Founder of Effective Entrepreneurs and Director of Harries Coffee

Heather Barrie

Having worked in the corporate world, I decided to go it alone in 2010. I can share my experience in creating my dream business with others and I’m constantly evolving my stable of businesses. It’s a privilege to work on the UoP EiR programme.

Heather Barrie, Director and Co-founder

Heather is the founder and director of Harries Coffee, an independent and ethical, Sussex-based supplier of coffee and coffee machines, the CEO of Effective Entrepreneurs a co-founder of MY Business LINCS Café and the founder of the MARSTA™ framework.

In 2017, Heather won the special recognition award in the Business Personality category of the Chichester Observer Business Award for her outstanding local business engagement. She's also been recognised with the following awards:

  • Co-author Amazon #1 Bestseller – Play The Game 2021
  • Winner: Observer & Gazette Business Awards 2016, Business Personality of the Year
  • Semi-finalist: Venus Awards – Portsmouth 2016, Outstanding Customer Service
  • Winner: Observer & Gazette Business Awards 2015, Judge's Recognition for Customer Service
  • Runner-up: Arun Business Partnership Awards 2015, Business Personality of the Year

Heather has also appeared on BBC Radio and TV, including on the Victoria Derbyshire Show. Alongside her businesses, Heather is a parish and District councillor and has a growing reputation for hosting and facilitating online events, and is building her profile as an MC and speaker.

Heather divides her time between these many demands and is currently using a lean business model to expand Effective Entrepreneurs. In 2024, my MARSTA Goals™ framework is starting to have a major impact on how people set and achieve their goals. Through the work I did during lockdown, I was asked to give a talk about goals – we have moved on from the outdated SMART method and I put out some radical ideas. This led to me immediately to start writing a book on my new methodology and I’m now starting to disrupt this space with my new model and App! I’m excited to bring this to businesses, students, teams and more. At Effective Entrepreneurs, I’m building a community of people who value the new MARSTA Goals™ insights and how they take account of their individuality when planning and strategising and taking action. I want to continue to pay it forwards to grow a supportive network that enables others to thrive and work consistently to achieve THEIR visions of success.

Heather Barrie can offer particular expertise in:

  • Planning a new business
  • Refining your offer and defining your strengths
  • Supporting entrepreneurs to connect, learn and thrive

Hear from Heather on our alumni podcast

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