Chris Sweetman

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ROSIE SWEETMAN

 

Chris is an experienced business leader and senior manager, with a legal background and over 10 years’ experience in people development.

He began his career in the Competition Directorate of the European Commission before training and qualifying as a commercial solicitor with national law firm, Blake Morgan. Whilst there, he was seconded to legal roles at RAC Motoring Services, The Welsh Government and The Department of Health, as well as to a commercial post at PHS Group, where he helped   identify new targets for acquisition.

It was during his time in legal practice that Chris discovered his passion for learning & development. He went on to combine a role delivering training to lawyers at major law firms with a senior management position at national legal professional development provider, altior. A year after its acquisition by US private education business, Kaplan, Chris was promoted to Managing Director, and was later awarded Chartered Manager status in recognition of his achievements in this role. Following two years as Capital Law’s Director of Learning & Development, he fulfilled a long-standing ambition to set-up his own business.

Chris’s specialist areas are:

  • Skills diagnostics
  •  Aligning people strategy with business strategy
  • Leadership and management development
  •  Training in business development and other core commercial and business skills
  • Facilitated workshops and away days for senior teams 

 

Rosie is a proven effective leader and clear communicator with a strong track record in strategic planning, business development and complex stakeholder management.

A qualified coach with senior experience in the financial, third and arts sectors, Rosie has worked with hundreds of businesses to embed purpose and values into wider business strategy.

As Director of BITC Cymru, she led the organisation through a significant period of change and successfully repositioned BITC Cymru as a unique, business led charity. 

In recognition of her achievements Rosie was appointed the highest accolade for leadership in the Times Top 100 charities to work for 2014 and 2015 and was announced the Winner of the IOD Wales Award for Director of Leadership in Corporate Responsibility 2016.

Prior to BITC Rosie headed up Grant Thornton’s Business Development function for Cardiff, Bristol and Cheltenham building a sales focussed culture and acting as weekly advisor and coach to all senior partners across the region on prospective clients, senior relationship management and brand engagement (internal and external).

She was headhunted from Arts & Business where she ran the Professional Development programmes, partnering senior business and arts professionals for mutual benefit through board placements, skills projects and mentoring. Rosie started her career in PR and marketing, assuming venue management responsibilities whilst undertaking a post graduate in arts management.

Rosie’s specialist areas are:

  •  Aligning Responsible Business with business strategy
  • Business Development
  • Coaching
  • Stakeholder engagement and relationship management