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Robin Murray Brown has been a board advisor and executive search consultant for over 16 years. He is a partner at Tyzack Partners, an internationally focused executive search firm based in London. He specialises in the recruitment of executive and non- executive directors in the commercial and not-for- profit sectors.


Rob Groves started Groves Consultancy because he recognised an unmet need in the car buying market, serving busy individuals who want the very best but don't have the time or the experience to find it. As a prestige car enthusiast himself, nothing pleases him more than fulfilling a buyer's desire with their dream car.


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Charles Crawford CMG qualified as a barrister before serving for nearly thirty years in HM Diplomatic Service, including as British Ambassador to Sarajevo, Belgrade and Warsaw. He is a founding partner of ADRg Ambassadors LLP, a new strategic corporate diplomacy team based in London. www.adrgambassadors.com Charles blogs at www.charlescrawford.biz @CharlesCrawford


James Burwood assists UK manufacturers in acquiring the strategies and tools they need to be world beaters. He is an expert on manufacturing and supply chains, devising and mastering the most effective strategies to enable them to perform at their best. James is a contributor to the Huffington Post, an international speaker and guest lecturer, and is trustee for youth theatre charity Lost. www.jamesburwood.co.uk


Nicholas Paget-Brown is Director of Pelham Research, which provides management briefings, seminars and reports for businesses on key aspects of UK public policy. It also publishes the UK Medium-Term Political Outlook and UK Coalition Government Policy Timetable 2010-2015, aimed at companies needing to anticipate policies in the pipeline which will affect their business. pelhamresearch@btinternet.com


Nick Barron is a Deputy Managing Director within the London Corporate and Financial practice at Edelman UK. His clients include Unilever, The Economist, CBS Corporation and Manchester City FC. He leads Edelman’s Creative Industries team and is a member of Edelman’s sports industry practice. He co-founded HomemadeLondon.com and SouthEastCentral.co.uk and he blogs at Brockley Central. You can follow him @brockleycentral.


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LONDON'S BUSINESS MAGAZINE June\July 2012


BUSINESS FIRST


LONDON'S HIGH STREET REVIVAL


The future is much brighter than you think


COMEDY TO KATHMANDU


SALTY DOG


The comedians breaking into new markets across the globe


How the City is failing investors


MAN BUYS PRESENT... NOT VERY WELL


The startup that's fixing the missing male gift gene


OLYMPIC COUNTDOWN...


...to chaos, or a legacy we can be proud of?


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