Frances

Name
Frances

Position
Chairman / Non-Executive Director / Board Advisor / Mentor

Location
Somerset

Big Business Experience

Corporate and product marketing, and global programme management for Microsoft Corporation

Borland International

Small Business Experience

Co-owner and Managing Director of SME manufacturer in the South West

Summary

After two decades in technology with Borland International and Microsoft Corporation, Frances spent several years providing marketing consultancy and global programme management to small and large companies.  She was also the co-owner and Managing Director of a manufacturing company in Somerset that designed and produced products sold globally.  This led to co-founding the Somerset Manufacturers Group and participating with the South West Manufacturers’ Network.

Frances has had a keen interest in personal development throughout her career, and is now coaching, training and supporting owners and managers in various areas of business expertise.  She is a Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, member of the Institute of Leadership and Management, and Fellow of the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning.  She volunteers with the Scout Association and holds roles locally and as a County Leadership and Management Trainer.

Qualifications

  • Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management (MInsLM)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning (FITOL)
  • Advanced Certificate in Marketing Management Practice
  • Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Certificate in Coaching

Key Areas of Expertise

  • General Business Management (especially small businesses)
  • Corporate Marketing
  • Product Marketing
  • International Trade (import and export)
  • Project Management
  • Programme Management
  • Change Management
  • Businesses based on an associate model
  • Training, presentations and all aspects of external communications
  • Team building and internal communications

Experience

Former Managing Director of an SME manufacturer, responsible for production, sales, marketing, finance and HR.

Former global programme manager in technology sector running multi-lingual, multi-currency online programmes.

Currently supporting small and medium companies in the UK and Europe with business planning.

Supporting small and medium-sized companies in the UK and Europe with marketing planning and implementation including print advertising, events, direct marketing, and digital marketing and social media.

International trade specialist.

Partnership and licensing expertise enabling companies to form and develop effective trading relationships.