Lead Business Consultant
Jon holds a BSc in Business Management, Teacher training qualification, BASIS and is currently studying for his MSc in Psychology.
Jon is an entrepreneur at heart having set up his first business at 16 years of age, brought up on a family farm, hard work and determination forged his way in agricultural consultancy and agronomy. His passion for the development of people led to the successful Education Training Centre for young people developed in 2009. He has since undertaken property development projects and engaged in politics at local and national levels whilst developing a consultancy business, working with a wide range of sectors from Manufacturing to Technical Developers.
Jon founded Mountain Perspective in 2015, blending business support and the outdoor environment. Today, Mountain Perspective fulfils contracts with local authorities across the West Midlands, Central Government and a wide range of commercial companies. Jon has a passion for making a difference and works with several charities and social enterprises. Engaging in the development of young people is still a priority, Jon is an Enterprise Advisor for Hereford and Ludlow and North Shropshire College, and an Advisor for Young Enterprise.
Jon is a fantastic inspirational speaker and has encouraged many people with his story. His passion for people, humility, leadership, and authority is a unique blend and makes him easy to listen to and connect with. Reach out today if you would like to book Jon to speak at your event.
Senior Project Manager & Executive Coach
Gemma has 25 years experience in coaching and project management which means she understands business and loves people!
With academic qualifications in Design and Project Management (Prince 2), C-me Accreditation and is a PGCert Level 7 qualified mentor and coach, she is a member of the Coaching and Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM).
During her career Gemma has worked within education, teaching, tutoring and developing alternative educational pathways for young people, delivered projects for the police force and local authority. She has managed the delivery of broadband to rural and hard to reach areas, developed a network of community hubs and delivered wellbeing strategies in a number of settings.
She loves networking with a wide range of professionals at all levels. She has developed a wealth of knowledge and skills, giving her an agile and flexible approach to projects and business development.
Gemma currently delivers C-me workshops for MP, she says that leading training and transformation is always a privilege. The C-me profiles not only give a fantastic foundation for a team communication and resilience workshop, they also help individuals understand their behaviour and gain confidence in their strengths. Furthermore, creating self-aware, resilient leaders and managers.
When Gemma is not at MP, she is a Project Manager for local partnerships with the climate team, supporting the Welsh Government on the delivery of their target of zero waste by 2050.
Gemma recently founded the Hereford Business Ladies Lunch, which is a relaxed networking forum for women. Inspired by the effects of the pandemic creating home working and reduced connectivity, paired with the fact that networking events are often not at convenient times for busy working mums. The lunches have been a great success and are a hive of creativity, collaboration and support.
To relax, Gemma loves nothing more than a bit of interior design, a white sandy beach and of course making memories and having fun with her family.
Paul holds a BSc in Accounting and Finance from Warwick Business School after successfully securing an investment bank scholarship. He went on to represent Warwick University at the Santander Entrepreneurship University Awards and was part of the Google Campus for Startups.
Paul takes the mystery out of financial modelling, with a simple yet thorough approach, using a number of tools and providing the education behind how the models work. Putting power in clients’ hands to understand their finances to support growth and expansion.
Supporting a wide variety of business sectors including food and drink, advanced manufacturing and the professional services. He also runs workshops for startups.
Whether you need a financial model for survival, growth, investment or recruitment Paul can help you formulate a clear financial plan.
Though working with Paul, clients understand their plans and continue being in control of their finances. He makes the process fun, simple and user friendly.
His enthusiasm and passion has seen him raise investment from an angel investor for his company ‘Ziraf’, take part in several accelerators, including the Natwest Entrepreneur Accelerator, and the Warwick University Graduate Accelerator Program.
Paul recently conducted Financial Modelling workshops at the London Startup Fair, University College London and locally for businesses in Hereford, under the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
"It has been great to have a wise head to throw our situation, dreams and frustrations at to discuss, make sense of and plan a way forward."
"I have found working with Jon supportive and inspirational; guiding me through a difficult period and helping me to make clear decisions that have had a positive effect in my work life. My personal life has been strengthened and I have gained tools that will live with me forever."
"Before meeting Jon, I was struggling to see the wood for the trees. However, having met with him on several occasions he understood me and my business quickly which allowed us to create a clear business path promoting on my key objectives of growth and strengthen for the business."
“A Mountain Experience day gives you really valuable time spent away from the office with no unwanted distractions. It gives you time so you can evaluate, appraise, and consider new opportunities and areas of potential! This was what I was hoping to get from the day - so a great result!”
"The service Jon has provided to our charity and me as a Director, has not only been beneficial but quite revolutionary. It has been a great place for support and guidance. Receiving bespoke training, mentoring and advice in this role has really helped with Governance and leading teams, and volunteers."
"Working with Jon has been hugely beneficial for me. With his help, I have been able to focus on the areas of my business that I enjoy and bring in more revenue, outsourcing tasks which I had convinced myself that only I could do."