Why Barbara

Business Strategy Consultant - Barbara Stopher

I am a skilled knowledgeable company director, in both the corporate and SME sector, particularly with FMCG brands. My thirty plus years' experience has included leading commercial teams, departments and companies, setting business strategy and planning and implementing the marketing and business actions needed to deliver the desired outcomes.

I have a passion for brands and, after eighteen years in corporate life, I set up and ran my own strategic marketing consultancy for thirteen years, which I successfully sold in 2009. I then took an ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) coaching and mentoring qualification to support my work as a professional business mentor.

Since I moved to Gloucestershire in 2010, I have engaged with local business through director mentoring and by taking on an NED (Non Executive Director) role. In 2014 I was appointed chair of the IoD (Institute of Directors) locally and have engaged with GFirstLEP, Growth Hub and University of Gloucestershire both in this role and as part of their mentoring programme for start-ups. In my "spare time" I have started two web-based businesses, one an e-commerce venture.

Please contact Barbara, either by email or phone 07545 620011, to discuss your business and marketing challenges.