Tutor Mentors



Daniel Dowds

4- Front Consulting

Daniel is the MD and Programme Director of 4-Front Consulting Ltd. He created the two leadership and entrepreneurs programme accredited by CMI. Daniel is also a registered and approved Growth coach with the Governments Business Growth Accelerator.

Prior to starting his own business in 1995 Daniel worked in the Pharmaceutical Industry for 17 years with Glaxo and Dupont in Business and strategic planning across Europe. Daniel is a specialist mentor in Business in Strategic Business Planning, Performance Management and Management Development.




  • BA
  • MBA

Specialist Industries: Health & Social Care but have worked in most other industries over the years.

Mobile: 07913 841301

Email: daniel.dowds@4-front.co.uk

Website: WWW.4-front.co.uk

Geographic area for courses: Central London, North & East London, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Oxford and Milton Keynes



Jacqui Hogan

Cocreative Ltd

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Jacqui is an approved Growth Coach and Trainer with the Government’s ‘Growth Accelerator’. She has mentored and trained over 30 small businesses to greater success.

Before starting her own business in 2003, Jacqui worked in the IT industry as a manager for IT companies (hardware and software), an outsourced manager (utilities, insurance, retail) and within IT departments in Pharmaceuticals (Glaxo), Engineering and NFPs.  As she  started her career as a software programmer, she knows how to manage technical staff effectively.


  • BSC (Hons)
  • Postgraduate diploma (Computer Science)
  • MBA (Business Strategy, Financial Strategy, Managing Inovation, Managing in the External Environment)
  • Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute
  • Member of the British Computer Society
  • Distinguished Toastmaster (the highest level of communication and leadership) with Toastmasters International
  • Master Mentor with the International Institute of Coaches and Mentors

Specialist Industries: Information Technology, Software development, IT Outsourcing and Consultancies.

Mobile: 07739 488060 or 01494 680997

Email: Jacqui@cocreative.co.uk

Website: www.cocreative.co.uk

Geographic area for courses: Thames Valley (W London to Swindon), Bucks, Berks, Oxon and Central London



Martin McMahon

Business & Management Wessex

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Martin McMahon has a broad commercial background that includes senior management roles in the UK and overseas. He has worked for Unilever, Levi Strauss, American Express and HSBC, In addition to a number of smaller organisations. He now runs his own company and specialises in helping businesses grow through the development of their people and processes.

Martin has in-depth knowledge of the identification of training needs and the tailoring of development programs to meet needs. He is an experienced trainer in both structured and field environments and most importantly enjoys working to develop skills and talents.  As a successful executive himself he has not confined himself to the training environment but has put learned skills into practice to positive effect.

Qualifications: FCMI

Specialist Industries: Business and people development in all industries

Mobile: 0333 8008803

Email: martin.mcmahon@businesswessex.org.uk

Website: wwwbusinesswessex.co.uk

Geographic area for courses: Dorset, Hants, Wiltshire, Somerset and Bristol



Patrick Hickie

Cranbrook Management Consulting Ltd

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Following an 18 year career in the Army, Patrick joined a ‘Big Four’ consulting firm before starting his own freelance consulting career and for over 10 years he has worked with a variety of clients.

Patrick offers honest, practical advice for business leaders in setting the direction for their organisation to achieve better results, focusing on both strategy and leadership.

He is an experienced trainer and also works as a mountaineering instructor where he emphasises the importance of self-reliance.



  • MSc Computing and Commerce for Industry (Open University)
  • Chartered Information Technology Professional
  • Member of British Computer Society
  • Member of Association of Business Mentors

Associate of Institute of Consulting

Specialist Industries: Strategy, leadership and team-building (all industries)

Tel: 07834 883900

Email: patrick.hickie@cranbrookconsulting.com


Geographic area for courses: Yorkshire, North-West England, North-East England



Paul Botje



Paul is an operational stability and growth specialist with a wide range of international manufacturing and services background. He is registered with Manufacturing Advisory Service and is a Growth Accelerator Coach who currently specialises in helping small to medium sized enterprises achieve company stability and (international) growth through strategic planning and tactical change implementation.





  • Masters in Business & Tax Law
  • Erasmus University Masters in International Business and Contract Law, University of London

Specialist Industries: Market Research and Manufacturing

Email: paul.botje@ibd-uk.com

Tel: 07738 939249


Geographic area for courses: North London and Hertfordshire




Richard Malczyk

Malczyk Associates Ltd.


Richard has a successful 30-year business background in entrepreneurship, innovation, new product development and strategic marketing across hi-tech businesses including News Corp, Sky, Tandberg TV, Binatone and NHS Innovations.From graduate R&D electronics engineer, via Product Marketing and global Sales and Marketing, to MD of a hi-tech venture, he has proven business growth experience across start-ups, SMEs and Blue Chips.He is a registered and approved expert with the Business Growth Service, Growth Accelerator coach and Manufacturing Advisory Service consultant.



  • Executive MBA
  • BSc (1st Class) Electrical & Electronic Eng
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM/ACMI)

Specialist Industries:

Tel: 07714 849536

Email: richard@pioneeringinnovations.co.uk

Website: www.pioneeringinnovations.co.uk

Geographic area for courses: Beds, Bucks, Herts & Central London



Richard Cooper

A S A Business Consulting

Rich Pic 2 JP (3) Richard is a Highly Respected Business Professional with more than 35 Years Executive and Board positions in Business Development, Marketing and Strategic & Tactical Management within both the Corporate to Small and Medium Enterprises. A Registered and Approved hands-on and straight talking Business Consultant with the Business Growth Service, Manufacturing Advisory Service and Velocity Program.  A Non-Executive Director of many Sector business’s advising on Improved Performance, Growth Strategies and Change Management.  Significant experience in International Trade and collaboration agreements in Europe, Middle East, Africa, BRIC Countries and the more mature markets of North America & Japan.


Specialist Industries: Manufacturing

Tel: 01582 665651  Mobile: 07908 263611

Email:  rcooper@asabusiness.co.uk 

Website: www.asabusiness.co.uk

Geographic area for courses: Central London, North London, Bedfordshire, Hemel Hempstead, Oxford and Milton Keynes



Dan Carey

Business& Management Wessex

Dan's Profile PictureOccupationally competent, experienced and qualified business, management and e-commerce adviser, coach, mentor and in-house trainer. Member of Business & Management Wessex and a member of the Chartered Management Institute. Multi-sector experience gained: Commercial, Financial, MOD, Third Sector and Academia. Has worked as a college and university business, management and MBA lecturer, as well as managing a Government funded national training organisation delivering to the MOD and civilians qualifications and professional development programmes in advice & guidance, management, business, IT and customer service related subjects.



  • Accredited qualifications in Management IT, Advice & Guidance and Customer Service

Specialist Industries: Experience gained in Financial Services Industry, The Third Sector, Armed Forces and Academia as an MBA lecturer, trainer, assessor and management head of department

Tel: 0333 8008803

Email: daniel.carey@businesswessex.org.uk

Website: wwwbusinesswessex.co.uk

Geographic area for courses: Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire



Kathy Cox

Klarity Ltd

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Kathy is medically qualified with extensive experience in Health & Safety and Employee Wellbeing. She worked as a consultant to organisations to ensure Health & Safety & HR compliance within logistics, manufacturing, engineering, IT, telecoms, retail, health and public sectors. She has worked at Director level where she worked to significantly expand the business, identifying areas for growth and development, recruiting, training and retention of staff and ensuring service delivery and performance against KPI’s.




  • Registered General Nurse
  • Diploma in Occupational Health
  • Wellbeing Life Coach
  • CMI Coach

Specialist Industries: Health & Wellbeing, Occupational Health & Safety

Tel: 07870 248648

Email: kathy.cox@klaritytoday.com

Website: www.klaritytoday.com

Geographic area for courses: Warwickshire, West Midlands, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire



Bob Clarke

Strombolis Limited

Bob Clarke

Bob is a specialist in improving performance for all sizes of business by applying growth strategies. management reinvigoration, and financial and organizational change. Broad experience of kick starting growth in mature businesses, turn around and start ups, particularly in the industrial, manufacturing and logistics sectors. Substantial experience as a main board director and as managing director of subsidiaries in both public and private companies.Bob has many years of experience with coaching and mentoring members of senior management teams to drive business growth.



  • MAS Registered Consultant
  •  Growth Accelerator Coach
  • MPhil Management Studies
  • MSc Transportation Engineering
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • PRINCE2 Practitioner

Specialist Industries: Manufacturing, Heavy Industrial and Logistics

Tel: 07836 623963

Email: Bob_J_Clarke@hotmail.com


Geographic area for courses: Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Nottinghamshire