We focus on upskilling your team to use our best practice approach 

We train your team to apply our unique self service consulting engagement approach and diagnostics to solve your complex business problems faster through our lean coaching oriented approach 

Our Promise

We are more than just a safe pair of hands. Whatever it takes to deliver the results you need we will not rest until we deliver them. We don't stop there though we expect to exceed your expectations through our commitment, dedication, energetic approach and desire to help you succeed.

Our founding director entered the consultancy profession 30 years ago fuelled with a burning desire to help others to solve problems. That drive continues today. We are a results oriented business that applies a unique innovative approach to problem solving. We focus on genuine sustainable change that lasts and delivers the results you need.

With 30 years of global experiences to draw on gained across a wide range of industry sectors we are well placed to help you tackle your hardest business challenges.

Our team of experienced business transformation directors and business partners are well qualified to help you realise your aims and business objectives through a mixture of training, coaching, mentoring and consultancy strategy and execution services. 

Our Team

Robert Peopall, Aspire Performance Improvement, Mentoring, Training, Coaching, Executive Training, Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestments, Diagnostic, Digital, Maturity Assessments, Mentoring, Coaching, Training, Transformation, Business Transformation, Growth

Robert Peopall

Managing Director

Robert peopall

Robert is the founder of Aspire and is an experienced business strategist and digital business transformation director. He has 30 years  transformation programme management, M&A, ITO, BPO, Shared Services, ERP, Digital, Big data, and Business analytics experience gained from working with Ernst & Young, HP, CSC and Cincom Systems among others.

Robert has helped to turnaround, stabilise, optimise, transform and drive growth for clients by using technology as an enabler to change, increasing efficiency and driving improved business processes and enhanced customer experiences. 

He has significant practical “hands on” experience of implementing and driving digital business transformational change that addresses the people, process and technology implications.

Robert is used to working at board level down within a large number of blue chip, global organisations. He brings a wealth of experience and lateral insights gained from multiple industry sectors including: aerospace & defence, automotive, professional services, financial services, healthcare, IT services software & technology, manufacturing, private equity,   pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, travel & leisure and shipbuilding.

Robert also works as an Associate Director with Equiteq who specialise in growing and realizing equity value in consulting firms. Equiteq are expert in maximising the value of consulting businesses in the range of £5m to £50m.

BA Hons Accountancy & Finance

MA Business Management Research (Distinctions in Strategy and CRM),

PRINCE2, MSP, MoV, ITIL, PEAF Certified, CIMA (Finalist)

Nigel John, Aspire Performance Improvement, Mentoring, Training, Coaching, Executive Training, Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestments, Diagnostic, Digital, Maturity Assessments, Mentoring, Coaching, Training, Transformation, Business Transformation, Growth

Nigel John

Associate Business Consultant

Nigel John

Nigel is a pragmatic transformation delivery Director and has over thirty years of experience of working at board level identifying, shaping and driving transformation whilst focusing on benefits release.  Nigel is experienced in leading and supporting the delivery of large transformational programmes across Utilities & Energy, Telecoms and Media, Finance and Health Care market sectors. He has delivered transformation across multiple markets and multiple geographies using multiple methodologies. His approach is to thoroughly understand a client’s needs and through his experience he applies what will work best to achieve a client’s objectives and ensure that they realise business value.

Nigel has a strong focus on bringing the business perspective to Digital Transformation and is an expert in business case definition and the robust analysis of business benefits and the business change required to ensure real benefits realisation. This includes practical measures to manage benefits accountability and using benefits management as the key focus of programme delivery.

Nigel has extensive experience in supporting senior client executives and managers in the shaping and delivery of technology enabled transformational business change, including:

  • Shaping and mobilisation of transformational change
  • Coaching client executives and managers responsible for leading change programmes
  • Programme management of transformation embracing initiation, design and delivery
  • Leading and applying methods to business architecture creation and rollout
  • Optimising cost control and releasing benefits

Advisory consulting on effective portfolio and programme management (MSP™ Practitioner)

Chris Williams

Associate Business Consultant

Chris Williams

Chris is an experienced Managing Director with global expertise, having led technology and manufacturing businesses with facilities and channel coverage in Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East.

With significant expertise in sales and marketing, channel development, manufacturing and process improvement, his roles have seen him consistently deliver growth and profitability above industry average.

Chris has over thirty years of experience in business management and is committed to partnering with business owners to deliver sustainable and tangible performance improvement.

Some of Chris’s professional highlights include:

• Leading a loss making manufacturer to achieve double digit operating profit in 2 years through focused process efficiency to drive sustainable improvements in Quality, Delivery, Cost and Innovation.
• Turning a loss making service organisation into one that sustainably delivered 30% gross margin.
• Developing distributor channels in The Middle East and China to deliver double digit sales growth year on year compared with industry average of 5%.
• Driving sustainable process improvement activities throughout the businesses and in particular;
◦ In the UK, improving on time delivery to a consistent level of 95%.
◦ In the wider group, facilitating events that delivered measurable benefits in companies in Europe, America and India.

Chris has worked for organizations such as Xerox, BT and Danaher, where he led medium sized Global businesses. 

Chris is passionate about leadership, building high performing teams and talent development and is a Voluntary Mentor for Bedfordshire UpRising, a UK wide youth leadership development organisation.

Salim Sheikh

Associate Business Consultant

Salim sheikh

Experienced interim CIO / CTO / IT Director who is an Oxford Alumni with over 18 years’ experience supporting customer-centric technology-enabled transformation across multiple industry sectors working with SME, Blue Chip and Digital businesses. Built a reputation for parachuting into organisations and quickly establishing an understanding of business strategy and organisational priorities. Builds high-performance teams, directs multi-vendor suppliers and solutions and serves as a Trusted Advisor to CxO stakeholders. Worked across the UK, in the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

Salim has 18 years of business and IT experience and a successful track record of proposing , managing and delivering strategic initiatives and transformation programmes across industry segments (Banking, Insurance, Utilities, Telecom, Transportation, Healthcare, Central and Local Government). Salim’s core areas of expertise include:

• Client and vendor management capability, P&L, Managing on-shore, near-shore and off-shore development teams and ensuring client-satisfaction

• Turned around failing projects by bringing in focus on requirements management, breaking down to first principles and re-negotiating timelines, requirements and re-evaluation of technical feasibility and partner capabilities

• Hands on expertise in business architecture/analysis, project and programme management of development projects in fast-paced, high-tech environments requiring skills in project estimation, Agile & Waterfall, project management (DSDM, RUP, XP, PRINCE2), scheduling, resource management and risk management

• Experienced in delivering IT Strategy and Governance solutions as well as advising on

• BCS Professional member with good knowledge and experience of the SFIA skills framework

(1) University of London - BSc Computer Science (2) University of Wales, Cardiff - MSc Artificial Intelligence with Engineering Applications (3) University of Wales, Aberystwyth - PhD AI – Qualitative Modelling & Reasoning (4) Financial Times, London - Non-Executive Director Certificate (5) Said Business School, Oxford - CIO Academy

Robert Cran

Associate Business Consultant

Robert cran

Robert is a senior business consultant, change management and technology professional with over 25 years international experience. He has advised and consulted with CxO client teams on large scale Business and IT transformations including Digital and IT modernization, IT Infrastructure outsourcing, Contact Centre outsourcing, Shared Services, CRM and ERP. He is an experienced facilitator and trainer having developed and delivered Learning & Development programmes.

He gained his consulting experience and training with Coopers & Lybrand, Arthur Andersen Business Consulting, Cap Gemini and Hewlett Packard Enterprise working with a variety of clients across a number of industries including: energy, financial services, CMS, manufacturing and public sector.

UK and Global clients he has worked with include: Kunoi Group, E.ON, Aon, GM, BT, Cable & Wireless, Gerrard, BP, GSK, RWE, Student Loan Company and London Underground. Australasian clients: include Vector Communications New Zealand, Public Trust New Zealand, BRANZ and Frucor to name a few.

He believes successful transformation can only be delivered when lead by Senior Leadership who take their staff on the journey by engaging with both their ‘hearts and minds’. His honest, pragmatic, collaborative and coaching approach to building effective teams is central to overcoming barriers success and ensuring real and lasting transformation benefits are realised.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Information Systems) from Auckland University in New Zealand.

Bruce McNicol

Associate Business Consultant

Bruce McNicol

Bruce is a senior business change consultant with 25 years’ consulting experience in the public and private sectors. He has worked with teams at every level of management from CXO/Board to operations and delivery. He has worked extensively with client and provider teams in outsourced environments. As an experienced facilitator, Bruce helps teams realign strategy, remove roadblocks and build joint action plans. He has designed and delivered a wide range of policy and practice courses to help clients develop the knowledge, skills and aptitudes they need to succeed.

His consulting and training skills were developed in senior roles in local government and the emergency services. He has since worked for PA Consulting Group, a series of smaller consultancies and most recently for Hewlett Packard in their consulting organization. UK and Global clients include E.ON, Norfolk Council, Philips, Norfolk Council, Newham Council and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Bruce believes that success is based on the ability to engage quickly and effectively with key stakeholders and understand and focus on the core issues which need to be solved. He is respected for his honest and independent approach, constructive and effective solutions and personal touch.

Bruce was educated at Exeter, Durham and Central London Universities and qualified as a teacher and personnel professional. He is currently writing a book on managing complex change and a novel on the English Civil War.

Jason McEwen

Associate Business Consultant

jason mcewen

Over his 18-year career Jason has established himself as an Industry Practitioner and Advisor. His career has enabled him to operate in Board level positions with blue chip companies and government bodies in Sydney, London and the North West of England.

Jason has led client engagements (project values ranging from c£0.2m to c£1.5bn) ensuring the Advisory business surpasses the client’s quality expectations while delivering profitable business for Ernst & Young. Jason generated repeat and sustained business for the Advisory sub area.

In his time, Jason specialised in Operational processes, Feasibility / Business case development, PMO, Digital Transformation, Risk, Programme Advisory and Assurance.

His Big 4 consultancy background and professionally certified experience has meant Jason has held leadership roles on prestigious business transformation and capital investment programmes. His client lists include, The Cooperative Group, Lloyds Banking Group, RBS, Barclays, The BBC, EDF Energy, London 2012, Lend Lease and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM).

Project examples include:

UAM: User and account programme to remove security risks across a retail banking platform - £10m.

Galaxy: Various roles in support of the delivery of Galaxy the largest digital banking transformation undertaken in banking history - £100m.

FiRST: Transformation of risk operations to support the integration and separation of a retail bank.

Qualifications:

(1) Salford University / Institute of Directors (IoD) - The role of the director and the board

(2) Leadership Development Programmes: 10 Development – Inspiring Leadership; Lane 4 – High performance (2014/15) (3) APMG UK: Management of Portfolios, Managing Successful Programmes, PRINCE2 Practitioner)(4) Leeds University (2002 – 2005) Bachelor of Science Honours degree - Project Management

Jagdish Prasad

Associate Business Consultant

jagdish prasad

Jagdish has 28+ years of success in delivering IT business solutions to global clients. He has significant business and technical experience specializing in Managed Service Solutions, Transition Executions, Business Transformations & e-Business Innovations.

Jagdish has worked with major technology organisations like HCL and TCS and delivered projects and programmes for major global organisations including HSBC (transitioned multiple applications from UK, Europe and USA to HSBC IDC), Citibank, DeutscheBank and YBS.

Jagdish specializes in solution design & delivery, service transition & governance, process development & implementation, delivery & operations excellence, team building and stakeholder management. He has designed, transitioned and delivered services/products for leading corporates with a strong focus on budget (P&L) & quality.

Jagdish has executed large IT outsourcing engagements particularly in banking, transportation, energy & utilities and manufacturing domains.

Jagdish has setup and run India Development Center (IDC) for Diebold Inc as a green field project. He has managed team size of 450+. Jagdish believes in leading from the front and investing to develop, direct and mentor teams for long term success.

Qualifications:

(1) Executive Mgt Program, HBR, Distance Learning (2009)

(2) Advance Mgt Program, HAL Staff College & IIM-B (1989)

(3) M. Tech. (Production Engg), IIT Madras (1989)

(4) B. E, Regional Engg College, Kurukshetra (1986)

Marina Nicholas

Associate Business Consultant

Marina NIcholas

An experienced business strategist with over 25 years working with Start Ups to FTSE 100 companies.  Marina brings clarity, strategy, action plans and growth to transform companies.

Marina is an author and multi-award winning consultant with a wealth of experience across multiple sectors. Awards include International Business Woman of the Year, Start Ups Women in Business and RED Hot Women. In addition, Marina has been recognised for her product development talent; hired by companies seeking to either innovate existing products or create new products to maintain or gain market share in today’s competitive landscape. Marina’s products have won Best New Global Product from 80 global entrants and innovation awards.

Marina is an experienced trainer coaching senior management in business transformation. She has designed and led numerous change programmes to inspire, educate and transform companies.

Marina is an appointed Virgin Start Up Mentor working with Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Start Ups company ‘on a mission to change the prospect of Start Ups for good!’

Marina is a regular guest speaker at lunches, events and conferences and featured in the press often.

Ashley Brown

Associate Business Partner

Ashley Brown

Ashley is a highly skilled project and programme manager with many years experience in business and IT change and transformation across many business sectors. His recent experience includes successful delivery projects at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Trust, Marks & Spencer, Vodafone and Centrica.

Ashley is a PRINCE2 and APMP qualified practitioner and is a member of the Institute of Risk Managers.

Key Skills include:

►Project and programme management.

►Business analysis & BPR

►Service transition.

►Risk analysis and management.

►Business project training & mentoring.

Ashley has strong experience in the Retail & Logistics arena delivering successful upgrade, rationalisation and data migration projects at Marks & Spencer and Waitrose, including the introduction of Marks & Spencer’s Warehouse Management System and the associated reporting processes and systems.

Ashley also has long prior experience in the Energy & Utilities, Mobile Communications, Data Warehousing & Hosting and IP networking sectors.

His experience and knowledge gained with many of his end clients from his years in IP Networking and Data Warehousing & Hosting, has given a deep insight into many of the issues faced by those sectors in their day-to-day operations.

David Willis

Associate Business Consultant

David willis

With over 36 years of working in IT David has had the opportunity to work within both the public and private sector. The roles undertaken have focused on improving service to clients while at the same time reducing the overall cost of that service.

The wide variety of engagements undertaken have allowed David to develop strong problem solving skills as well as develop strategies for clients. Although predominantly focused on IT, the tasks over the past 17 years have been more business focussed, where I have been required to redesign IT organisations as well as utilising technology to improve the way in which the business runs and becoming more involved with the business and the way in which it runs as well as the pressures faced.

David has had budgetary responsibility at EDS/HP where he managed a multi-million dollar budget delivering service to clients that totalled $35bn revenue to EDS. David's objective here was to reduce the teams cost of delivery which required David to develop and implement a transformation that resulted in the team going from a loss to a profit maker.

David has worked on projects that have gone into jeopardy where failure would have incurred major financial penalties. The importance of the project was such that David was required to become a member of the board for two separate UK entities, where David not only had to report on the status of the project but to advise on the support needed from the business. The project also required David to bring together a team that had lacked direction. The projects were implemented on time and to budget.
David now wishes to use the experience gained over the past 36 years to improve the way in which organisations run. David has extensive experience of both developing and challenging IT strategies, ensuring they are of benefit to the business.

Doye Agama

Associate Business Consultant

Doye agama

Doye is the Senior Consultant at Mind Strategies Limited and brings over 25 years of diverse industry exposure to his current engagements. An experienced trainer and consultant, his main skills are in working with senior stakeholders, in leadership training and development, as well as designing strategy and technology solutions, business process change modelling and implementation. Besides his work on convergence of business processes between the commercial and the charity sectors, he has worked as a Consultant Engineer with other team members on major projects, including dealing with complex tenders and technical documentation.

He has held technical ICT roles including Radio Systems and Computer Network Engineering and was a consultant in the planning and managing of successful processes for service continuity, during major digital technology change, for one of the largest UK Police Forces. Doye has led and worked on other technical ICT change, including coordinating project teams in hardware and software rollouts.

He specialised in working to regulations and specifications in the offshore oil industry, including ITU-Radio, Oil Industry (BSI-ISO), Safety of Life at Sea (IMO-SOLAS) etc.

Along with a list of CPD certifications over many years, Doye holds an MBA (Merit) from Plymouth University, is a Certified Management Consultant, a Fellow of the Institute of Consulting, and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. He has published books for the Charity Sector on Food Bank Management and Strategic Leadership.

Web Page: http://mindstrategies.uk/

Richard John

Associate Business Consultant

Richard john

Richard John is a management and marketing consultant, industry trainer and business journalist.

In 1996 he was appointed as a Course Director for the Teaching Faculty at the prestigious Chartered Institute of Marketing, where he lectures on all aspects of exhibition and event strategy and marketing. He is a guest Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University and University of Derby, a visiting Lecturer at Cologne University and EWS in Dresden and visiting Lecturer at the London University of the Arts. His articles on all aspects of face to face communication have appeared in more than 50 magazines and he is a regular columnist in a number of MICE magazines.

He has spoken at conferences across Europe, Scandinavia, the USA, Africa, the Middle East and the Far East.

Richard is also heavily involved in the development of national Standards of Best Practice and has helped scope, develop, refine and implement Standards in events, as well as other areas such as Management, Sales, and Marketing. More recently he has been instrumental in assisting the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council in their work to develop international qualifications for event managers.

Underpinning much of Richard’s training philosophy is the need to ensure a legacy after the training has finished, and in this area Richard is an enthusiastic and popular Business Coach, with both a Diploma in Performance Coaching and an NLP Practitioner Qualification to his name. 

Richard is the author of 4 business books and 2 novels.

Dianne Edworthy

Associate Business Consultant

Dianne edworthy

Dianne is a highly experienced business strategy and marketing consultant within the telecoms, IT and high-tech sectors driven by providing deliverable solutions to real business issues.


Prior to starting DME Consulting, Dianne’s career has spanned a number of strategy, major bids and commercial management roles within the telecoms and IT sectors including Cable & Wireless, Colt and BT.


MBA qualified, Dianne believe passionately in interpreting business strategy and aims into deliverable, profitable and realistic business plans.

Recent projects have included the delivery of product, marketing and channel strategy and implementation plans for a number of mid-sized high-tech organisations across diverse sectors such as broadcast media and educational software.

Danny Davis, Aspire Performance Improvement, Mentoring, Training, Coaching, Executive Training, Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestments, Diagnostic, Digital, Maturity Assessments, Mentoring, Coaching, Training, Transformation, Business Transformation, Growth

Danny Davis

Associate Business Partner

DD Consulting

Danny DAVIS

Danny is the founder of DD Consulting •Sits on the CMI experts panel. He is a guest speaker at London Business School 2003 - present. He is also part of the Cass business school M&A research centre 2013 - present. Danny brings 20+ years of experience assisting national and international clients to manage strategy issues, M&A, M&A integration and internal restructuring. He was programme director for M&A at Henley Business School 2010-12.

Danny has worked on complex programme management, post-deal integration project management and implementation of re-structuring plans. He has delivered M&A training to over 100 companies. Research with London Business School around Decision making in M&A 2014 - 2016.

He wrote the book: M&A integration how to do it. Now on many of the worlds top business school M&A courses.

Has published articles for a large number of magazines, including: CFO Europe, The British Computer Society, Developing HR Strategy, Henley Business School, Corporate Financier, The Treasurer, The Journal of Brand management.

Trustee on the board of the chartered management institute 2006 - 09.

Chairman of the marketing and policy committee for the chartered management institute 2005 – 07.


Marc Jantzen, Aspire Performance Improvement, Mentoring, Training, Coaching, Executive Training, Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestments, Diagnostic, Digital, Maturity Assessments, Mentoring, Coaching, Training, Transformation, Business Transformation, Growth

Marc Jantzen

Associate Business Partner

Jantzen Consulting

Marc Jantzen

Marc specialises in helping consultancy and training businesses to grow and sell.

Jantzen Consulting is focused on growing and selling consulting and training businesses that currently turnover £1m - £5m and have aspirations to break through the £5m barrier and head towards £10m and beyond.

Marc is also an Associate Director of Equiteq who specialise in growing and realizing equity value in consulting firms. Equiteq are expert in maximising the value of consulting businesses in the range of £5m to £50m.

Marc was previously the owner of Blue Sky Performance Improvement for 17 years before it was sold to Capita with his exit completed in 2015.

Blue Sky are an award winning operational performance improvement, consulting and training company that were turning over £10m with a 27% EBIT at the point of exit to Capita.

Prior to joining Blue Sky Marc worked with PepsiCo as a Regional Manager after qualifying as a chartered accountant with PwC.

BA Hons Accountancy & Finance

ICAEW Chartered Accountant

Mark Pearson

Associate Business Consultant

Mark Pearson

Mark is a highly experienced consultant, with over 25 years of experience in a number of key roles. He has highly developed consulting and technical skills, specialising in Operational Excellence.  He has designed and led numerous successful multinational change programmes identifying weaknesses and training and developing company staff to address them.  Delivered a wide range of Management Consultancy services from issue identification to training and mentoring at all levels from Board to operator.  He has over 6 years of experience in training and leading company in-house teams to carry out diagnostic assessments.

Key Skill Areas:

  •  Lean Six Sigma
  •  High Performance Work Systems
  •  Leadership Development
  •  Business Management Systems

Mark has wide cross-functional experience, including R&D, supply chain, customer service, operations and shared financial service.  He has worked in telecoms, chemicals, continuous process production, manufacturing, finance and service industries.

Andrew Wallbridge

Associate Business Consultant

Andrew wallbridge

Andrew is a leadership and senior team development specialist; a pragmatic, hands-on and highly commercial consultant with strong business acumen, communication and influencing skills.

Drawing a firm distinction between developing leadership skills, and developing Leaders, Andrew has worked with some of the world's leading global organisations in the areas of leadership, service quality and employee engagement, and worked alongside many prominent Leadership Commentators. His passion lies in helping business leaders create and communicate visions, develop leadership skills and align processes and procedures to organisational intent.

Prior to working as a consultant, Andrew worked for many organisations in the Hospitality and Leisure sectors including Grand Metropolitan, David Lloyd Leisure, Granada and Whitbread. He also worked extensively in Human Resources for several retail firms, including a position as European HR Director for Claire's Accessories.

With a number of clients, including a large American Financial Services Organisation and a Leading Global Pharmaceutical, Andrew has been invited year after year to lead the leadership development of the organisations’ top future talent, acting as the foundation of their Senior Management succession planning.

Martin Sanderson

Associate Business Consultant

Martin Sanderson

The majority of Martin's professional life has been spent helping people understand the power and benefits that can be realised from a implementing and sustaining a business culture of improvement with customer focus. It’s something Martin wholly believes in and this results in an ability to sustain the motivation, enthusiasm and focus when we are all out of our comfort zones.

Martin has over 20 years’ experience of engagement at the executive and tactical levels across the extended stakeholder networks of complex organisations and programmes in some of the world’s largest international corporations.

The scope of activities engaged in goes across the complete Product, Business and Change lifecycles in Manufacturing, Defence, Consulting, Banking, Oil & Gas, Civil Aviation and Telecoms sectors. 

Martin has successfully delivered projects and programmes ranging from £100k to £100m.

Martin has a BSc in Physical Electronics supported by various professional courses and qualifications related to Project Management (PRINCE2 / APM), Risk Management, Performance Improvement and Change and Benefits Realisation.

Martyn Hale

Associate Business Consultant

Martyn Hale

Martyn is an innovative, resourceful and commercially astute Business Intelligence Data Analyst specialising in all aspects of ‘Self-Service Business Intelligence’ working within a broad spectrum of sectors including manufacturing, technology, distribution & training.

Martynprovides consultancy and training services around Microsoft’s stack of BI solutions – Power Query, Power Pivot, Power View, Power BI & DAX. A senior business manager with a history of applying a combination of commercial and technical skills within a process driven framework to create innovative solutions to complex business problems.

A compelling presenter and people motivator confident working to Board level both SME and corporate organisations.

Committed to maintaining in-depth knowledge of current technologies that underpin today’s data revolution whilst working collaboratively with a range of disciplines to achieve business objectives.

Sabarah Cursons

Associate Business Consultant

Sabarah cursons

Sabarah Cursons is a qualified and experienced sales and marketing professional with over 20 years commercial experience. Having worked for several different organisations and industry sectors including the Education and Third Sectors, Sabarah has developed several skills which could be of benefit to any organisation. Sabarah is an experienced senior Director with all the time management and multitasking attributes that this entails including strategic positioning, team management, financial management, business growth strategies through sales and marketing and resource review and allocation.

With a flair for languages from an early age, Sabarah can communicate in several languages including French, German, Italian, Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu.

Sabarah lives in Horsham, West Sussex and has been a member of the Institute of Directors since July 2011.

Qualifications: BA (Hons) Modern Languages, DipM (Chartered Institute of Marketing), ILM Level 3 Team Leadership (Institute of Leadership and Management). Professional Memberships: Chartered Institute of Marketing, Institute of Directors, Institute of Leadership and Management, Association of British Mentors.


Christophe van Gampelaere, Aspire Performance Improvement, Mentoring, Training, Coaching, Executive Training, Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestments, Diagnostic, Digital, Maturity Assessments, Mentoring, Coaching, Training, Transformation, Business Transformation, Growth

Christophe Van Gampelaere

Associate Business Partner

Christophe Van Gampelaere

Christophe is a Finance and M&A oriented director with a wide experience. Strong technical background coupled with people management capabilities. 20+ years executive management. International projects in Germany, Netherlands, France, UK, Caribbean, Nordics and residential periods in New York, London and Detroit.

M&A Expertise

Deep expertise in coordinating M&A processes and strategies, identification of deal synergies, financial and operational due diligence, valuations, modelling and negotiating. GPMIP resident trainer.

Industry & Sector Experience

Successful history in Big 4, asset management, media, telecoms, automotive, fertilizer, chemicals and semiconductor industries.

Education/Credentials

Education: MBA Ghent University

Non profit: director for Lead-In, the Flemish Management Association

Member of Board of Advisors Guido

Certifications:

  • Lego Serious Play facilitator
  • Flemish government certified advice, strategic advice and international entrepreneurial advice.
  • Integral coach and communication coach

Nitin Kapoor

Associate Business Consultant

Nitin Kapoor

Nitin has over 14 years of work experience gained in consulting, project management, training, software, and content development. Nitin has worked as an independent professional consultant delivering project management, training, content development and software development engagements for a range of clients.

Experience has been gained from working with VBVS Estates (Business Consulting), Kaizen Shipping (Marketing Consulting), JRD Management Consultants (Management Consulting), Valiant Pharma (Business Consulting), Naturegen Technologies (Financial Consulting), SSS Placement (HR Consulting) and Catalyst (Strategy Consulting).

Nitin has led and managed many Learning and Development projects and he is an SME in evaluating, designing, developing and delivering training programs.

Education

  • Masters of Computer Science from Pune University MCA Dept. CGPA of 3 .82/6.
  • Economics (Hons) from Sri. Venkateswara College, Delhi University. Ist Division (60%).
  • C.B.S.E (XIIth)with81.6%
  • C.B.S.E (Xth) with 82.8%     
  • 2 Yr, Advanced Course from NIIT.
  • MCP Windows NT I (Part of M.C.S.E).  

Key Achievements

  • Grade A in MSc Research Project
  • Came 1st in Mathematics and logic test held by I.M.S and got an award of 6500 rs
  • Came 2nd in All India United Nations Organization Test.
  • Got selected in Pune University MCA exam in which 70 students selected from 13000

Alvin Kuti

Associate Business Consultant

Alvin kuti

A Programme/Project Manager with commercial experience in delivering business change transformation projects, planning, adapting and implementing Prince 2, Waterfall and Agile methodologies practical settings to achieve the best standards in project management.

Certified Practitioner in Change management/Prince2 and transformational programmes/projects looking for business transformation, business process improvement and change projects locally and international.

Alvin has worked in IT, Infrastructure, Non-profit, public sector and consulting projects worth over £4 million with in depth knowledge of full project lifecycle.

Proactively manages any changes to agreed dates, milestones and plans amongst stakeholders. Proactively manages risks and issues as they arise and removes any impediments that are blocking the team from delivering a fully tested system. Works with Programme management office to ensure coherent plans, actions, risks and issues and reports are published by the programme.

Possess a wealth of client facing experience and brings to the table attention to detail ensuring that the delivery of projects are to high standard of quality, time and budget.

Successfully managed programme with small sized projects bringing together multiple teams to deliver desired and benefit realisation in line with corporate board strategy and business as usual operation.

Bob Brown

Associate Business Consultant

Bob brown

Bob is a director of inspire2aspire, a highly successful strategic consultancy and business advice agency. He is known as the aspiration achiever having successfully advised entrepreneurs, business start ups, larger businesses and businesses looking to exit. His passion is to work with people running companies that want to grow in an ethical way. As well as working in Steel, Manufacturing and Financial Services, Bob has advised entrepreneurs working in over 60 different sectors predominantly business to business.

He has won national awards for his sales prowess, and been in the top 3% worldwide for sales during his time as a Financial Adviser. For the last 24 years he has been running his own businesses and has set up and run five, successfully selling several along the way and consequently understands the challenges of growing a business.

With a wide-ranging business background in accounts, export sales, job costing, stock control, project management, general management, financial planning and a can-do attitude Bob is able to provide practical advice to entrepreneurs so that on average they grow 80% in the first six months of working with him. His practical experience of selling at all levels from major corporates to high net worth individuals means he can also speak with experience when helping sales teams and raise their performance with his proven systems and techniques. Bob can improve the effectiveness of any team or business by helping them to work in their passion and follow a clear set of ranked values that helps build the business to be sustainable and trustworthy and profitable.

Bob has travelled regularly to Canada and the States for coaching and to learn innovative profit improvement, motivation, team building and delegation techniques and has developed a range of unique processes and tools for use with businesses. He has a wide experience of advising, coaching and mentoring others and offers straight-talking Yorkshire common sense mixed with the desire to help people succeed.

“My passion is to ask challenging questions in a down to earth and light hearted manner so that people can maximise their potential in all aspects of their life”

Sarah Brown

Associate Business Consultant

Sarah brown

Sarah is passionate about working with organisations that want to grow ethically. She has over 30 years’ experience in working in strategy development, innovation, particularly new product development, and organisational development across all sectors and especially in developing partnerships/collaboration in commercial, statutory and third sectors to achieve shared goals. She has run her own business for 25 years advising everyone from National Governments to start up entrepreneurs about how to grow successfully and ethically achieve their goals.

She is an experienced and successful director and naturally creative with a skill in systems thinking that means she can analyse data from a variety of sources to develop a coherent strategy, give new perspectives and help others to develop their perspectives and understanding. She also has the practical experience of evaluating numerous organisations as well as undertaking feasibility studies and business plans that have attracted millions in investment.

She is a skilled and inspirational communicator, marketeer and creative problem solver. She has also led teams at a senior level having had a broad management training followed by experience in running teams of up to 100 people. She is particularly experienced in marketing for the service sector & B2B and has also been a director of an international PR agency.

She has worked with central and local government to develop partnerships with the voluntary and commercial sectors to provide support for the hardest to reach, brokering new and innovative relationships to help achieve one of the most successful government projects, the move to direct payment of benefits in bank accounts involving finding charities that worked with the financially excluded. During this work she was involved in the development of tenders for over £50 million.

Trained by leading innovators she uses a broad range of techniques and methods to encourage innovative thinking and new perspectives including understanding the psychology of change and influence, and the issues of communicating with different people. She has been leading innovation and marketing for many years, for example, working with BarclayCard to develop Delta card, Whirlpool to launch their products across Europe and Colgate-Palmolive to creatively collaborate across sectors to increase sales.

“My passion is to inspire and create visionary strategies that help people succeed in a rapidly changing world”

Aspire Performance Improvement, Mentoring, Training, Coaching, Executive Training, Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestments, Diagnostic, Digital, Maturity Assessments, Mentoring, Coaching, Training, Transformation, Business Transformation, Growth

Aspire Performance Improvement Limited is an Executive Training, Advisory and Consulting Services company that specialises in empowering clients to solve their own complex problems and challenges by applying our lean, agile and cost effective coaching oriented approach. 

We specialise in 5 distinct areas today:

(1) Running Short Sharp Maturity Assessments and Self-Service Business Diagnostic engagements to drive client performance improvement initiatives in a standardised, structured and repeatable manner.

(2) Helping clients to address the complexity of the challenges presented by the UK's BREXIT decision 

(3) Helping to drive growth for our clients through Consultative Selling and Strategic Account Growth Planning training and support services to increase business with new prospects and existing clients

(4) M&A Services: Helping clients to optimise value from their merger, acquisition, divestments, and due diligence to support transactions from both a buy side and sell side perspective.

(5) Helping clients to assess how they can leverage Digital technology solutions to transform their ways of working internally and enrich their customers experiences.