As former Group Head of Sustainability for one of the world’s largest technology companies, Colin spent years helping business leaders understand the importance of balancing people, planet, and profit. Prior to this, his career spanned a diverse range of roles including marketing, HR, business development, and technology.
Colin is passionate about the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the vital role of businesses to help achieve the goals . He’s a straight-talking Lancastrian who prides himself on his ability to keep things simple and honest – this can get him into trouble!
Andrew accidentally fell into the food industry in 2006 and has stayed ever since! He’s worked in retail and manufacturing, across commercial, marketing and business strategy and transformation, but spent the majority of his time working in sustainability with a focus on sustainable sourcing and production.
In his spare time Andrew likes to cook, enjoy the odd craft beer (the odder the better), listen to music and enjoy our beautiful outdoors. His favourite place in the world is Scotland!
Paul is a strong believer that sustainable practices make businesses more successful. Following a stint in the Army he joined an early stage startup. It fast became a multinational tech unicorn where he held leadership roles in operations and programme management, and was also a founding member of the Diversity & Inclusion committee. He became passionate about increasing sustainability through innovation, developing strategies for electric vehicles and circular packaging.
Paul advises businesses dealing in electric vehicles, craft beverages, clothing care, consumer rewards, education and more. You’ll often find him exploring nature, in the mountains and under the sea.
Listographer Liza loves a plan, but most of all when she’s worked it out from something really messy and complicated. She knows retail like the back of her hand, from the major rebranding of Superdrug, to leading the Christmas campaigns at Marks & Spencer. All that experience means she’s razor sharp on where to get best value for money, and how to make digital work hard. Liza has led food branding development across everything from Percy Pigs to British Beef sourcing, with a unique blend of commercial and creative thinking – and always focused on the end customer benefit.
Half Brit half Deutsch, Alex combines a Germanic need for efficiency, with an English sense of humour. She has spent many years in the analytical world of FMCG, developing the likes of kinder surprise and Ferrero Rocher to build loved brands. More recently at Marks & Spencer, Alex has worked across the convenience division, including ready meals, hospitality and franchise partnerships, as well as customer journey development across various ethical & sustainable sourcing initiatives. This experience has given her a broader obsession with how we transition to a circular economy.
For many years, Philippa has been keen to make a difference both socially and environmentally. Having worked as a corporate writer and editor for a global company, Philippa now helps to make sure that TBL’s operations run smoothly.
Her hobbies include her horse, growing fruit and vegetables, learning French, and a variety of crafts.
Associate Graphic Designer
Alexander has been in the design industry for over 15 years. He loves making brands look the part. With a no nonsense approach to getting the most out of branding, he has a knack of bringing brands to life. With an impressive design history including work for the BBC, he is a valued member of the TBL Services Team.
In his spare time Alexander enjoys the outdoors with his dog Bert.
For more than a decade, Mike has written business content of every sort for organisations ranging from Beaverbrooks to BAE Systems, Euro Car Parts to Age Concern. With a long record of report writing for the likes of BIMA, Universal Music and the public sector in the UK and overseas, Mike now writes reports that help organisations tell their sustainability stories.
When he’s not writing reports, Mike walks, cooks, and writes and sings as part of a folk group.