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MKEA is grateful to our 46 guest speakers, all of whom provide their services free of charge. 

Without them MKEA would not be possible.


   Gordon Adams, Market Research Expert
  Managing Director at Alternative Futures Research Ltd.

  Author of “Overcoming Redundancy” and “Great Mid-Life Career Switch”     

  Jon Baker, The 5-50 Coach, speaker and Growth Accelerator  Coach Director of The
 Excedia Group
  Jim Bailey, Teacher Training Recruitment Specialist Milton Keynes
 Sunil Bali, Executive Coach, Performance Psychologist, Personal    
 Branding expert. 
Ex Head of Talent Vodafone Group & Santander (UK) Non Exec Director at
 Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

  Peter Barnett, Business Development Strategy, Sales Management,  Telemarketing, Web
 Marketing, Email Marketing Specialist. 
Managing Director of Sales Managed.
  Tom Bartlett, Careers specialist offering advisement to individuals and groups, Lead
 Adviser, Babcock Enterprise.
 paul beesley Paul Beesley, Senior Consultant, BeyondTheory - business training &  coaching.
 Business growth consultant to organisations, teams and individuals  Paul puts his 20+ years
 experience in commercially driven HR and  people development to work to provide quality
 people development.

  Clive Bennett, highly professional and dedicated provider of Interim  Executives since 1996
 with an extensive network of 'Career Interim' contacts and drawing on over 20 years at the
 'sharp end' to match candidates to client’s needs. Specialties: Public Sector Agencies,  Health, Transport & Utilities. Special interest in the SME and  Enterprise sectors notably in  Technology and Renewable Energy  marketplaces.
 Client Services Director at Brooklands  Executive Recruitment.
  Andre Brady, Managing Member Brady Harvey Legal Consultants &  Recruitment
  Richard Brooks-Harley, Learning and development business  partner/programme manager
 with performance coaching and change  programme implementation skills.
  Alan Bullen, Managing Director Lynx Networks
  Kate Bygrave, Volunteer Adviser (Volunteer management) Voluntary and Community Action  Central Bedfordshire. Founder/Director at Wild Lives.
   Duncan Campbell, Restauranteur and Amway Business Owner.
  Mike Cowan, Director at MCL; a L&D business focusing on Managers  & Supervisors
 managing themselves and their teams more effectively.
  Graham Crow, Print and Media Consultant. Wellness Therapist Owner of Dragonfly Healing

  John Dale, Public Speaker and Customer Complaints Specialist as well as Secretary at
 Milton Keynes Executive Action (voluntary)

  Emily Darlington, Parliamentary candidate for Milton Keynes North  constituency.
has worked to improve innovation and communities  at University Alliance, NESTA and
 the Design Council. She set up and  grew a small business focussing on improving public  services and  working internationally on issues such as peace building and maternal  health. 
 She also worked for as a Special Adviser at the Treasury and advised t  the Labour  government on science and innovation policy at the DTI. A  former Head of Campaigns &  Communications at the GMB trade union.
  Tony Fasulo, Motivational Speaker, End Point Support Manager, Company Director.
  Daniel Hobbs, Group Sales Director at Transline Resource Group. An internationally
 experienced Miller Heiman trained Sales Director.
  Mick Holloway, Social Media Networking Specialist & Coach
 Business Manager 24-7 Business Networking (Social Networking  Platform)
  Sharon Horn, Learning and Development specialist. Licensed practitioner of MBTI Step I &  Step II, 16PF, FIRO-B and OPQ32 psychometrics have added value to my experience.  Executive Coach with the Academy of Executive Coaching
  Jane Houseago, Owner Stockhut Ltd trading as Design Press
  Dilshad Hussain, Senior Talent Acquisition Manager - Workforce  Planning & Talent
 Acquisition Specialists at Chamberlain Rose Director  at Work and Life Matters Ltd
  Mike Jones, Emotional Intelligence and Executive Coaching Specialist Founder Director
Potential Matters
  Alex Klein, Business Management, Development & Consultancy Specialist Customer
 Relationship Manager Corporate Retail Markets
 at British Gas Business
  Mike Leaf, Quality Assurance Professional Member of the Chartered  Institute of Purchasing
 and Supply (MCIPS).
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  Matthew Lutz, Network Rail. Former Resourcing Manager - Attraction & Channel
 Network Rail
  David Maidment, Owner of Printer Medic and Former Chair of  FSB  North Bucks
  John Marshall, Manager Milton Keynes Foodbank
  Tess Marshall, Recruiter and project manager, experience in the nonprofit and professional  services sectors.
  Alan Matthews, Director Fortress Distribution
  Jenny Matthews, Director at Fortress Distribution Ltd

  Stuart Moore, Head of Business Courses & Editor at Maybe Magazine Ltd. Management  specialist with over 25 years’ experience in Board level  Sales & Marketing roles in different  market sectors in the UK and    abroad. Specialist areas include:
  • International property sector in the UK, Europe and the Middle East.
  • Commercial partnerships in the Sport & leisure arena
  • Publishing and media
  • Retail
  • NBD and CRM
  Mark Orr, Business mentor and print & direct marketing specialist. Owner Printing &
Chairman, The Business Growth Club
  Annie Page, Coach, Trainer, Author and Speaker, qualified NLP (Neuro Linguistic
 Programming) Trainer, Master Practitioner and Coaching Master Director at Essenti
  Becky Piper, Cranfield University School of Management Chartered Institute of Marketing MK  Community Group Leader &  Committee Member for Thames Valley Region Toastmasters  International - Cranfield Speakers Committee Chair for  Cranfield Speakers public speaking and  leadership development club,  which is based at Cranfield University and open to university staff  and  students as well members of the general public:

  Gilly Quinnell, Owner, Little Ones Sensory Bonding T/A Mitchy Titch
  Paula Reid, Human Resources Advisor - Russell HR Consulting An Associate Member of the
 CIPD and a professional HR Generalist  with extensive experience in all aspects of Human

esources Management. ER issues, mediation, restructuring
 and redundancy
  Gina Reilly, Head of Community and Employment Programme at MK  College
  Dr. Sadie Reynolds, Specialist in leadership and management  learning and development,
 career counselling, coaching and mentoring,  mediation, conflict handling/resolution. Managing
 Director/Owner at Calibre Solutions Limited.
  Billy Richie, Associate Pastor at Milton Keynes Christian Centre.
  Mike Ricketts, Business Mentor and Chartered Marketer. Managing Director at The Marketing  Toolbox Ltd.  Managing Partner at Dream Plan Achieve. Mentor Programme Manager Thames  Valley Branch at Chartered  Institute of Marketing (UK)
  Stephen Roberts, Motivational Speaker and Presenter on Business  “Start-ups” and Business
 Networking. Sales, Marketing Projects Director of 3D Printers, Wifi, ICT and Broadband via  Satellite Dish, TV Antenna Systems, C&R Technologies Ltd.
  Ian Robinson, Finance Director & Director of Internal Audit with  particular emphasis on  business turnaround and transformation,    corporate governance and risk management.
 European Director of Internal Audit NYK Group Europe Ltd
  Stephen Sheppard, Head of Operations and Services at TRACKER  Network (UK) Ltd.
  Dale Smith, 
  • BizTek Recruitment Ltd
  • BRBC BizTek Recruitment Partnership.

      Ian Smith, Regional Branch Manager at Biztek Recruitment Ltd.

      Niz Smith, Chief Executive at Milton Keynes Women and Work

      Iain Stewart, MP for Milton Keynes South. Formerly Consultant within the Board Practice of the Executive Search  firm, Odgers, Ray & Berndtson.

     Josephine Thomson, Owner Dress for Success. Colour consultant and personal shopper.
      Stephen Thorn, Associate Consultant at Centre For Charity  Effectiveness, Cass Business
    Managing Consultant Hodwell Associates Former Director of Marketing & Fundraising  at The Toybox Charity.
      Jonathan Vowles, Tax saving specialist Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax  Accountant, AVN Accountant Jonathan Vowles Chartered Accountants
     Director Jonathan Vowles Bookkeeping Services Ltd
    Director Vantage Business Consulting Ltd
      Charlie Wardle, Chartered Accountant (ACA) with MBA from Cranfield  School of  Management, post-grad diploma in Marketing Health and Wellbeing Specialist. Chief Executive  at Climb Your Mountain.
      Lisa Warner, Award Winning Entrepreneur, Author and Motivational   Speaker Owner of Fink
     and Female Entrepreneur of the Year in  the O2 X Awards 2009.

      Richard White, Freelance business professional and business owner, operating across sales,
     marketing, training and business operations.  Director Maybe Magazine. Training  Consultant Pera.  Owner Three Business Solutions Ltd.
      Maureen Winridge, bookkeeper and accounts specialist.
      Martin Wood, Business mentor, IT Consultant, Operations Direction of an international not-for-
     profit membership organisation.
      Simon Wood, Technical Recruitment Consultant. Recruitment Partner Nominet UK                 Former Sales Manager F10 Group