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High Fives

Celebrating success

Below are some of our amazing 99ers who are happy to share their achievements so we can all celebrate with them.

Well done to you all!

Beyond Brand

CEO of Beyond Brand Craig McVoy launched his first book on the importance of Brand Experience. It became a number 1 Best Seller in 2 separate charts on launch day, as well as receiving phenomenal feedback.

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Forerunner Leadership Training

Mary Otiotio founded her business; Forerunner Leadership Training. She is Certified Trainer and Coach. She also delivers management seminars at Birkbeck, University of London

Kelly, Chrysalis Consulting

New IoD 99 member Kelly founded Chrysalis in 2014 after being appointed as the UK’s Youngest HR Director, despite many believing she could not achieve this while raising her two sons. Chrysalis focuses on developing and supporting HR professionals.

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Chinelo, Good Cake Day

IoD 99er Chinelo has recently re-launched her company Good Cake Day, creating luxury bespoke cakes to order. As well as the day-to-day hard work, she even designed the website herself. Chinelo is also on the lookout for new collaborative opportunities.

Kieran, Air Control Entech

For Kieran being both founder and managing director is a huge entrepreneurial achievement in itself. Air Control Entech is two years old and has recently signed off on a strategic partnership with one of the largest North Sea Inspection companies.

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Manjit, Binti International

Manjit is the founder of charity Binti International. Binti was created to provide less fortunate women and girls with basic sanitary products and education. In her pledge to create social change, Manjit has won numerous awards for all her hard work!!

Marisa, Safety Forward

In 2014 Marisa left her job as a Health & Safety Advisor in the public sector and set up her own consultancy. Marisa now employs 6 people supporting businesses on a national and global basis. Her outsourcing arm has rapidly grown over the last year.

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Caroline, Deciwatt Ltd- Nowlight

Combining profit with purpose, Caroline left her job at Procter & Gamble to build a social enterprise. Deciwatt Ltd designs renewable energy solutions that help tackle energy poverty. Nowlight provides instant power by simply pulling a cord.

James, Trafalgar & JF Marquees

Well done to James Morris who was invited to speak to The Financial Times. He gives credit to the IoD, for being able to give the paper a real insight into the affects of immigration on his business, and how this effects his team and their day to day work. It is an issue that is close to the heart of his business.

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Carol, Comms 8

Carol Chan is the Managing Director and Founder of Comms 8, the marketing consultancy. From working with new major clients to speaking at the Chinese Britain Trade Expo, it has be a fantastic year so far. Comms 8 have also opened up an office in Hong Kong this year!! She is happy to help anyone interested in joining the Asian business market.

Belinda, General Counsel

After qualifying as a barrister, Belinda worked in numerous senior roles before opening her own firm. She provides expert legal support to SMEs and Start Ups at an affordable rate. Our General Counsel was a finalist at the Ashford Business Awards in Nov 2017. She is also a trustee for a charity that provides mediation services to the community in Kent.

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Coach Dee Burrowes

Female entrepreneur, Dee, left life in corporate companies to run her own business a Certified Professional Coach, speaker and team builder for companies (To name a few!!). Dee is also the President of the BNI Victoria Chapter that meets weekly at 6:45am the IOD!!

Rosie, Deakin and Blue

Rosie Cook launched her own female swimwear business in June 2017. It aims to tackle the issue of women giving up swimming due to body confidence issues. Deakin and Blue are expanding their range to size 24 to accommodate a range of female body shapes.

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Steve Marsden and James Hennessy

Another fantastic collaboration comes from Steve Marsden and James Hennessy. Steve was introduced to the IoD 99 by James; they then joined forces and came up with the company idea Domain Office Search. Team work really does make the dream work!

Callum, Schiltron Associates

Describing himself as an “older entrepreneur”, Callum Byers launched his own business in market development and strategy, after over 30 years in various corporate roles. Callum has also become a student again studying a masters in Coaching. The academic fever has spread through his family as his wife and daughter are also studying masters!!

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