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 Plan, develop, deliver and manage programmes for business growth

These key management individuals are supported by a dedicated team of project coordinators and administrators.

Our collective experience includes, for example:
Brokerage to suppliers and providers
Diagnostic tools and processes
Information and knowledge management
Innovation and new technologies
Regeneration programmes and encouraging diversity
Research and evaluation using a range of methodologies
Project management to PRINCE2 standards
Starting up and managing Social Enterprises and small businesses
Building the capability for growth through:
- Call Centre management 
- Change management
- Event management
- Internal and external communications
- IT and e-commerce development
- Market research 
- Media relations and lobbying
- Training and education management

Our Senior Team

Photograph: Arial shot of people sat in a circle at a meeting.Our Directors are all fully involved in the day-to-day delivery of our services, personally managing projects with our  associates and strategic partners. This makes absolutely certain that every CNR assignment meets clientsí expectations.

Dick Willis - Director of Skills & Education

Dick is a widely experienced consultant and project manager who has worked in the public, private and voluntary sectors in a variety of roles. His strong but informal leadership style enables him to get the best from others, by means of identifying problems and opportunities, creating innovative, efficient solutions and driving new ideas to fruition. Dick worked for many years in the education sector before becoming M.D of SBLN Ltd. This innovative small business played an influential role in the early introduction of Internet technologies to civic, education and commercial audiences - and they were originators of the international CyberSkills programme. Dick still retains a developmental interest in the use of new technologies for educational purposes. Dick is also a Senior Associate with HOST Policy Research and an accredited member of the Cognitive Edge practitioner network.

Dick has a 35-year parallel career as a cave explorer, leading or participating in major expeditions from Central Asia to Papua New Guinea, with a particular focus on the caves of the Gunung Mulu National Park, in Sarawak, the greatest caves in the world. He is a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellow, a holder of the Royal Geographical Society's 'Ness Award' and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Charlotte Ward - Director of Operations

Charlotte is the Director of Operations for CNR and a graduate in Psychology. Amongst other recent projects with CNR, she has developed and facilitated the Social Enterprise Community, undertaken the internal review of Department of Trade & Industry publications, project managed the Department of Trade & Industry e-SME Grant Scheme Programmes, and collected and prepared quality case studies for publications. She has worked extensively with National e-Procurement Project and managed their Collaboration Regional Workshops, and was also responsible for the organisation of the UK online for Business National Conference.