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.
Baddow Group Director
Sara Barnes 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.
Since qualification in 2002, Sara has practised exclusively in family law, firstly at Archers Law LLP in Stockton on Tees, and later at Lowthian Gray Family Law. Both were highly regarded Legal 500 firms. She has been a member of Resolution for many years and adopts the Resolution Code of Practice when dealing with family disputes.
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.
Brentwood Group Director
About Hayley Taylor
Hayley has an extensive background in sales and marketing and in particular in the field of branding and promotional merchandise and set up Taylor Made Promotions in 2003. Her vision was to offer a personal service working WITH clients not just for clients . By working as part of a clients creative marketing team she is able to source and produce bespoke branded merchandise that is relevant to a clients brief. Anyone can sell promotional items on line, Hayley offers you branded items that are actually relevant and specific to your needs.
About Taylor Made Promotions Ltd
What do we do?
We help you get YOUR name into YOUR client's hands
How do we do this?
We supply Promotional Merchandise branded with YOUR company details. From Pens, Keyrings, Coasters, Mugs, USB Flashdrives, Golf balls, MouseMats Clothing, Diaries thru to something totally bespoke or simply wacky we source from the UK, Europe and the Far East to ensure we find you the best promotional product to create maximum impact.
Whether you wish to promote your company, a product or service or you simply need to create brand awareness and customer loyalty, Taylor Made Promotions promises to work with you to ensure that you get YOUR name into YOUR client's hand.
At Taylor Made Promotions, our business is to promote YOUR business
Chelmsford Group Director, Witham Group Director
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.
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.
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
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
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.
The Partner Practice represents only St. James's Place Wealth Management plc (which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Contact 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 'St. James's Place Partnership' and the titles 'Partner' and 'Partner Practice' are marketing terms used to describe St. James's Place representatives.
Stortford Group Director
I love booking holidays! Already have a destination in mind or need help coming up with ideas? Whatever your chosen destination (or even destinations) – I offer a very personal service and can help with all of the planning and booking, therefore reducing your stress levels and giving you back hours of your precious time. Are you looking to book a package holiday, luxury bespoke holiday, ski, cruise or honeymoon? Planning a trip to celebrate that big anniversary and want something special? Whatever your travel needs are, Business or Pleasure, I will be able to assist.
Sandon Group Director
Braintree Group Director, Billericay Group Director
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".
Elstree Group Director
Nigel is an Independent Business Advisor with 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 10 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.
Southend Group Director
Career Ready is a charity that helps young people prepare for work. We do this for 2 reasons - (1) to help students fulfill their potential and (2) to ensure that businesses are able to recruit young people with the skills to succeed.
Our programme is delivered by business volunteers who open up the world of work to our student. It comprises of:
- Masterclasses - structured workshops that help students develop the skills and qualities required for work. You will share information about your own career and will help facilitate two or three activities. You will share experience and knowledge to bring the topic to life, for instance you might share your approach to recruitment. Each masterclass lasts one hour and you will provided with a training video and resources.
- Mentoring - you will meet with students once a month to be their sounding board and critical friend. You will help students consider their own skills and qualities and the opportunities available. You may use your EBN network to introduce students to people in sectors of interest. You will be provided with a briefing and a mentor handbook and will be supported throughout by me.
- We have a board of employers that sit around The King Edmund School in Rochford. This board helps ensure the school offers a programme of high quality mentoring and internships. Members of the Board are asked to take responsiblity for an aspect of the programme, for instance Business Development or Mentor Lead.
The Career Ready programme is a great way of supporting local people and the business community. It is also a great way of developing your own skills, from presenting to coaching.
Please do get in touch if you would like to find out more!
Tony Linnane FPFS
Chingford Group Director
Shenfield Group Director
I am a qualified Personal Performance Coach and NLP Practitioner, and through my coaching practice Insight Coaching, I help businesses, business owners and executives reach their potential and fulfil their goals and objectives. They realise their opportunities more comprehensively than if working alone. I also help companies motivate their staff, along with managing conflict efficiently. I also work with companies to identify their staff wellbeing needs to keep them in line with current legislation and in order to ensure staff are performing at the best for the majority of the time. I am a CPD Accredited coach so it is possible to earn CPD points towards your training requirements by attending my coaching sessions. Insight-coaching.co.uk
I also help individuals with wellbeing, using NLP techniques to help them get their "head in the zone" - harnessing the little-used power of the subconscious to live the life they want. I have an online community "The Zone Club" which provides daily motivation with tips and insights about healthy living.
Dartford Group Director
Helping people make better financial decisions.
Hornchurch Group Director, Rainham Group Director
Having worked in the Sign and Graphics industries since leaving college, Neill worked his way through the ranks over 20 years, progressing from production into sales and then management and training; gaining valuable skills and experience that would lead to him taking the decision to start his own business 'Image On' in 2003.
Founded in 2003, Image On is a well established customer focused branding business with customer satisfaction at its core.
Working with businesses at every stage of their branding development our relationship led approach enables us to truly understand you and your business needs.
Our friendly creative team brings a wealth of experience working alongside you to effectivly promote your brand across all media types.
Image On are a creative, hands on business based in Thurrock, Essex. The team have a wealth of experience in projects of all shapes and sizes. Our skill-set includes websites, branded clothing, signage and merchandise.
Working with our customers at every stage from web design, social media, branded clothing and merchandise provides, Flexibility, Quality and Confidence and all in house.
Our consultative approach allows us to tailor your requirements; match your brand values and create a message that is clear and understood by your own customers across all platforms.