I am a straight talking, no nonsense advisor, coach and mentor and I have supported many start-up and fledgling entrepreneurs, as well as long established and growing businesses, both large and small. I have run my own businesses since 1977, and I know how difficult, stressful and indeed lonely it can be. I made all my mistakes a long time ago and have first-hand knowledge of the many problems and hurdles that you face.


A former ‘Growth Accelerator’ Growth Coach and Manufacturing Advisory Service Consultant, I’m not a ‘one size fits all’ textbook mentor, following a tick-box template methodology. My expertise evolved from a lifetime of experience and advising you is how I earn my living, so I work very hard to get it right.


Whatever your issues or business sector I can help. I am an accredited Business Readiness Coach under the EU Horizon 2020 new product development funding scheme. I can also provide Sales & Marketing Support, as well as Leadership & Management Training tailored to suit your own personality, character and style.


I would be pleased to hear from you, to discuss if we are a good fit and to decide what’s right for your business. My charges are reasonable and good value for money, with clients usually consulting me once or twice per month, depending on need.


You may also wish to access my business advice service, needasecondopinion.co.uk for low cost telephone, Skype and email advice.




1-4 Employees


5 - 49 Employees


50 - 249 Employees















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£400 / £250


£500 / £275


£600 / £325








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