Julie StanfordCreator of Essential Business
Julie is the founder and creator of the Essential Business range of books and workbooks. She not only had the original idea, but has also designs all the inside pages of The Essential Business Guide as well as our ebooks and workbooks. Julie has run her own businesses since 1981. She built up her own
graphic design company which for 15 years specialised in design for
publishers. In 2000, she was one of the founder directors of a manufacturing and export company, selling into the US giftware
market. Julie is Emeritus President of the Brighton & Hove Chamber of
Commerce and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. She is also past Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Brighton.
In 2012, Julie joined leading business information publisher, Cobweb Information as publishing director, taking with her the range of Essential Business books and workbooks.
To book Julie for speaking engagements, please contact Sylvia Tidy-Harris at WomenSpeakers.co.uk.
Lorraine BellBusiness Advisor and CSR consultant
Lorraine works with us on the workbook and start-up training side of the company. As well as being a CSR expert, she is also a SFEDI-accredited business advisor and specialises in supporting businesses from very early stage start-up through to growth.
Her support and ideas for new and better materials have been invaluable. There is also no-one better placed to comment as Lorraine has been using Essential Business workbooks in pre-start andf start-up workshops for the past 4 years.
Jane PriddisMarketing Consultant
Jane not only wrote the Marketing section of The Essential Business Guide, Before You Begin, and a large part of Start Your Business Step by Step, but also works with us as an expert and marketing consultant.
Jane runs her own consultancy business, PlusOne.
Anna McGrailEditorial Consultant
Anna is responsible for shaping the content of The Essential Business Guide. Anna is a director of Content Consultants, an independent editorial agency that provides health content for print and web and manages www.BabyCentre.co.uk, the UK's leading pregnancy and parenting website. Anna has many years of editorial experience in publishing, both as a freelance and a managing editor, and is the author of several books.
Paul WilliamsGraphic Designer
Paul Williams is a freelance graphic designer. "When I set about designing The Essential Business Guide, the main challenge was to make sure it would appeal to all ages. It also needed to be authoritative, yet be accessible enough for anyone wanting quick answers to everyday business questions. And of course, it needed to be 'red all over'!" Paul works mainly in the design for print field, undertaking anything from advertising to complete corporate identity solutions. Email: email@example.com
James was chosen to provide the photographs for The Essential Business Guide for his rare ability to make ordinary people look extraordinary. Nearly every image in the book is by James; great images of real business people. You can also see some of his photography on this Web site. Alongside The Essential Business Guide, James has been working on national projects for the Royal College of Nursing and the Department of Trade and Industry. Web: jimpix.com
Search Engine Optimising Copywriter and Online Strategist
David is responsible for many of the words on these pages. David has been writing marketing copy since the mid-1980s and for the
Web since 1995. He writes copy that appeals equally to people and search
engines — words that involve and sell, while securing higher positions
on Internet searches.
Nigel GordijkWeb Site Designer
Nigel designed our Web site. He is an independent Web design consultant, producing Web sites that are logical and easy to use. He is a co-founder of Creative Latitude, a worldwide network that promotes ethical business practices within design and related industries.