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By Courtney

Ben Cooper

What will you be doing at Union St?

Working with other ‘remote workers’, drinking coffee and generally being sociable. As for the work, providing remote SAP Payroll consultancy for a range of public / private sector clients.

How did you get into this area of work?

I studied Computing (Business Information Systems) at Sheffield Hallam and graduated back in 2005. I then managed to find a job working in consultancy and have been busy ever since.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

It’s a varied role that involves a lot of problem solving and a broad range of skills, so it is rarely dull.

What type of individuals / organisations are you looking to work with in the future?

I already work with a range of public / private sector clients, but it would be good to build up some local contacts with similar skills. Like so many industries, contacts are key.

What are you looking to get out of Union St?

I’m looking for similar individuals to work / socialise with. If also make some industry relevant contacts along the way then all the better.

By Sarah Sharp

Bev Shephard

Bev Shephard is a freelance Finance Director for charities, social enterprises and SMEs. She has worked with non-profit organisations for 15 years, most recently for the children’s charity The Mighty Creatives. Her varied experience has given her a creative, entrepreneurial approach and a broad skill set: from strategy and business planning, to finance, funding, HR and governance.

Bev’s love is for collaborative work and for this reason Union St is the perfect hub for her to broaden her freelancing network and develop ideas with like-minded people. She is especially interested in working with individuals and businesses with a creative or socially-minded focus, and is happy to offer a free initial diagnostic for members.

I love working collaboratively to bring other people’s ideas to life.

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Ben Cooper
Bev Shephard