Staff Profiles

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    Jonathan McAlpinChief Executive

    Responsible for strategic leadership of the organisation:

    • Planning and Budgeting
    • Business Development / Networking
    • HR Matters
    • Quality Assurance
    • Serving the Board

    Favourite Thing About Your Job:

    • Developing new Business opportunities

    Favourite Things Outside of Work:

    • Family, Crusaders FC and Skiing (I make no comment if these are in the correct order…)!

    Entrepreneur that you admire and why:

    Allen McClay, because he was from Northern Ireland, remained humhbe and down to earth, always stayed true to his roots and gave back to society!

    1 Golden rule for being successful in business:

    "Network to Get Work"
    Jonathan McAlpin
    Chief Executive
    Responsible for strategic leadership of the organisation: Planning and Budgeting Business Development / Networking HR Matters Quality Assurance Serving the Board Favourite Read More.
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    Kenny RodgersBusiness Development Manager

    My Role at EBE:

    • Lead the Programmes Team
    • Secure new programmes work for the agency
    • Ad hoc training, mentoring and advising
    • Project Management
    • Designing and developing new programmes

    Favourite Thing About Your Job:

    • That we help to support around 500 clients per year to explore their dreams of self-employment

    Favourite Things Outside Of Work:

    • Family
    • Tennis
    • Liverpool FC

    Entrepreneur that you admire and why:

    David Beckham – Brand Beckham has been a steam train for several decades. From kicking a ball around a field to the celebrity status and reach his brand now has, is an unbelievable story of hard work, determination and getting the right people around you to create success.

    1 golden rule for being successful in business:

    The more people you help, the more money you will make. To be successful in business you need to sell something that people want or need…it’s a basic fundamental rule but one that’s often over-looked by start-ups.

    Kenny Rodgers
    Business Development Manager
    My Role at EBE: Lead the Programmes Team Secure new programmes work for the agency Ad hoc training, mentoring and advising Project Management Read More.
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    Lisa KennedyBusiness Advisor

    My Role at EBE:

    • Project Management of DEL Funded Steps to Work programme, mentoring clients through Initial Start- Up Stage
    • Initial Meetings with clients for the “Go For It” programme giving advice to clients who are seeking support with Self – Employment
    • Creation of Clients Business Plan supported by the “Go For It” programme
    • Provide Start – up Business training to individuals wishing to explore Self Employment
    • Pre and start up business Training
    • Start-up Mentoring
    • Project Management
    • Female Entrepreneurship

    Favourite Thing About Your Job:

    • The Range of people I meet each day, no two days are the same

    Favourite Things Outside Of Work:

    • Spending time with my husband and son
    • Shopping, shopping and more shopping
    • Playing at the beach with my Chocolate Lab (Miss Penny)

    Entrepreneur that you admire and why:

    Pete Boyle (CEO of Argento) such an inspirational man with a funny story to tell on how the business was started on a stall and through his determination has grown to what it is today.

    1 golden rule for being successful in business:

    Attend as many networking events as possible, as you never know who you may meet.
    Lisa Kennedy
    Business Advisor
    My Role at EBE: Project Management of DEL Funded Steps to Work programme, mentoring clients through Initial Start- Up Stage Initial Meetings with clients for the “Go For It” Read More.
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    Lucy BarfootFinance and Office Manager

    My Role at EBE:

    • Is to manage the Finance Department and produce a set of monthly management accounts
    • Manage the office and Administrative Team
    • To maintain quality systems in order to improve efficiency and productivity within the company whilst retaining company accreditations with professional bodies

    Favourite Thing About Your Job:

    • I joined the company in 2008 and generally no two days are the same. I have met a diverse, eclectic mix of people meaning life at work is never dull

    Favourite Things Outside Of Work:

    • Family
    • Cinema
    • Listening to Music
    • Cooking

    Entrepreneur that you admire and why

    Duncan Bannatyne for his no-nonsense, can-do attitude.

    1 golden rule for being successful in business

    Know your finances. As Sophie Cornish is quoted as saying: - “no-one is too creative to understand a balance sheet”

    Lucy Barfoot
    Finance and Office Manager
    My Role at EBE: Is to manage the Finance Department and produce a set of monthly management accounts Manage the office and Administrative Team Read More.
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    Robbie JamisonBusiness Advisor

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    Robbie Jamison
    Business Advisor
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    Kerry-Anne SmithReceptionist

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    Kerry-Anne Smith
    Receptionist