MEET THE TEAM
Mike started his career in industrial marketing with steam engineering giant Spirax Sarco and Burkert Fluid Control Systems. Thereafter, he moved to become Marketing Director for an economic development consultancy and a portfolio of SME focused Venture Capital funds. As an accomplished B2B marketing expert, Mike ran a leading international development aid business division and became a specialist in partnership building and competitive tendering across international markets.
On establishing TAP Business Development Ltd, Mike’s driving aim for the business was and still is to provide a flexible resource to businesses that can benefit from a practical business development and marketing expert and associated network.
“An eminent professional in all she does, grasping new challenges with an open mind and applying her wealth of experience in solving problems and creating solutions. Becky has a unique blend of excellent commercial and operational knowledge coupled with a love of people development, all delivered in a collaborative manner that ensure stakeholders are not just involved but truly engaged. Hard working, fast paced, a true expert in her field.”
Harvey Smyth, Chariman, Azzurri Group
EXCEPTIONAL PROCESS & SYSTEMS
“Becky’s influence during her time at Zizzi was significant. Under her Ops Director leadership Zizzi established a strong operations team and exceptional process and systems. The solid foundation created by Becky allowed Zizzi to grow from 125 restaurants to the 145 when she left, including the first international opening for Zizzi in Ireland. During Becky’s tenure EBITDA was nearly doubled. Of her many notable achievements delivering a full overhaul of customer service & delivering this to the business in a Teepee at ZizziFest will be fondly remembered”
Steve Holmes, CEO, Azzurri Group
GREAT INSPIRING LEADER
“Becky is a fantastic all round senior leader. An operator first and foremost Becky has a great appreciation and understanding of all aspects of a hospitality business. Having managed and led food development and marketing in previous roles this shines through in her approach. A pleasure to work with Becky is sharp, action oriented and a great inspiring leader.”
Lisa Parsons, Marketing and Commercial Director, Welcome Break
“I had the pleasure of working with Becky in her various roles at JD Wetherspoon. She is a highly energetic senior professional and very easy to work with. She was a crucial part of driving forward the coffee project at Wetherspoons.”
Paul Johnston, Business Development Manager, Lavazza Coffee UK
WORKS IN PARTNERSHIP
“I worked with Becky and her team on designing and delivering a development programme for the Regional Team. What is great about working with Becky is that she totally supports both personal and technical development. She works in partnership and collaboration and has a very adult approach. As a consultant she gave me a high level of autonomy and made me feel incredibly valued and part of the team. Together with the team we implemented a great programme and had a high level of enjoyment in the process, it was a pleasure working together.”
Debora Brockwell, Owner, Debora Brockwell Associates Ltd