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Ann Hawkins is the founder of Drive, The Partnership Network.  She has spent over 25 years mentoring and supporting business owners and is the co-author  of “New Business, Next Steps”, commissioned and published by Pearson plc and used by hundreds of business owners. She created the acclaimed on-line programme, “Work Smart, Not Hard”, and hosted The Business Hub radio show on Star FM. She has been creating networks and connecting people for more years than she cares to remember!
Ann’s mission is to reverse the trend of small business failure in the UK by making access to support and information more relevant and by using the power of peer group learning.

Andy Boothman was the first fan of Drive. While being briefed on the concept in order to design the branding he decided he wanted in! Andy has spent over 20 years creating marketing, advertising and design solutions that deliver effective and measurable bottom-line results via mobile, web, TV, radio, magazine and press, brochures, exhibition graphics, intranet, micro-sites, landing pages, websites, e-commerce, social media, online ads and video including UI and UX interfaces for online portals and e-commerce solutions such as ebay shop. He’s a powerhouse of creativity and knowledge about what makes businesses work

David Brown reminds us that there is more to life than business, that the connection between mind and body means there is no separation between what we think, how we feel, how deeply we connect and how we show up in the world. David helps people to fulfil their true potential by embracing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of life.

Louise Lee is Drive’s self-confessed nerd. If a business is to run smoothly, it needs systems and processes and Louise knows how to find them and apply them! She is happiest researching software solutions and helping business owners to use them. Louise is one of the most in-demand members of the Drive team and runs a monthly conference call on “How to get more done”.

Helen Lindop spotted the potential of on-line learning when the internet was young and has researched and experimented with many different delivery systems. Realising that most people can produce the content but get stuck with the technology, Helen sets up e-learning and membership sites for businesses to add their content, advises on the delivery and supports the business as it grows.

Rachel Extance is an award winning journalist who trained in social media. She uses her experience, contacts and nose for a good story to work with clients to create engaging campaigns that appeal to their target audience. Rachel is the author of many of the Drive blogs and produces the write up for our Ask the Expert sessions every week.

Our tribe also includes people who can help with

    • The legal aspects of setting up and running a business
    • Pricing and costing
    • Business planning
    • Accounting and bookkeeping
    • Photography
    • Design
    • IT support
    • Personal Leadership
    • Team building
    • Trademarks and IP
    • Management & Operations
    • Web Development, Software, and Technology
    • PR

    And much more!

    We all have strengths and weakness. Drive makes it easy to find people who complement yours.