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What I Do

Hey there, I'm Sam, with my passion for collaboration, let me walk you through what I do:

 

ADVENDii

My passion for innovation led me to ADVENDii, where we're changing the game in vending. By strategically placing machines and collaborating with brands, we're not just vending products—we're creating experiences. It's all about convenience, innovation, and promoting forward-thinking brands.

Local Leaders Podcast

Along with my lovely Co-Host Mollie, the Local Leaders Podcast, aims to showcase the incredible, interesting and diverse stories of those making a difference in their communities. From grassroots activists to innovative business owners, we dive deep into their journeys, inspiring others to take action and get involved in their own communities.

Creatives Cohort

I love sharing my own and bringing together others with expertise, hence my involvement with the Creatives Cohort. Guest Speaking at training sessions tailored towards helping start-ups (independent businesses, brands and entrepreneurs) to thrive .

"Together, these businesses form a cohesive ecosystem that fosters collaboration,

innovation, and community engagement."

Consultancy Services

Last but not least, I offer consultancy services, on a long or short term basis. I selectively partner with businesses, Individuals and organisations committed to meaningful success, fostering trust, integrity, and mutual respect.

I offer tailored guidance and innovative strategies, drawing on extensive experience in various areas such as enhancing brand perception, expanding online presence, and developing impactful growth strategies. From helping you craft the perfect growth strategy to facilitating and hosting events that offer exposure and valuable networking opportunities and more. I provide personalised support every step of the way.

Let's unlock your full potential together. Explore my Consultancy Packages HERE.

Areas of Expertise

Communication

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As a versatile communicator, I seamlessly transition between in-person networking and digital media platforms, fostering connections and creating opportunities for individuals and businesses alike. My proficiency in social media marketing and content creation enables me to enhance visibility and engagement, amplifying brand awareness and reaching wider audiences.

 

Moreover, I excel in crafting strategic marketing and sales strategies that drive growth and success. Whether through targeted advertising, event coordination, or content creation, I have a proven track record of delivering impactful results.

 

Additionally, my ability to translate complex ideas into compelling narratives extends to various mediums, including podcasts. By leveraging dynamic formats, I effectively convey messages that resonate with diverse audiences.

My skill set extends across various sectors, allowing me to provide valuable advice to businesses looking to grow and thrive.

Partnerships

My passion for Partnerships stems from my firsthand experience, having delved into the intricacies of the franchise business model during my tenure as a Business Consultant for Subway UK. Witnessing its dynamic nature from within, I developed a profound admiration for the resilience and scalability inherent in partnerships and franchising.

 

Since my Subway days, I've actively contributed to the setup of both Independent and Branded franchises/partnerships, leveraging my insights to guide and support aspiring entrepreneurs. A significant highlight of my franchising journey was being among the first pioneers to launch the IWG Plc/Regus Franchise in the UK. Disrupting the Flex-space market and "changing the world of work".

 

This experience not only underscored my commitment to fostering business growth but also positioned me at the forefront of innovative franchising ventures, solidifying my dedication to collaboration.

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Property

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My extensive property experience encompasses a diverse range of roles, including managing  numerous commercial redevelopment and refurbishment projects.

 

I also worked with the Royal Voluntary Service for a number of years, overseeing their Northern UK estate.I navigated the complexities of commercial leases within NHS hospitals and health boards across Scotland, overseeing the Charity's hospitality and retail sites, along with managing the dispersal of their ACVs, including community along with their regional offices.

Additionally, my involvement with IWG plc involved sourcing buildings and providing strategic advice on their conversion into flexible workspaces, collaborating closely with partners to enhance the adaptability and maximise the ROI of these spaces.

Events Mangement

With a specialised degree in Events Management from UCLAN, my proficiency extends across a broad spectrum of hospitality events, encompassing live artist performances, festivals, awards ceremonies, workshops, and tailored business gatherings. Drawing from my background in managing various establishments within the hospitality sector, from branded QSRs to nightclubs and fish & chip shops, I bring a unique blend of experience to event management.

 

Employing a hands-on approach and a sharp business acumen, I excel in crafting tailored and seamless events that facilitate natural introductions and networking opportunities, while also ensuring vibrant entertainment and engaging experiences. Whether orchestrating a high-profile event, curating an immersive experience or designing a tailor made workshop/training session, my expertise ensures that each event is executed with finesse, leaving a lasting impression on attendees.

Sparkling Wine At A Special Event
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