Bespoke Business Services

Carol Bagnald & Lorraine Ellison MBE


How we can help

  • Business brand profile:- fast track business footprint to maximise impact including media presence

  • Business development:- introduce new clients and networks, ambassadorial with bespoke events or private dinners

  • Strategic Direction:- breaking in to new industries, sectors and territories

About Us

  • Enjoyed a career with HSBC spanning 4 decades

  • Non executive director for Lulu Guinness Ltd and the Hospital Club. On the advisory board for Jenny Packham & Radius Business Ltd. Adviser to the board for RecordSure, part of the Consulting Consortium Group.

  • Ambassador for the London College of Fashion & on board of Fashion Matters . On advisory board for MOBO.

  • Mentor for ICAEW & others, regular speaker on women in business & diversity

  • Trustee for MOBO Trust and a business ambassador for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and their Collar & Coats Gala.

  • Awarded honorary fellowship for Brunel University & made fellow of IOD in 2012

  • 30 years of international trade leading over 100 British Trade Missions around the world.

  • Extensive international network across business and government agencies.

  • Current portfolio includes Business Manager to Lord Digby Jones and Rita Clifton CBE. In addition business advisor to Clive Myrie BBC News Presenter & Foreign Affairs Correspondent and Nick Fry, former CEO of Mercedes F1 . Also a bespoke advisory role with Alastair Lukies CBE UK Prime Minister’s Ambassador for Fintech.

  • Non executive director for Tree of Life.

  • Awarded MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2004 for services to International Trade


  • Lord Digby Jones …….” every business needs contacts – everyone has contacts, but not everyone can leverage them – Lorraine and Carol have contacts by the bucketload and are networkers par excellence!”

  • Sir Eric Peacock ……. “Carol and Lorraine are two of the best connected women in the UK. Their rich tapestry of business experience at home and internationally gives them a unique insight into opportunities and challenges. For any business working with them comes a Sir Eric Peacock warning ‘They could seriously enhance your profitability!’…”

  • Kanya King MBE ………”I had the absolute pleasure of working with Carol and Lorraine for a number of years. Thanks to them the official launch of the MOBO Movement at the House of Commons in 2015 was a huge success. It turned out to be a landmark year for us made even more special by these two ladies’ significant contribution.”

  • Sue Walter, CEO, The Hospital Club…….”we engaged Black on Silver to help us in two key areas; to consolidate our vision and values as well as to inform our strategy as we move forward with international expansion. Carol and Lorraine’s passion and their ability to constructively challenge the status quo steered our thinking around important cultural changes we needed to make. Without hesitation we would work with them again.”

  • Dame Kelly Holmes…..”I have known Lorraine and Carol for many years. Both are extremely well connected and dynamic women. Together they are a force to be reckoned with”

  • Lynne Franks…..”I consider Carol Bagnald and Loraine Ellison two of the most powerful networkers and business strategists in the business. The combination of these two powerhouses is going to be exciting and dynamic for all concerned.”

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