Meet your facilitators 

Peter Roper – The Family Business Man

Peter is the man you want on your contacts list. Now in his sixth decade, Peter spent over forty years pinpointing the growth drivers that help prosperous businesses across the globe to grow.
Following a major and highly successful corporate career (where he was responsible for a business that turned over no less than £38 million), Peter threw caution to the wind and set up his own consultancy business in 1996.
Although a talented negotiator, it’s Peter’s ability to adapt to a variety of business challenges, consistently building rapport through demonstrating patience, empathy and versatility that really stand out. All admirable but essential qualities, since business consultants almost never use the word ‘problem’, rather, they talk about opportunities to enhance value.

Now a published bestselling author of five books, a multi award winning speaker, Peter has spoken to over 500,000 delegates across several countries. As the Past National President, Fellow and past board member of the Professional Speaking Association, Peter was given the Professional Speaking Award for Excellence in 2018 – only a handful of people hold this prestigious accolade.

In 2015 Peter formed the Family Business Practice, wanting a place of comfort for family businesses.

Gillian B Anderson – Radial 1 Consulting

Gillian is the lead Business Solutions Consultant in her company, Radial 1 Consulting, which she started with her partner in 2005.  She will make you see your business differently, with years of experience under her belt, including work carried out on behalf of the Australian Government, Gillian has the capabilities and expertise to take your business to the next level.

Having lived on five continents and worked in over forty countries, it’s fair to say that Gillian knows first-hand that business makes the world go round. But what is business? At its most basic, business is one person (or a company run by people) providing something that someone else is willing to pay for. However, success in business is more, it’s the continual identification of your consumers, its employee engagement, its creating a motivated environment that contributes to organisational success and it’s about figuring out how to give, create and design all of this while still making a profit.

In 2018, Gillian felt it was time to give back to the business community and left the corporate world, to help solopreneurs, SME’s and family owned businesses to unlock their business potential. With this in mind, it’s really no surprise that in 2019 she took on the role of Entrepreneur Dynamics Consultant for UK & Ireland for the Genius Group – the largest education organisation specifically for Entrepreneurs. This role continues to keep her on the forefront of how to navigate the unprecedented times in which we live, and especially how to pivot businesses to become more digital and open themselves up to a global market.

Sociology lies at the core of the modern business, because what makes business so difficult and unpredictable is that it depends largely on people skills. Business itself is a relationship business, and if you want to understand people better, you’ll want to work closely with Gillian.