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About Us

Rikki Lempert

Owner / Director

RL.2Rikki founded Business Plus to offer individuals and organisations alternative business models to support their development and achieve sustainable growth. An experienced entrepreneur with a track record of 25 years in the public, not for profit and independent sectors, she has gained invaluable experience to share with her clients. Rikki works closely with a team of associates who are all expert business coaches and have run their own businesses for many years. She is a qualified Prince 2 Practitioner and a certified Enterprise Business Mentor. She recently qualified as an Assistive Technology Tutor. Rikki studied Politics, Philosophy and History at Birkbeck university of London. Having travelled widely, Rikki is also a keen fiction writer and enjoys teaching and training.

Jeremy J.S.B. Hall

Simulations Designer  

Jeremy Hall is one of the world's leading designers and providers of business simulations for management development and business training. Over the last forty years, he has probably developed and run more simulations than any other individual. In 1995, this work was recognised by the award of the prestigious Winston Churchill Fellowship for his study of the use of computer simulation in management development and business training. In 2002, his design approach and leading edge features won a major Innovation Award. In 2003 he won a National Training Award for the learning underpinning his designs. In 2006 he was awarded the World of Learning award for "Outstanding Contribution to the Training Industry". In 2009, Jeremy was awarded a fellowship of Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). More recently, in 2011 the world's leading learned society for business simulations (ABSEL) made him a Fellow. It is with great sadness we lost Jeremy earlier on this year- we will continue to promote his legacy, but we will no longer be able to provide his simulations to our clients.     

Stewart Shuttle

Associate

Stewart has worked with the HSBC for over 25 as a Senior Credit Analyst. His expertise lies within Financial Services, International Trade & Development, Leisure and Educational markets. Stewart's engagements have been global in scope. Enabling a grasp of emerging markets, he was responsible for identifying, winning and growing new commercial opportunities and re-awakening of dormant contacts & organisations. He spent many years working in the Middle East, Northern Europe and Bangladesh. Stewart is currently a consultant Principle at Stanley College. He holds a BA (Hons) in Marketing (Chartered Marketer) and is a member of the Worshipful Company of Marketors, the City Livery Company and Rotary International.  

Albert Peters

Associate

Albert Peters is a highly experienced Human Resources consultant with specific specialism in Employment Relations, Change Management, Performance  Management and TUPE issues. He has delivered numerous workshops helping employers navigate their way through the latest legal aspects of employment relations and people's management. He enjoys socialising, travelling and takes pride in resolving difficult situations.  

Testimonials

It was a pleasure working with you and your business. Thank you for the invaluable assistance and advice I received. I have never received such diligence and professional courtesy. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors and hope to work with you again!

Ola Sunmonu, Director, Overzest Community Services  www.zestcare.co.uk

We found Business Plus to be succinct and clear in their advice, and to grasp quite unusual ideas quickly with an ability to find keys where we hadn't thought to look.

Frances M Lynch, Artistic Director, electric voice theatre http://www.electricvoicetheatre.co.uk 

I do enjoy your dedication, insight and care whilst setting up TCC. One of the most thrilling joys was the fact that you are astute and well informed about business services and best approach for growing businesses like mine.

If I may say so, you shone greatly and demonstrated how technology can be used in making a difference in business as well as how it can be sourced to give a unique edge. Your layout of our website - speaks to this. I, personally, I am greatful TCC met you and look forward to a day when you can be called again.

Wendy Johnson, Director, Trinity Community Connections      http://trinityplaycentre.org.uk

We heard of the work Business Plus have done for Barnet Early Years and decided to call them in to help us with our Utilities Costs Analysis. They have worked on our project for 3 months and the results are a bespoke calculator tool designed especially for us. We now have a clear and absolute formula to divide costs between both our schools. Well done Business Plus!

Janet Parker, Headteacher, Fairway School & Children's Centre                                            Lesley Burgess, Headteacher, Northway School      http://webfronter.com/barnet/Fairway

Business Plus have been really supportive and completely understood what we are trying to achieve in the European market. They have developed a marketing strategy for us to expand our products to the UK and next we hope to launch our labels in Germany, Portugal and Spain. We are very pleased with our sales so far.

Dina Sheferstien, Owner, Taviar        http://www.taviar.com

We approached Business Plus to help us create a presence in London. We found their service level to be excellent. They have always been reliable and responded promptly to any queries we had. Their personal approach is extremely professional and I have no hesitation recommending them to any company looking for first class business development.

CJ Achionye, Director, Caston Solutions      http://castonsolutions.co.uk

Rikki was brought in to do a set piece of work for Barnet Children's Centres around achieving childcare cost neutral. Rikki worked with senior officers engaging them to think outside of the box – and to think that the childcare element of the centre was a business unit. In addition Rikki developed a childcare business model for the centres to use in developing strategies for cost neutral. Rikki has been an easy going individual and has been receptive to the challenges that Barnet Council has presented.

Zahid Parvez, Business Manager, Barnet Early Years          http://www.barnet.gov.uk

 Business Plus run an Access to Finance workshop for us.The session was very useful and very well delivered – it's just a shame more businesses didn't take advantage of it!

Jenny Clay, Programmes Coordinator, CEME        http://www.ceme.co.uk

Rikki has helped me set up my business. She gave me some very good advice and was spot on with her observations. Most of all, she understands how hard it is when you are trying to translate your ideas and vision for the business into a daily reality.

Connie Barrett, Owner, Kids in Charge       http://www.kidsincharge.co.uk

I have worked with Rikki on our Equal Chances scheme. She is extremely professional and supported us throughout the two year programme. I look forward to working with her again in future.

Karen White, Development Manager, Pre Schools Learning Alliance                             https://www.pre-school.org.uk

l will continue to reflect on your ideas set out the document... You certainly left me with a lot to think about, much of which I knew myself, but it is always good to have additional support.

Sheila Forester, Managing Director, Urban Balance Consultants      http://urbanbalanceconsultants.co.uk

I would like to thank you warmly for your most recent 'tour of duty' with us and for the very professional way you helped organise the successful Launch of Ilford Blueprint at the NLA.

Mark Lucas, Head of Inward Investment, Redbridge Council      http://www.redbridge.gov.uk

I was very pleased with your support and i hope with your help i will complete my project.

Waleed Butt, Cross Border Innovations Fund

I have worked with Rikki on the Childcare Affordability Programme since its inception, and have found her to be both professional and very supportive, particularly with regards to the complex nature of administrating payments to parents. Rikki has an excellent understanding the nursery business – both technically and commercially; proving to be a consistently reliable source of information; and, sounding board for ideas and suggestions.

Seonaide O'Neill, Owner, Little Bears Nursery    http://www.littlebearsdaynursery.co.uk