• Leadership and Management
  • Sales


After training at Trinity House Navigation School in Hull, Mark started his working career aged 16 in 1978 as a Navigating Officer Cadet in the British Merchant Navy. He travelled the world serving on Gas Tankers, General Cargo Ships and Bulk Carriers, completing his training four years later gaining his 2nd Mates Foreign Going Certificate.

Hungry for further adventure he enlisting in the Spanish Foreign Legion in 1982 and served for three years, learning fluent Spanish and gaining a love for everything Spanish as he did so.

Coming back to the UK he quickly found his calling in Sales, working first as a Sales Manager in a Builders Merchants then on to roles as Regional Sales Manager with a Plastic Building Products Manufacturer, National Sales Manager for an Office Furniture Manufacturer and Sales Director of an office fit-out Company.

In 2002 he established himself as a Sales Agent, using his knowledge to build a successful business working with Manufacturers, Wholesalers, Architects and End Users to specify, plan, supply and install projects all over the UK & Europe.

In 2007 he bought a B2B Catering Franchise, which he built from scratch into the award winning ‘Flagship Franchise’ of the brand through what was the worst recession in living memory. He sold the Franchise in 2017.

Mark has a tremendous knowledge of the SME Sector, not just as someone who has worked nearly all his adult life in it, but also as someone who has implemented real growth and Initiated successful strategy within SME businesses.

Mark’s specialisms are Leadership and Management and Sales.

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Who we have worked with: Hallmark Cards, Coca-Cola, Hasbro, Rolls Royce, Sunseeker, Mattel, MicroSoft, Argos, Auto Glym, P&G, Ferranti, FloGas, Lloyds TSB

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