By the age of 24, Marc had been involved in two start-ups, won the Ernst & Young prize for ‘Student of the Year’ and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse.
It didn’t take long for Marc to defect from number crunching and join PepsiCo Restaurants International. After 12 months at head office, acting as part of the team that transformed the UK business, Marc went on to lead the most successful region in the country.
Then, in 1998, he joined Elke Anderson in the adventure that would become Blue Sky.
Blue Sky grew from a big idea to a market-leading business running performance improvement programmes in major organisations across the UK, winning 30 awards along the way and delivering on average 300% ROI.
Fifteen years of hard graft paid off when Capita offered to buy Blue Sky for an eight-figure sum. Since leaving Capita in 2015, Marc has been working directly with clients on their growth journey with an ambition to realise their equity value and achieve the mix of meaningful work and financial freedom that he enjoys.
Each member of the team brings specific expertise to support the design and delivery of our services.
“A large part of my personal and business success was undoubtedly down to you and your team’s direction, advice, guidance and mentoring”
Paul Naden, Owner, Entrepreneur of the Year
Paul sold his business for £69m after doubling profits year on year for 3 consecutive years
“Marc, what an amazing day, my mind is buzzing and I am feeling more uplifted than I have for years”
Nicky Pharoah, Owner, Leadership Consulting Firm
“The sessions helped us improve our strategic plan in all areas, focus on levers that were attractive to investors and ensure fellow directors fully bought into our new strategy”
Mats Rennstam, Owner, Bright UK Ltd
“Whenever I need to move the needle in terms of results, my first port of call is Marc. Marc is experienced, professional and able to cope with the demands of tough organisations. Highly recommended”
Nigel Pearson, Customer Experience Transformation Strategist and Lead, Carphone Warehouse
“Marc has instant gravitas and a relaxed confidence. He mixes a likeable persona with a massive intellect and practical focus – he manages to tackle the big issues without losing touch with what makes people tick”
Rob Clarke, Client Services Director, Blue Sky
“Marc challenged me in a way completely different to anything I had ever seen before. I wish I had known this years ago!”
“Fantastic! The strategic wake-up call my business needed!”
The Consultancy Growth Network is a peer community for founder-led consultancies turning over less than £/$10m seeking to build a profitable and sustainable consulting business.
Members get to benchmark their business, get client referrals, learn from experts and grow their firms with peer support.
Sample one of the Network’s events for free to find out more.
The webinar focuses on typical challenges consulting businesses face such as scalability, performance variability and getting enough quality leads.
We’ll explore the most common strategic errors people make in creating a business that is harder to scale or exit. We’ll also offer an insight into the model we use to help you overcome your challenges and transform your consulting business.
An hour with Marc is the perfect way to kick-start the next stage of your business.
Perhaps you want to share your biggest business challenge, so that Marc can help you find clarity and plan a way forward. Perhaps you want to delve deeper into Marc’s experience, exploring the content of the 6 Step Transformation Programme with your unique business needs in mind.
Whatever you need, it’s time to get to the heart of what’s holding you back.
Clare is an award-winning training designer with 15 years of hands-on operational consulting and business development experience. Having led performance improvement programmes across 13 countries, Clare understands what it means to have a ‘real job’ taking responsibility, delivering against targets and leading a team.
This depth of understanding comes through in her training design, to ensure each of TheNub’s interventions are pitched at the right level for our clients. Clare’s attention to detail, presence, pace, depth and accuracy of thinking come wrapped in a fantastic sense of humour.
Her qualifications include 2:1 BA (Hons), Coaching Certificate (The Coaching Academy), MBTI Practitioner, SDI Qualified, Accredited in Behaviour Kinetics.
Lindsay has dedicated her professional life to winning new business and growing existing client relationships. With over 20 years of sales, operational and consulting experience, she has a wealth of tools, approaches and case studies to bring to any organisation looking to grow.
As Sales Director for the consulting and training business Blue Sky, Lindsay’s personal sales capability, combined with her ability to develop and implement effective sales strategies, was instrumental in helping Blue Sky grow from £4m to £10m in revenue.
Lindsay balances relationship and process, ensuring both maximum long-term revenue and deep client advocacy. She’s a stickler for integrity, positivity and fairness.
As well as leading award winning-transformation programmes for big name businesses such as Direct Line Group, Barclays and Nationwide, Lindsay loves helping smaller and more niche organisations achieve an equivalent level of success.
At TheNub, Lindsay co-facilitates the Sales Day on the ‘6 Step Programme’, as well as providing strategic and tactical sales coaching to clients.
Jon has over 20 years of experience as a business coach, team coach and facilitator. He has worked with leaders and leadership teams in both new ambitious businesses and established global blue chips.
Clients include Shell, National Grid, Centrica, Lloyds TSB, Thames Water, Dell and a variety of NHS trusts as well as smaller owner-managed companies. His client work has taken him to countries across North America, Asia, Europe and Africa. He has become resigned to airline food.
Jon operates as a trusted advisor to many of his clients, many of whom he has long-term relationships with. His pragmatic and results-focused approach is supported by a deep and practical knowledge of leadership, team dynamics and high performance environments, in particular how neuroscience impacts on behaviour change.
Jon holds qualifications in Human Resources Management and an MSc. in Leadership Development from Bristol University.
At TheNub, Jon co-facilitates the Leadership Day on the ‘6 Step Programme’. He also provides one to one and team coaching to clients who aspire to increase the effectiveness of their senior team.