Roy Smith is a Director of the MRS Consultancy Ltd (MRS) which he and his partner established in 1997. MRS is a micro business based in North Yorkshire, UK with a strong tradition of engaging with and developing the skills of disadvantaged groups. Experienced professionals they have worked on over 30 European funded projects and in the UK national and regional sectors. Roy’s background is in marketing and communication working in the private sector for over 20 years with “blue chip” organisations in consumer goods, television and advertising. In recent times he has applied these skills and knowledge to working with small companies, helping them through building capacity using informal and non-formal learning.