Influential Businesswoman Awards 2018

10 Acquisition International - 2018 Influential Businesswoman Awards IW180027 Marketing Firm Director of the Year 2018 - South East England Carlyle Consultants Following a successful career running one of the UK’s leading marketing and communications company, specialising in property which was sold to a major public company, Tricia decided that she had had enough of the big corporate life and took the plunge and went back to starting a much smaller client focused company called Carlyle Consultants. The firm’s subsidiary company, Luxury Topping specialises in the business of luxury, whilst Carlyle Consultants focuses on property, food and all things surrounding the business of luxury. Tricia explores how the firm has leveraged its small size to ensure clients receive the highest possible level of support and service that they can rely upon. “Recently we were lucky to be appointed to work with the late Commendatore Antonio Carluccio OBE, known as the Godfather of Italian cooking. His passion and knowledge of the world of food, took my team in a different and very enjoyable direction, working with him on his books, promotions and world tours. Our contacts stretch Carlyle Consultants is a London-based independent communications and marketing agency specialising in commercial, residential and mixed-use property and luxury. We invited Founder and Director Tricia Topping to talk us through how she came to create this dynamic company and how she draws on her corporate experience to lead it to success. Company: Carlyle Consultants Contact: Tricia Topping Address: 1 Design Centre Studios, Harbour Avenue, Chelsea Harbour, London, SW10 0BD, UK Phone: 07860 835745 Website: to great journalists, interesting food production companies and restaurants and we want to continue to use this knowledge to the benefit of other clients. Along the way we learnt a lot about food promotion and how to cook pasta. It was a journey none of us would have missed for the world.” Alongside her passion for luxury promotion, Tricia is also committed to women’s rights, and as a woman with wide experience across the corporate landscape she understands the challenges that are faced and the obstacles that have already been overcome, insight which she is keen to share with us. “During my career I have seen immense changes in the role of ‘women in business’, but we still have a long way to go. I feel very strongly that our past defines our future and for this reason it was a team decision to support the recent exhibition held at the Museum of London, to celebrate 100 years of the Suffragette movement. These women were pioneers in fighting for women’s rights “At Carlyle Consultants we have benefited from working with a small team, in fact one of my current team members, Theresa Riches, was instrumental in helping me build my former business and is now continuing the role of helping us build Carlyle Consultants. Our work in the jewellery sector is continuing to grow and a life-long passion of studying heritage jewellery is turning into opportunities to promote wonderful brands. I have always shared everything with my team, listening and respecting their opinions, as business decisions have to be collaborative.”