The Team

David Hewitt

David Hewitt, Director

With 15+ years experience as PLC director and 25+ years in the IT industry, David brings a wealth of experience, business acumen and pragmatism to his consultancy assignments. As an experienced general manager, David can coach and mentor at all levels of the sales structure. A natural motivator and team-player, he shares responsibility for client objectives and generates drive and enthusiasm in the people he works with.

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Gill Barstow

Gill Barstow, Director

With more than 20 years experience in people development, account management and managing change, Gill acts as the main architect of our development programmes. Her passion is in engaging hearts and minds through coaching and facilitating training sessions, and she also uses best practice standards in evaluating the results. Clients appreciate her combination of business experience and insightful thinking with the people skills it takes to make things happen.

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Paul Edgeley

Paul Edgeley, Chairman

Paul is an IT professional working at CEO level who has been involved in the industry since 1972. In that time he has been running successful businesses, the last one being Lynx Technology, which was sold to BT Business in 2007 having been at the helm for over three decades.

His achievements have been built on engineering smart management teams who are empowered to deliver strong results based on achievable targets. His "light touch" approach means that the teams have to be led by capable managers/directors who thrive on results driven environments.

Since the sale of Lynx to BT he has taken up a small number of Chairman and Non-Exec roles within the IT sector assisting them in their growth and exit plans.

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Jill Galvin

Jill Galvin

With more than 27 years’ experience in learning, consultancy and managing change combined with 22 years in Training management, Jill acts as a Senior Consultant in our team and is passionate about making a tangible difference to the customer experience and bottom line through designing and leading quality performance improvement programmes, ensuring a return on investment.

Clients appreciate Jill’s level of engagement and the quality of the performance improvement solutions which ultimately have increased customer satisfaction and profitability.

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Andrew Collings

Andrew Collings

With more than 19 years’ experience in sales management and business development, Andrew has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to sales process, client management and engagement and solution selling.

He has dealt with organisations large and small, from household blue chip firms and public sector to SME’s and non-profit organisations.

Managing and training teams including Business Development Managers, Telesales, Key Account Directors, Account Managers and Bid & Tender teams.

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Andrew Loveless

Andrew Loveless

Andrew has 25 years’ experience of helping organisations translate vision and strategy into reality.  This involves helping organisations bring their vision to life, making it relevant and meaningful at all levels and then embedding the mind sets, behaviours and measurements required to bring about success.

Business growth has been a constant focus of his career, using strategic account planning, compelling service propositions and relationship management to win key clients and develop accounts from new business through to strategic partner status.

People love working with Andrew.  He is genuinely interested in what makes them tick and has a fantastic ability to simplify apparently complex situations, providing vision, clarity and appetite for change.

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Helen Chilvers

Helen Chilvers

Helen has over 19 years’ performance development experience for blue chip and SMEs. In addition, she has over 12 years as senior manager and Director at the ‘rock-face’ in marketing, operations and HR. Her client work focuses on improving business performance and leadership across sales, service, IT, HR and Finance operations. Helen brings a pragmatic, commercial approach whilst generating personal responsibility and inspirational development of capability. She focuses on drawing out the innate creativity and resources within people to bring about excellent results with more ease and speed.

She is committed to excellence and passionate about the link between leadership development and effective change management with organisational success; creating an environment for people to thrive and achieve outstanding business outcomes. She relishes challenging projects and generates trusting, highly productive and enjoyable working relationships and learning environments.

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William Galton

William Galton

Based on a solid 20+ years of experience in customer management environments, William designs, implements, manages and delivers a variety of organisational and training initiatives with the Orbit team.

William’s skills are particularly strong in telephone based environments and he has undertaken work both nationally and internationally (e.g. South Africa, Portugal and Bahrain). He has masses of ‘on the floor’ experience including account management , direct and telephone marketing, copy writing and coaching/team leading, and market research. He holds an MSc in change management and a qualification in performance coaching programmes. His programmes are enjoyable, whilst purposeful and make a lasting difference to both the individual and the organisation results.

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Julian Sharples

Julian Sharples

Julian has spent over 30 years in marketing and brand development, most recently pioneering the concept of ‘Inside Out Marketing’.

He uses the tools of employee engagement to understand brands from the inside and uses the insights gleaned to develop authentic and sustainable marketing and brand solutions.

The results are employees who are more engaged with their company’s brand, customers who are more satisfied, and an improved bottom line.

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