Founder & CEO
Head of Partnerships
Head of Marketing
Natalie is an award-winning senior leader with a career spanning public, private and the third sector. Currently Assistant Chief Executive – Chief Marketing Officer (interim) for the London Borough of Newham, she has responsibility for leading a transformation in how Council’s use of data and creativity to improve engagement. In this role, Natalie co-leads the Council’s Cost of Living Taskforce and its People Powered Places programme, one of the largest participatory democracy initiatives in the UK.
Her previous experience includes senior roles at Access Intelligence PLC; the Institute of Development Studies; and as Deputy MD of award-winning PR agency, Teamspirit, where she specialised in developing campaigns to improve financial awareness and engagement for organisations including Age UK, Barclays, Standard Life and Vitality. Natalie is the author of ‘The New Immediacy of Communications’ on how technology is changing the relationship between consumers and money. Alongside her professional experience, Natalie is a trustee for Together Co, a Brighton and Hove based charity tackling loneliness and social isolation.
Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones MBE
Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, also known as The Black Farmer, has been on a relentless mission to change the world in a career spanning more than 40 years.
Wilfred’s journey from impoverished immigrant to multimillionaire farming legend has been unconventional – after school, and a spell in the army, Wilfred’s entrepreneurial spirit helped him create a successful career at the BBC, where for 15 years he was producer/director on food programmes, giving the likes of Gordon Ramsay and James Martin their TV breaks. At 40, Wilfred achieved his dream and bought a 30-acre idyll on the Devon/Cornwall border and, having spotted a gap in the market to create exceptional sausages, created the iconic Black Farmer brand. His products are now sold in all major stores and are nationally known and loved.
In a career spanning more than 40 years, Philip King relentlessly championed the cause of small businesses as Interim Small Business Commissioner and Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Management (CICM).
He has served as a board member for the Start-Up Loans Company, and was a Red Tape Champion for Insolvency. He is the author of the ‘Managing Cashflow Guides’ and architect of the Prompt Payment Code for the Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). He has worked closely with successive governments to champion best-practice credit management, tackling late payment, and supporting small business.
Alan is the marketing director at Previse, a fin-tech company which analyses the data of a large company to predict the very few invoices that are unlikely to get paid, so that the rest can be paid instantly.