Consultant's Portrait



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Margaret Whiteford

Highly experienced & pragmatic success coach, skilled in drawing people & resources together to deliver results. Successfully mentors & motivates executives to achieve the results they want both professionally and personally.

Location:

United Kingdom

Qualifications:

Disciplines:

Coaching, Project & Programme Management...Show More

Industry Sectors:

Services, Government, Charity...Show More

Practice Groups:

Marketing & Communications, Training (Personal Development, East Anglia South), S.M.E. (Mergers & Acquisitions, East Anglia South)

Languages:

English.

Case Studies

DWP/JobCentrePlus

Client Contact:

Michelle Potter

 

Location:

United Kingdom

Industry Sector:

Government

Discipline:

Coaching


The Challenge:

2009 Gordon Brown announces that "this recession is different because it is affecting professionals and many more of them are facing unemployment than in previous... read more

The Solution

Government initiative created to support unemployed professionals. "Jobsearch Support for Newly Unemployed Professionals". Giving JobCentrePlus (JCP) advisors solutions to discuss with and support professional individuals... read more

The Results:

Created both Career Transition Workshops and materials to support 1-2-1 Career Coaching. This project is ongoing (opportunity ref DBV 2762 via JCP). Best results... read more

Consumer Magazine Publisher

Client Contact:

 

Location:

United Kingdom

Industry Sector:

Publishing

Discipline:

Business Transformation


The Challenge:

Client had issues with one service provider. Part of the service included revenue generation for the client. Clearly a sensitive issue since didn't want to... read more

The Solution

Are we getting poor quality service, or is our provider reflecting a market-place trend with reduced revenues. Research the marketplace to see what other clients... read more

The Results:

Conclusion: Marketplace was slowing and without a creative service provider, revenues would continue to fall. Incumbent supplier was complacent and reactive. Provided short-list of 3... read more


Career History

Ignite Partnership

Position Held:

Consultant

Dates:

2007 - Present

Business Type:

Trading name for MWA Ltd

Industry Sector:

Services

Overview:

Offering coaching and team development; Two recent contracts include Business Coaching with Get Set for Growth and Management Mentoring on a client senior leadership programme with Henley Business School. Calling on an extended network of coaches and training facilitators to add scalability when required.

 

 

MWA Ltd

Position Held:

Director

Dates:

1999 - Present

Business Type:

Business Development Consultancy

Industry Sector:

Services

Overview:

Business Development Consultancy founded by Margaret Whiteford with a wide range of client assignments. Large projects are delivered with a worldwide associate network.  Marketplace & Supplier evaluations and RFP  Logistics outsourcing project co-ordination (10-month interim assignment with Pitney Bowes)  Research assignments in UK and overseas  Feasibility studies for US companies looking at UK & mainland Europe for expansion (Research/strategic)  Organising networking events including International DM Network Party & Executive Supper Club (Event management)  Coaching & mentoring executives (Stakeholder skills)  Launched school fundraising programme in the UK (Strategy & Project Management)  Development of Online Travel Solution (Project management)  Documented & implemented sales & customer management database system (CRM/Database)  Re-energised subscription management programmes (DM)  Exhibition support (Consumer/Retail)  Lead generation activities (Communications/DM)

 

 

Data By Design

Position Held:

Business Development Director

Dates:

1997 - 1998

Business Type:

Data-based management consultancy

Industry Sector:

Services

Overview:

Specialising in the use of customer information to develop and implement marketing & communication strategies. Clients included Utilities at the time of de-regulation, BMG assignment to identify new music trends, Mobile Comms managing churn etc. The Consultancy closed as a result of GUS acquisition and a resulting merger with the UK’s largest credit screening & data processing business, Experian

 

 

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