Realising your dreams

Good2Great was founded by Gary Halpin and Johnny Themans, since then Good2Great has expanded to include the current team.

Gary Halpin

Gary Halpin

Co-Founder, Director

Location: Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Experience: 31 Years in Business

Specialism: Building on 25 years of senior level experience in the food industry working with entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs to start or develop their business and realise their dreams.

Johnny Themans

Johnny Themans

Co-Founder, Director

Location: Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Experience: 26 Years in Business

Specialism: Starting, building and developing owner managed businesses. Focussing on the owner, the product / service, marketing and sales, administration and developing teams - all in a cohesive plan that ensures each area contributes effectively towards the achievement of the overall business plan.

Rachel Piper

Rachel Piper

Operations Manager

Location: Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Experience: Rachel has extensive experience in managing and monitoring funding projects focusing on compliance, budget management and output achievement.

Specialism: Project management, contract compliance and oversight of internal controls to deliver “Good2Great Fault Free Delivery Programme”.

Ruth Goss

Ruth Goss

Assistant Operations Manager

Location: Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Experience: Ruth has a level 3 NVQ in Business Administration and a Level 3 AAT diploma in Accounting.

Specialism: Having started as an apprentice 4 years ago, Ruth is now Good2Great’s Assistant Operations Manager.

Gem Bridges

Gem Bridges

Marketing Manager

Location: Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Experience: Gem has completed a BA Hons in Events Management and a PGCE in Further Education and Adult Learning specialising in Business Studies.

Specialism: Gem has specific responsibilities in marketing and internal projects including CSR. Gem specialises in further education and adult learning.

Gail Mckillop

Gail Mckillop

Building Business Confidence Programme Director

Location: Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Experience: Gail has just under twenty years experience working in Financial Services at management level and more recently has successfully run two small businesses.

She is qualified in Financial Planning Certificates 1 and 2 which were the relevant qualifications at that time.

Specialism: Individual Performance Management/Personal Development.
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Ruth Broome

Ruth Broome

Building Business Confidence Programme Director

Location: Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Experience: Ruth has a Masters Degree from Aston University in HR and Business Management. She spent 15 years working in HR in a variety of sectors (retail, manufacturing and public sector) specialising in HR performance and project management.

Specialism: Ruth is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

Sally Themans

Sally Themans

Advisor

Location: Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Experience: Blue chip retail experience in purchasing and operations. Started and successfully run a business since 2005 which provides jobs for eight people. Also published writer in local business publications and spearheaded Bridgnorth’s successful Great British High Street entry. 20 years as JP in Telford.

Specialism: Experience in working with virtual teams for project delivery, coaching and training people for high performance and start-ups. High Street champion and social media trainer.

Helen Leathers

Helen Leathers

Advisor

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Experience: Helen is a national trainer with Utility Warehouse and experienced business coach. She established, grew and sold a successful graphic design agency and has published a number of books most of which are in the self improvement arena.

Specialism: Group training and individual coaching for personal and business development. Particularly strong in the areas of branding and people development.

Marcus Themans

Marcus Themans

Advisor

Location: Much Wenlock, Shropshire

Experience: Marcus developed a successful food business (now sold) which continues to thrive. Experienced trainer and business coach helping businesses to get started and to grow. Also consulted to central government over Health & Safety policy.

Specialism: With experience in farming and food Marcus is well placed to help any small business starting out or looking to grow - particularly those in rural areas or working in the food sector.

Tim Luft

Tim Luft

Advisor

Location: Telford

Experience: Tim is a Digital Media Entrepreneur based in the West Midlands (Shropshire), Tim’s focus surrounds the roll out of virtual reality building on the expertise of the UK Video game industry. Tim has run University Institutes which have researched the use of 3D environment for teaching and learning, more recently Tim established his own Virtual Reality development studio in the West Midlands, and operates a technology showcase and conference venue which provides companies with hands on access to the latest advances in 3D simulation and virtual reality. Tim sits on the Telford Business Board, he is a mentor for the UKTI Global Entrepreneurs and a panel member on the Wolverhampton University Green Shoots initiative.

Rhys Morgan

Rhys Morgan

Advisor

Location: Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Experience: Rhys has a proven track record of delivering innovative solutions to clients, realising significant cost efficiencies and competitive advantage, whilst delivering profitable growth through re-structuring, re-engineering and creating high performance teams.

Specialism: Sales process and market development.
General management - Finance, Strategy, HR
Strategic vision creation and conversion into operational objectives.

Eddie Allan

Eddie Allan

Advisor

Location: Stourbridge, Worcestershire

Experience: Eddie spent 12 years running a business delivering training and workplace qualifications and ten years public services including six years in a policy division in Whitehall. He has also spent six years in retail management.

Specialism: Eddie has delivered training and workshops to start up businesses and entrepreneurial graduates, and is well placed to deliver sustainable business skills including financial metrics.

Christina Morgan

Christina Morgan

Advisor

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Experience: Christina is an experienced business owner, currently she successfully operates her own Healthcare business, which she established after time spent within the construction industry as a Managing Director, this was for her family owned company.

Specialisim: Christina’s background includes 20 years in Healthcare, working at varying levels such as Practice Management along with specialist Maxillo Facial Nursing in head and neck trauma and cancer.
Christina has launched a thriving business networking group, bringing a wide range of business owners together regularly.

Deborah Isis

Deborah Isis

Advisor

Location: Lancashire

Experience: Deborah Marie Isis is a transformational change coach/intuitive counsellor breaking boundaries in consciousness to
raise you up to your highest potential and free you to live a truly authentic life.

Specialism: Business Start Ups

Hollie Whittles

Hollie Whittles

Advisor

Location: Telford, Shropshire

Experience: Hollie runs her own Shropshire web design company and has extensive experience in Learning and Development for one of the largest global IT consultancies. Hollie is chairman of the Shropshire branch of BCS, the chartered institute for IT, and vice-chair of Wellington Chamber of Commerce.

Specialism: Website Design and Development including Content Management System (CMS): Joomla and WordPress. E-Commerce solutions, SEO and Google Analytics, social media and brand coordination. Consultation and mentoring with established and start up businesses.

Johanna Morris

Johanna Morris

Advisor

Location: Shrewsbury

Experience: Johanna has been responsible for designing & delivering training and online learning for over 15 years. She has a wealth of experience in sales, training, design and delivery. With a focus always on the end user, she has developed several blended learning solutions to meet strategic business goals.

Jonathan Andrew

Jonathan Andrew

Advisor

Location: Stafford

Experience: An accomplished consultant, trainer and interim manager with extensive public and private sector procurement and bid management / development experience. Further experience spans the engagement, participation and charitable sectors.

Specialism: With private sector clients, Jonathan has worked across numerous business categories, including financial services, manufacturing, scientific support, construction, health and wellbeing, ICT and consultancy to develop winning bids.

Katie Nutt

Katie Nutt

Advisor

Location: Telford, Shropshire

Experience: Katie is a successful business owner with both a cleaning business and a social media consultancy.

Specialism: Social media development for small and start up businesses and Brand Awareness.

Deborah Meredith

Deborah Meredith

Advisor

Location: Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Experience: Deborah joins G2G to bring her creative flair and retailing expertise. With a degree in conservation restoration and 15 years experience as a design and technology teacher, she opened Tea & Roses – a trail blazing and highly successful vintage interiors, design and gift shop and coffee shop - in Bridgnorth 5 years ago and is now a national trainer and employs 14 staff.

Specialism: Visual merchandising, including window dressing and retail skills.

Helen Choudron

Helen Choudron

Advisor

Location: Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Experience: Helen joins G2G to bring her retailing expertise and award winning merchandising skills to the Pride In Your High Street programme. Helen has gained huge experience with the Early Learning Centre, New Look and Tanners, where she has worked for the last 12 years. She is responsible for creating the amazing Tanners window displays which have won ‘Best Window’ display in the Shrewsbury store for 3 years.

Specialism: Visual merchandising, including window dressing and retail skills.

Jas Raju

Jas Raju

Advisor

Location: Wolverhampton

Experience: Jas has a wealth of experience spanning over 20 years in training, development and skills and business support.

Specialism: SFEDI and ILM Accredited. Business support, project management and bespoke training. Assessing and NVQ Delivery.