Managing Director and senior consultant, Richard Uglow, left the Armed Forces as a Second Lieutenant in 1986 and started his early career working in some of the largest companies in the UK. He was heading a production unit within Cadbury by the time he was 23 and achieved the role of Commercial Director at Geest UK by his early-30s. Richard is a qualified accountant, holds a BSc.Hons and is an NLP Master Coach, with experience in production and financial management, plus extensive understanding of both scale-up and turnaround businesses. In 2001, Richard founded Enrichyou which specialises in sustainable business management through improved leadership and management development.
Business Services Director, Andrew Whittaker co-founded his own direct marketing business straight out of college, where he qualified with an HND in business administration. Andrew profitably grew his business from nothing to over £2.5M turnover before successfully selling his stake in 2005. During this time, he further qualified as a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM) and was a founder member of the UK Direct Marketing Association (DMA). Andrew now works as a business coach-consultant and applies his extensive experience to help businesses grow sustainably by developing commercial success through ‘value-chain’ and customer-focused strategies.
After gaining a first-class degree in engineering, Rachael Kirkham went on to develop and lead the graduate recruitment and development programme for United Utilities plc. Her combined experience of working in senior roles as an Occupational Psychologist, and founding her own leadership consultancy working with major organisations in the private, public and charity sectors, has led to a whole range of organisations developing positive leadership cultures with profitable outcomes for all business stakeholders. Rachael specialises in both NLP and Accelerated Learning techniques and works with senior and front line managers to design and engender performance-led cultures.
Laurie Higman is an experienced senior consultant who helps transform businesses globally, and is at his best when working at board-level. Laurie started his career as a highly accomplished senior operational manager within the leisure industry and has extensive experience backed by a successful track record. Laurie’s natural skill is his ability to make the complex simple and to cut through the noise of the issues and quickly get to the essence. Laurie now works with business leaders on how to improve economic-wide systems and develop projects from concept through to delivery. Laurie speaks multiple languages and has experience across multiple sectors.
We are always interested in working with well-rounded business Coach-Trainer-Consultants and experienced L&D professionals who are looking to develop their career as an independent consult.