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Meet The Team

Our small core team of directors formed SEE Ahead in 2011 as a social enterprise with the clear aim of using their expert knowledge of the business support sector to help organisations, start-ups, and those for whom self-employment is a viable option. 

Organisations request us personally, to deliver specialist training. We are all SFEDI accredited business advisers, Level 4 qualified in writing, running and delivering workshops for adults, and hold qualifications in Business Coaching and Mentoring.

Helen Hoyle

Ask Helen a question and you’ll get a straightforward answer, which in the complex world of business support, is highly valued. Our clients appreciate Helen’s achievable and practical advice, and one-to-one mentoring and support, to make their vision for future sustainability a reality.

Helen is a Social Value UK member; she specialises in business support for small businesses and the social enterprise sector, as well as the creation and delivery of high-impact training workshops. She is a former senior manager of a social enterprise, with over 20 years’ experience in business banking.

Louanne Roberts

Louanne’s innovative approach to organisational improvement, and engaging stakeholders in participative techniques, gets results. She was instrumental in setting up Sheffield College’s student self-employment social enterprise and is now the contract lead for business support for Ideas That Change Lives in Leeds.

Louanne’s passion is working with individuals and small groups to develop their start-up and social enterprise business ideas. She has a background of working for a national charity, a local authority, and holds a degree in Business Studies.

Rupert Shires

Rupert’s expertise as a senior leadership facilitator brings strategic planning capability and focused solutions to our social enterprise clients. Rupert understands and has unique insight into the many challenges faced by the third sector and has significant success in establishing social enterprises to become sustainable.

For several years Rupert has assisted individuals to access start up finance by coaching them to formulate a robust business plan and realistic financial projections. This has resulted in many new businesses starting up and their owners having a better understanding of the key issues in their organisation.    

Supporting our core team is a group of trusted associates

Tim Goodspeed

Social Value UK

Specialism: Social Value

Focus areas: Developing and applying SROI to social enterprise

Colin Whitehead

Naylor Wintersgill

Specialism: Chartered Accountant

Focus areas: Efficiency through accounting

Liz Riley

Specialism: Third Sector support

Focus areas: Social Value & impact measurement, tenders and grant submission

Karen Amos

Brightbird Coaching & Training

Specialism: Coaching and Mentoring

Focus areas: Development coaching, stress management, team building

Sally-Anne Greenfield

The Greenfield Connection

Specialism: Third Sector support

Focus areas: Strategy; sustainability; governance

Rachel Shaw

Yolk Marketing

Specialism: Marketing

Focus areas: Strategic marketing, social media and PR

Sarah Seastron

Specialism: Human Resources

Focus Areas: HR Documentation, Recruitment, Employee relations, Job evaluation, Employee reward

Paul Jones

Specialism: Third Sector support

Focus Areas: Community Transport, Loneliness & Isolation. Youth

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