Sage Summit influencers – our group of handpicked experts

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We want to share our amazing Summit Influencers with you. Our Summit Influencers are a group of handpick experts who are great social advocates. Get your complimentary ticket here and join our influencers at Sage Summit.

Antoinette Oglethorpe @antoinetteog

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Antoinette Oglethorpe is a leadership development consultant, coach, speaker and author. She has over 25 years’ experience of developing leaders for some of the world’s most successful organisations. A defining moment of Antoinette’s career was when she helped start up Avanade, a joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft. As International Learning Director, she played a key role in developing the people needed to grow the organisation.

That experience helped Antoinette understand how important effective leadership is in a fast-growth sector. And it was the inspiration behind her first book, “Grow Your Geeks – A Handbook for Developing Leaders in High-Tech Organisations,” which launches in April 2017.

Richard Leader

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Richard has been involved in digital marketing since its early days, working in a variety of industries from telecoms to publishing and financial services.

In his role as Marketing Director at Funding Options, Richard is passionate about helping small and medium sized businesses find their best source of finance. Funding Options is rapidly changing the way UK businesses find finance, with the service being used by thousands of customers each month and helping find tens of millions of pounds every year.

Krishna De @KrishnaDe

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Krishna De is a social business and live video strategist, educator, professional speaker and mentor, and is a judge of several leading digital marketing and PR awards. She guides business executives, marketing and communications professionals in the science and art of digital communications and mobile brand journalism to support their strategic goals. Since 2008, Krishna has been an early adopter of mobile live streaming, and is the co-host of ‘Live Stream Insiders’, a weekly show covering live video news, technology and best practice case studies.

Paul Wakefield @impaulwakefield

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Paul is a 40-year-old CEO and founder of The Wakefield Group Ltd. In the last few years, he has become a Start-up Britain Business Champion, recognised SageUK Business Expert, Speaker, International Published Author and #1 Best Selling Co-Author and now leads a company of 93 likeminded individuals who are all bound by the same passion to kick ass at their jobs and get you results. The Wakefield Group Ltd was set up in 2008, its presence is now felt in Buckinghamshire, Basingstoke, Newcastle and Delhi. The Wakefield Group Ltd is a UK Business Support Agency for Start-ups, Entrepreneurs to Major Global Brands. We offer Business Consultancy, Corporate Web Design, Paid Media, Events and Software Development. The Wakefield Group Ltd helps businesses to grow bigger, better and faster.

Sid Moore @sidmooremanc

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Sid is the owner of growing South Manchester based practice, Moore Accountancy, established in early 2010. She trained as a Chartered Accountant in a medium sized Central London practice during the 1990s, before moving into various industry sectors. Sid is well placed to help start-ups and small businesses comply with all their tax and accounting requirements, and more importantly survive and thrive in the current economic climate.

Amanda Alexander @coachingmums

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Amanda Alexander PCC is an award-winning professional coach who specialises in working with Mumpreneur and working mothers in business. She founded Coaching Mums in 2003 and since then she has helped hundreds of female solopreneurs to build profitable businesses that enable them to strike the balance between work and family.

Ed Goodman @edagoodman

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Ed has been a Social Media Consultant and Trainer for over 7 years, to thousands of businesses both large and small. Since 2013, he has been the Co-Founder of Cambridge Business Lounge, a Co-working Space and Shared Office Centre in the heart of the city. He’s also a Mentor for freelance business owners. Get in touch at or on Twitter @edagoodman

Jenny Garrett @jennifergarrett

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Jenny Garrett is an Award Winning Coach with over 10 years experience of running a Global Business.

Her mission is to transform the world, one empowered woman at a time. She uses her years of experience in coaching and leadership to inspire and motivate people, working with them to deliver career and life changing results beyond expectation.

Jenny has written an Amazon Bestselling Book ‘Rocking Your Role’, on the taboo subject of female breadwinners. She has reached an audience of over 30,000 through her speaking engagements, including a TEDx Talk, and coached individuals all over the globe from Australia, to Botswana, the US, Mexico, Spain and the UK, with over 3000 coaching hours under her belt. Jenny gives back through her social enterprise Rocking Ur Teens Her most recent clients include MasterCard, EY and Mace Macro. Jenny is regularly asked for expert opinion in the media and has featured in BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, The Telegraph, Sky News and Glamour magazine. A client recently described Jenny as a ‘yoga stretch for the career!’

Simon Barry @eggwhisk

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Simon’s Barry’s career has spanned twenty years and has covered financial services, telecommunications, start-ups, and SME’s. He has spent the last 10 years starting and building companies. He currently coaches and mentors startups at several accelerators and incubators and runs a startup incubator, Kipling and Kirby Ventures, where he specializes in operations and technology.

Janice B Gordon @janicebg

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Janice B Gordon helps businesses identify what they do that is great, then how to do it better for their customers and secure and grow the customers that love what they do. Multi-award winning Janice is Author of Business Evolution and a keynote Speaker. She is Director of Problem Solving Company Ltd, a Business Growth Consultancy, training and mentoring agency offering bespoke strategic account management, strategic marketing and customer engagement strategies. As a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield School of Management with the Centre Strategic Marketing and Sales, Janice develops and delivers bespoke programmes in key account management. With 25 years’ experience starting, growing and advising businesses, Janice mentors internationally for the Cherie Blair Foundation. She has a Cranfield MBA, Marketing CIM, BA (Hons) in Business & Design and is a certified NLP and SFEDI Enterprise mentor.

Ola Agbaimoni @OlaAgbaimoni

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A Sage Business Expert and Virgin Start-Up mentor, Ola’s extensive small business expertise includes social media and content marketing, business growth strategies and how to turn your passion into a profitable concern. A certified coach, NLP practitioner, accomplished author, speaker, and radio show host; Ola is also an ordained interfaith minister, personal trainer and Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Alex Jordon @alexjordanuk

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Alex is a digital entrepreneur and business consultant specialising in start-ups and digital media. He is the CEO of Hyperlink Media, a digital agency based in London, and having previously worked at Durham University’s Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning Alex also spends much of his time mentoring students, helping them develop their ideas and grow their start-ups.

Kate Baucherel @katebaucherel

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Kate Baucherel is a freelance writer, speaker, and digital business strategist. A Chartered Management Accountant with 25 years’ commercial experience, Kate first worked in the technical / IT sector in the US 1988, which sparked a career-spanning interest in the digital world. She co-founded community software developers Ambix in 2012, and now works with several digital businesses at different stages of growth. Kate is a published author with a growing body of work on digital skills, digital engagement, community development, and privacy legislation, and she also lectures at Teesside University Business School.

Kevin Poulter @kevinpoulter

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Kevin is a Partner and heads the employment team at London solicitors Child & Child. An experienced lawyer, he represents SMEs to PLCs, charities and senior individuals on the full range of employment law issues. He is a well-known commentator in the international press on legal and business issues and has a particular interest in social media and its growing impact on the workplace. Kevin maintains a popular and informative website and can be followed on twitter.

Jeremy Corner @blue_eyed_sun

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Jeremy is the co-owner of award winning, greeting card publisher Blue Eyed Sun and wedding stationery specialist, Ivy Ellen. He sits on the Greeting Card Association Council, the Giftware Association’s National Committee and is a regular speaker at industry events. He blogs about successful retailing on his company blog:

Joanne Dewberry @charliemoos

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Joanne is passionate about small business and writes a blog providing small businesses training, advice & networking in areas of social media, marketing and juggling children and a business. She is also the author of small business book “Crafting a Successful Small Business”.

Amanda Webb – @spiderworking

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Amanda Webb has been a social media professional for 11 years working as a social media marketer, initially for her first business then with SMEs as social media consultant, trainer and speaker. As an established social media blogger she published her first book ‘365 Social Media Tips’ with her colleague Lorna Sixsmith in 2014. Her goal is to help small businesses enable success using social media and blogging. She also loves cats, cakes, cycling and Dr. Who.

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