Director, FFN Consulting Ltd

FFN Consulting is the company through which Marek Effendowicz offers his experience of professional communications in large commercial and NFP organisations; strategic management consultancy; entrepreneurial business building; and very extensive leadership and team management.

I would welcome new opportunities to use my profound understanding of the interrelation between External Comms, Internal Comms, Management and Culture and how a strong relationship between all those things sustains and develops Brand and makes for outstanding service to customers and response to all stakeholders.

A brief career summary:

Communications: Having run the media, public affairs, and marketing publications function for a £8bn major brands retail group [John Lewis Partnership] and for the UK mission of a leading international intergovernmental body [IOM] I have wide experience of stakeholder relations (MPs, Snr. Govt. Officials etc.), presentations, brand building and preservation, journalism and editing, as well as acting as spokesman and ambassador in broadcasts and interviews with the media. An unusual perspective on internal communications and working with colleagues of all levels was gained by taking an active part in the change management processes of one of the world’s largest industrial democracies.

I applied much of this experience as Head of Communications for a public sector housing organisation [Lambeth Living Ltd] developing its external profile and customer interactions (including digitally through the commission and delivery of a completely new interactive and transactional website and the first social media feed). But, more importantly – by introducing innovative internal communications mechanisms – I built esprit de corps, reduced ‘silo-working’ and through greater co-operation enabled the organisation to offer better service to customers.

Leadership and Entrepreneurship: This Comms experience is matched with very extensive line and budget management experience both within small, medium and large organisations and as an entrepreneur in my own business [Enterpos UK Ltd and GmbH] – for which I raised money from German banks and investment funds and developed from a field of waving grass to an enterprise with a £1m annual turnover.

Business Analysis and Consultancy:  While in a management consultancy role at the highest level in a ‘blue chip’ company [also John Lewis Partnership] I analysed and identified financial, administrative, and efficiency improvements in building and servicing functions, governance and control mechanisms for capital project financing, farm estate management etc.

I am now looking for an interim or permanent Director/Head of Communications role which calls for considerable input into senior management…..or a more general Leadership/Director role which will fully utilise my communications and advocacy skills.

Given how much I have enjoyed and been stimulated by the last few years, an offer for a post with yet wider scope within the housing sector would be of particular interest.

If you would like me to send you a full CV please or contact you to discuss an opportunity please use the form below: