Judges 2017


 

 Ian Cording

Ian Cording 

FM World UK 

Ian is a seasoned veteran in Business Awards Judging with more than two decades of viewing applications UK wide and credits his ‘colourful life’ and no nonsense approach to business and life in general as adequate credentials to be on this panelOut of school rather earlier than some he bizarrely started his adult life as a butchers apprentice. Thereafter a period of ten years in the public service in various departments allowed him to catch up on his education and then make the leap into the world of business by creating a Planning & Architectural Practice business 33 years ago. Additionally, this past 8 years, Ian and his wife Birute embraced Network Marketing as a business model so much so they now spend much of their time travelling both in the UK and abroad training, coaching and mentoring their FM World team

A keen ‘crowd fund’ investor Ian still acts in a Planning consultancy capacity for a select group of long standing personal clients and manages a modest property portfolio ‘in trust’ for the family. Despite a very busy and full life he continues as a Bedford Business Ambassador and to head up the Federation of Small Businesses Bedfordshire branch engaging with SMEs, Academia and the public sector in that county and the wider region.