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Catherine Allen

Catherine Allen

Founder CJA Training

A qualified Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England Instructor with over 15 years’ experience in a variety of NHS roles. Focused on helping organisations develop their wellbeing strategies and delivering mental health and wellbeing training courses across the country.

A passionate advocate for increasing mental health awareness in the workplace. Catherine firmly believes in training your workforce with practical skills that can be used to spot the signs/symptoms of mental health issues. Early intervention can prevent mental illness from spiralling out of control.

 
Soar Beyond

Soar Beyond

Passionate about making a difference, Soar Beyond delivers innovative, creative solutions to our NHS customers and pharmaceutical industry partners.

 
David Blewitt

David Blewitt

David Blewitt is the Vice President of Cloud Compliance at USDM Life Sciences.

 
Andy Bounds

Andy Bounds

Andy was voted ‘Britain’s Sales Trainer of the Year’, and has authored three international best-selling books on sales.  He’s worked in 40+ countries, helping some of the world’s largest and most famous companies to sell more and communicate better. 

 
Derek Brown

Derek Brown

Derek brings a wealth of expertise in launching products across Europe and developing new structures, supply chain solutions and partner agreements to expedite uptake of new entrant products.

 
Greg Bull

Greg Bull

I am busy creating a team of like-minded people to join with me in this and together we can have some fun, make a difference to patient lives, help keep dispensing doctor practices afloat and viable and most of all, lets save this NHS of ours; it really is a jewel in our crown, lets protect it forever.

 
Ian Chamberlain

Ian Chamberlain

The global expert on customer access for the Life Science sector, having trained thousands of sales people from over 60 major Life Science companies across 50+ countries. He is also hired by various doctors’ groups and the NHS in the UK to help them get better and more relevant access to suppliers.

 
Andy Cowper

Andy Cowper

Andy is a Freelance Journalist, specialising in the politics and management of the NHS. For over 13 years he has owned and edited Health Policy Insight. He is also a Columnist for the British Medical Journal and Civil Service World, and previously the Comment Editor for Health Service Journal, for which he had a weekly 'Cowper's Cut' column!

 
Tony Cox

Tony Cox

Tony has worked in and around the pharma industry for 20+ years with 15 years in the client environment and the last 10 in the consultancy side.

 
Neil Grubert

Neil Grubert

A pharmaceutical market access specialist with more than 20 years’ experience of tracking access environments around the world. 

 
Dr Patricia Hurton

Dr. Patricia Hurton

Patricia retired from GP partnership at The Cedarbrook Practice this year after having joined the practice in 1997. As a GP partner in a NHSE clinical pharmacist pilot practice, she brings her expertise as a GP with special interest in Diabetes.

 
Deborah Lee

Deborah Lee

Deborah Lee joined the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in June 2016 from the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UHBNHSFT) where she was the Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO.

 
Richard Newman

Richard Newman

Richard Newman, CEO and Founder of Body Talk – Advanced communication training to increase your personal impact and influence.

 
Sarah Joy Newton

Sarah Joy Newton

Sarah’s nursing and medical sales experience has given her a unique understanding and knowledge of the workings of the NHS and procurement. She is an experienced tender bid writer and internal ISO auditor.

 
Steve Pollacco

Steve Pollacco

I became an MSL almost by accident. Having supported a new MSL team build-up in one of the UK’s major Pharma companies I thought that perhaps the role was not for me. What happened next was one the best 5 years in my Pharma career. A further year in Learning & Development, onboarding new MSL recruits and helping medical and commercial trainees in how to communicate scientific data effectively, together with working within the global function to help develop a MSL onboarding framework, gave me a passion for supporting one of Pharma’s fastest growing roles.

 
Anna Prescott

Anna Prescott

Anna joined Soar Beyond in 2016 with over 10 years post-graduate pharmacy experience in the NHS predominantly as a hospital pharmacist, where she held both operational and clinical roles. She made the transition to primary care as a prescribing advisor in southwest London in 2014, sparking her passion for really growing and shaping the role of pharmacists in this ever-changing and high-pressured environment.

 
Shailen Rao

Shailen Rao

Managing Director

Shailen has had a leading involvement in well over 300 partnership working projects over his career – initially working in the NHS and latterly under the banner of Soar Beyond Ltd.

 
Anna Reddy

Anna Reddy

Workplace health is hugely important right now to the longevity of individuals and their organisations.

With over 18 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, working with a broad spectrum of Health Care Professionals, in a wide range of therapy areas, & as the nutrition lead for their wellbeing programme, I have a sound knowledge of delivering health solutions in many situations. Through Leap health workplace health workshops,  I have proven success in many organisations such as Mercedes Benz, NHS, Unique Homecare services, Cain International, and various digital companies. I hold qualifications in nutrition & exercise, BA Hons Business Studies, and am hugely fascinated with how lifestyle can have such a profound effect on prevention & management of our health.

For years I have gone against the grain by prioritising health to improve personal & professional performance, and now this is becoming a societal norm. I have a huge enthusiasm for focussing on productivity and NOT the number of hours worked.

As a busy parent of 3 lively children I value the importance of work-life balance. A healthy lifestyle can help us all be efficient at work so that we can switch off when we are meant to.

Knowledge, experience and passion enable me to empower individuals to make their health a priority which is a vehicle to happiness and productivity.

Join me to making Small Steps that Leap Health  

 
Ian Saunders

Ian Saunders

Ian has enjoyed an extensive career in sales and performance development. He began in the retail sector and later moved into financial services where he held project and managerial roles. He established himself as a sales specialist performing training and coaching roles working with sales staff at all levels of the organisation.  His work is unique and has one objective – to help sales people feel more comfortable…sell more and enjoy successful careers in this most challenging of business disciplines.

 
Paul Simms

Paul Simms

Paul is the CEO of Impatient Health. He is often described as the ‘pharma provocateur’ for his efforts to rethink and realize the huge unfulfilled potential of the life sciences industry.

 
Rob Toomey

Rob Toomey

Rob and his team at TypeCoach have delivered their signature Influence Course to tens of thousands of salespeople around the world. The course teaches how to identify the personality type and communication style in prospective clients and customers and then provides simple techniques for salespeople to adapt their style accordingly.

 
Dale Vince

Dale Vince

With more than 25 years experience as a green entrepreneur, Dale launched Ecotricity ( http://www.ecotricity.co.uk), the world’s first green energy company back in 1995. Today, it powers around 200,000 homes and businesses across the UK with renewable energy from the wind and sun.

 
Paul Walker

Paul Walker

Paul has 32 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical and Medical Devices, for the past 13 years he has worked across both NHS England & Wales and the private channel in Ophthalmology, in particular cataract surgery and Glaucoma.

In his career he has held numerous sales coaching, leadership positions within several Global blue-chip pharmaceutical/healthcare companies, including GSK, Pfizer, Abbott and up until recently Johnson & Johnson.

Paul is an experienced sales performance coach, facilitator and selling skills trainer. Delivering both 1-1 coaching sessions and has delivered both UK/EMEA based local train-the-trainer and train-the-facilitator sessions across numerous industries

His passion for coaching and sales training comes from the years worked as a coach and sales trainer. He feels that coaching is the bedrock behind all successful sales individuals and is a huge believer in delivering excellent selling skills, continuous coaching and supporting personal development plans.

He is a qualified NLP Business Practitioner which has helped clients in their both professional and personal lives and has recently completed the GAP Partnership negotiation skills workshop.

Other notable achievements in my career include sales training awards with Abbott, collaboration to help develop a global coaching model with Johnson & Johnson.

Before that Paul served 11 years in the British army as a male nurse, travelling extensively.

Married to Ruth, Paul has two grown up sons Benjamin & Christian, and when not working he enjoys walking with Ruth and their cockerpoo dog Bailey, Paul sings as a tenor in a choir and involved in volunteer work for the Commonwealth war graves commission.

 
Becky Warnes

Becky Warnes

Becky is an awarding business consultant working with the NHS and industry. She is a passionate about women's health and digital health technologies.