Mark is an International Speaker, Expert and Published Author in Confidence, Communication, Success Mindset and "Selling Without Selling”. After having achieved success in Business, he then went on to discover what had made him successful and now spends his time helping others achieve their own dreams and success.
He has been featured in mainstream press and media and is also proud to be a "Millionaire Mentor” for the Entrepreneurs Business Academy – The EBA is a joint venture between Bev James CEO of the Coaching Academy and BBC TV’s Dragons’ Den star James Caan.
Mark has also been one of the mainstage keynote speakers at the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management National Conference – the ISMM.
He has also spoken at a number of Heads conferences and Educational events and conferences over the years, including 800 4-11 year old’s at a school in Hong Kong. Despite having overcome his own fear of public speaking many years ago, he admits that, for the first time in many years, this audience made him a little nervous!
He is the author of "Think Your Way To Success”, "How To Talk To Absolutely Anyone” and "How To Present To Absolutely Anyone
Dr Mike Milner, Head of Senior School, Reddam House
Dr Mike Milner is the current Head of Senior School at Reddam House school. A PH.D. graduate from Oxford University, He has previously been the Executive Principal of Wellington Academy and Deputy Head (Academic) of Wellington College under Sir Antony Seldon.
Sophy Walker, Head of Marketing, Felsted School
Sophy has 24 years of global marketing experience in the Finance and Education Sectors, with roles including Brand, Advertising and Direct Marketing Manager for JPMorgan Fleming Asset Management Europe and Examination Marker for the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Sophy created the Felsted Marketing Department in 2014 and has helped to grow the school from 750 students to over 1050 today. Felsted Marketing has been shortlisted twice for Marketing Campaign of the Year at the TES School Awards 2018 and 2019. Her role as Governor at Writtle University College provides additional stimulation and any spare time involves family and her passions for sport and travel.
Jack Dougherty - Multi-Media Officer, Felsted School
Jack is a passionate digital marketer and joined the Felsted School Marketing team in 2010, prior to graduating from Leeds College of Art & Design and working on various projects in the digital industry. At Felsted Jack has overseen three website builds, won three digital awards and helped form a digital strategy that is a vital part of the school’s overall marketing ethos. Jack is a keen photographer and designer and always looking for new tech trends to keep ahead of the curve.
Katy Wrench, Marketing and Communications Specialist, Halcyon School
Katy is a Marketing and Communications Specialist with over 8 years experience specialising in Strategic Marketing and Communications for start-ups, not-for-profits and, more recently, educational marketing. Her educational background in Anthropology, her Business background in Marketing, and her technology skills brings a unique perspective in managing marketing and communications processes and techniques. She is passionate about automation, collaborative data management and reducing marketing spends across a variety of organisations.
Rosie has over 5 years of experience in education technology and service delivery. She has worked with some of the world’s top schools to create and produce award-winning websites. Rosie joined Finalsite in 2016 as a Senior Project Manager and is highly experienced in creating and executing project plans and helping clients to get the most out of their new websites.
Gabriele works with any organisation that either struggle to find the time and resources to manage their marketing or need a fresh pair of eyes to review their current marketing activities. Concepts Factory was established when Gabriele realised that her 12+ years of marketing experience in various industry sectors could help any business develop their full marketing potential. Gabriele was previously a Marketing Director at a Surrey based Prep School and her experience combined with her gained Marketing Diploma for Independent School via AMCIS enabled her to set up her own Marketing Consultancy.
Olivia Malaure, Marketing Manager, Finalsite
Olivia has 14+ years of experience working in publishing and digital marketing for the families and parenting audience, and the education sector. She joined Finalsite in 2016 and prior to her current role as Marketing Manager UK, she specialised in social media marketing, helping schools create successful strategies. Olivia’s varied career includes working as Deputy Editor for Families Magazine, running a successful family events business, coaching c-suite executives in media and presentation skills and in the very early days of her career, performing as a children’s TV presenter for BAFTA nominated Playhouse Disney. Having trained and worked as a professional actress she also holds a qualification in digital marketing. Her blend of experience gives her a unique understanding of audiences, branding, and storytelling, in both print and digital media.
Alta Justus, Digital Marketing Education Specialist, The Virtual Marketer
An equally creative and analytical Digital Marketing Consultant with over 18 years education and commercial marketing experience, Alta is passionate about helping schools succeed in the digital arena.
From Google Analytics, through to SEO, PPC and Social Media marketing, she has made a point of becoming – and remaining – an expert in the digital areas that have the biggest impact on a school’s brand recognition and Admissions numbers.
In addition to delivering results focused strategies for schools, Alta is keen to share her expertise and has delivered over a hundred webinars, workshops and masterclasses, all designed to empower the school marketer. Her practical sessions sieve through the digital noise to ensure participants always walk away with something of value to add to their own marketing repertoire.