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 the best selling book “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 was an early adopter of social media and hosted one of the first Social Media podcasts and is always at the forefront of trying new technology and helping business owners to stay up to date.
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.
Twitter: @AnnHawkins
LinkedIn: AnnHawkins

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 and recently put all of his talent and experience into creating a range of shirts called Dress Code, taking him into the world of garment manufacturing and on-line retail!
Twitter: @AndyBoothman
LinkedIn: Andy Boothman

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.
Twitter: @PotentialityC
LinkedIn: David Brown

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 coaching calls on “How to get more done”.
Twitter: @TheLouiseLee
LinkedIn: Louise Lee

Helen Lindop uses her experience as a software trainer to help small businesses maximise their sales using email marketing, a really inexpensive and effective way of following up with customers.
You may have signed up to a free account that really doesn’t suit your business or be using an Excel spreadsheet, bulging email inbox or even your own memory to manage your customer data – so you could be losing time and money.
Helen helps you decide what system your business needs, sets it up and trains you how to use it.
Twitter: @HelenLindop
LinkedIn: Helen Lindop

Rachel Extance is an award winning journalist who uses her experience, contacts and nose for a good story to work with clients to create engaging content that appeals to their target audience. She writes website copy, blog posts, articles for print, social media posts, magazines – anything where you need creative copy to help your work and ideas reach a wider audience.
Rachel specialises in finding the stories in your business and showing  you how to share them. She is the author of many of the Drive blogs and produces the write up for our Ask the Expert sessions every week.
Twitter: @RachelExtance
LinkedIn: Rachel Extance

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!