Our Associates 

We pride ourselves on the quality of our Associates and Service Delivery Team, please see the links below to find out more about the diversity of skills, experience and support we are able to offer your business. 

Leon Banks

Specialising in pub accounts, controls and set-up with an excellent record of managing groups of pubs and considerable achievement in motivating and controlling staff.

Martyn Billing

A dynamic marketer who, having enjoyed a high level of success in senior marketing positions with a number of blue chip, market-leading companies, now offers business advice and an outsourced marketing management resource on a freelance basis.

Jane Bwye

A seasoned business mentor who has been self-employed throughout her life. Experience in the fields of journalism, hospitality, education, equestrian and general human resource consultancy, with emphasis on IT matters.  

Larry Clarke-Smith

Highly experienced sales and marketing consultant with experience in the automotive industries and providing support to young and developing businesses.

Ray Dale

Experience in local authority, private sector, retail and social enterprise offering project management, training and change management.  Established training and consultancy business in 2001

Jim Fletcher

Jim Fletcher is a successful accounting and business professional with 40 years’ commercial experience and an outstanding record of strategy & business planning, developing leaders and helping firms grow & surpass sales, marketing & profitability goals. Both a committed team member and inspirational leader, Jim believes in creating the environment to allow people to succeed by sharing common goals.

Su Shanson

With experience of creative businesses (Arts, photographers, films etc) Su has been providing marketing support to both SME’s and corporate businesses for the past 20 years.  In the past 5 years she has expanded into the retail and restaurant trade.

Sue Stokell

Working independently with the small business sector for 25 years in an advisory capacity relating to business planning, business practice, marketing strategy, promotion and copywriting in addition to designing and delivering training programmes for various training organisations and local authorities.

Mina O'Brien

After years of supporting local businesses whilst working for East Sussex County Council, in July 2014 I decided to become one!  Focusing on my passion for helping people, I began my Social media marketing consultancy - Ditzy Media - set up purposefully to help local businesses, charities and community organisations get to grips with Social Media. I am delighted to be the host of Eastbourne's and Sussex's weekly Chat Hours on Twitter (#EBHour & #EBSussexHour) and be an associate with EDEAL helping local organisations.