Our tutors and coaches

georgina wilson

Georgina Wilson

Georgina Wilson is a serial entrepreneur and has always had a passion for nurturing businesses; she has been in the market place for over 15 years. She is a public and motivational speaker, teacher, trainer, mentor, author, and owner of a community café in South London. Her main aim is to see others thrive in their businesses, turning their passions into profits.

Georgina’s ethos is to empower others to achieve their goals.

Her experience enables her to assist with all areas of business development; however, her specialties are business growth, marketing, branding and sales. Based in Tulse Hill, South East London, where she owns a business, Georgina has also coached and mentored numerous small businesses in the local surrounding. Therefore, she has a good understanding of the area and general vibe which will help in creating the right strategy for your business.

Adrian King

Adrian King

Adrian King is a strategy and business development consultant with 30 years' international experience. He has worked across a wide range of sectors, including thepostal industry, communication and e-commerce technologies and healthcare. He has long term relationships with key clients and has worked directly for another 70 companies.

He supports businesses on strategic positioning, commercialisation, new business development, and organisational change. Adrian’s consulting career has largely been based in two organisations: Omega Partners and the Strategia Group. He was a founder employee and then partner in Omega, and then founded the Strategia Group. He has frequently partnered with the leading international consulting firms (Accenture, Deloitte, and PwC).

He has extensive international experience, having worked regularly in a number of European countries, as well as North America, the Middle East and the Caribbean. Adrian is also a Visiting Researcher and Occasional Lecturer at Imperial College Business School on healthcare innovation.

paul mervin

Paul Mervin

Paul Mervin is an experienced business consultant with a strong focus on using new technologies to drive business success.

Paul has a background in starting up new companies and setting up new divisions within existing organisations. He works regularly with Tree Shepherd as a mentor to a wide range of start-ups, micro-businesses and small businesses.

His expertise is in business development strategies, using technology as a business enabler, understanding your market, and developing “go to market” strategies.

anita thorpe

Anita Thorpe

Anita Thorpe is a freelance trainer and retailer who tutors on The Tree Shepherd “Start Your Own Enterprise” course.

Anita has worked as a trainer for 20 years, developing managers and staff in the not-for-profit sector. In 1999, she set up Diverse, a popular design-led gift shop in Brixton, south London.

She now combines her training and retailing experience to help new and established business owners develop their own successful enterprises.

As a practising business owner Anita has a real understanding of the day-to-day challenges of running a business and is uniquely placed to advise on resources and strategies for business sustainability.

lisa newton

Lisa Newton

Lisa Newton has a Masters Degree in Investment Management and a first class Honours Degree in Accounting with Marketing and is AAT qualified. She formed her first company in 2004 with £150 in the same month of graduating from City University, London, UK.

Lisa holds directorships in various industries including telecoms, property management, publishing, hair & beauty as well as finance. She has won various awards in business including: Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2007, Enterprising Business Award in 2008, BE Mogul Award in 2016.

Lisa works mainly with small businesses on their money management and bookkeeping. In between filing accounts for clients, consulting on accounting systems installations and training groups (online and classroom based) on various accounting systems and good financial methods, Lisa can often be found writing books on business and in the non-fiction genre. Her books include: How to Write a Book in Two Weeks, Constant Cashflow, Make the Most of Your Money, How to Start Your Own Bookkeeping Business and How to Franchise Your Business.

jason mollring

Jason Mollring

As a trusted and effective management consultant, Jason has helped innovators build businesses, design solutions, develop capabilities and grow.

Jason’s career started in Silicon Valley, California with technology and dot com start-ups. He moved to London 13 years ago and has worked for community-based foundations where he managed support programmes for entrepreneurs as a funder, consultant and coach.

Jason has managed a £10m innovation fund, developed international and local social impact networks, defined strategic initiatives for foundations, designed innovation, enterprise and volunteer programs and cultivated corporate partnerships with Google, Ernst & Young, Bank of America and more.

Jason also has a strong track record in generating significant earned income and pro bono support across sectors.

As a Business Advisor, the type of support that he can offer to help start up and small businesses is: marketing and communications, business planning and strategy, partnerships, governance and team management.