Solvej

Name

Solvej

Position

Board Advisor / Mentor

Location

Berkshire

Big Business Experience

GE Global

Coca-Cola Group

Small Business Experience

Munkamu Oy Medical Tech

Raiys Ltd

Summary

With 25 years’ experience in business and law, Solvej shares her broad expertise to help businesses and business leaders to secure growth and profitability and, to harness the potential of their employees to maximise success.

As one of the UK’s leading experts in Advertising and Marketing Law, she has combined this knowledge with her passion for business and was named Female Business Owner of the Year in 2011. Her business has sold multi-award winning products across 21 countries. She advises and inspires other corporates, multinationals and business owners from start-ups to SMEs to PLCs on a wide range of business subjects including business strategy, growth, productivity and engagement. Solvej has particular experience in advising and mentoring tech business, including many with female founders.

Qualifications

  • Business Owner of the Year 2011
  • Cranfield School of Management – BGP/ MBA
  • Experienced Lawyer – corporate including M&A, commercial, marketing, Intellectual Property and branding
  • Executive & Leadership Coach

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Female Business Owner of the Year 2011
  • Experienced, organised, highly-motivated and energetic business executive, active board member and international mentor
  • Lawyer with Extensive City Private Practice Experience
  • Business Consultant & Speaker
  • Transformational Leadership Expert and Coach
  • BGP Cranfield University School of Management- MBA/BGP
  • Dragons’ Den Business Investment
  • Judge on The Pitch
  • Founder of the Content & Calm range of children’s travel products, a multi -award winning consumer brand with impressive partnerships including, British Airways, Mr & Mrs Smith’s hotels, the Automobile Association and various charities, supplying the UK’s biggest retailers and with distribution across 21 territories.
  • Moderator
  • Governor, Trustee & Finance Committee member

Core skills:

  • Strategic Planning & Vision
  • Board Relations & Inspirational Leadership
  • Operations & Administration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Raising Finance, Investment & Charitable Donations
  • Transparent Communications
  • Negotiation & Consensus Building
  • Legal Expertise
  • Experienced Public Speaking
  • Diplomacy & Integrity

Experience

Experienced, organised, highly-motivated, and energetic entrepreneur, lawyer, business consultant, transformational leadership expert, executive coach, public speaker, board member, mentor, moderator and governor.

Founder of the Content & Calm range of children’s travel products which is a multi -award winning consumer brand with impressive partnerships including, British Airways, Mr & Mrs Smith’s hotels, the Automobile Association and various charities. Grew the business from foundation to an international business supplying the UK’s biggest retailers and retailers and distributors in 21 countries.

Considerable branding and business development experience across territories and sectors including building distribution networks, international marketing, licensing, and sales management.

Leads and works with businesses with enthusiasm and provides consultancy, diplomacy, leadership, business acumen, sound analytical skills, integrity and interpersonal skills to businesses seeking growth, business development, leadership improvement and new vision energy both in the profit and not-for-profit sectors.

Qualified lawyer with extensive private practice and in-house experience, including corporate – M&A, Commercial Law, Intellectual Property, branding, advertising and marketing law.

Experienced executive & leadership coach helping individuals and businesses to maximise potential and secure lasting positive change and growth.

Creator of numerous leadership programmes.