a sales tool. He can be found regularly supporting the local business networks in the region.
Telephone: 01708 403163
Baddow Group Director
Sara studied law at the University of Sheffield, attaining an Honours degree in Law before completing her Legal Practice qualifications at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne. She trained with a well known large high street practice in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear.
Since qualification in 2002, Sara has practised exclusively in family law, spending most of her post qualification years at highly regarded Legal 500 firms. She has been a member of Resolution for many years, an organisation committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes, and adopts the Resolution Code of Practice when dealing with family matters.
Sara has a wealth of experience in all areas of private family law, most particularly in divorce/separation and financial disputes, acting in a number of complex matters.
Sara is extremely client-focused and acutely aware that each individual client’s needs are different. Sara prides herself on being understanding and approachable, and believes in giving realistic and sensible advice.
Telephone: 07745 272248
Woodford Group Director
David is a retired consultant surgeon who had the application of information technology to medical education as one of his special interests.
In 1998, he developed his professional website, 2womenshealth.com, originally to provide information for his patients but it also proved to provide lead generation. The website, even now, receives 1500 new visitors daily.
David has taken up web design, SEO and keyword research as a profession. He produces captivating websites aimed at providing lead generation.
His research into top page positioning on Google has led to the development of his own keyword difficulty program, Keyword SEO Pro, which assists website owners in finding the best keywords for top page positioning on Google. A clinical doctorate from the University of London suggests that he has proven ability to think outside the box.
As an experienced author of textbooks and research papers, he can assist clients with articles for their website content marketing.
Telephone: 0208 508 4760
Medway Group Director
Although his background was in biological sciences to begin with, Alexander spent some years in office administration. In the early 90s, he helped to start up and develop a complementary therapy clinic, continuing for 13 years.
After selling his share in the business, he was invited to run the office of a building company in SE London, which he did for ten years. This included introducing a systemised payroll and helping the transformation of the business from sole trader to limited company.
Alongside this role, he also developed a property portfolio, including project managing a refurbishment in Co Donegal and acquiring an apartment in Berlin.
In 2013, he started up a health and wellbeing business with his wife, under the umbrella of a 38-year-old global company, giving them the opportunity to help others with their health as well as coaching them to building their own businesses.
Listening to others is very important to Alexander as he believes that it allows him to make changes, so that he can be more effective in helping others.
Telephone: 07932 605643
Colchester Group Director
Andrew’s career started with 19 years in catering management before he was headhunted by a national catering supplier and quickly climbed the ranks to become Business Development Manager, securing major national clients for the company.
Later, he took on the role of Area Housing Manager, securing properties for the rental market – supplying recruitment agencies with essential accommodation across East Anglia for employees and workforce.
With high occupancy rates and a love for property, he then started his own company in which he still has a hand today, redesigning private and commercial properties.
Desiring a further focus, three years ago he joined an award-winning, multi-million pound FTSE 250 UK-based Plc as a business partner, helping households and corporate businesses save on the costs of their essential utilities. He is expanding the team – always looking for like-minded people to help build a significant income that provides time and financial freedom.
Andrew loves networking and meeting new people; for him, the role within ebn ticks every box.
Telephone: 07930 464461
South Woodham Ferrers Group Director
Sally’s career to date has been client-focused, working with a mixture of corporate companies and private individuals, across a range of industry sectors, on their marketing strategies.
Being in a privileged position, working as a financial adviser has allowed her to nurture good relationships with her clients, by understanding their plans for the future.
Together with each client, they look at the key financial priorities and work at getting the finances on track, so that the client can enjoy being in a better financial position.
Networking has been a vital part of her business as she has been able to get to know, like and trust the people with whom she meets regularly. Each meeting is booked in Sally’s diary as a business meeting, and it gives her a wonderful start to her day.
Telephone: 07809 619072
Elstree Group Director
Nigel is an Independent Business Advisor with ibd Business Advice Group Ltd and has extensive experience in the fashion and sportswear industry but, above all, he has a commercial passion for the added value delivered to a business by a brand.
For over 30 years, he has been responsible for driving sustainable growth with a variety of UK and International brands at wholesale and retail, including several years with a French owned extreme sports brand where he was part of the MBO team taking the company to an IPO on Euronext.
A year after the IPO, he left to set up a consultancy business, specialising in the retailing and wholesaling of branded goods, and has helped many MDs achieve their short-term and mid-term goals over the last ten years.
Nigel fundamentally believes that business relationships are best when you can work with people you like and trust and ebn is a great way to develop relationships.
Telephone: 07977 129241