Innovation in London, United Kingdom
As an award-winning marketing and business growth professional, I enjoy engaging with people from all backgrounds and seniorities. With my extensive client board level engagement experience, I passionately provide my knowledge and consultative expertise.
Professional & personal background -
With 30 years successful experience in retail and account management, I have increased profits for and on behalf of a number of blue chip companies ranging from retail & global brands to construction & manufacturing industries. These include Debenhams (Queen’s Awards for Enterprise - Innovation), and - as an Account Manager for BT Global Services: John Lewis Partnership, Marks & Spencer, House of Fraser, Burberry, Gap, Nestlé, EMI Music, Amey, plus many other major brands.
Having accomplished my ambition of writing a bestselling book, ACCELerate™ Your Social Media, I share strategies to help businesses achieve return on investment with their marketing.
My background is diverse and unique. Having lived and worked in S.E.Asia and travelled worldwide, I apply this grounding to my professional and personal life. Whilst studying, and prior to embarking on a business career, I spent 4 years intermittently training with the British Army in the UK & Germany and jungle training with Royal New Zealand Regiment in Singapore & W.Malaysia. Additionally, I was a Caseworker for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Singapore & Indonesia, using my bi-lingual skills representing the Joint Voluntary Agency - an arm of the American Embassy in S.E.Asia.
My wife, Angeline, is also from Singapore however we met in London 30 years ago. We have 3 children: 2 girls and a boy who are 21, 19 & 17. They are simply a joy to have!
I love travel and I'm sharing my experiences with my family. We've so far been to places as far east as Australia and as far west as California, with my birthplace, Singapore, being a focal destination.
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