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Creating and developing a business is an adventure which can be at times exciting, extremely challenging and, in many cases, immensely rewarding. Working with an advisor who is external to your organisation is a tried and tested way of accelerating your journey. Whether as a personal coach, mentor, consultant or non-executive director, engaging the right thinking can add an enormous amount of value.
My area of expertise is helping business owners to develop their businesses to achieve their goals. I work with large and small organisations, and help them to develop and implement strategies for success.
I am an expert in organisational development with an MBA from one of the top providers (Open University) and a distinguished track record in both assisting businesses as a third party and being an entrepreneur myself.
I am also a member of the Institute of Directors with strategic leadership and organisational development experience, and a belief in creating success through the development of people.
I have directed a number of SMEs and have a broad range of experiences growing and managing businesses. I have worked in a variety of sectors from software development to manufacturing, event production, to B2B services. I also serve as a Governor at a local primary school.
I have spent a number of years co-creating my own business, which has successfully grown from modest beginnings in a shed to become a major brand in it's niche. During this time I have overseen the development of every area of the business including manufacture, finance, IT, e-commerce, customer service, marketing & personnel.
I have directed a number of software development projects and am an active member of the Drupal open source software community.
Previously I worked for 10 years in a medium sized service provider in the intellectual property industry where I was involved in major change initiatives in a corporate environment involving complex programme management.
I can provide organisations with both the experience and technical guidance to get things right as well as the conditions and focus you need to take your business to the next level.
Michael Hanby MBA MIoD