Steve Ireland – Communications Geek

Steve Ireland is an award-winning broadcaster and communications specialist who started life as a Radio then TV reporter before producing ‘North-West Tonight.’ He became Head of the BBC N/W Regional Programmes department…four local radio stations and all regional TV output. He went to Tyne-Tees TV as Director of Programmes and went on to become Senior Vice-President of the ‘Showtime Network’, part of the US media giant, Viacom. He now runs media and communications training and coaching programmes worldwide for corporate organisations and some of the world’s leading athletes and business entrepreneurs.

Zia Shah – Finance Geek

Zia is a Senior Finance Leader & Accounting System Implementation Specialist with considerable experience developing & delivering complex financial processes & strategies for ambitious SMEs to embed robust cost controls. 
Leveraging a senior career in finance, with roles including Financial Controller of TFX/GKN Aerospace, I established Revidge Mount Consulting in 2009 undertaking assignments for leading companies such as Audasi Holdings Ltd Group companies (including Quickslide Ltd, Renaissance Window Systems, Sessions Label Solutions and Quickslide Windows Direct) and GMR Hardware Ltd.
AS CFO at Audasi Group he guided a key business acquisition of 3 new companies to significantly grow the Groups turnover by 20% & increase profits. 
Across roles, he analyses existing accounting systems & implement improvements while utilising activity based accounting methodology to target value added activities & streamline cost structures. Additionally, Zia has a proven background delivering internal audits to comply to accounting standards & ensure corporate governance. 

Andrew Dewhurst – IT and Software Geek

Andrew is Managing Director of Affilius Group. Affilius has been developing and delivering IT and digital strategies for businesses since 1991. Technology changes at an ever increasing rate but the Affilius Framework enables Affilius to offer clients low-risk high-reward digital evolution which has a direct effect on the bottom line.
Affilius creates added-value and intellectual property for clients through innovation and development of game-changing technology solutions which enable businesses to fuel their growth ambitions whilst increasing their net worth and creating incremental high-value revenue streams.
The Affilius portfolio of innovative software solutions has helped fuel increased profitability through efficiency and productivity gains together with new, innovative and exciting processes.