Meet the team

Meet the team: professionally trained students pleased to help with your business needs

The Business Solutions Centre team are eager and well-equipped to provide you with business solutions. Their areas of interest and expertise span a huge range of today's key business concerns.

Advisors

Paolina, Business Solutions Centre

Paolina is studying BSc Economics.

Her particular areas of interest include marketing, macroeconomics, microeconomics, behavioural economics and human behaviour.

Paolina was first inspired to study Economics by her uncle.

Paolina believes the key to a successful business is a mixture of personal qualities, skills, knowledge, self-belief and ambition to achieve your goals.

After graduating, Paolina hopes to do Master’s in a business-related subject.

Sofia, Business Solutions Centre

Sofía is studying Business Management with Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Her particular areas of interests include arts, fashion, project management, and entrepreneurship.

Sofía was inspired to study Business Management with Enterprise and Entrepreneurship as she wanted to know more about the creative side of running a business. When she was 16, she started her own fashion brand, but felt she needed more business knowledge and networking experience in order to succeed.

Sofía believes the keys to success are determination and organisation, knowing what you want to achieve and setting a plan to go from where you are now to where you want to get.

After graduating, Sofía hopes to do a Master’s focused on the fashion and arts industry, to be able to work for the top fashion brands in the market and relaunch her brand in the near future.

Fatiha, Business Solutions Centre

Fatiha is studying HND Business Studies.

Her particular areas of interest include accounting and finance, and company law.

Fatiha was first inspired to study Business Studies after seeing how broad the opportunities are when studying the subject.

Fatiha believes the key to a successful business is having a robust financial structure, investing in research and development, and implementing a strong marketing campaign.

After graduating, Fatiha hopes to work for an accounting and finance firm.

George, Business Solutions Centre

George is studying BA Marketing.

His particular areas of interest include Market Research, Social Media Marketing, Communications and Marketing Strategy.

George was first inspired to study Marketing through his family business and his first job as a sales person. He realised that what he enjoyed wasn’t the sales process but the communication aspect of the product.

George believes the key to a successful business is having S.M.A.R.T. goals aligned with the business, as well as a strong marketing strategy and personal commitment.

After graduating, George hopes to further his education by completing a Master’s in International Marketing, and start his own online retail company.

Monja, Business Solutions Centre

Monja is studying MSc Business Project Management.

Her particular areas of interest include brand management, strategic marketing, advertising, change management and project management.

Monja was first inspired to study project management while she was in her first year of her Bachelor in Denmark.

Monja believes the key to a successful business is a combination of networking, interpersonal skills, finding the right opportunities, being open to help and, most importantly, putting the customer first.

After graduating, Monja hopes to find a job in project or change management in an SME.

Patricia, Business Solutions Centre

Patricia is studying BA (Hons) Business Management with Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.

Her particular areas of interest include strategic management, statutory compliance, lean to agile management, cost analysis, financial reporting and risk management.

Patricia was first inspired to study Business Management with Enterprise and Entrepreneurship as she wanted to understand the entrepreneurial mindset, hoping to help start-ups improve their financial systems, budgeting and budgetary control, financial performance and cost management.

Patricia believes the key to a successful business is a combination of vision, strong determination and robust systems and procedures.

After graduating, Patricia hopes to continue to work with small business to support them in performance management, business risk assessment and meet regulatory statutory compliance.

Prior to studying, Patricia worked with various commercial entities and non-profit organisations where she gained extensive experience in business process development, setting up financial systems, cost management budgeting and budgetary control, financial performance and cost management.

With her commercial orientation, Patricia has supported small business in setting up financial systems to help them meet funding conditions and monitoring evaluation.

Williet, Business Solutions Centre

Williet is a Business Studies student.

Her particular areas of interest include management, marketing and company law.

Williet was first inspired to study Business Studies as she had her own business in Ghana. When she moved to the UK, she worked as a safeguarding Admin Lead and PCN role in a medical practice, which allowed her to interact and communicate with people.

Williet believes the key to a successful business is a good marketing campaign.

After graduating, Williet wants to do a Master’s in Business Law and then work for IBM.

Sara, Business Solutions Centre

Sara is studying MSc in Business Project Management.

Her particular areas of interest include project management, budgeting, forecasting, and technology.

Sara was first inspired to study Project Management as a career change from finance. She decided that she wanted to work on projects from start to finish, rather than just focus on the financial components.

Sara believes the key to a successful business is focusing on the customer’s problem that you are solving, differentiating yourself from competition, goal setting and determination.

After graduating, Sara hopes to either work in project management in a technology company or start her own business.

Supervisor

Martina, Business Solutions Centre

Martina is an MSc Marketing graduate and the owner and director of 3P Translation, a business that helps UK-based SMEs in the food, hospitality, tourism and travel industries communicate with their customers and partners abroad through bespoke linguistic consultancy, translation and interpreting services. Martina also delivers regular seminars and workshops on marketing, personal branding and international expansion for small businesses and freelancers.

Her particular areas of interest include marketing strategy, personal branding, consumer behaviour, social media and digital marketing, business development and planning, and small business management.

Martina feels the key to a successful business is passion - and, of course, the right business mind-set and hard work.

Martina is very passionate about using her personal experience as a small business owner and combining it with what she learned at University to help local SMEs achieve their objectives and grow in their respective markets.

As the Supervisor at the Business Solutions Centre, Martina supports the personal, professional and academic growth of advisors through daily operational support, report checking, and training. Martina is also in charge of marketing the Business Solutions Centre to the local business community.

Find out more about Martina's business, 3P Translation.

You can also read more about Martina's experiences and achievements, including being a finalist for an Institute of Directors award.