Isla has worked as a consultant for some of the biggest names in business: Virgin, Sainsburys, Volkswagen, Balfour Beatty, Enterprise, Nokia to name just a few. She has fantastic breadth of knowledge of the approaches taken by businesses in a really wide range of industries. Isla prides herself on making things happen. Isla founded Ruby Star, selects our associates and is the person you are most likely to meet at your initial meeting. Connect with Isla on LinkedIn.
Rachel is the master of supreme-systems and effortless organisation. If disorder is holding you back, or you don’t have the right things in place to keep track of your business Rachel can get everything back in control in no time. When she isn’t supporting our clients Rachel also keeps a lid on the creative chaos that we generate at Ruby Star Associates. You can read more about Rachel’s work in her outsourced assistant business here, follow her on twitter @rachelwarhurst, or find her on LinkedIn.
“Presenting Queen” Catherine specialises in moving people from panic to poise when it comes to how their present themselves and their business. She understands how vital it is to be able to communicate confidently and effectively if you want to develop and grow your organisation. You can read more about Catherine’s work on her website or follow her on Twitter @presentingqueen.
Adrian is our resident expert on not-just-for-profit structures and charities. He is a recognised, approved and accredited provider of advice, consultancy, training and research to various social enterprises, charities, sector bodies and other organisations.Adrian brings great knowledge of the changing environment and policy context in which social enterprises and charities operate. You can read more about him here or follow him on Twitter @adrianashton2.
Ruth has a background in facilitation and training, and is an expert in customer service and a whizz on social media. Over the years she’s worked with some big brands, grown her own company and advised others on how to grow their business. She has a real eye for an opportunity and is great at helping clients to find the untapped potential in their team or business model. She also LOVES Christmas way more than anyone should and once volunteered as a Christmas Elf in a garden centre. Follow her on Twitter @Ruthie1thom.
Kate Carney is the voice, eyes and ears of your customers. She can quickly put herself in your customers shoes to give a perspective that it’s hard to get when you’re busy building your business. If you need strategic marketing input and advice, it’s Kate you need. With a background of all things, marketing, innovation and customer Kate has gone on to establish STITCH as a unique provider of insight into the real experiences learners have on their college or Apprenticeship programmes to increase retention and lead conversion. Follow her on Twitter @Chief_STITCH.
Nina is a performance and communications specialist has supported a range of public sector and blue chip organisations to improve how they get the best out of conversations, deliver effective feedback, collaborate and co-create. She has a background in education, training and events and is an experienced facilitator. Follow her on Twitter @highlandcow71.
Kate Vincent is an expert in making sure that your content and marketing pack a real punch. Kate combines a background in television production, project management with commercial and entrepreneurial experience and has advised brands including: Sky One, Channel 4, Channel 5, BMW, Landrover, Oxfam, London Gatwick Airport and Skiddle. Whether your challenge is project-based, internal, digital, social or structural, Kate can bring experience, ideas and challenge to super-charge your team. Follow her on Twitter @MarmaladeToastT.
Simon is an expert in behavioural psychology, elite performance development and developing growth mindset. He has a background in working with Creative and Digital businesses to unlock their potential and achieve growth. Follow him on Twitter @simoncalderbank
Sallie is an experienced executive and non-executive leader with a proven track record of success in in a range of public, private and social sector organisations. She is an expert in aligning strategy, governance and culture to transform teams and deliver better outcomes. Follow her on Twitter @salliebridgen.
Anthony specialises in social and market research, and keeps us armed with the science that underpins everything we do. A truly multi-disciplinary professional, he is really good at casting the net widely to ensure we draw ideas and innovation from all relevant sectors, fields and sources. Anthony originally joined us on a funded internship and hasn’t managed to escape yet.