Team

David Armes

Founder and MD

Before founding Ivo Business Solutions in 2003, David held senior strategy, commercial and supply chain roles at Mars, Pepsi, Guinness and Tesco. Educated in Engineering at Imperial College London, David went on to study for his MBA at the University of Cambridge. When not working with clients, he spends time at home, managing the demands of a dog, wife, three children and the need to keep his waistline in check.

 

Stuart Blackley

Director

Previously holding a range of buying, marketing and own brand development roles at Boots UK Limited, Stuart has expertise in heading up procurement, category management, and commercial insight projects. He holds an MBA from the University of Cambridge and has training in negotiation and leadership from Harvard University. Stuart lives with his young family in Guildford and is a keen cyclist, having completed amateur stages of the Tour of Flanders and the Tour de France.

Suzannah Davis

Analyst

After an international upbringing, Suzannah completed a BSc in Business and Management at the University of Exeter, including a placement year at SAP UK. She went on to work at Abercrombie & Fitch in Ohio in their inventory management team and subsequently returned to London to work in merchandising at Charles Tyrwhitt. Away from work, Suzannah can be found exploring her passion for fashion through the streets of London or at the gym clocking up the miles on a spinning bike.

 

Laura Trusty

Analyst

Laura began her career in the Beauty industry, working across a range of product and brand development roles. More recently she managed key supplier and client relationships for a leading corporate events business, before joining Ivo early in 2016. Educated at the University of the West of England with a BSc in Psychology, Laura spends her free time exploring London’s culinary scene. When she isn’t planning her next meal (and to balance out the indulgences), Laura finds time to practice Pilates!