Julie Hedge

Commercial Director

Julie’s first career was in financial services, where she founded and ran her own wealth management consultancy for over 15 years. A change in career path saw her become involved with the children’s social care sector, particularly specialist education and she has now worked in the sector for over 10 years, holding various senior management and Board positions.

She has been Commercial Director for a number of companies, as well as sometimes engaging as a freelance consultant. Her skill has been to advise businesses on their future commercial strategy, where she has designed and implemented business development and PR & marketing strategies, both at corporate and individual service level. She has often led on service development within social care and education organisations - where she has used market knowledge and her well-developed relationships with local authorities to design and launch new initiatives to support business growth.

Julie has also been part of the senior leadership team for a number of special schools. Supporting each school Head as she worked closely with the operational teams, for both care and education, to ensure the quality of each service as well as its commercial success.

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