Case studies




University of Northampton Business School, Employer Engagement Co-ordinator

I engage business professionals with the business school at the University of Northampton to add value to the student experience and support the students to become employer ready once they have graduated.

  • Engaging local and national employers and business professionals with the Business School at the University to support pre and post graduates with all aspects of employability.
  • Running a volunteer Mentoring programme to engage third year undergraduates with influential business leaders to enhance their understanding of the current world of work and improve their employment prospects.
  • Organising guest speakers and company visits for students to create career awareness.
  • Organising and hosting employability events within the Business School.
  • Co-ordinating placement opportunities for students with local and national employers.
  • Writing press releases and promoting achievements through all forms of media; radio, press and social media.
  • Organising video case studies to promote development opportunities to future students.
  • Supporting students with placement and employment advice.


Associate Lecturer – Work Based Learning

I design, write and deliver work based lectures to students within the Business School on various topics including;

  • CV writing.
  • Interview advice.
  • Using social media for placement and employment opportunities.
  • Personal branding for employment.
  • Professional behaviour in the workplace.






Princes Trust – Trainer

Being a Princes Trust Trainer is an absolute honour for me. It is a pleasure to support and guide the next generation of entrepreneurs who are setting out on their own self-employment journey. I deliver the Link2Business programme for the Prince’s Trust which includes training and supporting the delegates on;

  • Developing a “Mind-set for business”.
  • Creating and delivering excellent customer service.
  • Costing your services for success.
  • “SMART” goals drive business success.
  • Networking; how to get and give value within your network.
  • Financial record keeping and internal business record keeping.
  • Marketing; the marketing cycle, pro-active techniques, using the 80-20 rule and social media.
  • Sales; understanding the emotion behind buying, understanding your clients and closing the deal.




Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce – Trainer

I am extremely proud to be an approved Trainer for the Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce where I deliver bespoke training to Chamber members including;

  • Assertiveness Training – “Developing your Assertiveness Skills”.
  • Writing a Winning Proposal – providing expert tips and advice on “Tender and Bid writing”.






Department of Work and Pensions – Pinnacle People

I work as an Associate trainer for Pinnacle People where I provide Start-Up business consultancy training and advice to “New Enterprise Allowance” delegates who are looking to start their own business.  This includes;

  • Mentoring delegates through their start-up journey pre and post launch.
  • Training on writing an effective an efficient Business Plan and Cash Flow Forecast.
  • Building effective networks.
  • Funding and grants; where to look and support on how to access grants.
  • Business development; developing pro-active sales channels.
  • Industry specific referrals and guidance linked in to local supply chains.
  • Legislation guidance and referral to expert organisations.







Bespoke Training and Coaching for sole traders and entrepreneurs

CLC Consultancy allows me the opportunity to train, coach and mentor other small business owners and individuals who are looking for ad-hoc help and support to make their ideas happen, a career change or just generally a push in the right direction. I have had the pleasure of supporting many wonderful businesses and individuals, seeing them flourish and succeed with their plans is extremely rewarding. Below is a small selection of the clients I have supported;

Business coaching and mentoring

Jewellery Business – this home based business has now expanded into running successful craft fairs in Northamptonshire and beyond supporting many other businesses as well as being approached by the local council to run Christmas fairs. We meet regularly to discuss the next step on the plan and appropriate action to take.

Accessories Business – this business works alongside a full time job for my client who requires support and guidance to fit the busy schedule of running your own business into a few hours a week. Finding a niche is proving to be the answer and growth plans for this year look very exciting indeed.

Piano Teacher/Songwriter – this established business is already successful and just needs a little direction and support in launching a new dimension to its offering. We work on the success the business already has and how to emulate that success and market for growth in a new direction.


Employment/Career Coaching

Career Transition - my client has a very successful business which has been operating for over ten years. She is now at a stage in her life where she wants a change. Through a mapping process on wants, needs, motivators, skills and desires she is forging ahead to the next chapter of her life. The transformation through the coaching and mentoring sessions we have spent together has been incredible; from taking every which way of the roundabout possible we now have a structured plan to get to the destination of choice.

Career Transition 2- my client was stuck; stay working where he had been for over ten years, be brave and leave or start his own recruitment business? By working through the various options and understanding the legalities and complexities involved with the different offerings my client landed himself a job in Dubai.