HR, legal and charity experts

Our HR, legal and charity experts have a wealth of knowledge in specialities such as law, social enterprises and charities.

HR, legal and charity experts

Our HR, legal and charity experts have a wealth of knowledge in specialities such as law, social enterprises and charities.

HR, legal and charity experts

Our HR, legal and charity experts have a wealth of knowledge in specialities such as law, social enterprises and charities.

Sage Business ExpertBarbara Kasumu

UK expert

Barbara Kasumu is co-founder of Elevation Networks, an award-winning organisation focusing on running leadership programmes getting Gen-Y into work with top firms or in setting up business start-ups. Barbara consults and speaks on participation, employment and leadership of young people and women. She has worked extensively with government departments, NGOs and various youth initiatives across Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. Barbara is a business columnist for the Telegraph's Wonder Women and part of Nokia's Remarkable Women network.

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Sage Business ExpertIan Knowlson

Global expert

Ian is a Recruitment, Business Mentor, NLP & Employment Futurist with a proven track record of aiding businesses and individuals to achieve and often exceed their growth ambitions. He is an expert in Business & Personal Growth Coaching & Training as well as Recruitment Sales & Selling. Ian has a proven track record transforming peoples businesses and lives.

Ian utilises his 34+ years experience establishing and growing businesses in recruitment to assist his 25-30 clients create, develop and deliver high growth strategies and visions for their companies.

Ian has become an “Employment Futurist” with his insights into how the recruitment sector is changing. He is regularly asked to speak and talk about the impact of technology changes on the employment sector at conferences and seminars after being named a Top 100 Global Influencer by Sage.

As an NLP Master Practitioner, Ian’s passion is helping individuals and businesses achieve their potential. He and his team consult, coach, train and educate business people in anything from basic recruitment concepts, through business development RPO and relationship selling to future leadership and management skills. 

Ian regards social media as very much an extension of the traditional sales pipeline and explains the importance of using social media to engage and showcase your business. 

Ian lives in Cheshire and is married with four children all of whom are Millennials and 'digital natives'. He’s a qualified FA-Coach, keen golfer, a Liverpool supporter and very active in the local community.

Ian mainly provides his services to the UK given sufficient time. EMEA, Asia and NYC also provided costs are covered such as his latest talk in Cyprus in July 2018.

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Sage Business ExpertKevin Poulter 

UK expert

Kevin is a partner in the London office of Freeths LLPS. Kevin is an experienced employment lawyer and represents SMEs, PLCs, charities and senior executives 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 is host of The Hearing podcast. 

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Sage Business ExpertOctavia Goredema 

UK expert

Octavia is the founder and managing director of the Twenty Ten Club, an award-winning organisation designed to connect, inspire and support black female entrepreneurs. Octavia and was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in The Queen’s 2012 Birthday Honours List for her services to support black female entrepreneurs.

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