Management Team

CEO, Martin Hardy, FCMA CGMA

Martin is the founder of Social Media Consulting Ltd and the spearhead of the SP-Index research and creation. A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, he is an experienced consultant, executive and investor with more than 20 years’ international business experience within large blue-chip companies, including the Allied Domecq Group, TUI Group, Thomson Holidays, Airpas Aviation AG and more.

Rupert Fairclough

Rupert has been an integral part of developing the SP-Index and leads the profiling team. Having spent more than 25 years in business, managing multi-million pound projects for a number of blue-chip companies, he brings his expertise in operations, quality control, service delivery and customer support to the SP-Index team. References include Burberry, Waitrose, Asda, EON, Santander and the Merchants Group.

Andy Ball

Andy takes care of the core development work and IT platform that drives the SP-Index. He has more than 20 years’ experience in IT for blue-chip companies and specialises in Intel/Windows environments. He is an experienced technology consultant, having spent many years supporting financial institutions and other companies in the UK and Australia, including Microsoft, the Bank of Tokyo, Barclays Capital, UBS and RBS.

The SP-Index is supported by Abelite Consulting Ltd, an associated company through common ownership.

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