Julian is The Alternative Boards local Facilitator and Coach for the Derby region.
Since joining TAB in March 2010, Julian has developed 4 Peer Group Boards in Derby with members from a broad cross section of industries including retail, marketing, manufacturing, and accountancy and training companies. A series of member testimonials and case studies are now available outlining the truly positive impact TAB has had on the lives and businesses of his members.
He has an extensive breadth of knowledge gained from working with large Corporate Plc’s as well as a number of SME’s. His 25 years of experience includes significant commercial and general management roles.
Julian’s career has involved time spent in the textiles, print, creative design, consultancy and packaging industries and his particular skill base relates to sales and marketing, brand development and strategic planning. He has an eye on the ‘big picture’ and has lead and managed business units of multi-discipline teams up to £100m turnover with 3000 employees as well as a team of less than 10 in 3 SMEs.
Julian’s career started with the Coats Viyella Group where he worked his way through the management ranks to become a Managing Director by the age of 29. 5 years ago, Julian decided on a career change and worked with SMEs across a number of industries, successfully developing sales teams and winning strategies for business development.
Julian’s engaging style, leadership acumen, and the ability to challenge the status quo has ensured success for all the teams he has worked in and is what triggered his focus and commitment towards business coaching.
Julian has a passion for people and the improvement of their personal and business lives and believes that The Alternative Board provides a unique, dynamic and challenging environment supported by a number of outstanding business development tools to ensure a business can fulfil its potential and deliver the rewards for the owner that he or she deserve.