Over 20 years’ experience in mentoring, coaching, advising, consulting and providing local and international business development services. Sectors include IT (apps, enterprise software), VR/AR/XR, electronics and engineering sectors, fintech, regtech, chatbots, creatives & ditigal, medical devices. Helping companies to develop their markets locally & internationally, improve their revenue and profit, business focus, create new strategies, form balanced management teams, business and marketing plans. Coaching and training executive staff and sales teams. Extensive Landmark Education training in leadership and communication.
- International business and market development
- Securing distributors, strategic and joint venture partners
- Networking and contact building locally and overseas
- Helping companies get into better shape
- Helping companies to create strategies for growth
- Getting companies ‘investment ready’ / due diligence
- Sales development (B2B and B2C)
- Vast experience with SMEs, scale-ups and start-ups
Here’s what they say about Lesley
Lesley mentored us over a long period and we couldn’t have gotten a better person to help us on our journey. Lesley is full of knowledge, understanding and always has your best interests at heart. My favourite part is when going over business plans with Lesley, she proudly announces her goosebumps and then instantly brings brilliant ideas to the table – a common occurrence when working with Lesley. Lesley is flexible and adapts to your needs, and is a delight to work with and is truly aspiring. I would highly recommend anyone to get involved with her.
Lesley is an excellent speaker and workshop leader, specialised in developing leadership skills. I participated in an interactive taster session on ‘listening skills for leaders’. We were a group of senior business consultants and founders and the session went down a storm. We learned a lot about ourselves and each other and it was great fun too. I wholeheartedly recommend Lesley as a highly skilled business trainer and mentor.
Lesley is serving as the Head of our UK office and is also in charge of our International Business Development, finding new companies that can distribute our products locally. She rapidly learned all about our company and the market, understood our pros and cons, in order to be able to emphasize our advantages in her offering to potential partners/clients. All of the above is implemented with a lot of passion to succeed, finding new ways of approach, especially when the market was tough. Thanks Les.
Lesley is a straight talking, highly experienced, intelligent, results focused, time saving business consultant with huge levels of insight and knowledge. Gone are the days of having to waste time speaking to people whom do nothing but float around buzz words that mean nothing because Lesley will not waste your time or hers talking industry waffle. She is amazing to have around your business and in the annoyingly short time we have worked with her to date (if only she would have been around longer) we have generated an increase in revenue of 62%. I and everyone at Ginger Nut Media would have no hesitation in recommending Lesley to clients, colleagues and the whole of the professional galaxy alike. We would have no hesitation in using her services again and we would unreservedly recommend that anyone whom wants to grow their business does the same – don’t use her too much though as we want her all to ourselves!
I am very pleased to write this recommendation on behalf of Lesley. I have had the pleasure of working with Lesley as a consultant for the last four years. During this timespan, she has helped MyCheck to establish our operations in the UK. Her assistance extended towards various aspects – from business development in securing accounts with new suppliers to scrutinising and managing governance issues. She has handled a full range of responsibilities and effectively multi-tasked different business areas with dedication and charisma. Lesley is a soul player who never fails to go the extra mile to ensure that all deliverables are met with the highest of calibre. Having worked with several consultants, it’s rare to find one that is truly dedicated to learning the complete dynamics of the business, and providing undivided support as a team member. From my experiences with Lesley, she would be an invaluable asset to any business and I recommend her for any endeavour she chooses to pursue. If you have any additional questions, I will be happy to provide further information.
Lesley is great! She has positive energy, clarity of message and a broad outlook that makes her relate very quickly to different clients. I was in one of her workshops last Monday – on the hard topic of cold calling, something that scares everyone. We were a very diverse group, including people selling specialists cinema chairs and retailers of medical lab equipment. I am the director of an urban strategy company. Our businesses could not have been more different, and the roles too: some people in sales, some people doing sales as part of a wider role. Lesley could relate very closely and personally to everyone, so we had (each of us) what felt like a tailored workshop of our own. I am looking forward to the opportunity to learn more from Lesley and make our business more effective.
Lesley has been providing both superb mentoring through the Essex Innovation Program, where she has helped me remain focused, using her calm approach and considerable achievements and experience. She has also through her LAR Consultancy business been creative and energised to support my business with its commercial strategy and development and network. She is a joy to work with and at all times has been passionate about wanting to help success be achieved.