OUR EXTENDED TEAM
Kirsty Pank – Business Development Director
Kirsty has worked across a mix of industries including corporate, retail, leisure and sport. She specialises in internal communications, marketing and events. Experienced in forming successful relationships with partners and clients throughout her varied roles, leading teams and developing new concepts for clients. Key clients include: Rugby World Cup 2015, Mizuno Olympics 2012, InnovateUK
Lorne Armstrong – Business Associate
Lorne is a highly experienced designer and facilitator of behaviour-changing live experiences. As founder and joint MD of experiential agency INVOLVE, Lorne has created some of the UK”s most innovative projects for both private and public sector clients to create and deliver real change in companies including Santander Business, GSK, EF, RBS Corporate, Sainsbury’s, Argos and HMRC.
Mitch Smith – Business Associate
Mitch is trained in classic leadership and change management theory, focusing on allowing teams and individuals to develop through collaborative and engaging techniques. Mitch was a Senior Leader at AXA heading up Engagement, he has delivery experience in complex, multi-functional and multi-cultural environments that combine real business experience with a hands-on approach to coaching, training and mentoring. Clients include GSK, AXA.
Charlie Welch – Business Associate
Charlie is a leading business facilitator and program development consultant who has worked across most business sectors. She was the first female winner of the Queen’s Medal at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Charlie has facilitated at all corporate levels, from boardroom to new employees and has experience nationally and internationally in public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Clients include: The United Nations, EDF, Oxford and Cambridge Universities, GSK, RBS, GE and The British Red Cross.
Piero Vitelli – Business Associate
Piero is a lecturer, author, facilitator and presenter. He specialises in effective communication and mentors leaders of FTSE 100 companies including GSK, TATA, AXA and EE. In addition, he designs experiential
training courses for strength deployment inventory, time management and presentation skills. He is a brilliant facilitator and works across both industry and Universities.
Ron Hopkins – Psychometrics Specialist
Ron has worked across a wide range of industries, multinational and UK FTSE organisations for over twenty-five years. They include Pharmaceutical, Insurance, Investment Banking, Oil & Gas, Communications, Light Manufacturing, Retail and major charities. He has used psychometrics as a key part of his executive & team-leader coaching. Working directly with strong leadership teams, Ron has helped them to understand what they have to offer, their particular strengths and the best communication strategies for maximum personal and team effectiveness.
Flying Start XP will be inviting an inspirational mix of industry experts to come and speak to our courses. They will share their perspectives on graduate requirement, employee development and the challenges facing new starters.