We have selected a handful of prominent business professionals from Leicester and Leicestershire and they are offering advice and support for when your business gets to a crucial stage in its growth. Talking to one our business champions and hearing them share their experience is a fantastic way to overcome your challenges and move on to the next stage in your development. These sessions are a unique opportunity for an open and honest exchange of ideas, expertise and experiences. In order to match you to the most relevant Business Champion, simply fill in a contact form below and we'll be in touch.
We have ten leading business figures, offering free support and expertise. Simply talk to our Business Advisers and they will put you in touch.
Inzar Haq, Insight Consultancy
With over 30 years of experience running successful businesses including a global cosmetics brand, Inzar appreciates the competitive advantage that branding brings to any business, especially in the digital era where technology has reduced barriers to entry. He has supported countless businesses in building successful brands across different sectors.
Gerry Boyce, Hive Composites
Gerry has more than 25 years’ experience as a managing director, and has seen both the highs and lows of running a business. He sits on the Board of several businesses, and has a wealth of knowledge in the business arena.
Chris Stafford, Curve
Chris is CEO of Curve and has guided the strategic leadership of the organisation. He joined the theatre in 2013 and under Chris’ leadership, Curve has developed a reputation as a leading producing theatre in the UK.
Kevin Urquhart, FU Media
Kevin works first-hand with some of the biggest and most influential brands and agencies in the world. He is also an award-nominated networker, and an experienced creator of exciting, visual and commercially successful events.
Roy Botterill, ShakespeareMartineau
Roy is a corporate lawyer and has over 30 years’ experience of helping owner-managed and family businesses with their internal structures and strategy, business sales and business purchases. He has a first class reputation for dealing with complex group demergers, reorganisations, capital reduction schemes and company reconstructions.
Andrea Gray, PPL PRS
Andrea is Managing Director at PPRS, with responsibility for the Leicester operation of just over 250 colleagues. She has worked across the UK for a number of large organisations, including American Express and Nuffield Health. It is within these roles she has honed her management skills and her experience and advice are unprecedented.
Mukesh Patel, Freeths
Mukesh has over 23 years’ experience as a litigation specialist, and his areas of expertise cover contractual claims, partnership and shareholder actions, injunctions, warranty claims, professional negligence actions and also contempt of court applications. He is keen to give something back to the community and share his knowledge and skills.
Jim Shields, Twist & Shout Communications
Jim is an avid supporter of Leicester’s creative and digital business community. His experience covers a wide range of areas, including internal communication, creative communication and everything inbetween.
Ben Ravilious, ParticiPoll
With his wealth of knowledge and insights into the world of online presence and marketing, Ben has practical hands-on advice to offer. He cares passionately about Leicester and the business community, and is keen to offer his support and guidance.
Fred Warner, Creative in Time
Fred has a wide range of skills across the commercial, operational and technical spectrum, and has worked with customers including Airbus, Virgin Atlantic and Rolls Royce. He has a natural passion for making a difference and helping people achieve their goals, and has the experience to guide and lead.