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.
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.
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.
Alan has worked in sustainability and innovation since 1996, in both the public and private sector. In the last 12 years he has worked as Sustainability Director and Sustainability Lead for two global engineering companies.
Alan is a strategic thinker and an exceptional networker, building fruitful connections with stakeholders in business, government, and academia. He has developed sustainability strategies at a corporate and project level and has a passion for delivering the ambitions of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Claire Louise is a Social Impact Practitioner who has worked at senior level within the Charity sector and as Corporate Responsibility consultant for energy company RWE NRL. She was CEO of Lancaster District Chamber of Commerce and has represented the VCSE sector at senior level, as a member of Sheffield First Local Strategic Partnership.
Claire Louise is a qualified business mentor, has worked with the New Economics Foundation to assess methodologies for social impact measurement, and holds a Certificate in Strategic Leadership (Regeneration & Place-making). She is a Fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs and is a Social Value UK Associate Practitioner.
Lucy hasn’t looked back since her Masters in Environmental Science. She has over a decade of leadership in ESG/ CSR, developing, delivering and communicating the ESG aspirations of brands of all sizes across the real estate, hospitality, charity and professional services industries – in house and consultancy.
Although Lucy has a broad background in ESG strategy and sustainability, she is also a specialist in award-winning community investment programmes, team engagement and sustainability communications.
Lucy loves her Pilates mat, her wellies and her luxury suitcase (her backpack has been retired).
Amanda has worked in sustainability for over 10 years, 8 of those focussed on the Food and Drink sector. She previously worked at WRAP as a Business Account Manager on the Courtauld Commitment and the launch of the Plastics Pact, aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Projects Amanda has worked on have spanned all areas relating to achieving a circular economy from design and procurement to resource efficiency along the supply chain, communicating with consumers to help them reduce waste.
Amanda is a real people’s person who is passionate about sustainability, and has worked at all levels of an organisation. In her spare time, she loves to head to the beach and a bit of adventurous travel!
Adam is a Certified Sustainability Practitioner and specialises in Social Impact strategy and Carbon Management, specifically in the financial services and FMCG sector.
Adam’s journey in sustainability derived from his passion for helping others. A role in the charity and community department, for a large finance company, snowballed into a position as CSR Business Partner. He enjoys the challenge of defining purpose for businesses and helping them to achieve their goals.
When not playing Rugby, Adam describes himself as a ‘frustrated Golfer’ and is trying his hardest to learn the Ukulele.
Ollie specialises in non-financial data and reporting, most recently leading sustainability reporting at FTSE 100 packaging manufacturer, DS Smith.
He has advised a range of companies on sustainability strategy and reporting, focussed on climate change and the circular economy. He has co-authored peer-reviewed sustainability accounting research and is a member of the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR). Passionate about furthering corporate sustainability and accountability, he contributes to the Standards Advisory Group at SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board) and Circulytics sounding board (Ellen MacArthur Foundation).
Ollie enjoys spending time outdoors, being at the gym and exploring new places.
Chloe is a second-year English Language student at Lancaster University and also completing a placement as communications coordinator for TBL. She is actively building her Social Media Management portfolio as a Publicity and Marketing Officer for the 93% Club Lancaster, alongside various freelance roles with small businesses.
As a strong believer in social justice, Chloe’s passion for equality and social mobility led to an interest in sustainability and movements on a more global scale.
When she’s not creating content and engaging within her social media communities, she loves to travel and is always looking for new places to explore!