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Faster Business Advisors

The Faster Business programme has a network of local experts who provide our free one-to-one Faster Business Review sessions and free monthly training workshops in Hereford and Gloucester. The advisors are all from small business themselves and so bring with them both IT know how and a real understanding of the pressures on small business. 
 
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Anna Wilde

Anna has been working in web development for over twenty years and has a great deal of knowledge and experience in the design, development and implementation of websites, especially the WordPress platform. Her expertise extends to search engine optimisation (SE0), social media, email marketing, use of Cloud apps and also general business skills. Anna is an experienced trainer and workshop facilitator and is a professional member of the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, for whom she also works as an IT auditor of their ECDL qualification.
 

 

Ben Kinnaird

Ben helps businesses get better leads by focusing on measurable improvements. His specialist areas are marketing strategy, google analytics, website development and business efficiency
 

 

Catherine Banks

Catherine helps businesses make the best use of their IT systems, whether it is running the business or serving customers. Catherine’s expertise includes business strategy, marketing, business operations and process, web design and development and information security.
 

 

Claire Wozencroft

Claire has been in worked in the IT sector mainly in digital for 25 years, and is currently Managing Director of a digital agency in Hereford. Prior to this Claire has worked with businesses throughout the West Midlands helping them embrace web based technology. Claire's experience within the digital sector includes consultancy, training, support, sales and marketing.
 

 

Francis Davison

Francis has been supporting businesses in 
Herefordshire for almost 20 years and has been a Fastershire Business Advisor for the five years. Francis has a broad knowledge base and is able to help find solutions to the IT challenges, however seemingly small, encountered by busy owners of small businesses.   
 
Francis is also a qualified teacher, specialising in I.T. and English. 
 

 

Jack McCaughtrie

Jack helps businesses and organisations to understand and utilise social media within a marketing strategy. Jack specialises in working with businesses to create simple and effective social media strategies, identifying the right social media platforms to use to reach your target audience through engaging content. Making social media manageable is essential and creating content plans and maximise a business’s time.
 

 

Mandy Sims

Mandy’s aim has always been to help customers get the most out of software. Since 2011, Mandy has worked with small businesses to get the best out of readily available software, including WordPress, MailChimp, Microsoft Access and SharePoint.
 

 

Peter Elliot

Peter has extensive experience in the IT industry as a technical trouble-shooter and in management supporting enterprise businesses worldwide. More recently he has refocused his support on the SME sector helping businesses to be compliant with Data Protection laws, gain the Cyber Essentials certification and fixing their IT problems.
 

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