QR Encompass is a group of business mentors who help businesses to thrive and grow. Working across a range of business activities, we can look at all aspects of how a business works to improve performance and assist in attaining commercial success.
The areas of expertise that we provide include:
• Business Management
• Business Finance
• Business systems and accountancy
• Marketing strategy
• Branding and brand development
• Web and cross platform marketing assets
QR Encompass Mentors
The business has a large number of mentors and consultants who work on specific projects and with specific specialties.
Nick Bateman formed QR Ventures in 2001 with a primary purpose of rescuing businesses in difficulty.
Nick is a qualified banker and accountant, has worked at senior levels within ICI PLC and Zeneca PLC growing technology businesses both in the UK and Overseas, involving a number of situations requiring restructuring, refinancing and rescue.
Over the few years since leaving Zeneca and forming QR Ventures, Nick has turned round an ailing AIM Plc and subsequently sold it saving investors their investment; set up an accelerator company with Oxford Innovation and worked on a number of significant technology businesses.
Penny Davis on LinkedIn
Penny Davis is an HR expert specialising in developing teams, change and transition management and scaling SMEs for growth.
Penny is CIPD qualified with an MSc in HR, she began her career working in management in the medical industry before moving into HR. She has consulted for several SME’s, project include implementation of policies, processes and system to support growth and designing and delivering training. Penny is experienced in working with family and founder led firms.
Penny is also a recognised and registered Growth Coach for GrowthAccelerator.
In her spare time, Penny enjoys spending time with her husband, daughters and cats. She also enjoys making art, and meditation.
Alistair Cooke has worked in the design industry for many years, in the role of Creative Director, Senior Art Director and designer and as an independent design consultancy. Alistair has extensive experience of creating and delivering innovative and appropriate design communications solutions across a broad range of project types and sectors.
Since 2003, Alistair has worked as a consultant, providing marketing and creative consultancy and services to managing directors and marketing teams, working closely with businesses to determine the right brand and marketing strategies and providing appropriate solutions and services to position correctly in their market and achieve growth. Specific services include Branding, website design and development, Marketing and information literature, advertising and direct mail, packaging and point of sale, exhibition and display and strategic marketing.
He is also a director of a web and creative services and software company and works as a creative director and designer in this role, providing services as above.
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