About Me

I have been working in, or for, small and medium-sized businesses for over 20 years. As a young, fresh-faced graduate trainee, I joined a high-growth start-up, CPP, and cut my teeth on some really interesting projects. That start-up is now a multi-national, global success – but that’s another story. I learnt so much about operations, customer service and of course, people management.

From there, I went on to work as a personnel manager for a city law firm and then in 1998 joined Aztec, a Training and Enterprise Council, as a consultant to small and medium-sized businesses specialising in strategic people management. Aztec merged with Business Link and my work with the SME sector continued. Business Link required all its advisors to have a good, generalist knowledge of all aspects of business, and so my love of providing a holistic business service was born.

In 2005 I decided to go it alone and started up MA Consulting. Many years later, I am still smiling and thoroughly enjoying my work. I get tremendous satisfaction from the success my clients achieve and really enjoy working closely with them, helping them to move forward and provide solutions to their business and people problems.

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I am on the Business Link Consultants’ register, a member of the Institute of Consulting, the CIPD and Merton Chamber of Commerce.  I am passionate about my own professional development, and amongst other things, am studying for a post-graduate Business Management qualification with the OU.

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Marisa has worked closely with me for nearly four years as a business coach, mentor, advisor and consultant. She understands my business and the sector very well indeed and she has become an invaluable resource.

Tony Giardina - Owner Chicco Caffe

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