Mike Mounfield is a Director and a published author with a background in civil engineering and spent three decades in transport and highways, working in the public, private and third sectors. Mike’s education is a bit broader than his engineering origins would indicate, with more recent degrees in art history, philosophy and psychology as well as a postgrad qualification in business management.
Mike ran his own road safety consultancy for ten years from 2002, but re-booted his career in 2012 by starting The Wisdom Factory CIC.
As well as running the company Mike takes care of the tech side of the business; he developed the successful BIDBase online database system for Business Improvement Districts that TWF launched in January 2017.
John Kemp joined as an Associate in 2014. He’s a former Royal Marine Commando and Fire Officer, is a national public-speaking champion and an accredited stress management practitioner. John is well known for captivating audiences with his expertise, wit and imagination. John can help you manage stress and improve well-being on an individual and a corporate scale.
Natasha Hettihewa-Young began her career in corporate PR in London but has retrained as a psychotherapist in the Midlands. She works in Adult Mental Health in the NHS and was until recently also Co-director of the Fuse Festival in Lichfield, a music and arts festival which provides an outlet for her creativity, organisational skills and passion for her community. Natasha is articulate, deeply thoughtful and energised by the work she loves. With the recent sweeping changes being made to organisations across the post-Weinstein world Natasha can help your organisation with problems relating to culture; power dynamics, microagressions or unconscious bias.
Martin O'Neill is an experienced senior manager and project manager having led a large and complex local government service and as a freelance interim manager and policy advisor. Martin's style is determined, enthusiastic, flexible and proactive. Martin sets high standards of personal integrity and business acumen. Martin has delivered tangible outcomes including the implementation of all of the major welfare reforms in Birmingham, working across departments and with internal and external agencies, councillors and MPs to influence the debate. Martin focuses heavily on positive customer outcomes as the prime objective of his work.
Philip Singleton is a registered architect and former City Planner who has been a successful Chief Executive and excels in leadership, creative thinking, organisational development and change. Philip has worked in place making in the private, third and public sectors. Philip's experience covers: advocacy and communication; governance - he's experienced in running and managing boards and decisions; place making, regeneration, development, planning and architecture. Philip has added a new dimension to his life by becoming a successful art photographer and is studying for a Masters at Falmouth University. Philip is an experienced non-executive board member and can bring a panoply of vital skills and experience to your organisation.
Clare Perkins is our BID Liaison team member for the BIDBase project. Clare takes care of BID clients from initial interest to prepping their data for import into BIDBase. Clare also maintains the National Decision Maker dataset inside BIDBase and available to Premium users. Clare spent the best part of a decade working in and around London in a range of customer care positions in the private and public sector. Then she worked for five years in a busy commercial business improvement district in Birmingham before moving back to her home county of Norfolk.