Tanny Cordingley has quit as Shebang Business Solutions MD after less than a year to set up her own business consultancy called Pomegranate Soup.
Cordingley, who was formerly Tanny Price, will continue to work with Shebang Technologies as a consultant. Her role will include leading the b2b indirect operation and working closely with MD Duncan Hay on developing the business.
Cordingley’s new business consultancy specialises in change management, focusing on company costs and processes as well as recruitment, communications and marketing. It will also offer an outsourced or interim MD service.
Cordingley has also taken on her first client outside of the industry. She told Mobile: ‘My role as a business advisor is to help my clients make that transition from being a small company into a large company.
‘I go into businesses to help them achieve that in the most efficient way in terms of costs and processes and I bring over 10 years of experience. But I am not specialising in advising on telecoms, my focus is on the management of companies.’
Cordingley said that she had put together ‘a small but trusted group of associates’ with specialist skills in recruitment, ecommerce, programming, employment law and sales optimisation that Pomegranate Soup will use for specific projects.
Cordingley said she was enjoying her new role working with Shebang. She said: ‘There is a lot of work to do and it is a really positive development… It is a professional company and [Iain Humphrey, group CEO] is a great entrepreneur with exciting growth plans for the business.’
Industry sources said Cordingley brings a wealth of experience to her new role as business advisor. One said: ‘Tanny has a great track record in the industry. She has a lot of experience behind her that she can bring to her new business.’
Cordingley joined Shebang in January 2011, quitting her post as European marketing director at Brightstar Europe. She previously had a legal dispute with former employer Avenir Telecom over her move to Vodafone in February 2009 as head of distribution at Yes Telecom, which later became Vodafone Partner Services. The case was settled out of court and Cordingley quit her post in May 2009 after just four months to take a career break.
Shebang Technologies’ group CEO Humphrey said: ‘I wish Tanny well in her new venture. She has always done a great job for us and we look forward to continuing to work closely with her in the future.’