Management Team

Lee Durham

Lee Durham

Managing Partner

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Lee Durham's Bio

Lee, co-founder of durhamlane, is a chartered marketer (MCIM) with over 20 years commercial sales and marketing experience, delivering progressive development solutions to ambitious organisations and their investors throughout the UK and worldwide. He has realised high growth programmes for businesses of all sizes from SME’s to Blue Chip clients, primarily in the technology, software and manufacturing sectors. One of his overriding business goals is ‘to raise the bar of the sales profession in Europe and make it a profession to be proud of, as it is in the US, after all, we all sell in some shape or form.

Richard Lane

Richard Lane

Managing Partner

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Richard Lane's Bio

Before becoming a recognised keynote speaker, sales trainer and sales improvement thought leader, Richard spent his career in sales management and leadership positions for learning and software technology companies. Throughout his career he has led both UK and global sales organisations to consistently out-perform expectations by selling, and helping others to sell, complex solutions.

As the creator of the methodology “Selling at a Higher Level”, Richard has built up an enviable reputation by helping the likes of Sage, Xero, HP, British Gas, Aviva, NatWest (and durhamlane) become more profitable and transition towards developing performance cultures.

Alison Freer

Alison Freer

Director of Consulting, Learning & Digital Transformation

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Alison Freer's Bio

Alison is a highly experienced leadership development specialist in commercial, digital and tech sectors – equipping people with the know-how and confidence to influence brilliantly in their work. Focus on building leadership capability for commercial growth, digital transformation and enterprise-wide impact. Reflecting the shift towards the 21st Century Digital Workplace and leading virtual or distributed teams.

As an accredited coach, Alison specialises in delivering 1:1 leadership coaching with senior executives in Tech and Sales. Her client experience includes: Abellio; BAe Systems; Centrica; Fox Europe; Nigel Wright; Nike; TSG; Commercial and IT leaders in various leading UK universities and NHS organisations.

Jake Spence

Jake Spence

Director of Sales Operations

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Jake Spence's Bio

Jake joined durhamlane in 2013 after gaining experience in project management, sales and business development in consumer financial services and insurance market. Due to his fabulous management and people skills, Jake successfully leads and develops our team of Business Development Managers, using durhamlane’s unique methodology to ensure consistent, profitable growth in sales revenue for both our clients and our business.

He has worked on clients such as Aviva, Xero, GMS, On:track, EvaluAgent