Judge profile for Ian Cording
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. Despite a very busy and full life in so called ‘semi-retirement’ he remains active in business and is receptive to new opportunities.
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 Consultancy Practice which he ran for 33 years.
Additionally, this past 12 years, Ian and his wife Birute embraced Network Marketing as a business model so much so they now [covid regulations excepted] spend much of their time travelling both in the UK and abroad training, coaching and mentoring their FM World teams.
A keen UK ‘crowd fund’ investor Ian has recently diversified and invested in a Ukraine based company which has 3 divisions including bioresonance device sales/distribution, a cutting edge pan-European web-based app allowing seamless interaction between businesses and businesses with their client/customer base; the third division acts in the global market of cryptocurrencies .
He continues to manage a modest property portfolio ‘in trust’ for the family. Family is very big on Ian’s agenda, he loves to travel widely and seamlessly mixes business and pleasure because … ‘he can’