I'm Iyas, the founder of Inspired Indie. I have consulted with some of the UK's largest companies, helping them to make the best use of technology to support their business, marketing and operating strategies.
I grew and led a team of nearly 500 consultants that worked with companies like Virgin Atlantic, Barclaycard and Debenhams to win awards for delivering significant business impact using technology, especially using the web, data and automating processes.
Through that time, and especially towards the end, I became more and more convinced that a more human and sustainable world could be built on the success of independent entrepreneurial and local businesses. Businesses that valued their founders, their customers and their staff more highly than some sharp-suited trader looking for a quick buck on the stockmarket.
So I decided to leave the big multi-nationals, and use the skills I gained there to support entrepreneurs and local businesses succeed.
And that's where Inspired Indie (and you?) come in. Helping local and entrepreneurial businesses succeed is not just my business, it's my conviction.