Faye Smith, Managing Director
Faye Smith leads marketing, PR and training consultancy, Keep Your Fork based in Sheffield. She offers income generating and empowering in- house and open training, consultancy and inspiring speaking events in her expert topics marketing, presentation, personal branding and public relations all over Yorkshire, Derbyshire and The Midlands.
Working with organisations as diverse as the Chamber, both Sheffield Universities, Enterprise Agency, schools, Peter Jones Enterprise Academy and charity sector, Faye specialises in supporting and training SMEs. Faye is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, and is the marketing and pitching specialist advisor at Sheffield Hallam and Yorkshire Universities’ Entrepreneur Bootcamp.
Recently named one of the country’s top ten trainers at UK trainers’ professional body APCTC, Faye has further won both the Yorkshire Women in Business and Best Home-based Business award and was finalist in the Guardian Small Business Innovation Awards, with Keep Your Fork holding fourteen national and regional awards.
A keen trainer, her career stemmed from her role as Europe’s first Retail Academy Manager at Meadowhall and Faye has since gone on to feature on all four major TV channels and in the national press, including The Guardian, Woman & Home, Good Housekeeping & The Yorkshire Post. Faye is a regular guest on BBC Radio Sheffield and Sheffield Live radio.
Outside of work, Faye loves walking, theatre, independent cinema and local food. She also runs the Sheffield Media Hub, and volunteer mentors several women-led charity and social enterprise chief executives and University interns.