Director, New Horizons UK Ltd:
John has a broad base of commercial management experience including international trade in both private and public sector environments, along with highly developed project management and communication skills.
This blend of skills and experience enabled the transition to business start up support and SME non-exec director work.
Following the sale of his retail business Tradewind Ltd, John set up New Horizons and has worked for various clients as non-exec ‘interim’ director coaching/mentoring at board level and developing senior management teams leading change and business improvement projects.
John is a member of both CIPD and CMI and works as an associate in-company adviser and assessor for CIPD Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Chartered Management Institute (CMI) awards.
He holds a Diploma in HR Management, PTLLS and is a qualified Business Coach and Mentor.
John has gained experience in the Welfare to Work sector having worked with A4e, Remploy and Barnsley College on The Work Programme, Pathways to Work and Programmes for the Unemployed.
He also works with Sheffield College on Employability Skills Programme – a DWP contract – targeted at the long-term unemployed.