Core Consulting is owned and led by two experienced business growth advisors,  Damian Campbell and Dave McClements.

Damian Campbell – Director

Damian has over 18 years of direct experience in assisting SMEs to plan and implement growth strategies through a focus on the delivery of value to customers and aggressively pursuing new market opportunities. This experience has also been developed from direct marketing/sales and export roles. Damian has a proven track record of assisting SMEs to grow through providing practical advice on strategic growth planning, marketing and sales strategy, export market research and development, winning tenders and supporting owner/managers during implementation to achieve results.

Dave McClements – Director

Dave is a successful business consultant who helps companies grow.  Dave uses his understanding of business (gained from 18 years’ field experience and study at MBA / Chartered Marketing level) and his understanding of how people change (Chartered CIPD) to ensure consultancy projects succeed.  He enjoys working with a company on developing strategy – as well as working with people to make sure it’s delivered.   With the majority of business growth revolving around key subjects Dave knows what works – especially in the specialist areas of growth strategy, exporting, tendering, sales and people.

Brendan Cunningham – Consultant

Brendan specialises in market research, sales and export development. Since joining Core Consulting, Brendan has worked with a wide range of private and public sectors organisations across Northern Ireland. Brendan’s previous experience includes two years as a market research consultant and two years as a marketing and business development manager for a food and drink business.

Rebecca Lennie – Consultant

Rebecca is a Consultant for Core Consulting. She graduated with a Business Management degree from Queen’s University Belfast, with a post-graduate diploma in Advanced Management Practices. Her past experience includes working for 2 years as the marketing and business development manager for a chocolate company, exporting globally.  Other past experience includes project management, sales and global outsourcing roles.

“Core Consulting has provided valuable guidance on our strategic direction and particularly in focusing us on our priority growth markets and sectors, which gave us with the confidence to invest in a new multi-million pound retail packing facility.”

Gerry Maguire
Managing Director of Linden Foods

“Through the ‘Go To Tender’ programme and subsequent mentoring, Core Consulting assisted us with our PreQualification & ITT process in targeting opportunities in export markets.  Their help has delivered new contracts for us in ROI and improved our overall bid submission process.”

Keith Stewart
Managing Director of Irwin Electrical

“Core Consulting has supported us to define our strategic priorities in a practical and challenging way and more importantly they have supported the senior management team with the implementation of the business growth plan – that external perspective and challenge has been extremely beneficial and we have met our growth targets which is the true test of the support provided.”

Richard Martin
Managing Director of Tascomi

“Core Consulting helped us in our expansion into export markets.  They quickly understood our business and provided practical, useful direction (as well as assistance) on how to increase sales in new markets.”

Cathal Geoghegan
Managing Director of The Mount Charles Group