Martin Riley leadership & business development

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Martin Riley Leadership & Business Development

Martin Riley - BA Hons, FRSA

Expert Leadership & Business Coach Based in Sussex
Author of The Business Jet Engine ® - a simple approach to business planning

With over 20 years experience, I've become highly skilled at both designing simple but powerful coaching tools - and working face-to-face with clients.

My core skill is in helping business leaders develop simple but effective plans, then turning them into action, with motivated and engaged teams, through better leadership.

Following my first career in London as a successful product designer, I transferred my design skills to the field of leadership and personal performance.

Working alongside Gil Dove I helped research, design and deliver Leadership Development programmes. Our clients included senior executives, directors and CEOs at firms such as:

BBC, Saatchi & Saatchi, Ogilvy & Mather, Channel 5

My own clients included department heads at:

Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Orange, Figleaves, and Federal Mogul

Based in Sussex from 2007 I added business coaching to my offer, to help regional business owners develop better plans for growth, whilst developing additional tools to improve their business planning and leadership effectiveness.

Sectors I work in include; Design, Manufacturing, Web & Software Development, Financial, Building and Constructing, Distribution and Retail, Hospitality, Events and Travel.

Sussex clients include De La Warr Pavilion, Parker Building Supplies, Astec Computing plus many more... - Client testimonials can be found on our clients page...

To help as many business owners as possible, in 2017 I published my proven unique business planning model as a book and online resource; The Business Jet Engine®: The Simplest Guide To Boost Your Business. Find out more at

Martin Riley

Richard Best

Head of Marketing, New Business Development and Client Liaison

My background was primarily in customer service, working in various customer facing roles over 14 years. From 2008-2017 I ran a small photography company, gaining first-hand business experience, and have qualifications in Business & Management and Fine Art.

I began working with Martin in June 2016, to ensure the smooth running of business operations, look after clients, and develop marketing and new business.

My role now includes development, marketing and delivery of The Business Jet EngineĀ® Online.

You'll find me out networking across Sussex, or behind my desk at our office in Bexhill. I'm always happy to chat if you'd like more information about the services we provide, or if you think we may have a mutual interest in working together.

For marketing communications, diary enquiries or an excellent cup of coffee just ask for me! | 01424 892200

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The Studio

Pashley Farm, Ninfield Road, Bexhill

Situated just outside Bexhill, East Sussex, The Studio provides a calm and focused environment in a rural setting. Employing natural colours and materials, the client space is comfortable and ensures a welcome break from the noise and distraction of the typical working environment.

Visitors to The Studio can enjoy exquisite Sussex roasted coffee, hand crafted by the resident Barista Maestro.

Martin Riley - The Studio

The Studio