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Andrew HatcherAndrew Hatcher
BSc, MBA, MCIM

Andrew is Managing Director of The Working Knowledge Group and Associate Director with SpokenWord Limited, Juice Associates and Investing for Good.

Specialisations
Strategic marketing analysis and evaluation, innovation and start-up management, raising finance and management facilitation.

Professional
Prior to his current role as Managing Director of The Working Knowledge Group, Andrew Hatcher spent 15 years working at Reuters, the global information provider. He started as a technical journalist in London but moved through a range of disciplines including operations and project management, software development and product management before moving to the US into the financial products markets. He worked extensively with the corporate Venture Capital Group at Reuters and then founded an internal business creation division. This eventually resulted in a migration to Singapore to manage one of the spinouts, a company that was eventually sold.

On his return to the UK he established a small management consultancy practice offering advice and practical help to companies wishing to start up new businesses from within and in 2004 McGraw Hill published his first book “Inventuring” which tackles the subject of corporate venturing. He then set up his own company, The Working Knowledge Group, which has expanded rapidly to becoming the best known and most successful training company in developing business strategy, start ups and innovation.

Background
Andrew Hatcher was educated at Brighton College, at the City University in London and at the Cass Business School. He spent one year at Syracuse University in New York state on a scholarship and also attended a Summer School at Harvard University. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and is a non-executive director at the Cambridge Marketing College and at Interstate, a London-based brand agency.

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Personal Impact, Presence and Influence
Professional Negotiating Techniques
Advanced and Basic Selling Skills
Presentation Skills for Quivering Wrecks
Virtual Leadership and Management Skills
Networking Skills - How to “Work a Room”
Sales Management
Exhibition Skills Training
Cold Calling for Chickens

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