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E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: Dave: 07932 149822 or Lisa: 07879 810663

Team TAB Leeds North

TAB Leeds North is a team of experienced business professionals who are passionate about helping other business owners to become more successful and grow their businesses. We have strong business experience in starting, growing and selling companies and aligning the owner’s business goals with their personal vision. Our experience as a team covers a whole range of sectors which includes Human Resources, Manufacturing & Food Processing. We very much look forward to growing TAB Leeds North, and look forward to helping more business owners from the North Leeds area achieve what they want out of life.  For more information on how to become a member please use the Learn More button. You can also watch our animation for more information about how a TAB board works by clicking here


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E-mail: [email protected];
Phone: 07932 149822

Dave McCartney

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Dave is the owner of The Alternative Board in the North Leeds region. He is a seasoned and successful executive with a broad range of experience gained over the last 26 years operating at a senior level for public, family owned and venture capital backed businesses.

His particular expertise lies in sales and marketing, operations and strategic planning. He has specialist knowledge of the B2B distribution sector, and the food and chemical industries in particular. He managed his first business at the age of 23 and fast tracked through the corporate environment holding a range of sales, operations, project management and senior business roles before ultimately becoming Managing Director of Fiske Food Ingredients, the UK’s leading food ingredient distributor at the age of 40.

He moved into the private sector and has been a Director/Managing Director of two privately owned family businesses and CEO of a VC backed technology business. It was in this role that he experienced the full benefits and value of a Board of talented Non Executive Directors that assisted him in signing a major licensing contract with a €5bn European dairy business.

Having originally graduated in Chemical Engineering, Dave received further business training at the University of California and Ashridge Management College. He has a passion to help business owners focus on the key strategic issues, plan the way ahead and deliver on their targets to drive even greater value and success. His role at The Alternative Boards allows him to do just that.

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E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 07879 810663

Lisa Florit

After a 25 year career as an HR professional in industries including Financial Services and Pharmaceuticals, Lisa decided to focus on what she was most passionate about – developing others to be more successful.

Lisa became a member of TAB in December 2014 to use the expertise of her board to help her to fully establish and grow her HR and leadership coaching business. The experience proved to be so valuable and rewarding that she joined the growing TAB Leeds North business as a facilitator in April 2015.

A commercially astute, global business leader Lisa has experience across all aspects of human resource management with particular expertise and interest in leadership development, creation and implementation of both business and people strategies, change leadership and organisational design. She combines a strong business and results orientated approach with excellent coaching and facilitation skills. She works with leaders to clarify their goals, be effective during turbulent times and deliver on their objectives.

Lisa is particularly passionate about developing women leaders, supporting them to realise their full potential and achieve the success they desire.

Having worked as a senior leader Lisa knows the challenges that today’s senior leaders face and works with individuals and teams to deliver the results organisations need.

Lisa is a Social Sciences graduate, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and is International Coaching Federation trained. Leaders recommend her as an insightful and intuitive coach who achieves transformational results. She is recognised as an influential and adaptable business partner with the ability to think strategically as well as develop and implement pragmatic business solutions.

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E-mail: [email protected]
Mobile: 07798766488

Paula Frazer

Paula’s career spans nearly 30 years in the travel and leisure industry, working both in the UK and overseas for 2 of the largest UK tour operators as well as a wide range of other companies in the travel sector. Her expertise lies in helping businesses improve end-to-end customer experience through needs analysis, change management and continuous improvement processes, leading to higher satisfaction and retention levels.

Paula began her career at Thomson Holidays and spent several years working in resort, learning to walk in the customers’ shoes before moving back to the UK. She held a series of senior leadership roles where she began to introduce the customer as a Board level agenda item.

Most recently, she developed and delivered the overseas service and operations strategy for Jet2holidays, taking it from its inception to the 3rd largest tour operator in just 5 years. This involved building empowered multi-cultural teams to provide consistently high service, in line with company values and procedures, across several different countries. The customer satisfaction level reached 96% after just 5 years.

Alongside her leadership roles, Paula has many years’ experience in developing and delivering training for both specific areas such a customer service and companywide cultural change programmes

Over her career Paula has many years of experience in successfully resolving disputes and has acted as Incident Manager for a great number of major incidents involving customers. She is trained in interpersonal and commercial mediation.

She recently joined the Alternative Board Leeds North team as a Facilitator and Coach in order to combine her experience in business with her passion for people and success.

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