Lucy Brazier is CEO of Marcham Publishing, specialist publishers of Executive Secretary and The VA Magazine - global training magazines dedicated to the professional development needs of senior and aspiring administrative professionals.
Lucy works with some of the best trainers of Executive Assistants in the world to deliver the most up to date and current training in the market. She campaigns tirelessly for the recognition of the Assistant role as a profession, speaking regularly to everyone from Blue Chip Executive Assistants on why it's important to become a centre of excellence within your company, to college students on why choosing the role of an Assistant as a career choice is a great decision.
A sought after trainer in her own right, Lucy regularly speaks at and chairs conferences, networking events (internal and external) & webinars all over the world. This year alone she will have delivered training in the US, Canada, South Africa, Moscow, Milan and of course the UK.ExecutiveSecretary.com
Claire left school in 1995 with only two qualifications, only to find at college she was numerically dyslexic. She became a mother at nineteen years old and tragically lost her fiancée and father of her son at twenty.
Claire's childhood dream was to work in the police and at the age of 22 achieved it, even though her life at the time encompassed much grief and adversity.
Claire founded ClaireaBella in 2010 by making herself a bag to represent her on a good day. The love for Claire's personalised caricatures spread through using social media and her husband (also a Police Officer) building a website.
With passion and determination, hard work and a lot of long hours Claire succeeded in growing the business from her dining room table and a £30 loan from her mother to a multi-award winning brand that now has a social following in excess of 125,000 followers and retail sales in excess of £2m per annum.
Claire has been instrumental in the brand’s early success, developing the management team, managing social media whilst providing the brand with a consistent, approachable and inspirational core which ensures the focus is always around the brand’s customers.
With numerous TV campaigns, celebrity ambassadors and over 40 people working with ClaireaBella, Claire has since left Humberside police and continues to grow ClaireaBella to inspire and empower people worldwide to celebrate their dreams, individuality and ambition.
Claire delivers passion, determination, people skills and sincerity through her ability to communicate, a trait learnt from being both a special constable and detention officer within Humberside Police for 7 years.ClaireaBellaDesigns.co.uk
John, a married father of two young girls, dad blogger and vlogger has just taken the title for ‘Best UK Dad Blog’ at the Vuelio Blog Awards. John started blogging about his experiences as a stay at home dad in 2011 when he and his wife took the decision that he should give up his career in communications to become a stay at home father - since then he has built up Dadbloguk.com and now combines work, looking after his daughters and running the family home.
John enjoys spending quality time with his kids be it: riding bikes; swimming; arts and crafts or snuggling down to watch a film. He maintains “Time is the greatest gift you can give your children.”
Over the years John found himself dealing with all sorts of gender and equality issues and has developed a reputation for writing about these subjects. In early 2016 he was also asked to speak at the Palace of Westminster at the launch of The Men and Boys Coalition, an organisation concerned with men’s issues, including the promotion of positive fatherhood. He recently appeared in a number of national media discussing 'The Fatherhood Penalty' and how men struggle to achieve work / life balance.
John now finds himself in demand as a media spokesperson and regularly appears in the media commenting on fatherhood, parenting, equalities and lifestyle issues. As his online following has grown, he has been able to diversify his blogging activities and has been increasingly active on his YouTube channel and thoroughly enjoys producing videos. In addition to writing and vlogging about parenting, you will also find John covering lifestyle subjects such as: motoring and cars; DIY; home improvement; men’s style and fashion; male grooming; photography and so on.DadBlogUK.com
In the space of two years, having fully embraced modern culture the award winning Entrepreneur went from social media novice to the #1 PA online, coined ‘Queen of Social Media’ in the process.
With a skill-set that speaks for itself, it is however her honest desire to lighten the load and act as a support in the realisation of goals, which separates Jennifer from her competition. Shunning hourly fees in place of project charges, the foundation of her business is a genuine desire to improve the lives of all those who engage her, acting as a cog in the wheel of their dream building machine.
Today, Jennifer who counts ‘Most networked PA’ by the London PA Awards, a Rising Star from WeAreTheCity and Pitman Training's ‘SuperAchiever PA of the Year’ amongst her lengthy list of accolades, is a woman in demand due to her natural talent for authentically propelling clients into into their target market’s consciousness through a combined social media, blog and offline strategy.
With an innate talent for helping her clients to get their voice in the room, Jennifer’s service enables clients to focus their energies on developing their career / business, while she deftly manages and promotes their online reputation. Jennifer proactively drives her client’s social engagement and following, amplifying the power of their personal brands in the process.
Today, the theme amongst Jennifer’s client base (which includes female entrepreneurs, creatives, Executive Assistants and Personal Assistants) is shared values and a desire to create the life and business they truly want.www.mysuperconnector.co.uk
The CPD Standards Office is a global accreditation service who campaign nationally for excellence in lifelong training and actively promote CPD across all industry sectors.
With a long career in HR, Training and Assessment, her role at CPDSO is to ensure high quality training activities amongst our main members and to assist them in providing training excellence to their delegates and clients.
Diane is passionate about ensuring training and education is accessible to everyone in society, particularly young people starting out in their careers. Having been a School Governor for many years she actively promotes post school and college training opportunities and apprenticeships.cpdstandards.com