FlyingStart XP - Charlie Welch

Charlie Welch – Business Associate

Charlie is a leading business facilitator and program development consultant who has worked across most business sectors. She was the first female winner of the Queen’s Medal at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Charlie has facilitated at all corporate levels, from boardroom to new employees and has experience nationally and internationally in public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Clients include: The United Nations, EDF, Oxford and Cambridge Universities, GSK, RBS, GE and The British Red Cross.

FlyingStart XP - Lorne Armstrong

Lorne Armstrong – Business Associate

Lorne is a highly experienced designer and facilitator of behaviour-changing live experiences. As co-founder and director of experiential agency INVOLVE, Lorne has created some of the UK”s most innovative projects for both private and public sector clients to create and deliver real change in companies including Santander Business, GSK, EF, RBS Corporate, Sainsbury’s, Argos and HMRC.

FlyingStart XP - Mitch Smith

Mitch Smith – Business Associate

Mitch is trained in classic leadership and change management theory, focusing on allowing teams and individuals to develop through collaborative and engaging techniques. Mitch was a Senior Leader at AXA heading up Engagement, he has delivery experience in complex, multi-functional and multi-cultural environments that combine real business experience with a hands-on approach to coaching, training and mentoring. Clients include GSK, AXA.

Madelaine Healey – Social Media Manager

Madelaine is a social media specialist trained by Digital Mums. She makes sure Flying Start XP is engaged and visible where we need to be to bring the best opportunities to our students. 

Madelaine has previously worked as a university tutor in Australia and has a strong understanding of the challenges young people face finding the right career path. She has also worked in social research and policy and has a PhD in South Asian History.

Flying Start XP - Piero Vitelli

Piero Vitelli – Business Associate

Piero is a lecturer, author, facilitator and presenter. He specialises in effective communication and mentors leaders of FTSE 100 companies including GSK, TATA, AXA and EE. In addition, he designs experiential
training courses for strength deployment inventory, time management and presentation skills. He is a brilliant facilitator and works across both industry and Universities.

FlyingStart XP - Ron Hopkins

Ron Hopkins – Psychometrics Specialist

Ron has worked across a wide range of industries, multinational and UK FTSE organisations for over twenty-five years. They include Pharmaceutical, Insurance, Investment Banking, Oil & Gas, Communications, Light Manufacturing, Retail and major charities. He has used psychometrics as a key part of his executive & team-leader coaching. Working directly with strong leadership teams, Ron has helped them to understand what they have to offer, their particular strengths and the best communication strategies for maximum personal and team effectiveness.

FlyingStart XP - Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers

Flying Start XP will be inviting an inspirational mix of industry experts to come and speak to our courses. They will share their perspectives on graduate requirement, employee development and the challenges facing new starters.



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