Members' Stories

The CEO and Engineer’s Story

John Housego – CEO, Aquascot Limited As the leader at W L Gore & Associates in the early 2000’s we became corporate members in what were the very early days of SIBL The idea was simple one but also a novel one. I had been looking for ways to help

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The Public Sector Executive’s Story

Kim Rose – Information Governance Officer, Wye Valley NHS Trust In today’s business at a Senior Level in any organisation, having the ability to develop your own skills and learn new skills is one of the most challenging tasks. As MDs we are constantly expected to bring new thinking, create

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The HR Manager’s Story

Rhona Kidd –HR and Business Leader – Coilcraft Europe Limited I was introduced to SIBL by our Managing Director many years ago.  I found the SIBL group to be a diverse and interesting group of experienced, forward thinking, intelligent and like-minded leaders who encourage you to develop the authentic leadership within.   It

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The Sales Director’s Story

David Stewart – Sales Director, McDonald Water Storage I was introduced to SIBL over a year ago. It came highly recommended through an industry acquaintance. I had tried various courses over the years that would help further my ambition of graduating from the Sales Director to Managing Director roles however,

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Stephen McAllister

The Charity Sector Chairman’s Story

Stephen McAllister – Chairman of Lifelink For me SIBL is a safe place in which to push your boundaries of learning and engagement, its a broad ‘church’ with a tremendous diversity of thought attracting business leaders a variety of background. I have gained great insight into some of the ‘wicked’

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The Customer Service Director’s Story

Linda Reed, Customer Services Director, Highland Colour Coaters / Highland Galvanizers Back at the ranch, I felt both energised and enthused by what I had learnt and spent the day passing on various “nuggets” of wisdom on negotiation to all of my colleagues! Thank you for an educating and enjoyable

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The Specialist Recruiter’s Story

Paul Curry – Specialist Recruiter, Everton F.C. SIBL gives me invaluable learning, support and network as a senior business leader. I enjoy the safe and inclusive environments that SIBL creates at events both face to face and on-line, and have always felt comfortable and been confident about sharing my experiences. The

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The R&D Manager’s Story

Dr Elaine Marley – Research & Development Manager at R-Biopharm Rhone Ltd What SIBL means to me, it is an opportunity to calm my thoughts and step away from day to day activities, where I am able to reflect on the topic SIBL has chosen for each workshop. Whilst it

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The Senior Partner’s Story

Alan Kelly – Senior Partner MacRoberts LLP (Solicitors) I thought I would drop you a short note to say I thought the SIBL session on Negotiation last Monday was excellent. It was the perfect follow up to the session at the Police College. Simon clearly has a wealth of experience

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