Be Your Own Boss: speakers' biographies

2018

David Bell

David Bell

Founder and Managing Director - Simboc Limited

David is a highly accomplished, award winning, Company Director, Entrepreneur, Business Coach & Motivational Speaker. David Co-founded APC Solutions Group when he was just 17, it is now a leading global specialist in Wireless Communications & Network Infrastructure. His most recent enterprise is Simboc Limited founded in early 2013 to help other businesses and their owners make impossible possible.

For more visit: simboc.com/david-bell

Christine Michaelis

Christine Michaelis

Marketing and Creative Start-Up Coach

Christine is a trained Coach and NLP Practitioner. She has worked in marketing and advertising for more than ten years before she decided to start her own business as a Marketing and Creative Start-Up Coach. Now she is mentoring students at the Anglia Ruskin University and University of Essex as well as working with individuals and small businesses. With her hands-on approach, she has helped hundreds of individuals validating their business idea and creating a successful start-up.

She is also the founder of the Creative Start-Up Academy - online courses for start-ups - www.creativestartupacademy.com and author of two books 'The Start-Up Formula - 6 easy steps to start your own business' (www.startup-formula.com) and 'The Marketing Formula - 6 steps that will make marketing easy' (www.marketing-formula.com)


James Barlow

James Barlow

Freelance CFO

James Barlow is a Chartered Accountant and has spent the last 15 years as Finance Director of small and medium-sized companies. He has significant experience of the full life cycle of young companies, from raising finance through to successful exits. He is currently Finance Director of a number of young companies involved in the development and manufacture of new technologies.

As a core member of AREA, James is a guest lecturer of the BA in Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Management and the MSc in Entrepreneurial Management and mentor’s student start-ups in Anglia Ruskin’s incubator space, The StartupLab.

Elene Marsden

Louise Owens

Director – Marketing Fox Limited

Louise is the Director of Marketing Fox Ltd, a full service marketing agency based in Essex. Having spent her entire career working with some of the world’s largest brands she decided to start Marketing Fox to bring 'Big Marketing to Small Businesses.' In addition to running her business, Louise is also a mentor for entrepreneurs across East Anglia and spends much of her spare time helping young businesses get off the ground.

For more visit: marketing-fox.co.uk/