Helen Denny



Not9to5 delivers practical training and innovative events. Designed to help you and your business be ready for the future of work. We work across the UK with SME's, StartUps, Freelancers, Charities and Purpose Driven Businesses, supporting you to develop your skills, learn practical tools, explore the benefits of flexibility and embrace the future.

We enable businesses and individuals to thrive outside of the 9-to-5. We work with you to access the many benefits of flexible work, from improved productivity, developing diverse teams to increased profits. With a focus on the key skills needed to succeed within the changing nature of work, such as leadership of remote and flexible teams, digital facilitation and innovation. We work in collaboration with you to ensure we meet the needs of your organisation, your beneficiaries and your wider team.


Our previous clients have ranged from those in the international development sector such as Raleigh International, Street Child United and Practical Action, to charities supporting young people including: The Sutton Trust, Reach Out, NCS Trust, The Wilderness Foundation and Venture Trust. In addition we have worked with charities and social enterprises such as Grandparents Plus, Healthwatch Hackney, Hackney CVS, St John Ambulance, Centrepoint, The Melting Pot and RSA Scotland.


Helen has an MA in Professional Development (Outdoor Learning), a BA Honours in Youth and Community Studies and an ILM Certificate in Leadership.


Helen Denny is an entrepreneurial and empathetic leader with 24 years experience across sectors. Expertise in business development, including growing her own social business. A strong track record in strategy, innovation, leadership and facilitation. She became self-employed in 2013, previous roles included Programme Manager for The Challenge Network and Youth Work Manager for Tower Hamlets Youth Service.

Helen's particular areas of expertise include:

  • Leadership
  • Business Development
  • Social Innovation
  • Project Management
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Strategic planning and execution
  • Facilitation
  • Programme Design