Judge profile for Ian Cording

Ian Cording
Entrepreneur
FM World

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, pragmatic approach, to business and life in general as adequate credentials to be on this panel. Out of school rather earlier than some he bizarrely started his adult life as a butcher’s 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 starting a Planning & Architectural Practice business 33 years ago. Additionally, this past 12 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 and on a 'volunteer' basis, a number of young people.

A keen ‘crowd fund’ investor Ian still acts in a Planning consultancy capacity for a small, select group of long standing personal clients and manages a modest property portfolio ‘in trust’ for the family.

In so called 'semi retirement' Ian, with his connections in the Baltic States and Eastern Europe, has become a consultant witha Ukraine based company Business Process Technologoies Family is very big on Ian’s agenda, he loves to travel widely and seamlessly mixes business and pleasure because … ‘he can’.