Team

We are your business development team, committed to making big business for you.

Ian Roberts

Director

Our Senior Consultant and Company Director, Ian Roberts, is an independent, results-driven entrepreneur and project consultant with a strong track record in business analysis. Ian demonstrates excellent analytical skills, successfully integrating strong business acumen with sound technical awareness. He has successfully supported delivery of several major business change projects in various industry sectors. He has specialised in data migrations following mergers and acquisitions; system and process upgrades needed to meet the demands of the ever-changing regulatory climate.

Ian supplemented his extensive business experience with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the Open University in 2016.

Running a business which specialises in direct marketing and sales has meant that data security is of primary importance to Ian and he now specialises in giving GDPR advice and support to small businesses. In 2018, Ian introduced improvements which resulted in Steadcross achieving accredited status as a full member of the Direct Marketing Association (DMA).

Ian has over 25 years of business change experience to draw on, providing the assurance of working with an experienced individual.

Julie Blangsted

Business Development Officer

Julie has enjoyed over 30 years sales experience in a variety of industries. She began her sales career in London whilst working for a well know recruitment agency and went on to run her own successful branch within the City.

Whilst working in London an opportunity arose within Holloway Prison. This was the first of its kind in the UK to offer women nearing the end of their sentence the opportunity to re-train to increase their chances of employment and hopefully avoid re-offending.

Julie was responsible for securing day-release work contracts and placements as they approached the end of their sentence. A change in direction came when Julie and her family re-located to Spain. Julie began a career within the real estate sector, which involved attending exhibitions in the UK such as a “Place in the Sun” speaking to people who were looking to purchase overseas property, arranging fly by visits and hotel accommodation.

Sourcing properties also became an integral part of her role, ensuring clients’ expectations were met, arranging viewings and making sure the sales process ran smoothly. Building relationships with developers was also vital ensuring the best possible outcome for her clients.

Julie was responsible for liaising with town halls and notaries to ensure all properties were legally registered. She arranged meetings with their chosen lawyer and corresponded accordingly ensuring the sale progressed smoothly.
Having also run her own successful business selling a variety of swimwear and lingerie whilst overseas, Julie understands the trials and triumphs of running a small business.