Wandsworth DigiTech Mentors

Wandsworth DigiTech is about the community that we build around us. We are here for you. We have carefully chosen our mentors as they are specialists in the areas that most commonly challenge tech and digital businesses. Essentially, our mentors are here to support you in your growth journey.

We are very proud to have some fantastic people and businesses engaged in our mentorship programme. They are there to answer your questions and help you move your business forward.

If you need any help, please give them a call and they’ll be happy to help.

Would you like to add your skills as a mentor? We would love to hear from you. Please email us at hello@wandsworthdigitech.com and let us know how you can help.

Our Mentors and Partners

Helen Roberts - MR CPG Executive Consulting Ltd

Mentor for Business Strategy Expansion and Business Growth

0207 193 5885

At CPG my primary role is to ensure we deliver a first class service to our clients. We provide business expansion support across three key areas: Training & Coaching, Operations & Infrastructure Management & Talent Management. We provide training in over 100 areas all aimed at improving people performance across all key core areas of the business. Talent is one of the most challenging areas for companies to navigate and we provide tailored support across talent attraction and talent retention & development. We can support you with: executive search, contingency recruitment, volume recruitment – campaigns nationally and internationally, outplacement advice including one to one coaching and group workshops, recruitment campaign management, response handling.

David Mellard - MD - Bedrock HR

Mentor for all HR related challenges

0330 111 2176

An HR professional with twenty years post qualification HR management experience. Strengths include the ability to communicate at all levels and to analyse issues from a business perspective. Career highlights include setting up Bedrock HR Ltd in 2014 to advice and provide outsourced services to Start Ups and SME’s and project support to larger entities.

David Kennedy of Zsah Managed Technology

Mentor for Data, storage and IT infrasctucture

Phone: 0207 060 6032

zsah provides specialised and focused information technology services. Primarily managed services (hosted infrastructure and cloud services) and software engineering (web and application development). Mobile development. iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile and Blackberry. Full lifecycle of integrated web services, branding, design and development.

Neil Davey - MD of SME Skills Ltd

Mentor for Marketing, Ditigal, Technology and Digital Marketing

020 8634 5911

As Virtual Marketing Director for a range of small technology businesses, my role is to make sure the marketing gets done – on time, on budget and achieves your goals. To me marketing is about consistency, about focus and about the numbers. If you focus your marketing on the right target audience, with the right messages and in a consistent manner, you will generate new business. The numbers are about ensuring your know exactly what marketing is working for you. I have spent the last 16 years working with small businesses to help them grow, starting in the market research sector, before moving into marketing IT services and then into my own business working with a range of small tech firms, from software and web development to telecoms and IT services and security.

Steve Pinto. MD Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce - www.wandsworthchamber.org

Mentor for Business growth, Networking and Sales

020 3289 7887

Having worked within the Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce at various levels for the past 10 years on a voluntary basis, I now privileged to be able to take on the role as CEO and help to move our Chamber to new levels of professionalism, offering an unrivalled local network, business advice and support to local businesses.

John Warchus - IT Commercial Manager - Moore Blatch

Mentor for IP And Commercial IT legal challenges

020 8332 8631

Partner in Commercial & Technology Law Group, leading a team of lawyers with 25 years’ experience in advising on all aspects of IT, Intellectual Property and related areas of Commercial law, with particular expertise in drafting/negotiating large-scale IT services/outsourcing agreements, IP protection, online/social media issues and related dispute management.

Anthony Lalsing - Director, Menzies LLP

Mentor for Accountancy & R&D Tax Credit challenges

I qualified as a chartered accountant in 2008 before moving into tax and qualifying as a chartered tax adviser in 2009. I currently work with corporate clients to mitigate tax through commercial tax planning. I am an integral part of the innovative business team and passionate about ensuring businesses benefit from the significant tax advantages under Research & Development and Patent Box.

Alec Grant

Mentor for IT Challenges

01932 881 282

Alec is a software & technology Specialist. With many years experience in the corporate world as the technical lead on and offshore agile software development teams & has successfully rolled out greenfield/re-engineered global software projects costing tens of millions of pounds.