Meet the people who will be helping your business at Evolve and Grow Coaching

We like to take the personal approach in the way we do business, so we’ll never leave you in the dark or make you feel that we’re just some big faceless conglomerate. To display our human side, here are the people who make up our specialist team at Evolve and Grow Coaching, with just a little bit about when makes them tick.

  • Alison Warner
    Alison Warner FOUNDER


    My background is in working at a senior level within both Operations and HR. I was an Area Manager for a number of years with Pizza Hut UK, and Starbucks Coffee Company, which gave me a valuable foundation of experience to then move into a support function such as HR.

    After looking after Resourcing for Starbucks for the UK and Ireland, I moved into PizzaExpress in an interim capacity looking after their Recruitment department, before starting my own business coaching and consultancy practice, Evolve and Grow Ltd in February 2010 and have never looked back!


    I specialise in helping small to medium sized businesses:

    • Grow their sales and profits
    • Design and implement effective marketing strategies
    • Differentiate their customer service experience from their competitors
    • Strengthen their people selection, development and retention practices

    ‘Recruit and Retain’ was launched as a specialist arm of Evolve and Grow Ltd to support SME’s with a variety of tools, workshops and programmes to help them find, develop and retain the best talent in the market.


    SME’s who are serious about growing in the right way, and appreciate that a business is only as good as the people who are employed and the service they offer. In order to achieve this it is essential that they have robust and effective processes to select, develop and retain the best people.

    Clients include PizzaExpress, Yellow Hammer Bars, Bluebird Care, HAMG360, Menzies, Conde Nast, ASK restaurants, Gondola Group and Neal’s Yard Remedies.

    • Reyhana Jano
      Reyhana Jano


      I have worked for over 20 years in HR covering roles across various sectors from oil and gas, nuclear, finance to investment banking.
      My last role was assisting an SME set up a Recruitment function and helped them grow their workforce from 10 to circa 200 employees strong and assisted in developing processes, policies and procedures for their HR function, before setting up my own HR Consulting practice focused on small and medium sized businesses.


      I specialise in helping small and medium sized business to:

      • Develop and implement effective processes, policies and procedures
      • Attract and source talent
      • Implement succession planning strategies to retain, grow and develop in-house talent
      • Facilitate workshops to determine their vision, mission and values
      • Develop competency frameworks
      • Coach and mentor with regards to people management
      • HR Audit checks to ensure they are compliant with employment legislation
      • Implement effective performance management processes


      Business owners who strategically want to grow their business through their people as they know their staff is the heartbeat of their business and that they are only as good as the team that is around them.

      • Sue Fraser
        Sue Fraser


        I started my career in France, working in adult language training for 9 years. I worked with some large organisations in and around Paris, including global pharmaceuticals and energy providers like EDF.
        I came back to the UK in 2006 and worked for an HR Consultancy. I then spent 6 years working for Criticaleye, a leadership development network for senior directors. It was like doing a mini-MBA – learning all about business strategy from some of the UK’s leading companies.
        I then moved on to work at Grant Thornton UK, firstly as a Business Growth Manager, and then as an ‘Investors in People’ Practitioner, something I still do occasionally on a freelance basis.

        WHAT I DO NOW

        As a business coach for Evolve and Grow, I help small trade business owners who are struggling to make as much profit as they would like, and who are tired from spending too many hours on the tools. I help to create a road map for a healthy, profitable business where the owner is in control – and working on the business, rather than in it.


        I specialise in working with business owners in trades such as plumbers, electricians, builders, carpenters, landscapers, roofers etc. My clients are brilliant at their trade but rarely have a business background. The most successful ones are those who are passionate about their trade and, most importantly, are open to change.

        For more information, please contact us on +44 203 633 3756, or email us at

        “We work by taking the tried and trusted processes used by large, successful corporations and implementing them in a practical way that suits small-to-medium-sized Trade businesses. Our solutions must deliver financial return for our clients for us to feel satisfied that we’ve achieved our aim.”

        — Alison Warner

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        One of our core principles is to make a sustainable impact to communities in need. We support several charities in the developing world and as our business grows so does that level of support. We do this via financial donations and by passing on skills and knowledge to generate greater independence.
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