Who We Are

Help to Grow

Leadership Development

Help to Grow

Who We Are

Ian Ferguson

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Director

Ian has held senior director roles over many years and has been a board member of several industry, public and charitable companies. His last role had a budget of £1bn and involved working with over 500 people spread across the UK.

Ian has experience in leading major B2B sales, running large, centralised sales and service operations, managing major transformation, insurance underwriting, and launching digital initiatives and sales platforms.

Ian is an ACII Chartered Insurer, a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management, and a qualified and certified Executive Coach. His passion is in leading and coaching teams to achieve more than they think they are capable of and to grow theirs and the business’ capability. His Purpose, People and Pace model forms the core of the Growth Leaders Programme. You can contact Ian and find out more about his work here.

Karen Jackman

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Sales Director

Karen is Help to Grow's Director of Sales. She is an experienced leader, always focusing on people's effectiveness. Karen has led a variety of cross-functional teams to support diverse product, customer and geographical dimensions. Having just finished a long and rewarding carer at Aviva where she was Director of Regional Brokers, Strategy and Propositions, Karen enjoys leading and equipping others to succeed and driving high-performance management.

Karen holds an ACII from the Chartered Insurance Institute where she was President of the Perth and Dundee Charted insurance Local Institute. She also holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the Open University.

Rory Ferguson

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Consultant and Coach

As well as handling General Admin and Marketing Rory is Help to Grow’s Small Business Consultant and Habit Coach. He holds a first class master’s degree in Applied Economics with a special focus on Behavioural Economics. In addition to content creation, he draws on this behavioural knowledge to help implement habit formation and interventions that ensure the changes made during the course are permanent.