Who are we?

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Robert Zarywacz offers project management experience from his corporate roles with British Airways and Baker & McKenzie, from running his own PR and communications partnership for 22 years and as business editor for a local newspaper.

Robert’s recent public project successes include organising the annual OPEN FOR BUSINESS conference and exhibition in Ilfracombe, managing and producing content for ongoing newspaper apprenticeship campaigns, establishing a not-for-profit company and obtaining funding to open a performing arts centre, developing and managing the Courteous Town initiative in Ilfracombe and rolling this out to other towns for the National Campaign for Courtesy. Much of Robert’s work is on large communication projects, including publishing and web sites, for corporate clients.

Robert is a well-known business connector with a large network including managing directors and chief executives. He is an animated presenter and compere, and is regularly interviewed on national and regional media on behalf of the National Campaign for Courtesy, of which he is Vice Chairman.

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Jacqueline Le Sueur has 35 years of multi-faceted business experience spanning the UK, mainland Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

Her approach when working with her clients is defined by openness and transparency, conceptual thinking, 360 communication, empathy, rapid response, focussed delivery, flexibility, team work and the ability to work with minimal guidance. She is known for being very approachable and her ability to work with both small teams and large multi-nationals.

She thrives on being ‘parachuted’ into different scenarios and environments, dealing with a wide variety of businesses along the way: brainstorming, collaborating, thinking way outside the box to find solutions that work for all stakeholders. Her key areas of expertise are:

  • business development
  • service excellence
  • operational quality audits
  • standards of performance
  • customer & employee engagement
  • people development
  • leadership mentoring & coaching

Jacqueline is a sought-after speaker and is published in the international media on topics ranging from optimising business  to  motivation, inspiration and wellness.

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Kevin Woodward was brought up in the corporate world in the oil & gas industry travelling to many corners of the world assisting in starting new enterprises being responsible for ensuring that systems and finances were adequately in place before the enterprise existed.

He has used these same skills to assist small businesses here in the UK, and more recently here in North Devon, to get their own systems in place to make the business run more efficiently. He has assisted many types of companies from sales & distribution, to legal services, selling, manufacturing & local sole traders.

He has trained with the Business Volunteer Mentors to SFEDI standards to provide business mentoring, and has run a successful business consultancy here in North Devon for the past 12 years.