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    The launch of the ABM Assessment Centre

    The launch was Thursday 6th 2018 December at the Business and IP Centre, British Library KX. The format of the day was A challenging panel interview with Professor David Clutterbuck and our Accreditation Officer Gaby Marcon Clarke An observed recorded mentoring session with a business owner from the British Library’s Innovate for Growth program Applicants. Read more Read more

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    Approved Member

    Name:Helen Parker
    Address:44, Ridgway Road, Farnham, Surrey
    Gu9 8nw
    Location:Greater London, South East
    Expertise:Pr, Sales & Marketing, Growth Specialist, Operations, People & Hr, Business


    Successful executive leadership career at Which?, Europe’s largest independent consumer organisation. Over a 10-year period, I held 3 different roles on the Executive Leadership team: Editorial & Research Director, Policy Director and finally Deputy Chief Executive. I was the only member of the top team to have been promoted through the ranks. I was also an Executive Director on the Board of Which? Ltd, the trading company responsible for the organisation’s commercial activity with turnover of £100m pa, and an Executive Director of BGGI Ltd, a subsidiary set up to establish a Which?-type product in India.

    I am now an experienced non-executive director: currently on the boards of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme and of Healthwatch England. I have previously sat as a non-executive on the boards of the Fundraising Standards Board and Consumers International.
    Over a six-year period, I mentored a number of middle-manager colleagues who were part of our high-potential talent development programme.

    The types of challenges that I mentored them on were: how to gain the experience they needed to move from strategy roles into operational management; how to build more effective relationships with colleagues, and increase their influence and impact; how to manage the challenging behaviours of more senior colleagues; and how to maintain their own energy and focus during a period of low team morale.

    All three have now achieved more senior Director/MD-level roles - two within Which?, one outside.


    Mentoring Fundamentals Skills Training Level 1: Kerrie Dorman/Association of Business Mentors