Ernesto is an experienced business consultant, people development specialist and entrepreneur. He has accumulated more than 20 years of experience whilst working for leading consulting companies such as Atos Consulting and PwC and whilst consulting for a wide range of well-known businesses and organisations both in the UK and abroad. Now, under the banner of Expanding Leadership, his own training and consulting company, Ernesto focuses on delivering Management Training, coaching and Developing Leaders and working with Small and Medium Businesses (SMEs) to help them develop, grow and scale.
Ernesto moved from Venezuela to the UK when he was 23 with only £300 in his pocket and very soon started his journey as an entrepreneur by opening his first Subway restaurant with his business partners. The business grew very quickly and in just a few years they had established a chain of 15 franchised restaurants, a few years later in conjunction with his brother he had established another 16 stores in the retail and service industries which now give employment to more than 350 people. Ernesto now helps other entrepreneurs and business owners to launch and grow their businesses and is one of the brains helping to develop the Arepa & Co brand, a Venezuelan inspired restaurant chain in London.