EXB is managed by Élise Billy, who will personally be involved in all aspects of your project and who is available as a consultant on a daily or hourly rate, or on fixed fees for defined projects. Some clients work with us on a retainer basis, for example when Élise is acting as an outsourced part-time Head of Legal and / or Franchising and attends regular board and executive meetings.
Élise has a MBA (Masters of Business Administration) as well having qualified and worked as a lawyer. She has set up and managed several of her own businesses including her business consultancy and her own law firm (now closed) since 2001. This means that she really can appreciate the commercial issues that are facing you.
Her academic background includes her law degree from Oxford University, First Class Honours in Law Society Finals (legal professional exams), and an MBA with distinction from INSEAD in France, one of the world's leading international business schools.
Élise speaks several languages and is highly computer literate including having been UK managing director for an international internet consultancy in 2001. Her other experience includes having worked for several city and other leading law firms and internationally for a large commercial multinational plc. She was Managing Director of a management consultancy in London focusing on investment deals, business plans, financial forecasts and management strategy.
Clients who have recently worked with Élise at Director level through EXB include an international fitness chain, a large property management company, several public sector bodies including Housing Associations, more than 30 franchise networks (varied sectors), an international tyre sealant distributor, and many small and growing businesses.
Élise is unusual in being able to bring both legal and direct commercial and business experience gained over more than 20 years to any project, combined with insights from a wide variety of industries and clients.
EXB's back office team is based in Chester, but Élise is based in South-East England (with time also spent in Spain) and works with clients throughout the UK. Distance is no issue. To contact Élise, please use the details from the Contact Us page.