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Ian Derbyshire

Corporate Development Director

Gwyn Evans

The desire to add value to our clients business by helping them to create great places to buy from, work in and invest in...is our passion.

Working with you at every level of your business, we facilitate your journey of discovery to define and realise the vision for your future, enabling you to inspire the commitment and the 'buy-in' of your people.

Leading-change.co.uk was launched to combine some of the most outstanding business specialists in the UK today with the highly respected processes and research base of the Centre for Leadership Studies - Europe, both encompassing an unrivalled heritage and expertise in the field of human capital.

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Patrick Vyvyan-Robinson

Project Director

Patrick has worked with organisations from manufacturing to services in the private and public sectors. Dealing mainly at a strategic level with issues relating to an organisation's key resource, its people, he has helped implement a better way of working to improve productivity, performance and commitment at all levels of the business.

Patrick has provided consultancy support to the Ministry of Defence as part of the Competing for Quality Programme and Investors in People Accreditation.

In the commercial sector he has facilitated programmes in the key areas of Strategic Leadership (Daimler Chrysler Financial Services, Eastern Electricity, Pavilion Housing Association), ) and Team Leadership (Kent County Cricket Club, GKN Westland Helicopters, TDG Logistics, Philips BV), Risk Management and Contingency Planning (Honda and ICI), Leading and Participating in Effective Meetings (Pepsico Europe), Customer Care (CRS and CWS).

From 1975 to 1993 Patrick Vyvyan-Robinson served in the Army. He was an instructor at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and course tutor at the Army Staff College. He commanded an Armoured Infantry Company during the Gulf War and worked as a staff officer in the Ministry of Defence.

Patrick is 45 and married with 4 daughters. His interests include sailing, walking, riding and conservation

Lucy Powell

Lucy Powell has spent the last 17 years working as a professional communicator, both delivering and supporting internal and external communication interventions. Lucy has supported, at all organisational levels, large-scale change, mergers and acquisitions, industrial relations, redundancy and restructuring, culture change, business growth and team building. She also specialises in global audits and networks, to help organisations better manage their communication channels and reduce costs.

It is with hands-on experience that Lucy provides intensive training and skills development - both to groups and on a one-to-one basis, covering both tactical and strategic issues.

Lucy is highly regarded in both public and private sector organisations for her coaching and mentoring in a range of communication disciplines, including interpersonal skills, customer care, customer service behaviours, facilitation, presentation, influencing, motivation, and handling high-concern situations.

Lucy's work has been recognised by the International Association of Business Communicators and the Institute of Public Relations global award programmes. She is also listed in the Official 2002 Who's Who of Britain's Young Entrepreneurs, in recognition of what the publishers describe as "hard work, dedication and success".

Fiona Brookwell

Fiona has held senior Human Resource Management positions within a number of major UK Retailing businesses including Kingfisher, Etam and the retailing arm of BAA - World Duty Free. She has had responsibility for developing and delivering retail HR strategies that directly supported the achievement of key business objectives.

Fiona is a Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development and a qualified user of a range of Psychometric Tests. She is also the UK Agent for the Management Tool, Predictive Index (since September 1999), which measures work related behaviours and motivating needs of people and organisations



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