About Collaborate

Collaborate means working together to achieve your goals and more


Our Values


We are passionate about our business and will be passionate about yours.


We offer imaginative fit for purpose solutions, challenging the status quo.


Our intellectually inquisitive style enables us to understand your organisation and requirements.


We see the bigger picture and develop it into workable solutions.

Louisa Scanlan

Time to go beyond transactional

Mum of one very active daughter who swims competitively, Louisa can often be found sitting by a pool.  Married to Lee and when not at a swimming pool, the family enjoy holidays in France and a long-walks in the Lancashire countryside.

Her passions include a bit of cooking, some open water swimming and lots of reading.

Louisa Scanlan
Director of Collaborate Business Solutions Limited louisa.scanlan@collaboratebusinesssolutions.co.uk 07802 791319

Louisa Scanlan, owner and Director of Collaborate Business Solutions brings over 25 years HR and training experience, from FTSE 100 organisations to SME’s. Delivering tailored solutions to a variety of business sectors and organisations of all sizes.

Meet the team

The Associates

Nicola Jones

For over twenty years Nicola has helped people at different stages of their careers to
embrace learning which transforms their day-to-day working activities. She is an expert in the
design and delivery of experiential learning, e-learning, work-based learning, virtual
classroom and is a qualified and experienced executive coach. Her learning programmes
have earned national and international awards.

Jane Hirst
Jane Hirst is an engaging and all-encompassing facilitator as well as a pragmatic and results oriented coach.  She has been in the business of developing people for more than 30 years and gets a real buzz from enabling people to become more self-aware, develop their emotional intelligence and achieve better results in both their personal and professional lives.
Sue Frost

Over 14 years’ experience as a qualified consultant, facilitator, organisational development specialist and executive leadership and team coach I work with individuals, teams and organisations to make lasting, sustainable change.


With a career that spans operational leadership, strategic development, business planning, learning and development and project and programme management I understand what it takes to lead successful teams.

Shona Marshall
Shona Marshall has over 20 years corporate experience in delivering learning & talent development solutions. Her versatile style, confidence and infectious enthusiasm enables her to adapt to a wide spectrum of working environments. She contributes best when her blend of people development expertise, creative thinking and drive for results directly impacts on business success. She has gained a reputation for having an inquisitive yet challenging approach and utilise the resulting insights to design inspiring solutions which are fit for purpose, address organisational challenges and deliver results.
Emma Plachciak

Emma is a HR & OD Professional, Coach, Mentor and Board Trustee, with over 20 years of experience developing and delivering strategic HR across varying sectors.

Emma’s passion is developing cultures and workplaces for future growth and skills evolution. Emma has led digital transformation and organisational design, harnessing individual strengths to develop career pathways, that balance work and life. Emma has developed and delivered learning that enhances the leadership capabilities in HR and across Senior Leadership teams.

Thinking of going beyond transactional?
Why not get in touch with us today