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'Meet the Expert' Biographies

Many thanks to all of the Business Advisers for supporting the delivery of the “Meet the Expert” Business Support Programme, providing practical advice and helping support small businesses to grow.

If you are a Business Adviser and would like to find out more about the programme please contact emily.collacott@plymouth.gov.uk

 

Amanda Lee MCIM – The Marketing Expert

Amanda Lee is the Marketing Manager for Economic Development at Plymouth City Council. A Chartered Marketer with over 10 years marketing experience, Amanda has experience across public, private and third sector organisations. With specialities in brand development, communications and marketing planning.

 

Richard Miller – The Growth and Profit Expert

Richard Miller is Strategic Services Partner at Dafferns Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers. He helps SMEs and not-for-profits formulate their strategic direction, build capability and implement growth, profit and change initiatives. He is focused on agile ways of bringing change success.

“Informative, motivational, engaging.”

“The workshops are fantastic, well thought out and relevant.”

Helena White MCIPD – The HR Expert

Director Helena White is a HR professional with over 25 years’ experience across a wide range of industries. The HR Dept provides outsourced HR advice and practical support to small businesses who need expert HR advice, provided by experienced professionals but without the cost of in-house HR. This local and personal but nationwide service is delivered through a network located all over the UK and Ireland currently serving 6,000 SMEs.

 

Sarah Leverton – The Marketing Expert

Sarah is the Founder and Managing Director of Fastnet Marketing, a specialist agency focussed on helping businesses to grow by delivering a steady stream of new leads and increasing customer spend. From attracting more potential clients into your funnel, to nurturing your relationship with existing customers, Sarah and her team can help you systemise your sales & marketing. As Devon and Cornwall’s only certified Hubspot Agency, Fastnet can also provide practical support with implementing a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system and can help to automate some of those repetitive day-to-day tasks, improving efficiency levels and freeing up your team.

 

Sarah Webber – The Funding & Finance Expert

Sarah has over 35 years of banking experience with Barclays, with the last four years as a Barclays Business Manager, working with SME clients in the Plymouth and surrounding areas. She has successfully formed and developed long-lasting relationships, supported business growth and provided valued insight and advice. Sarah has extensive knowledge in lending, business and account management and enjoys working closely with her clients.

 

Graham Roberts FCA – Meet the Finance and Funding Expert

My role is the director responsible for business development and service delivery. What that means is that I look for ways to help all of our clients improve their businesses and ensure we tailor our services to meet their needs so we can try to exceed their expectations.

 

Josh Mitchell – Meet the Sales and Marketing Expert

Josh Mitchell is the managing director of Mitchell & Stones a digital, social and visual content agency. Typically working with businesses who are struggling to be consistently active on social media, or are frustrated with the results of their current marketing efforts and in some cases, working with confused business owners who do not have a digital ‘game plan’ in place to win market presence. Along with business partner Chris, also organise the largest B2B Exhibition in Hampshire with plans to expand into new territories. All of which has been built using 100% effective digital and social media marketing.

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