working with businesses to improve potential, performance and lives
Meet our Associates

Mubarak Chati  Mubarak Chati (MBCS, FIC, FinstLM) 
Business Coaching & Leadership Development

With over 10 years experience and 500 business relationships, Mubarak has had the opportunity to help businesses start-up and facilitate growth through offering a series of business support, mentoring and coaching services. His areas of expertise include; events management, sales planning, project management, financial control and process improvement.

Mubarak is a qualified Level 7 Business Coach (accredited by University of Central Lancashire), a Security & Information Risk Advisor - Practitioner (BCS CESG Certified) and holds a Professional Trainers Certificate. He is an Approved Coach for the Winning Pitch High Growth Foundation, a Fellow Member of both the Institute of Leadership & Management and the Institute of Business Consulting. And a member of the European Council for Coaching & Mentoring.

Robin Gregson  Robin Gregson (MCIM) 
Associate Coach

Robin has been involved in the business support sector since 1998, when he left a leading Manchester based marketing agency to become a business adviser specialising in enterprise development. 

Key aspects of his work include marketing strategy development, media relations, public/community awareness-raising, customer relationship management and support with direct and online marketing. He has been self employed since 2004.

A Chartered Marketer and a long-standing Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Robin has 24 years’ experience in the marketing industry. 

 Shakeel Desai

Shakeel Desai (IoEE, MBCS, FIC) 
Business Development & Process Quality Improvement

A highly experienced, focused and disciplined individual with nearly ten years of first hand business experience, managed multiple programmes of change initiatives, including: restructuring, re-branding, integrating an acquisition, launching new products and services, creating Internet and telephone channels and replacing administration systems. 

He holds a BSc Hons in Business Computing, PGCE in ICT Training and is a 
a Fellow Member for the Institute of Business Consulting and a Member of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IoEE).

Louise Yates.
Louise Yates (MCIPD) 
Associate Coach

Louise runs her own Leadership Development business, Clear Perspectives which specialises in one to one and group performance coaching. 

She has over 20 years experience of helping organisations improve their performance through the development of their people. Her background includes working in large blue-chip organisations such as United Biscuits, Group 4 Securitas & Arjo Wiggins Appleton. 

Louise is a professionally trained coach (Level 7 accredited), having been trained in Coactive and Solutions-focused approaches, is a trained mentor and is a Member of The Chartered Institute Of Personnel and Development.

Sajid Mohammad 
Business Support

Sajid Mohammad joined 1BE in January 2014.

He has 15 years of experience in business support and project management through his work at Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and Enterprise4All.

Prior to that, Sajid was a lecturer in business at Blackburn College. His specialist areas are business planning and finance. He graduated from Manchester University with a degree in economics.

Key aspects of his work include strategic development, business planning, cash flow management, business planning, business mentoring and coaching.
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