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Trevor Ray Business Development Specialist at The Last Hurdle

In this fascinating interview with Trevor Ray we discuss the changes Trevor made in his business life. From scientist to business development specialist. It’s all rather interesting.

Trevor joined Last Hurdle as a pilot franchisee in 2013. Trevor’s franchise covers Banbury, Bicester, Brackley, Buckingham, Silverstone and Towcester.

The podcast is now available for your listening pleasure further down the page.

This interview was broadcast on Radio Horton 20th March 2014. People skills expert, published author and regular guest presenter Julie Cooper, asks the all important questions.

Show Host as always is Ian Gentles.


Once you've been in your own business for so long ... you are almost at the stage where you're unemployable


Trevor Ray has worked in sales and marketing positions within small and medium businesses ever since gaining his PhD in molecular biology 18 years ago.

Initially he worked in the bioscience sector using his technical knowledge to market and sell products to research laboratories across the UK.

After learning his craft and rising through the ranks to Marketing Director, Trevor started his own biological reagent distribution company which celebrated its 13th year of trading in March.

Latterly he has specialised in improving organisational performance by training and developing their people and was a licensed trainer with the Dale Carnegie organisation. This work gave him the opportunity to work with major global brands such as Ralph Lauren and Bacardi-Martini as well as local small and medium businesses.

Trevor enjoys keeping fit and has completed a number of challenges to raise money for charity including cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats. 

He has also completed a marathon and a number of triathlons although still really can’t see why people voluntarily get into cold water!

It is also rumoured that Trevor is an enthusiastic albeit very amateur tap dancer, having started to learn a couple of years ago.

The podcasts.

This little 3:27 second snippet explains how Trevor became a Last Hurdle pilot franchisee.

The coming together with Jules


Trevor gives us a fascinating interview about why he does what he’s doing. The FULL interview.

A very interesting insightful look into his working life


Want to contact or connect with Trevor or Last Hurdle? Click the links below…



This week the Knowing Your Business show was presented by Ian Gentles and guest presenter Julie Cooper.


Ian Gentles Digital Marketing Specialist based in Banbury Oxfordshire, The founder and Digital Marketing Manager of Knowing Your Business (the business radio show that is a rather useful marketing vehicle with podcasts)

Helps Business towards – increasing their (on and off line) sales and boosting their business reputation. Deals in the aspect of digital communication strategy concerned with understanding market opportunities, cultivating markets and customers, and generating awareness and demand for product and services.

Often known as somebody who spends at lot of time in online social spaces who also has a deep interest in the spaces where technology, culture and big ideas overlap.

Want to contact or connect with Ian or Knowing Your Business? Click the links below…


Julie Cooper is a trainer, coach and author specialising in one to one skills. Her company, Spring Development ( offers lively, focused training and development to organisations and individuals that want to flourish and get the best out of their working lives. Her book, ‘Face to Face in the Workplace: A Handbook of Strategies for Effective Discussions’ has been widely acclaimed, and has featured in The Sunday Times and Guardian Careers . “This Year’s Must Have Book” (HR Director)

She understands that busy people need accessible, practical information, which is why her books are packed with instantly usable techniques and tips. She also coaches other professionals to help them turn their ideas into a book. You can find her books at Amazon or at

Her latest book ‘ Five Steps to Being Heard: How to get your Message Across to the Right Person’ is currently available for free at

Want to contact or connect with Julie? Click the links below…



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