Richard Leman set up the first of many businesses in 1993 and has been running SMEs ever since. He has a wide range business experience, having Chaired numerous organisations from Governing Bodies of Sport to small consultancies and has been involved in setting up Charities and serving as a Trustee on 3rd sector Boards. In addition he has worked as a volunteer on many Boards and local organisations including the British Olympic Association and Sport England.
Much of his advice and experience is based from his experience of winning Olympic Bronze and Gold medals at the Los Angeles and Seoul Olympics with the Great Britain Hockey Team provide a further breadth of expertise.
Tom Puffett set up his first business in 2000 which is still going strong. He has been instrumental in driving this forward from a single one man band operation, in a tiny serviced office, to a business that now has a turnover of £19m and employs 50 staff.
In addition, he has set up several other businesses over the last ten years and has a broad range of skills from leadership to sales as well considerable operational expertise. All of which help guide new SMEs through the difficult first 18 months and beyond.
Robert Howard, fondly referred to as Reggie, is in charge of the financial team that provides the full breadth of support. He has over 25years of experience of running and reporting on the operations of small businesses.
Iain Harris has over 10 years of expertise in compliance, business reporting and IT systems. His department is able to offer a wide range of support to small businesses and in particular the use of 21st Century paperless systems.