Meet the Tenandahalf team …

Bernard Savage, Director (shoe size – 10½)
t: 07771 897772

Since 1990 Bernard has worked in a variety of senior sales and marketing roles in a number of market leading organisations including Procter & Gamble, Shell and Eversheds before founding Size 10½ Boots.

Bernard is a highly accomplished speaker and is regularly found on stage expounding the virtues of smarter marketing and business development practices all over the world. 

He is also someone who takes pride in hard graft with innovation and ideas which makes him a great person to have work for you.  Bernard wears size 10½s; but of course he would do.

Elissa worked in private practice as a specialist employment solicitor for over a decade, working with high street names and PLC level businesses.

In 2022 Elissa left private practice and joined tech company, Hroes: The Virtual Workplace, as one of the founding members and entered the legal consultancy and employment training space as EMT Legal.

Elissa is passionate about training those she works with to be high effective managers to get the most not only out of their own careers but also promote and support the skills and abilities of those they manage. Elissa is a BBC Radio contributor and is a regular speaker on national webinars with her style and content influenced not only by her corporate experience but also her experiences as an RNLI Helm.

Elissa wears size 7 (but will wear a 7.5 if the bottom of the shoe happens to be red….).

With over 20 years of experience in professional services, Lara Squires understands the challenges firms face and how to help them overcome obstacles using an integrated mix of sales and marketing strategies.

Her areas of expertise span marketing, communications, business development, sales training, and mentoring. Her innate confidence allows Lara to connect with the right audiences and create new opportunities.

As a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and Chartered Marketer, she is an accomplished sales leader inspired by helping companies achieve their goals. Lara’s blend of marketing and sales acumen makes her a results-driven asset for any professional services firm seeking growth.

Lara wears size 6.

What our clients say …

I think the lasting legacy of our work with Bernard and Doug is the formulation of our Client Value Proposition. I would recommend that every professional services organisation undertakes this exercise with them. It forces you to be clear about who you are and what you do – and once you are sure of that, it makes it much easier to tell clients why they should come to you.

Tony Hill, Senior Clerk, Ropewalk Chambers

“The client service reviews that Doug and Bernard have done for us are invaluable in reinforcing to us what is important to clients , and just occasionally identifying things we could do better. I am glad we have been brave enough to get third-party feedback , and it is money well spent. It helps us see if we are delivering the Client Value Proposition , or just kidding ourselves.

John Lawrence, Senior Partner, Barker Brettell LLP

“Bernard is always positive, and provides an excellent service. He is a great motivator and team builder, and he engenders confidence in all the people he works with. He has been a valuable member of our marketing team and has provided us with excellent team training on business development.”

Graham Burns, Partner, Stone King LLP

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