The 18-07 Story

18-07 started when 3 people met for a coffee. We were talking about how support for people throughout our careers was not adequate.

As the 3 of us were sitting there in the park, on a sunny day in June, we discovered that we not only shared common values and motivations but also we all shared a birthday. So we decided to set up 18-07 to help people throughout the entire life cycle of their careers.

And so our manifesto was born. What does 18-07 stand for?

  • Having someone to speak to.
  • Having someone to talk through problems and come up with solutions.
  • Having someone to share successes.
  • Having a sounding board.
  • Having someone to be completely honest with them, however difficult that may be.
  • To help coach, train and mentor.
  • And, vitally, to have someone who was impartial without worry of ramifications.

Whether it be how to manage teams, how to manage your manager, how to manage change, how to present yourself in interviews, how to network or how to develop business. 18-07 can help.

These are all our core beliefs.​ We are there with you all the way. Potential Realised.

“Everyone needs a Coach.”

Bill Gates – Former CEO and Chairman of Microsoft

Meet The Team

Milo Skene

Milo Skene

Milo is the Managing Director for 18-07.  He is a certified Master Coach and co-founded 18-07 due to a strong belief that people can and should strive to have fulfilling and enjoyable careers.

He has been training, mentoring and coaching people for the last 15 years and has helped hundreds of people throughout their careers.

Of note, during his time in the British Army he trained, mentored and coached over 1,000 people for Counter Insurgency Operations across the world

Milo was born on 18th July 1978

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Catherine Brown

Catherine Brown

Catherine has worked as a Personal Performance Coach for 12 years.

She has worked successfully with Premier Sports, Celebrities, CEOs, Founders, Investment Bankers, newly divorced, career change, leadership roles, recovery from burnout and career transformation.

Catherine has a 33-year background in Corporate Advisory and Finance at Director level across diverse sectors.

Catherine is FCA registered, holds a BSC (Hons) in Psychology and is a Member of the British Psychological Society. She is an accredited Coach and holds consultant and non-executive roles.


Matthew van Grutten

Matthew van Grutten

Matthew is one of the three founding directors of 18-07.

After co founding his first business in 1978, he joined the Army, serving in a variety of posts at home and abroad.

Following a stint as an advisor to NATO, Matthew founded Flinch Group, a specialist negotiations and communications skills training company, that trains senior leaders and their teams.

Matthew was born on 18th July 1958


Nick Cartwright

Nick Cartwright

Nick is a certified Coach specialising in performance, career change, transformation and leadership.  His open and engaging coaching style focuses on self-reflection frameworks, which enhance self confidence, resilience and positive mentality.

He also provides leadership training in schools nationwide, and can coach in both English and French.

Born and raised in Strasbourg, France, Nick went on to read Theology at Bristol University.  He then served in the British Army where he completed an operational tour and lead a specialist team delivering psychological operations.



Leonora Gilliat

Leonora Gilliat

Leonora is a classically trained executive researcher and Headhunter having worked for over 15 years across multiple sectors and geographies.

She has intimate knowledge of both sides of the “recruitment coin” – what employers look for, the design of talent attraction programmes and how candidates can improve their hireability.

As a trusted advisor to clients, she consults on talent attraction and acquisition, research strategies and best practice, helping them create diverse and integrated teams. She is a great supporter of career aspirations, treating candidates as individuals and guiding them through the hiring process.

She sat on the Executive Research Association Committee for 5 years, raising the bar on Executive Search for clients and candidates alike.

Using her MA in Psychology from the University of Edinburgh she is passionate about looking at the nuances of the individual when considering career choices and new roles.