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Norman Taylor M.ISRM
Director

Norman is a specialist in delivering consulting and Special Risks solutions to clients. His primary area of expertise lies in assisting companies to expand their operations into new markets while mitigating potential risks. Despite the inherent challenges of operating in hostile markets, Norman recognises the potential rewards and is committed to helping his clients achieve their goals.

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Norman's Story

With a diverse professional background spanning the CIA, banking corporations, and roles in risk advisory, Norman honed his expertise in risk management and strategic consulting, achieving notable accomplishments along the way. He has many years of experience in the industry, having held senior positions in several major organisations, such as Aon Plc, The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, Transamerica, The Royal Bank of Scotland, and Allianz.

 

His journey began as the youngest qualified specialist Credit and Political Risk Advisor for the CIA (Credit Insurance Association) and within the industry, leading to director status in a major banking corporation. He implemented a development program focused on protecting corporate and customer interests.

 

In his role as a Special Risks Advisor, he managed crises in high-risk situations such as terrorism, kidnapping, piracy, and war, providing risk management services and crisis responses to diverse entities, including commercial organisations, government agencies, and special forces. 16 years within the Secret Service and the author of "HOLDING YOU COVERED," a top-ranking political biography

 

Transitioning to the banking and finance industry, he specialised in invoice finance and held senior positions in leading organisations, championing credit and political risks and providing essential financing support to a wide range of customers.

 

His shift to providing consultation services to commercial and non-commercial entities, including charities, leveraged his extensive experience and expertise, encompassing training, consultation services, and public speaking engagements.

 

In addition to his consulting work, he is actively involved in supporting charities, writing articles, and raising awareness, particularly focusing on mental health, alcohol misuse, and suicide prevention with impactful workshops and awareness programs having had lived experience.

 

His professional qualifications include expertise in insurance, risk management, banking, finance, and energy, complemented by foundation-level certifications in alcohol and mental health awareness. With certified membership in the ISRM (Institute of Strategic Risk Management) and prestigious training from renowned institutions such as world-leading consultancies, brokers, major banks, government departments, intelligence agencies, and special forces in both the United Kingdom and the United States of America in a range of risk and operational scenarios he is dedicated to excellence.

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Iain McNeil OBE
Principal Consultant

Iain provides high-quality management consulting, executive development, and leadership coaching services to help businesses improve their performance. He specialises in streamlining processes, increasing efficiency, and tackling operational challenges to manage resources, reduce costs, and stay ahead of the competition. Additionally, Iain leverages innovative technologies to enhance performance and achieve optimal results.

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Iain's Story

In a world where leadership is paramount, Iain stands as a seasoned professional manager with a career trajectory that spans both military and corporate landscapes.

 

Having served in the elite Coldstream Guards for many years and two years at the Commando Training Centre with the Royal Marines, Iain's career was marked by commanding roles, including leading the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards and serving during the first Gulf War. After regimental duty, on promotion to Brigadier, he commanded 1st Brigade at Tidworth, then became Director of Personal Services for the Army, encompassing a wide range of responsibilities such as discipline, pay, conditions and welfare. He served on the Honours and Awards Committee and was awarded an operational OBE for service in Northern Ireland.

 

Iain's transition into the realm of executive recruitment began with his role as Director of Operations in London at NBS, paving the way for his impactful contributions at Odgers International as Chief of Staff, propelling the company towards growth and success. Responsible for operations and recruitment, he was part of the Board team that built the business from 20 people to the UK’s leading search firm in a decade. As Odgers Berndtson, with 5 regional offices and part of a global network, he was central to many of the initiatives that helped to drive and develop the successful growth of the business. 

 

As Chief of Staff at The Miles Partnership, Iain spearheaded strategic business growth initiatives before delving into management consulting and eventually joining forces with Stonehaven International.

 

Currently holding the chair at two commercial start-ups and serving as Director of Choix and Principal Consultant at Norman Taylor SRA, Iain continues to make his mark in the corporate world with a keen focus on driving innovation and excellence.

 

Iain is a passionate environmental advocate and the chairman of Intelligent Renewables, a pioneering waste and recycling company that specialises in converting non-recyclable plastic and tyres into oil, as well as generating power. The company also deals with the sale and recycling of various other waste materials, including metals, wood, and paper. This environmentally essential business plays a crucial role in addressing the pressing issues surrounding waste management and energy production, demonstrating Iain's commitment to helping create a cleaner and more sustainable planet.

 

Iain's illustrious career journey showcases his prowess in both military and corporate leadership domains, underlining his strategic acumen and unwavering commitment to success. A testament to the fusion of discipline, vision, and expertise, Iain stands as a beacon of excellence in the ever-evolving landscape of leadership and management.

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Lee Morris
Mental Health Lead

 

Lee is the individual who oversees our comprehensive well-being offering. He is responsible for the design, implementation, and successful delivery of our Mental Health courses, training, and workshops. Additionally, he ensures that our organisation maintains a healthy and non-toxic work environment, which is crucial for attracting and retaining the very best talent.

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Lee's Story

Lee is an integral member of our organisation, serving as our dedicated mental health trainer committed to making a positive impact on individuals' lives. We are proud to share that Lee is also an accredited MHFA England instructor, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his role.

 

With an impressive background in senior leadership positions, Lee has cultivated a deep understanding of the challenges individuals face in professional settings. Moreover, his extensive experience as a Learning and Development trainer for over 15 years has honed his ability to empower others through education and support.

 

Lee's journey to support others goes beyond professional expertise. He was not immune to workplace anxiety and burnout himself, experiencing firsthand the toll it can take on one's well-being. This personal experience ignited a fire within Lee, motivating him to dedicate his career to helping individuals find the strength to overcome their struggles.

 

Lee's true passion lies in providing valuable training and support to individuals navigating workplace pressures. His commitment to making a genuine impact in the lives of others is unwavering. As an MHFA England instructor, Lee is driven by the belief that everyone deserves access to the tools and resources needed to maintain their mental well-being.

 

In synopsis, Lee possesses a unique combination of expertise, personal experience, and unwavering dedication to supporting others. His extensive professional background and first-hand knowledge of the challenges individuals face equip him with the insight needed to provide targeted guidance. Lee's mission is clear: to empower individuals with the necessary skills and support they need to thrive in the workplace and beyond. Join Lee on this journey towards mental wellness, for a brighter, more fulfilling professional future awaits.

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