Experienced Business Development Manager with 30 years in the retail and hospitality industry. Specialising in helping existing businesses grow into new markets, and aiding start-ups with 121s, coaching and workshops. I will be working in Somerset covering the TDA-managed Somerset Enterprise centres.
I can advise on all aspects of business growth from Business Planning, to Market Research, to Reducing Costs, to working smart with Social Media.
I have previously been a publican and run a restaurant. I worked for the Post office for 25 years – latterly on a modernisation programme to help independent postmasters get fit for the future, and bringing new retailers to the business.
I had a four year period as a Sales Development Manager for Costcutter Supermarkets Group Ltd covering independent retailers across the South West.