The Team

We have a highly experienced team with a proven track record offering the best advice to our clients.
Peter Black ACIB, AMCT, MBA

Peter Black ACIB, AMCT, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Peter is also the co-founder of the Snowball Group. An ex-banker with over 33 years of experience in UK corporate and funding markets, advising companies on their strategic, financial and funding needs, including 9 years running Snowball as an independent business. MBA, AMCT and ACIB qualified as well as being FCA authorised to provide expert business finance advice and debt advisory.

peterblack@snowballgroup.co.uk
Mobile: 07525 619092

Alwin Thompson

Alwin Thompson

Chairman

Alwin is a proven entrepreneur with a successful track record in the UK corporate market and the City’s professional community. He founded Interlink Foods and floated it on AIM in 2001. It was later voted AIM Company of the Year, having grown it from a £1.4m turnover to more than £130m. Holds a number of non executive positions in North West businesses. Also a co-founder of the Snowball Group.

alwinthompson@snowballgroup.co.uk
Mobile: 07860 386645

 

Diane Davies DIP BA, ACIB, BSC

Diane Davies DIP BA, ACIB, BSC

Senior Commercial Manager

Diane is an experienced ex-banker with over 30 years experience working within both the SME and Corporate markets, across a variety of different sectors. A specialist in International Trade, providing structured trade and working capital solutions to companies in the UK. 

 

 

dianedavies@snowballgroup.co.uk
Mobile: 07735 495068 

Paula Mitchard

Paula Mitchard

Head of Operations

Paula has more than 25 years experience of banking and administrative support in corporate and business banking operations. Manages all the internal operations and training aspect for the group including customer service, company policies, risk management, databases and marketing/design.

paulamitchard@snowballgroup.co.uk
Tel: 0161 4648448 

Laurence Bloom

Laurence Bloom

Consultant / Advisory Board

Laurence is a proven team leader and strategic advisor with a specialism in sales marketing and general business. Previously, co-founder and chairman of Stampiton Group, a label and packaging manufacturer, and chairman of Country Fitness foods, a healthy snack food company. Is both a consultant for the Snowball Group as well as a member of the Snowball Advisory Board.

laurencebloom@snowballgroup.co.uk
Mobile: 07749 841602

   

The Lord Goddard of Stockport

The Lord Goddard of Stockport

Advisory Board

David Goddard, Baron Goddard of Stockport is a British Liberal Democrat politician. He was leader of Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council between 2007 and 2012. The Lord Goddard sits in the House of Lords and sits on a number of House of Lords committees. Is a member of the Snowball Advisory Board, offering advice and help to Snowball clients on political, council and planning matters.

Mike Blackburn OBE

Mike Blackburn OBE

Advisory Board

Mike is an experienced chair and non executive director. Previously vice president of FTSE quoted technology business. Extensive experience across a range of sectors with specific skills in Strategy, Business Development, Business Transformation, Customer experience, Innovation and Sales. Awarded an OBE for services to the economy in the North West. A member of the Snowball Advisory Board. 

Nigel Jackson

Nigel Jackson

Advisory Board

Nigel’s career spans three decades across Lloyds Bank, Aviva and latterly RBS Group, where he was Managing Director of the Private Banking businesses for both RBS and NatWest. A masters-level executive coach, Nigel has worked with countless individual business leaders and organisations, helping them navigate their leadership, talent development and organisational challenges.  A member of the Snowball Advisory Board.

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