Charlotte Quince

Founder

Charlotte fuses entrepreneurial flair, having previously co-founded a successful start-up business, with her experience as a senior manager leading transformational change in one of the world’s largest organisations. She combines her considerable leadership skills with her passion and relentless drive to ‘make things better’ to make the CLIC world famous.

After many years of advising politicians and business leaders and implementing sustainable, innovative solutions to solve complex issues, Charlotte co-founded CLIC and FEBE. She now co-ordinates these innovative organisations to revolutionise the sectors in which they operate.

Charlotte Quince

Founder

Charlotte fuses entrepreneurial flair, having previously co-founded a successful start-up business, with her experience as a senior manager leading transformational change in one of the world’s largest organisations. She combines her considerable leadership skills with her passion and relentless drive to ‘make things better’ to make the CLIC world famous.

After many years of advising politicians and business leaders and implementing sustainable, innovative solutions to solve complex issues, Charlotte co-founded CLIC and FEBE. She now co-ordinates these innovative organisations to revolutionise the sectors in which they operate.

John Maffioli

Founder

An accountant by training, John became one of the youngest people ever to be internally promoted to the role of Director in a Big Four firm. He was subsequently awarded a place on the firm’s Accelerated Leadership Programme as a result of his unique ability to win new revenue from brand new relationships.

With his previous professional experience, and as the co-creator of both the CLIC and FEBE, John uses his abundant energy, enthusiasm and unique abilities to meet and develop positive relationships with the captains of industry to celebrate their success on the CLIC.co.uk.

John Maffioli

Founder

An accountant by training, John became one of the youngest people ever to be internally promoted to the role of Director in a Big Four firm. He was subsequently awarded a place on the firm’s Accelerated Leadership Programme as a result of his unique ability to win new revenue from brand new relationships.

With his previous professional experience, and as the co-creator of both the CLIC and FEBE, John uses his abundant energy, enthusiasm and unique abilities to meet and develop positive relationships with the captains of industry to celebrate their success on the CLIC.co.uk.

Matt Wright

Editor in Chief

Matt is an editor, writer and publisher who has worked at the helm of several market-leading publications and websites for world leading publishing companies including Haymarket, Emap and Bauer Media.

In 2005, Matt became one of Emap’s youngest ever specialist editors, driving his monthly publication to exceptional success of a distribution of over 50,000 during one of the most challenging times ever seen in the publishing industry by capitalising on the rise of the internet and social media. In 2010, Matt set up his own specialist online and print publishing business and he now leads our team of writers to create all the content for CLIC.co.uk.

Matt Wright

Editor in Chief

Matt is an editor, writer and publisher who has worked at the helm of several market-leading publications and websites for world leading publishing companies including Haymarket, Emap and Bauer Media.

In 2005, Matt became one of Emap’s youngest ever specialist editors, driving his monthly publication to exceptional success of a distribution of over 50,000 during one of the most challenging times ever seen in the publishing industry by capitalising on the rise of the internet and social media. In 2010, Matt set up his own specialist online and print publishing business and he now leads our team of writers to create all the content for CLIC.co.uk.

Mike Harris

Senior Consultant
(Founder of Egg and First Direct)

Mike has founded and led companies that are uniquely different from the competition. As founding Chief Executive of First Direct, he built a bank with unprecedented levels of customer loyalty. At Mercury Communications, Mike took over as CEO of a company running out of growth opportunities and desperately needing reinvention. By creating an exciting, fast growing consumer brand he doubled profits to over £200m per annum in less than three years.

As founding Chief Executive of Egg Plc, Britain’s first internet bank and for a number of years the biggest in the world, Mike built a profitable financial services organisation that broke all growth records.

Mike Harris

Senior Consultant
(Founder of Egg and First Direct)

Mike has founded and led companies that are uniquely different from the competition. As founding Chief Executive of First Direct, he built a bank with unprecedented levels of customer loyalty. At Mercury Communications, Mike took over as CEO of a company running out of growth opportunities and desperately needing reinvention. By creating an exciting, fast growing consumer brand he doubled profits to over £200m per annum in less than three years.

As founding Chief Executive of Egg Plc, Britain’s first internet bank and for a number of years the biggest in the world, Mike built a profitable financial services organisation that broke all growth records.

Abdul Islam

Technical Training Consultant

Abdul has worked as a leader within the technical accounting advisory space for the last 15 years. During this time, his many achievements include orchestrating the building of the accounting advisory function for a network of over 400 accounting firms.

Abdul is at the forefront of the intricate changes in the accounting and regulatory landscape and uses this knowledge to help clients navigate the complex environment. As a result of his technical expertise, Abdul has been invited to sit on numerous high profile industry working groups and he is often asked to present at national conferences.

Abdul’s passion is to provide innovative and bespoke technical training to accountants of all levels and he believes strongly in bringing an engaging and stimulating atmosphere to his sessions. This passion has led Abdul to become head of CLIC¹s technical accounting training division where he works closely with our clients to develop and deliver tailored training solutions to exactly meet their needs.

Abdul Islam

Technical Training Consultant

Abdul has worked as a leader within the technical accounting advisory space for the last 15 years. During this time, his many achievements include orchestrating the building of the accounting advisory function for a network of over 400 accounting firms.

Abdul is at the forefront of the intricate changes in the accounting and regulatory landscape and uses this knowledge to help clients navigate the complex environment. As a result of his technical expertise, Abdul has been invited to sit on numerous high profile industry working groups and he is often asked to present at national conferences.

Abdul’s passion is to provide innovative and bespoke technical training to accountants of all levels and he believes strongly in bringing an engaging and stimulating atmosphere to his sessions. This passion has led Abdul to become head of CLIC¹s technical accounting training division where he works closely with our clients to develop and deliver tailored training solutions to exactly meet their needs.

Mike Cullen

Senior Consultant
(Former Global Managing Partner of Talent at EY)

Over the course of his career, Mike has been Senior Advisory Partner to several global companies including Zurich Financial Services, Lloyds Banking Group, Marsh & McLennan, Nokia and Michael Page International. He has worked extensively across Europe, Asia, the USA and Africa and is now Visiting Professor of Management at Cass Business School.

Following 12 years working within the Financial Services Industry, Mike joined EY where a distinguished career led to him becoming one of four Global Managing Partners. Whilst at EY, he was responsible for building their consulting services, developing their strategy and linking their values to marketplace differentiation. He was accountable for improving all aspects of the firm’s brand, culture, values, employee lifecycle and its learning and development. In 2013 Mike was also an integral part of the launch and development of ‘Vision 2020,’ a global strategy aimed at building a $50 billion dollar, distinctive professional services firm.

Mike Cullen

Senior Consultant
(Former Global Managing Partner of Talent at EY)

Over the course of his career, Mike has been Senior Advisory Partner to several global companies including Zurich Financial Services, Lloyds Banking Group, Marsh & McLennan, Nokia and Michael Page International. He has worked extensively across Europe, Asia, the USA and Africa and is now Visiting Professor of Management at Cass Business School.

Following 12 years working within the Financial Services Industry, Mike joined EY where a distinguished career led to him becoming one of four Global Managing Partners. Whilst at EY, he was responsible for building their consulting services, developing their strategy and linking their values to marketplace differentiation. He was accountable for improving all aspects of the firm’s brand, culture, values, employee lifecycle and its learning and development. In 2013 Mike was also an integral part of the launch and development of ‘Vision 2020,’ a global strategy aimed at building a $50 billion dollar, distinctive professional services firm.

Amanda Hatcher

Head of Content

Having spent a number of years studying, lecturing and teaching English Literature and the practices and theories of Education, Amanda now sits on a number of strategic advisory boards to develop their brand, nurture their relationships and drive forward their employee engagement.

Amanda Hatcher

Head of Content

Having spent a number of years studying, lecturing and teaching English Literature and the practices and theories of Education, Amanda now sits on a number of strategic advisory boards to develop their brand, nurture their relationships and drive forward their employee engagement.

Tim Robins

Interpersonal Communication Skills Consultant

Tim is an engaging trainer and coach. He draws upon 18 years’ experience in the fields of applied psychology, peak performance and communication and he combines this with his hands-on business experience to train individuals and teams in business development skills. He also holds a degree in Applied Psychology and is a certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming master practitioner.

Tim also has an impressive reputation as a mindset coach. He’s coached over 4,500 individuals in one to one sessions including celebrities, members of royal families and senior executives of multinational organisations including Ferrari and Sony.

Tim specialises in mindset coaching, presenting with impact, personal impact, leadership communication skills, motivating & managing teams, influencing skills, pitching skills and selling. In short, Tim can help you and your teams to significantly improve confidence, charisma and key business development skills.

Tim Robins

Interpersonal Communication Skills Consultant

Tim is an engaging trainer and coach. He draws upon 18 years’ experience in the fields of applied psychology, peak performance and communication and he combines this with his hands-on business experience to train individuals and teams in business development skills. He also holds a degree in Applied Psychology and is a certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming master practitioner.

Tim also has an impressive reputation as a mindset coach. He’s coached over 4,500 individuals in one to one sessions including celebrities, members of royal families and senior executives of multinational organisations including Ferrari and Sony.

Tim specialises in mindset coaching, presenting with impact, personal impact, leadership communication skills, motivating & managing teams, influencing skills, pitching skills and selling. In short, Tim can help you and your teams to significantly improve confidence, charisma and key business development skills.

Heather Townsend

Best Selling Author & International Speaker

Heather is always up for a challenge. Perhaps this is why she specialises in, predominantly, helping accountants, lawyers & consultants market and sell themselves. Either to profitably grow their practice, take the final step up to partner or create work-winning conversations with new clients.

She’s an award-winning author of 5 books, ‘The FT Guide To Business Networking’, ‘How to make partner and still have a life’, ‘The Go-To Expert’, ‘Poised for partnership’ and ‘The Accountants Millionaires’ Club’. Her books have sold over 20,000 copies globally and been translated into over 6 languages.

Heather is a high profile member of the accountancy profession in the UK. In 2015 the ICAEW declared that Heather was the number one online influencer for the accountancy profession. In 2017 GetApp decided Heather was a top 5 global influencer for small accountancy firms. She has worked with over 300 partners, coached, trained and mentored over 2000 professionals at every level of the UK’s most ambitious professional practices. Her articles appear regularly in the UK national and trade press, including The Financial Times, Accountancy Age, The Sunday Times and The Guardian.

Heather Townsend

Best Selling Author & International Speaker

Heather is always up for a challenge. Perhaps this is why she specialises in, predominantly, helping accountants, lawyers & consultants market and sell themselves. Either to profitably grow their practice, take the final step up to partner or create work-winning conversations with new clients.

She’s an award-winning author of 5 books, ‘The FT Guide To Business Networking’, ‘How to make partner and still have a life’, ‘The Go-To Expert’, ‘Poised for partnership’ and ‘The Accountants Millionaires’ Club’. Her books have sold over 20,000 copies globally and been translated into over 6 languages.

Heather is a high profile member of the accountancy profession in the UK. In 2015 the ICAEW declared that Heather was the number one online influencer for the accountancy profession. In 2017 GetApp decided Heather was a top 5 global influencer for small accountancy firms. She has worked with over 300 partners, coached, trained and mentored over 2000 professionals at every level of the UK’s most ambitious professional practices. Her articles appear regularly in the UK national and trade press, including The Financial Times, Accountancy Age, The Sunday Times and The Guardian.

Writing Team

CLIC’s content team consists of an exceptional group of writers who have the rare and precious ability to capture opinions, stories and experiences and turn them into compulsive reading material. They have extensive experience of written communication, which they use to produce all the content for the CLIC.co.uk.

The team also works with our clients to create compelling brand messaging, innovative website copy and dynamic marketing material to help uncover, celebrate and broadcast a firm’s story. In addition, they work closely with teams to ghost write blogs, articles and white papers; all of which act as a catalyst for firms and individuals to promote their brand and to demonstrate their unique expertise.

Writing Team

CLIC’s content team consists of an exceptional group of writers who have the rare and precious ability to capture opinions, stories and experiences and turn them into compulsive reading material. They have extensive experience of written communication, which they use to produce all the content for the CLIC.co.uk.

The team also works with our clients to create compelling brand messaging, innovative website copy and dynamic marketing material to help uncover, celebrate and broadcast a firm’s story. In addition, they work closely with teams to ghost write blogs, articles and white papers; all of which act as a catalyst for firms and individuals to promote their brand and to demonstrate their unique expertise.