Justin Smith has been working in the education sector for 16 years, following a career spent in private sector business development and marketing. In 2017 Justin established Chameleon Training and Consultancy, providing specialist marketing and income generation support to schools, academies and FE Colleges.
Since moving into the public sector Justin has worked, at senior leadership level, in 3 large secondary schools in Suffolk and Norfolk. Leading support teams, Justin specialised in community relations and developing sustainable collaborations with business; identifying commercial opportunities that can be mutually beneficial to both the school and the business partner. Justin is a vastly experienced bid writer with a strong track record in raising funds for schools via conventional trust funds, grants and sponsorships. To date Justin has raised over securing £1 million in additional, sustainable revenue for schools and as recently as the summer of 2017 supported Wymondham College with a successful capital fund grant of over £2 million.
Justin can offer support in the following areas: Income Generation; Bid Writing, Marketing; Communications.
A strong advocate of the benefits of networking and forging long term relationships, Justin passionately believes that “it’s all about the people” and is an enthusiastic and energetic practitioner.
In 2015 Justin was awarded the National Association of School Business Management Marketing Award and became a NASBM Fellow in 2017.