Alison Branch

British born, Barbados bred, highly experienced operator in the financial sector. Alison has been recognised for providing excellence to clients, for her integrity and dedication to team-spiritedness and achieving organisational goals and objectives.

Alison is a skilled communicator who has created and delivered high impact, multimedia training materials, identifying and closing gaps to create effective teams through improved performance and delivering a greater understanding and cross training of various roles within businesses large and small.

Diana Douglas

Diana is British born of Barbadian parents. She has experience in a wide range of industries throughout the Caribbean and possess over twenty three years’ experience in Strategic Human Resources Management, Industrial and Employee Relations, Business Development & Operational Management, Succession Planning, Mentoring and Coaching and Event Planning.

Diana possesses a Masters in Strategic Human Resources Development from the University of Hull.

Diana is a forward thinker, skilled communicator and implementation specialist.


Kirk Brown

Kirk is a Barbadian Singer, Radio Presenter, Host, DJ, Actor, Motivational Speaker & Entrepreneur. With a social media audience of over 150,000 collectively, his following continues to grow with his continuous bookings and appearances at major regional and international events. He has already made several successful introductions for SGBC.

Neil Fogarty

Neil is the Managing Director of Spark Global Business in the UK. He has served as a Business Director or Managing Director since 1996, working with central government and local government organizations as well as multi-national corporations and small-medium size businesses.

He has set up, grown, acquired, turned around and divested numerous businesses as well as partnered with companies in India and Turkey. As founder of Mosaic Associates, he opened offices in London, Cape Town and Amsterdam and has many success stories.

Neil has written books on employee engagement, entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. He is also a blogger for Virgin Group, an investor, adviser and mentor to various businesses. Neil’s work has included.setting up a business services company in 3 countries before selling to management; design, build and delivery of workshops in Europe, Middle East, and Africa; sales effectiveness consultant and advisor; performance coach and sales mentor; Audit & Review of entrepreneur and intrapreneur ecosystems.

Michelle Hinkson

Barbadian resident who has experienced working in Barbados and the UK in both private and public sectors. Michelle is an information and communications specialist and in Barbados has excelled in food, automotive and tourism sectors.

Michelle displays and teaches exceptional levels of customer service and is competent in English, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian and German.

Akil Ifill

The youngest member of the SGBC Team, Akil has the responsibility for producing the participants that will make this programme successful to all parties. His content management skills will be a major asset to SGBC.

Akil earned a Masters in Marketing and a Bachelor of Science in Management at Cave Hill School of Business. He followed that by carrying out administrative duties at CHSB which has prepared him for the challenges he will face as SGBC grows in size.

Akil is a self-motivated, highly numerate marketer with substantial knowledge of effective use of social media, integrated marketing communications, etc.

Roger Manners

Born in England and a visitor to Barbados since 1976. Created, owned and sold businesses in construction & property, health & beauty, sports & leisure.
Working with new & existing businesses across various industry sectors since 1994. Currently helping start up entrepreneurs in entertainment, hospitality / tourism, manufacturing, engineering, mobile phone accessories, app creation, fashion, retail, professional golfers.

Current mature clientele engaged in engineering, manufacturing, finance / funding, printing, golf-related businesses.
Roger is very passionate about helping people to succeed and has a deep love for Barbados going back almost 40 years.