Over 30 years experience in business management in multi-national organisation and multi-cultural
cross-functional environment. Wide range of specialty and broad scope of operations on
the local and worldwide business scene.
BSc (Hons)(Open), DipMgmt (Open), Dip.RSA
Having worked in the B2B Environment for the past 36 years I am delighted to be involved in the Business Wales Mentoring Programme.
After training as a Metallurgist at British Steel Port Talbot, redundancy forced a change in career to the world of Sales and Marketing.
For the first 20 years I worked for a 100+ employee company whose head office was based in the West Midlands being employed as a Business Development Representative in South Wales specialising in Industrial and Commercial Storage and Interior fit outs.
I developed a strong and stable career with Xerox over 20 years in various senior management positions. I have a diverse set of transferable skills and considerable experience that I can use to help others. I am an enthusiastic experienced business professional, confident leader and inspirational communicator. I have a demonstrable track record of effectual national and global service and account management, exceeding performance targets and delighting customers.
Hello I am delighted to be a mentor with Business Wales.
A senior hospitality and tourism operator with multi-site, multi-brand and turnaround experience. I excel at supporting the creation of winning teams focused on quality and exceeding expectations: delivering return to investors and building brand value. Key strengths include: decisive leadership, analytical and strategic managerial skills, concise and honest communication complimented by an engaging style which inspires confidence.
Prior to retirement (in 2014) I was Managing Director of a medium size company in South Wales for 20+ years following a prior career in manufacturing and sales management roles and also including earlier senior finance roles (FCMA qualified).
I have extensive exporting experience both in Europe and the USA and have travelled widely in these markets and elsewhere globally.
It is a privilege to be selected as a Mentor for Business Wales!
I have worked as an executive leadership coach and organisational change consultant since 1995. Before that I led my own, very successful, business in New York. I have a proven track record in working with senior leaders to measurably improve business results. I do this by improving the quality of the conversation’s leaders have with each other and their people – whilst working on their ‘live’ business issues and challenges.
I started my business, Wonderstuff in March 2000. It is a gift shop based in Treorchy, Rhondda and it has become a multi award winning business. The Business was started after I graduated from University of Glamorgan, Treforest, with a 2:1 degree in Law and I decided to pursue a career in retail. I have ‘learnt the ropes’ by working hard and adapting the business to change with different market trends. I continually attend business courses and constantly keep up to date with what’s happening in the retail sector and what will be the next trend.
I hope that I’ll be able to help you to take your business to the next stage.
Although I have an MBA and an ILM level 7 Diploma in Executive Coaching and Mentoring, I think you’ll find that it is my experience in running and growing organisations as diverse as a healthcare company, a construction trade association and a consultancy, that is of real practical benefit.
Welsh Speaker - Alun spent over 20 years working in the public sector in North Wales managing staff and projects within the culture and heritage profession on Anglesey. His initial background was in archaeology, moving on to manage up to 40 staff and 7 museums sites and then a similar number of staff in his role as head of education and communication for the Snowdonia National Park Authority. In 2013, he set up his own Welsh translation company (Bla Translation Ltd), working on his own initially but now manages a team of 9 members of staff in a growing office complex in Llangefni.