LARK COHORT - 2022
I am a partner at EY, having joined to set up it’s legal business in the UK in 2014. Whilst I have only worked at 4 firms in the last 32 years, I have been fortunate to hold a fair number of management and leadership roles and to have some fun a long the way. My current role is focused on strategy, strategy execution and team culture, with a major focus on diversity and inclusion.
I am a huge believer in the benefits of personal development and growth and the TGP Programme will be a key part
I am a Product and Commercial Director at Sage; market leader for integrated accounting, payroll, HR and payments solutions. My team of 7 are dedicated to our small business desktop customers, we serve over 160,000 businesses with solutions, support and business advice. I am very excited to start the journey with The Growth Project and look forward to working amongst like minded people.
I am the co-founder of december19, a media planning and buying agency (advertising) which I formed with my business partner in 2010. I created december19 with old time work colleague and friend. We wanted to create a business which went against the norms in our industry; we wanted to put our staff and client welfare at the heart of the business rather than pure profit
I work with c-suite executives to bridge the gap between strategy and execution. I’ve done this with many personalities across consulting, government, scaling tech start-ups and most recently Sage – one of the UKs largest tech company. I’m fascinated by different company cultures and I’m excited about the future of work. I care about creating work environments where people can bring their whole self, where everyone has a voice, where people feel passionate about what they do and why they do it
I am a Recruitment & Training Manager for Beaverbrooks, a family owned Retail Jeweller that I fell in love with in 2010. I am part of a team of 5 who specialise and support our stores with Recruitment, Training and New starters. I am responsible for 17 stores across England from my base in South Wales. I facilitate our management teams to be successful in my specialist areas, thus creating a great workplace for every team member.
I am a Divisional Director at Clarksons, the world’s largest integrated shipping services provider. I have global responsibility for all analysis and advisory projects in the Specialised Products shipbroking department, working closely with our clients to help them realise their objectives.
I have always been keen to support people who have ambitions to build their skillsets through opportunities and avenues that would have otherwise been closed off to them.
I am Service Delivery Manager for Sage People (an operating company and product within the Sage Group), and I’m proud to have been a Sage colleague for 10yrs now.
I’m a hugely positive and optimistic person, and seek to drive success, growth, and nurture key relationships.
I’m so excited to support and give back to a fantastic cause through the Growth Project; leveraging my own experience, and also embarking on a wonderful journey of personal professional development.
I am a Shipbroker for Clarksons, the world leading provider of integrated shipping services. I specalise in the Offshore Oil & Gas industry, with a particular focus on the African and Mediterranean markets. Since becoming a Shipbroker in 2013. I hope to bring a young and enthusiastic perspective to The Growth Project as well as learn from others outside of my industry. I strongly believe in corporate social responsibility and look forward to supporting the project to the best of my abilities.
I am the Financial Controller of the Broking division at Clarksons, the world’s leading provider of integrated shipping services. Having joined the accounts department in 2012, I have gained exposure to different aspects of a financial role in industry as well as insight into wider business concepts and processes.
It has always been important to me to reciprocate the support that I receive back to my team, and hope that I can also do this within The Growth Project programme.
I am the Business Operations Director for the Medium Segment in Sage UKI region. Sage is the global market leader for technology that provides small and medium businesses with the visibility, flexibility, and efficiency to manage finances, operations, and people.
I hope to be involved with an inspiring charity that will benefit from my expertise and learn more about myself and ways I can be a better leader.
I work within the real estate team at Alvarium, running investor relations for the platform. My primary responsibility is to make sure that all real estate transactions are fully funded. Social impact / ESG is an increasingly big part of our organisation and I hope to meet interesting people, for whose company, ESG is their foundation and will be able to provide a different perspective on lead
Clair is a Managing Director at Avarium and sits within the Group Operations team. As part of her role, she is currently Chief of Staff to the CEO and head of HR. She also oversees the marketing and PR strategies for the firm.
Members of the first cohort of The Growth Project UK talk about why they're excited joining the group.
Learn more about The Growth Project UK and what happened at our first workshop in March 2020. Hosted by our founding partner, Sage, 18 members of the Jay cohort got to grips with a new style of leadership.
What has been the stand out part of the day so far? Members of the Jay Cohort talk about the best part of the first workshop of The Growth Project UK.