Blog Authors

Clive Longbottom

Clive Longbottom

Clive trained as a chemical engineer, worked on anti-cancer drugs, car catalysts and fuel cells before moving in to IT. He has worked on many office automation projects, as well as COSHH, document management and knowledge management projects. Latterly he became a consultant and then an IT industry analyst through META Group in the US (now part of Gartner). He is currently Services Director at Quocirca.

John Heaford

John Heaford

John is a sales skills training consultant, company director, conference speaker and training systems designer. His ultimate goal is to build world class training support tools, for distribution over the mobile internet to hand-held personal devices, to field sales professionals and business executives. He is Head of Methodologies at SalesMethods.

Michael Conner

Michael Conner

Michael has operated at executive board level in publicly quoted companies and has led operational activities across worldwide organisations. Michael has extensive experience of change management and implementing business transformation programmes (turnarounds and repositioning) throughout disbursed businesses. He is an expert in sales (direct and channels), marketing (including product management), general management, making acquisitions and worldwide markets. He is CEO at SalesMethods.

Steve Bale

Having graduated in Economics from Bath University, Steve made the switch to the technology industry where he progressed to leading Oracle’s applications business in EMEA. More recently he has run a number of tech start-ups an mid-caps, focussing on sales improvement and overall business positioning. Steve is Chairman of SalesMethods.

Vanessa Hunt

Vanessa Hunt

Vanessa is Director at Vanessa Hunt Consulting. Her forte is helping businesses and non-profit organisations improve their sales and marketing. Educated at Exeter University and graduating in French and German, Vanessa has been a training consultant to many of the world's leading tech businesses, focusing more recently on helping organisations realise the value of their CRM platforms.