our people.



As the challenges we face become even more complex, collaboration is now one of the most valuable leadership capabilities.

For more than 15 years, we have partnered with some of the world’s most exciting companies to help them break down silos and develop leaders who can inspire collaboration.

Working with teams around the world, we have developed a proven approach that ensures the right attitudes, behaviours and conditions are generated for collaboration to flourish.


Miles

Miles has led the growth of The Collaboration Company from a start-up into a globally recognised specialist collaboration consultancy. He has seen at close hand a huge range of collaboration programmes and projects across a variety of clients, sectors and geographies.

Miles works with senior leaders who are similarly excited and inspired by the potential of collaboration but often stuck as to how to make it happen. These experiences mean Miles’ advice reflects the realities of collaboration and he is increasingly asked to speak to boards, companies and at conferences on topics such as leadership in the age of collaboration, building collaborative cultures and capability and personal creative confidence. Miles lives in Leicestershire with his wife Tiffany and his three children, who rate his hard-earned certificate as a LEGO Serious Play Facilitator as his standout career highlight.




Pete

Pete loves working with clients and prides himself in delivering exceptionally engaging workshops and cutting-edge learning programmes. Pete is a people person and his passion for working together with others ensures his client projects have collaboration at their core.

Pete has a marketing background and has been working with clients in multiple sectors for over 15 years. His diverse industry experiences in both the public and private sector help Pete bring together knowledge and insight from very unrelated worlds. His early experiences focused on developing consumer brands before Pete moved into the L&D space providing consultancy to public sector organisations. At The Collaboration Company, Pete is one of our lead consultants and has worked with many clients including; British Airways, Nike and Santander. Pete also leads on our exclusive Challenge24 Leadership Development programme.

Outside of work Pete is mostly found either playing sport or spending time with his young family…often combining the two as his son follows in his footsteps of playing football, cricket and golf whilst supporting their beloved West Bromwich Albion.




Claire

Claire is passionate about collaboration and its potential to unlock new ways of thinking and working. She supports a range of collaboration programmes and projects enabling groups to tackle complex business challenges and come up with new and often transformational ideas.

Claire is most excited by the work The Collaboration Company does in its quest to create an army of creatively confident and collaboratively savvy leaders and relishes the opportunity to use creative approaches within sessions.

Prior to The Collaboration Company, Claire ran her own successful consultancy company which specialised in social research and the development of cross-sector partnerships. She has worked with national charities, local authorities and government agencies and in a past life worked in theatre and television.

Claire lives in Shropshire and is at her happiest when she is running, discovering new music or dragging her two children out on long country walks.













Becky

Becky joined the Collaboration Company in 2018 to lead on Ideathon and shape and develop our programmes and products for people and organisations. As well as developing programmes, Becky is responsible for the smooth running of workshops and events to ensure the highest levels of project management and attendee experience.

Prior to working at the Collaboration Company, Becky worked in event agencies running conferences, product launches, awards dinners and exhibitions across Europe for 20-2000 people. Here she gained a love of seeing a project through from concept to completion and honing the skill of problem solving on the spot!

Outside of work, Becky lives with her husband Joe and young daughter Robyn, who keeps them both very busy. Becky is a keen tap dancer, music festival goer and with a WSET Level 2 qualification in Wine and Spirits she considers herself a sommelier in training.




Fran

Fran has recently joined the team at the end of 2019 having previously worked in a variety of sectors including retail management and teaching, and has always maintained a curiosity about human behaviour, interaction and the impact of collaboration on teams.

Fran is focussed on working with clients to allow their leaders to unlock their collaborative capabilities, allowing businesses to excel. She works closely with Pete on the Challenge24 programme, alongside project managing other collaborative workshop experiences.

Fran lives in Leicestershire and enjoys exploring the countryside with her springer spaniel. She is an unlikely triathlete, an accomplished saxophone player and has a slight chocolate addiction.












Oriana

Oriana is a true believer in the power of collaboration so is keen to use her skills to spread the word. Oriana facilitates collaboration workshops and also communicates and raises awareness of The Collaboration Company’s work. This she does through developing and managing new business across all learning programmes and business services as well as via devising content for all social media channels.

Prior to joining The Collaboration Company, Oriana spent 12 years marketing FMCG brands such as Capri Sun, Dairylea, Worthington & Carling. 9 of those years were working with Miles Hanson and Pippa Handford at marketing consultancy The Marketing Store Worldwide.

When not working Oriana likes to ceroc; a partner dance that needs a lot of collaboration, raise awareness of other things she is passionate about; villa holidays in Tuscany plus her greatest challenge is instilling collaborative values in her two young boys!




Marija

Team Manager and general “glue” of The Collaboration Company.

Marija joined The Collaboration Company in 2008 and has played a supporting role to the team over the years using her excellent organisational skills to maintain the smooth running of the office. Prior to joining The Collaboration Company, Marija spent many years working with BT in their busy facilities management department.

Not many people know this, but Marija is a classically trained cook! Whilst she has no burning desire to appear on MasterChef or The Great British Bake Off any time soon, she does however enjoy cooking up sweet treats to keep the team energised!

Outside of work Marija enjoys being cooked for and loves fine food and wines. Whenever possible she gets out and about in the great British countryside with her real passion – her chocolate labrador Ruby!