Wherever your organisation is, so are we. Last year we delivered client programmes in 40 countries, 6 languages and within 11 different industries. With headquarters in the UK and a subsidiary office in the USA, Primeast currently employs 25 people.  Our client delivery can be as geographically dispersed as Moncton (Canada), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Perth (Australia), the Shetlands (UK) and Sakhalin (Eastern Russia) we need to ensure that we can offer global solutions with local sensitivity.

To achieve this, we engage a 100 strong network of world class facilitators and coaches around the world, many of whom have worked with us for over 10 years. Each associate is a specialist in their chosen field and, just as crucially, they are sensitive to the regional and corporate cultures in which they serve our clients.

Meet the team based in the UK & North America

Russell Evans

Russell Evans

Managing Director and CEO

Russell leads Primeast’s 25 core employees and 100 associate consultants, facilitators and coaches based in 46 countries.  His energy is centred on working strategically with our client partners, developing individuals, teams and large multi-national organisations, many of whom are heavily regulated and matrixed.  However complex the organisation, Russell has a strong belief in the power of people, with the desire to bring about fundamental change and development for our clients.

Russell’s previous experience as a trouble shooter in the highly pressurised commercial retail environment is pivotal in his position as MD.  He successfully manages and celebrates a diverse team, rich in cultures and perspectives.

Sarah Cave

Sarah Cave

Director, Head of Leadership

Sarah is mindful in anticipating the changes and challenges that the 21st century is bringing to organisational leadership, and is committed to developing new and exciting frameworks and interventions to meet these diverse demands.

Commercially astute, Sarah’s experience spans both private and public sector and has helped her develop a truly pragmatic style, with a reputation for achieving outstanding results and improved measurable business performance.

Martin Carver

Martin Carver

Director, Head of Organisational Development

Martin is committed to developing sustainable success for both organisations and individuals, through genuine collaboration and an understanding of complex client needs. As a consultant, facilitator, speaker and executive coach, he has experience of senior management roles across a variety of sectors globally.

Deeply passionate about developing people for sustainable success and enhanced results, Martin thrives on creating loyal connections and inspiring organisations. By helping people gain new insights to key strategic issues and finding solutions that work for them, he develops a platform rich in integrity and trust.

Simon Tarver

Simon Tarver

Director, Head of Teamwork

Simon has worked in the training and development field now for nearly three decades, with firm roots in experiential learning, through delivering projects for Operation Raleigh and the Princes Trust. With a proven track record in effectively managing and delivering innovative and challenging development initiatives to a range of clients from all sectors of industry, he has a broad range of experience in the design, delivery and management of personal and team development training and assessment programmes.

Simon creates strong, resilient partnerships with clients and employees at all levels, by developing innovative and creative teambuilding techniques, diagnostics analysis, skills workshops and games that build engagement and create an environment fuelled for change and improvement.

Gary Edwards

Gary Edwards

Director, Operations and Finance

Gary is a founding Director of Primeast, and continues to bring passion and energy into the business through his specialism of leading, managing and motivating virtual teams and remote teams. His years of working closely with clients gives him a very clear understanding of how to transform teams and organisations to a higher performing platform by unlocking the potential in individuals and creating a ‘team fellowship’ to bring about outstanding results.

Gary’s experience has given him clear insights into how teams work and what they require to succeed, whilst his passion for unlocking what individuals can contribute through insightful, empathic leadership has added value to many people and their organisations.

Warwick Abbott

Warwick Abbott

Director

Warwick is a founding Director of Primeast, where he uses his international facilitation experience to help people to grow through relationship building and the management of change. His results oriented approach has helped many problem solving teams and diverse/multi-cultural teams deliver extraordinary results for their organisations.

Warwick’s knowledge of how people in teams function comes from a deep appreciation of the structures, processes and behaviours that differentiate the special from the average.

Clive Wilson

Clive Wilson

Director

Clive is a truly passionate keynote speaker, facilitator and coach, whose main focus is the purposeful alignment and leadership of individuals, teams, organisations and communities. Experienced in working with both leaders and groups of absolutely any size across the world, Clive is committed to both organisational sustainability, as well as improving the effectiveness of social entrepreneurs in the developing world.

Clive currently chairs the United Nations Association (Harrogate) as an advocate for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, something that Primeast is wholly supportive of.  Author of the bestselling book ‘Designing the Purposeful Organization – How to inspire business performance beyond boundaries‘ (Kogan Page 2015), Clive is currently writing ‘Designing the Purposeful World – the SDGs as a blueprint for humanity.’  Clive is available for workshops and keynotes on the SDGs.

 

David Evans

David Evans

Head of Consulting

David is a hands-on and adaptable consultant and project manager, with extensive experience in  business improvement and strategy execution. He strives for transformational change through an open and challenging style.

David brings strong commercial experience to his role at Primeast, and has first-hand experience of delivering strong organisational growth and productivity, whilst ensuring the development of people beyond their boundaries.

Tina Breslin

Tina Breslin

General Manager, Primeast LLC in North America

Tina is general Manager of Primeast LLC in Houston, where she focuses on building new relationships in many industries, including Oil and Gas, Technology and Healthcare. Her strength is in “discovering” the performance gaps of her clients, and working collaboratively on the right solutions at the right time with the right partners for success.

Tina’s background spans over 20 years in sales, training and HR management. Throughout her working life, challenging roles and responsibilities have helped Tina develop a tenacious style, eager to continuously learn, excel and engage in any role she undertakes.

For more about Primeast LLC in Houston, please visit our Global Reach page.

Gordon Roscoe

Gordon Roscoe

Head of Automotive

Gordon is head of our automotive division with strong experience as an executive coach, education designer and learning and development consultant within and beyond the automotive sector.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of the Motor Industry.

His particular interest is in coaching management teams to gain peak performance from those they lead, and in the measurement of leadership and management development outcomes.  He has designed and led impactful programmes for blue chip clients across the UK and internationally.  Gordon is a published author.

Liz Clarkson

Liz Clarkson

European Business Development Manager

Liz is a business development professional with over 20 years  experience, who works closely with clients to understand the challenges that they face and how she can introduce solutions to improve efficiency and performance. She has worked with a variety clients in the private and public sectors, managing projects at a global level to support a broad range of training needs.

Liz’s collaborative approach ensures the solutions provided exceed client expectations and deliver powerful results.

Sue Walsh

Sue Walsh

Head of Operations

Sue manages Primeast’s global associate network, and leads the Business Operations Team, who are committed to ensuring that seamless business operations and services are adhered to for both our clients and our associates. By guaranteeing our facilitators in the right place at the right time with all the right resources, Sue and her team provide the hub for Primeast’s global client and consultant connections.

Sue’s broad experience of working with learning professionals, logistics and administration keeps the business one step ahead, and is instrumental in maintaining both our ISO 9001:2008 QAIC/UK/511 accreditation for the design and provision of management and organisation development programmes, and our high quality reputation as an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Centre.

Sales, Marketing & Design Team

Sales, Marketing & Design Team

This dedicated and experienced team work closely with Primeast client directors and associates to design development interventions that help our client organisations through change. Our team are constantly researching and refining the Primeast service offering to match and exceed our client needs and expectations, both now and in the future.

Responsible for new business development, this team consults closely with clients to understand the challenges they face and how Primeast can introduce powerful solutions to improve their effectiveness and performance. They also deliver our marketing strategy, ranging from ensuring Primeast has subject matter experts facilitating and speaking at key industry sector events around the world, to running complimentary shared-learning events and sharing industry knowledge and experience through our Insights pages.

Left to right in picture: Liz Clarkson, Sarah Cave, Emma Booth, Simon Allistone and Rachel Sorton-Hall.

Client Services & Finance Team

Client Services & Finance Team

Every Primeast client has a dedicated member of the client services team who handles all aspects of programme management including print and e-content management, translation management, diagnostics, logistics, and venue liaison.

Whilst the majority of Primeast’s global work is handled directly from either our UK Headquarters or our North America office in Houston, our “global but local” approach comes from long-standing, trusted partnerships operating these services in Latin America, India, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa.

Not only do our team have experience of dealing with a wide range of different clients and project scopes, our effective client management, logistical and invoicing procedures have been recognised as the exemplar amongst all suppliers to our major multinational oil and gas corporation client (the world’s third largest company by revenue in 2014) headquartered in Texas, United States.  Having all these effective processes in place allows for great working relationships which ensure Primeast deliver a personal service.

Left to right in picture: front row – Sue Walsh, Angie Baranyai and Sarah Heywood; back row – Cheryl Bonham, Nicola Lewis and Joanna Mason.

Global Faculty

Global Faculty

In addition to our main centres, this global team of 100 local people have been selected for their passion, skills and expertise, and because they are people who go above and beyond to achieve the very best outcomes for individuals and organisations. Based in 46 countries worldwide, they are able to blend their international working experience with local dynamics of culture and language.

Strategic Partners

Strategic Partners

Primeast works with a number of regional partners to deliver the services our clients demand worldwide. They are carefully selected for their expertise, local knowledge, and passion to deliver the best outcomes. Primeast also collaborates with other world class learning providers to deliver solutions for their own clients. If you have existing suppliers, we will work hard to develop successful partnerships with them in order to provide a seamless service for you.