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culture & behaviours

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great

commercial success

WHY does Bigrock exist? 

Bigrock exist to help organisations create the culture, clarity and inspiration to succeed.

Results are critical… for us and for our clients.

We work with team members, Managers and Leaders to help them achieve success and optimise results.

The case studies below tell our clients’ stories; the development challenges they’ve overcome, the successes they’ve seen and the great results we’ve helped them achieve.

Case Studies

Jon Luckett

Jon Luckett

Business Development Manager

Jon Luckett is a highly experienced financial services professional, with over 25 years gained in the sector since graduating. Diploma qualified, he has extensive business development, sales management and strategic account management experience, growing sales revenues in a variety of distribution channels. Jon believes that training and coaching are pivotal in helping both people and businesses reach their full potential, and this was a key factor in leading him to join the Bigrock team.

Away from work, Jon is keen on a variety of sports and enjoys spending time with his family and walking their mischievous labradoodle, Monty.

+ 44 (0) 7740 897 303

jon.luckett@bigrockhq.com

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Mike McMahon

Mike McMahon

Principal Consultant

Mike McMahon spent his early career in IT sales, managing major accounts in the largest financial institutions, before moving into skills training, coaching and developing people.

Mike’s passion for communicating ideas, inspiring and growing people continues outside of work in his role as leader of a vibrant, contemporary church.

mike.mcmahon@bigrockhq.com

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David Sheeran

Paul Irvine

Consultant

David Sheeran has worked in the Financial Services industry for over 30 years including spells as a Financial Advisor, IFA Consultant, Area Manager and working in Training Management. David has been involved in training consultancy since 2007.

Away from work, David likes to spend time eating and drinking wine in the sun in the south of France, competing in triathlons and training.

david.sheeran@bigrockhq.com

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Alison Wilkinson

Alison Wilkinson

Consultant

Alison Wilkinson has spent 27 years in Financial Services holding many positions, including North of England Trainer for a High Street Bank. Over the past 12 years Alison has been advising High Net Worth Individuals and tailoring financial solutions to meet their needs.

Away from work, Alison loves spending time with her family; Gary, 3 boys Bradley, Jamie & Jordan and their boxer dog Benson. Alison spends most weekends outdoors, one of her favourite places is the Yorkshire Dales where she has completed the Yorkshire 3 peaks. Skiing is also a passion, Alison loves the Moraine area of France as it has a wide range of runs to suit all abilities.

alison.wilkinson@bigrockhq.com

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Paul Morgan

Paul Morgan

Consultant

Paul Morgan joined the financial services industry in 2000, joining the UK’s most productive sales force. Since then, he has gone on to work for some of the most well-known UK financial services providers as both an IFA and a tied advisor, in a variety of sales, line management and training roles – attaining Chartered Financial Planner Status in 2007. More recently Paul has joined Bigrock to work as a consultant.

Away from work, Paul loves spending time with his wife, young family and trying to capture those moments with his recently acquired interest in photography.

paul.morgan@bigrockhq.com

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Neil Reid

Neil Reid

Consultant

Neil Reid has over 25 years’ experience in sales & sales management, project management, training needs analysis, training, consultancy and people development.

Life for Neil outside of work is just as busy as Neil is pioneering a new church and community venture in his home town of Blackpool. Blackpool, although famous for it’s family holiday resort status is nonetheless, in the top 10% of the countries most deprived areas, with many social needs. Neil’s motto is “We can’t do everything but we can do something!”

neil.reid@bigrockhq.com

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Sarah Curtis

Sarah Curtis

Consultant

Sarah Curtis has enjoyed a wonderfully unstructured career rambling through retail management, horticulture, financial advice, training & training management, coaching, child care, garden design & restoration, management development and more. The consistent threads have been people and growth. Along the way Sarah has studied and gained qualifications in many different aspects of people development.

Away from work, Sarah can usually be found: ‘in the garden’, or out walking, or reading a book, or cooking, or travelling…..lots and lots of travelling.

sarah.curtis@bigrockhq.com

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Colin Milne

Colin Milne

Principal Consultant

Colin Milne has past the last 25 years working in Financial Services, Sales and Sales Management, working for product providers and as an Independent. Since 2008, Colin has focussed on training consultancy, design and delivery for a wide range of  organisations.

Away from work, Colin is an enthusiastic gastronome which fortunately is a passion shared by his wife and family. Keeping fit and battling various golf courses in West Sussex helps him offset the negative effects of his dining excesses.

colin.milne@bigrockhq.com

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Paul Irvine

Paul Irvine

Principal Consultant

Paul Irvine has 24 years experience in Financial Services, Sales, Sales Management and Training. Working at all levels and across different distribution channels has meant being involved in many of Bigrock’s most high profile and successful development initiatives. In 2010, Paul led a Bigrock team that was awarded a Partnership and Collaboration National Training Award in conjunction with one of our key client partners.

Away from work, Paul loves spending time with his wife and three children. Paul enjoys all sports and has a particular interest in rugby, cricket and golf. Paul is a season ticket holder at Ulster Rugby which is a big passion of his. In golf he closely follows Rory McIlroy, a relative of his wife.

paul.irvine@bigrockhq.com

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Lauren Carter

Lauren Carter

Social Media & Content Designer

Lauren Carter Having primarily worked in the hotelier and tourist industry Lauren is transferring her skills and knowledge of Social Media and Marketing to the L&D industry. At Bigrock, Lauren takes care of our social media channels and also supports the design side of the business.

Away from work she enjoys going to the gym and taking part in running events as well as spending time with her family. However, her number one passion is shopping and drinking wine.

lauren.carter@bigrockhq.com

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Kathryn Robinson

Kathryn Robinson

Content Designer

Kathryn Robinson joined Bigrock in 2014 as Content Designer, after completing her BA Hons Degree in Surface Design in London. Kathryn contributes to a wide range of design projects within Bigrock, including the design and production of training material and learning aids. Her role also includes business development activity as well as administrative duties.

Away from work Kathryn enjoys long walks in the countryside, singing, exhibiting her father’s engines at Steam Engine Rally’s as well as camping, caravanning and boating holidays.

kathryn.robinson@bigrockhq.com

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Lily Sanders

Mike Plowman

Commercial Author

Lily Sanders after graduating with a History degree from the University of Exeter in 2012, Lily gained experience in marketing and administration before joining Bigrock in July 2013. Her role focuses on Bigrock’s communications with clients, marketing and proposals.

Away from work, Lily loves walking her cute and stubborn Cairn terrier, playing her French horn in local bands and spending time with her family on their narrowboats.

lily.sanders@bigrockhq.com

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Mark Dix

Mark Dix

Web Project Manager

Mark Dix, after leaving university Mark spent 5 years working for Landpac Ground Engineering Ltd as a Project Manager. Mark then decided to move into the IT industry where he worked as a Support Executive for EnlightKS. Whilst working in various roles, Mark studied towards an MCSE certification. After gaining some invaluable experience, Mark went onto work with Red Technology as a Systems Administrator and then went onto become a Web Project Manager, before joining Bigrock in early 2011.

Away from work, Mark loves sport (watching and playing), fishing, web development and anything involving computers. Mark enjoys travelling to interesting places and learning about different cultures.

mark.dix@bigrockhq.com

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Sally Sharpe

Mike Plowman

Project Manager

Sally Sharpe has worked in financial services all of her working life with over 20 years experience within training and development. Sally holds a CIPD Certificate in Training Practice and a Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice. Sally joined Bigrock in 2012 as Training Project Manager and is point of contact on all training projects and events. Sally is also involved in designing and producing training material.

Away from work, Sally loves spending time with her family and friends which usually involves food, drink, getting out in the fresh air and holidays in the sunshine.

sally.sharpe@bigrockhq.com

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Andrew Inglis

Andrew Inglis

Client Director

Andy Inglis has had a successful career in managing and directing sales organisations from an operational and strategic perspective. As Client Director, Andy has used his experience and understanding of the key issues and best practices in sales and sales management to lead major projects to reshape and design sales and sales management processes. These projects have resulted in the implementation of successful consultative sales processes,the creation and adoption of developmental sales management regimes and significant uplifts in sales performance.

Away from work, Andy loves motorcycling and cycling, alternating between leathers and lycra. He also enjoys cooking, reading, films and wine, as well as spending time with his friends and family, especially his new granddaughter.

+ 44 (0) 7967 564 947

andrew.inglis@bigrockhq.com

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Mike Plowman

Mike Plowman

Operations Director

Mike Plowman has been involved in Sales and Financial Services for most of his working life. Mike has held multiple roles including Wealth Management Adviser, Marketing Training & Development Officer, First Line and Second Line Manager, Sales Director and Company Director before joining Bigrock.

Away from work, Mike loves both road and off road cycling locally (in the Chilterns) and abroad.This has to be fitted around all of his other loves: Church, family, holidays and regular walks with a very badly behaved chocolate Labrador. With all that activity, it is also very important for him to eat well to keep his strength up!

+ 44 (0) 7879 668 583

mike.plowman@bigrockhq.com

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Chris Larkin

Chris

Managing Director

Chris Larkin is the founder and Managing Director of Bigrock. He is a highly respected Trainer, Consultant and Executive Coach with deep experience in Sales, Management and Leadership. He is an architect of strategic organisational change and a business coach. Prior to founding Bigrock, Chris had a successful career in major Blue Chip organisations as an Adviser, Sales Trainer, Training Manager and Department Head. He has created and grown Bigrock into one of the foremost providers of lasting and embedded operational excellence.

Away from work, Chris loves rugby, skiing, being in the mountains or on a boat and of course his family; wife Becki, three children Emily, Henry and Imogen plus their mad labradoodle Heston.

+ 44 (0) 7967 564 559

chris.larkin@bigrockhq.com

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