Lesley Bakkers is our Operations Director. She started her career in the civil service and even worked at 10 Downing Street for a short time. After a break to start a family she returned to work in Cheshire and managed a business generation centre for 18 years. In 2004 she set up Lanyard Partnership with Neil.
She is an associate member of the Institute of Business Advisors and has a wealth of experience about all things connected with setting up, running and improving small and medium sized companies.
Her extensive range of contacts within the North West of England gives her the ability to make contact with the people that businesses need to know. Ranging from small enterprises to blue chip companies, her ability to identify opportunities and contacts is second to none.
She is able use her experience to design, implement and evaluate projects for both the private and public sector. She has in depth knowledge of working with EC funding.
Her telephone manner allows her to gain information that would be withheld from many callers, and she is able to work with companies to identify possible customers, suppliers or competitors.
Her knowledge of project management provides you with an independent assessor for your project evaluation and monitoring and operating to nationally accepted SFEDI standards she can add credibility to your final project evaluation.