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Haynes Consulting


Simon Gill

Managing Director

After graduating from The University of Warwick, Simon has enjoyed a wide variety of business roles.

From a grounding in accountancy with Ernst & Young, Simon spent 17 years in marketing communications with a range of posts including responsibility for client management, business development, personal skills development and training and operational efficiency.

Since then Simon has focused on using this breadth of experience to deliver motivational and successful ‘people focused’ training, specialising in negotiation & persuasion & relationship marketing.

Simon has a very personable and positive personality and enjoys working with people. He brings a drive and commitment to the training environment combined with a sense of humour and a desire to make the training experience enjoyable as well as productive for delegates and clients alike.

Liz Whitaker

Associate Consultant

Liz has worked in professional firms for over 20 years, in-house and consultancy roles, for KPMG, Wragge & Co, Grant Thornton, St. Philips Chambers, The College of Law, 3i plc and GVA Grimley. It all started, however, in the corporate affairs department of a listed independent television company where she worked for a mastermind corporate strategist who taught her all she ever needed to know about the financial value of strategic communications.

Liz holds diplomas from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. Other professional development courses include Ashridge Business School Leadership Programme and Directing Strategic Marketing in Professional Firms at Cranfield School of Management.

Nicola Jones

Barrister & Associate Consultant

Nicola is a graduate of Balliol College, Oxford and the University of Sussex.  She qualified as a barrister in the mid ‘90s and practised in crime & family law in Birmingham for several years. 
She began delivering legal training for the University of Warwick whilst at the Bar and moved to become Director of Warwick Legal Training at the School of Law there in 2003.  In 2007 Nicola went freelance writing and delivering training for major public authorities such as the Health & Safety Executive.  She has an outstanding reputation for delivering high quality, enjoyable & effective training events.
Nicola has developed a specialism in teaching legal professionals to use training as a marketing and client relationship tool.  She has expertise in writing and implementing training strategies which distinguish providers in a crowded cpd market.
&businesses to flourish by developing ability and confidence. 

Tracy Huntley

Associate Consultant

Before becoming a full-time trainer Tracy spent 15 years in marketing, corporate and agency side, in Europe and the Asia Pacific region working for KP Foods, Nestle, Pepsi-Cola, Citroen and Reckitt and Coleman Pharmaceuticals. As a trainer she has worked with the public and private sectors, including advertising, manufacturing, engineering, legal, media, financial, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries.

She finally found her raison d'être by becoming a training consultant, combining her business experience and teaching skills. She says she’s never been happier and more satisfied with work...

She is passionate about good written and verbal communication in business and the importance of getting it right. She uses her skills to help others win new tenders through good writing and language, negotiating costs and contracts and building on-going relationships.

Tracy is a faculty member and lecturer at the Chartered Institute of Marketing and an approved trainer for the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising and the Institute of Credit Management.