7House, 23 Gay Street, Offices 1&2, Bath, BA1 2PD
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Meet The 7House Team

The 7House team has been hand-selected to meet the varying needs of our clients. All have a strong business development background with experience gained from corporate, public and SME sectors.

Our team provide strategic guidance and hands-on support to ensure positive outcomes.



Public Sector
Craig is the founding member and Managing Director of 7House. With over 18 years of business development experience within the professional and service based arenas, he is uniquely placed to provide incisive guidance on how to develop new business and exploit existing business in a consultative, yet hands-on, manner.

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John is an experienced Director having operated in senior roles spanning strategy, acquisitions, commercial issues and operations. This has given John very significant hands-on experience in all aspects of delivering front line services to the public sector.

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Commercial
Simon’s key focus is on developing and implementing strategy and change programmes, drawing on his finance background in P&L & Commercial management. Simon started his career in the Telecoms sector gaining his ACMA qualification in 2003; his last role was Head of Commercial Finance managing a matrix to deliver bids in excess of £300m.

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Philip has a strong managerial background developed over a number of years in customer operations, business development and corporate strategy senior management/director roles. Managing through leadership, and clarity of objectives; diverse and geographically dispersed teams of specialists, technical and operational management and engineering grades.

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Pippa is a motivated and flexible writer with over ten years’ experience within the Highways and Construction Industry. She is able to offer not only exemplary writing skills but also reviewing, proofing and consulting assistance.

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Shaun has led IPL’s company’s sales function, including many high-profile and successful bids to the public sector. He is an accomplished board-level operator, and has significant experience in formulating and negotiating deals.

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Health Care & Social Care
Noreen has held a number of senior operational and strategic posts which have involved business development, operational management and mobilisation of services through both interim and substantial positions. In addition, Noreen has undertaken various commissions as a consultation on behalf of both local and national bodies relating to audit and review, transformation of services and commissioning structures.

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James has a proven record of commercial success in NHS and Independent sectors; tenders won in excess of £200 million total contract value plus significant savings made in existing contracts. NHS experience includes contracting; procurement; project management; commissioning; service redesign; clinical and stakeholder engagement focusing on GPs.

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After a career in the British Army, he became an investment banker, rising to board positions with several financial institutions. Upon leaving investment banking, he managed several start-up businesses through to exit within his sectors of expertise.

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Karen has held posts in senior management in both local authority and the third sector, including commissioning positions. Her roles have included operational management, service mobilisation, and business development in both substantive posts and in a consultancy role across adult and children sectors.

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Russell started his career in the health sector with EMIS (the UK’s leading supplier of GP IT systems). Subsequently he has worked across Acute, Community and Mental Health settings. This experience has given him both a very broad and deep understanding of the UK health system and has also enabled him to build a robust network of contacts.

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Debbie is an experienced and highly motivated business development professional with experience of managing complex bid processes. These have involved bringing together bid teams across a range of partner organisations and facilitating joint working.

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Martin is an experienced Business Development Director who on three separate occasions has built substantial business units with profitable revenues of £50 million, £120 million and £57 million per annum.

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Matt has over 20 years of healthcare experience with considerable operational expertise in corporate and clinical services. Having high level commercial acumen in acute and mental health sectors, strong interpersonal skills, from Board to Ward.

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Contracts Advance
Francis is our Head of Marketing & Business Development helping to grow our national client base across all sectors. Francis joins Contracts Advance with a wealth of business development and marketing experience, having held a number of sales and account development positions, across a diverse range of sector verticals.
Chris is one of our dedicated Contracts Advance Business Development Managers who develops and grows our national client base across all sectors. Chris has a wealth of experience in business development and marketing and joins us from the world of robotics where he worked with a number of the UK’s leading universities and manufacturers.
Tim is one of our dedicated Contracts Advance Business Development Managers who develops and grows our national client base across all sectors. Tim joined the business starting in a lead generation role following a history within hospitality management. He has quickly become a proven part of the business development team and continues to support business growth.
Sofia joined us as a Business Development Manager in 2017 and is working to grow our national client base and increase our market share. She has extensive experience in both business development and account management and has worked with companies of all sizes across several sector verticals.
Christopher leads our Client Care team. He has been brought on board to oversee and implement our care programmes for Contracts Advance. His role is focussed on adding value; improving the client experience and broadening the awareness of Contracts Advance to our potential markets.

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