Anna-Lisa Wesley


Sapphire & Steel


A varied career has thrown a consistent thread; purposeful work with ambitious businesses that want to make things better for people through their product, service or experience offering.

I learned the ropes in Big 4 consulting companies (Deloitte and Accenture) to lead a number of high profile change programmes in the UK’s leading banks. Then over the last 5 years I’ve got focused on the work that seems to make the biggest difference to the transformation of our businesses and industries. I’ve worked in corporate teams to get incubators productive, and I’ve helped hundreds of ‘founders’ in businesses big, scaling and small to bring their impact to market.

Sapphire and Steel – we are venture builders, we love nothing more than to work with founders to help them clarify and scale their propositions.

Honest Onions – we work with accelerator programmes like Startupbootcamp and consultant networks like Baringa Partners to make the most of their mentor network – coaching mentors and precision matching to start-ups

Our work is inclusive and challenging, creative and pragmatic. The sessions plot a path to the boldest of visions, whilst making it easier to get cracking.