meet our amazing team of mentors

OUR MENTORS

Nanine

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My name is Nanine, I am 23 years old and am a recent graduate. I obtained a Bsc in Psychology at Brunel University in 2018. During that time, I had the pleasure of being involved with a number of charities, including supporting victims of crime. I am experienced in mentoring and supporting vulnerable adults and children, individuals with learning difficulties and physical disabilities. 

I currently work in a niche market of technology. I work as a specialist in facial recognition and biometric documents, for a digital identity platform. Alongside this, I am an aspiring entrepreneur, who is currently in the works of starting a business. 

I am a sports enthusiast, who likes to take on crazy challenges for charities such as half marathons. I fundraise and help to raise awareness for charities and what they stand for. To date, I have completed challenges for Lennox childrens cancer trust, meningitis research, Anthony Nolan, Macmillan and Mencap.

Mark

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Simon

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I have been in banking for 30+ years and now lead a team of business managers across an area that runs from Clacton to Diss, we typically look after business with a turnover of £400k-£5m and have varying types of business. I have worked within personal banking and also been a ‘traditional’ branch manager over the time of my career. I was born and raised in Clacton and have spent most of my working life in North Essex & Suffolk.

Tim

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Clair

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I am married to my husband Andy and we have two children (both girls and not really children anymore) plus my dog Zoey and my father in law also lives with us. I like socialising, baking and I am very artistic and love making things, always good to have when your youngest daughter does not like art at school.


I am a Barclays Business Manager covering Colchester and all of the Tendring area from Manningtree right up to Harwich and Dovercourt to Clacton. I have been in banking since 1989 when I first joined Barclays then back in 2007 I left due to redundancy, I then went to work for RBS/NatWest which I was working in the private banking team for a short time in London then I moved into a Business manager role in Braintree back in 2008 where I trained. In 2016 I was again made redundant from NatWest. I did around 10 months working for a fuel card company but this was all cold calling and not really my ideal job. Then I re-joined Barclays back in 2017 as a Business Manager which I am now looking after around 120 businesses customers and looking to expand my services to other non-Barclays customers who turnover over £400k and above.

Sadie

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Ziyaad

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Sarah

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Imogen

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Georgia

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Founded in 2017 by owner Georgia, Little Blue Events Co is a creative events agency turning business events into something extraordinary.

At our HQ in Colchester, we handle everything  from creation to management for events in Essex, Suffolk and beyond. For us, its about giving any size business, with any size budget access to an innovative agency who can help grow your company through the power of events. Working on the basis that every business, and every owner of a business is completely unique, we get to the heart of what your brand is all about and create a bespoke experience for you and your clients. 

From launches of new businesses or products to promotion of your company, we know that events are (or should be!) a key part of your marketing strategy, and our job is to make sure that you have an event which accurately reflects who you are as a business, and wows your target audience. We take run of the mill, and often outdated ideas about what events for businesses should be, and turn them into unique, bespoke, quirky and exciting experiences to make your company a name everybody is talking about.


Georgia supports our enterprise challenge project supporting young people to plan and deliver a range of events and learn enterprise skills. 

Adam

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