Meet Our Advisors

Our advisory services are built on a team of highly skilled and award winning consultants and mentors who are experts in their chosen field and have worked with various businesses, team leaders and individuals to help achieve their short, mid and long term goals.

Based on our assessment we carefully match an advisor to your specific needs. Whether this be on an adhoc, contract or permanent basis, we ensure you have  access to the right support to reach your destination.

Stephen Waddington

Stephen Waddington

Business Advisor

Stephen is an award winning marketing and public relations business leader and innovator with a proven track record for modernising agency propositions and driving growth in large and small agencies.

He is also the author of the UK’s leading blog on communication and has written numerous books on marketing and PR. His work has been recognised by the CIPR, The Drum, PRCA, Provoke Media and PR Week.

Tony Snow

Tony Snow

Creative Advisor and Mentor

Tony's been creating ideas for some of the biggest brands at some of the biggest agencies for 30 years. He's been Creative Director, Group Head and Brand Guardian on many of them.

Tony's a people’s person and loves mentoring, teaching and coaching those around him. Being a qualified Corp & Exec Coach, NLP Practitioner and Life Coach has helped Tony become an even better leader.

He's worked in every medium possible, from tv, press, poster and radio to DM, all things digital and all things social. From B2B to B2C. From healthcare and Shopper Marketing to Experiential.

Fiona Wilson

Fiona Wilson

Wellbeing Advisor & Lecturer

Fiona is a Senior Lecturer at London’s top University for Student Experience. In this role, she delivers the Masters programme in Leadership, Innovation and Change where she is able to draw on over ten years of leading and managing within challenging, dynamic environments.

Fiona is a specialist in how emotions impact on performance and behaviour. She is currently completing her PhD in emotionally informed learning which explores how our environment, prior experiences and the people we engage with all impact on our behaviour, relationship with the world and ultimately our identity.

Fiona is a specialist in emotions, organisational culture, team dynamics, creativity and flow.

Gavin Miller

Cost Management & Procurement Specialist

Gavin has spent the last 15 years leading SME businesses in the media and marketing services sector though change and transition and now focuses on transformation through cost management and procurement.

He understands the complexities of managing change and balancing good cost management with growth objectives and increasingly, the requirement to place sustainability at the heart of business operations.

His focus is to help SMEs and larger enterprises reset and recover following the impact of the pandemic and to discover the potential of cost savings, profitable growth and value creation, offered by smarter cost management and procurement solutions for the Net Zero Age.

Gavin and his team offer a simple process and fee model. An initial free review of your costs, spend and suppliers, providing reassurance and confidence that you are getting the best possible value for your spend, with the right suppliers, followed by a results-based share of savings fee model, for delivering actual savings and increased cash-flow.

Natasha Kenny

Natasha Kenny

HR & Careers Advisor

With 20 years HR experience working in the Advertising and Marketing world I understand the personalities that work in the communications industry and appreciate the type of pressures management deal with day to day. This means I tailor HR solutions that fit your business.

My passion is helping agencies get the most out of their people and helping make the agency a great place to work.

I will partner you as HR Director and offer the following services:

Best Practice - ensuring you're legally compliant in all your HR practice, drafting company Handbooks and Policies, Employment Contracts.

Employee Relations - ensuring paths of communication are clear, dealing with disciplinaries and grievances, redundancies and dismissals, TUPE.

Recruitment and Selection - drafting job descriptions and competency frameworks, recruiting directly and the managing the campaign.

Training and Development - helping people reach their full potential, drafting and managing appraisals, setting up and running cost effective training programmes.

Reward - review existing benefits and incentives and put together incentive schemes that are competitive and innovative.

Ad hoc projects - setting up Inductions and Graduate Recruitment Programmes

Craig Nayman

Craig Nayman

Business Advisor & Investor

Significant B2B, sales, commercial development, and general management experience with a proven record in significantly improving revenue, profit and market shares for major blue-chip media and sports companies.

With over 40 years’ experience in either owning businesses or working for companies in a variety of senior management roles at board level.

Specialties:
General management
Commercial expertise
Publishing
Content marketing
Digital transformation
B2B marketing
Building / developing relationships
Strategic planning
Team development
Sales solutions
CRM
Systems development
Leadership
Business development
P&L responsibility
Mentoring
Sales Training and Coaching

Andrew Barnes-Jones

Andrew Barnes-Jones

Creative Advisor & Mentor

Andrew has been creating propositions and writing stories that have truly turned the heads of audiences across the globe for 30 years. Helping businesses flourish through the marriage of strategic and emotional marketing. He has delivered this through integrated and tactical campaigns, brand creation, lead generation and ABM to name a few.

His strengths include business acuity, creative strategies, big ideas, presenting, selling and mentoring creative teams. Andrew is also a session lecturer at Ravensbourne University London, whenever he get's the time.

Yasmine Khan

Wellbeing Advisor and Mind Coach

Yasmine’s philosophy in life is simple; “You are the magic bullet, so quit wasting time looking elsewhere.” Once you understand this concept, then you are ready to go places.

Yasmine works with business leaders and ambitious employees to help them develop and harness the mental strength necessary to lead a successful and meaningful life. Her personal research interests are quality of life at work and the flourishing self.

As a lifetime student of psychology, Yasmine’s industry experience ranges from Retail, Government, Defence, Telecommunications, TV, Medicine and now using her dynamic flair as a Wellbeing and Mind Coach in the creative sector.

In the current climate she’s providing 1-on-1 video calls to help employees with issues around isolation, stress, anxiety and self-belief as well as working with leadership teams on competitive edge and drive. Working together to transform negative situations into positive ones.

WITH JEFFERSON TALENT GROUP YOU CAN CONFIDENTLY SET NEW DESTINATIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS, UNDERSTAND WHAT’S NEEDED TO GET YOU THERE, AND CALL UPON EXPERT SUPPORT EVERY STEP OF THE WAY 

Change is inevitable, growth is optional

Jefferson Talent Group, the marketing and creative industry’s specialist business transformation consultancy
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