about us

About us

Eric McBean is a SFEDI accredited Business Advisor, experienced Business Coach, and Business Mentor to a Pride of Britain winner. Eric is a business savvy entrepreneur ready to help identify commercial opportunities, achieve an additional income and crystallise your ideas.

Since the early age of 17 Eric has pursued his ideas and ventured into a wide range of businesses from catering to shipping! Of course he’s had his fingers burnt but lessons learned have encouraged and motivated him to do more and be bold.

His experiences naturally led him into consultancy having supported a wide range of clients varying in age and backgrounds.

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In 2010 Eric was asked to represent The Prince’s Trust sharing his experiences as a business mentor and highlighting the importance it can make to a young person starting up in business. Eric is also Chair of The Prince’s Trust Awards Panel.

Supporting the local community is done with equal amounts of energy and enthusiasm. Eric was invited to Buckingham Palace in recognition of his continued support.



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Over the years Eric has met and built up an array of contacts including the famous and influential.

Unlike many, Eric really does take them up on their offer of “if there’s anything we can do” as he continually puts the interests of his clients first.

Eric’s start-up consultancy is now part of an accredited centre of excellence delivering seminars, workshops and training to individuals,colleges and universities.



Eric McBean, The Business Strategist will support you and your ideas and not try to sell you a product or service that hopefully could reach your goals. This approach will save you valuable time, energy and money.

Eric is just as comfortable having 1:1′s as speaking in front of a large audience. Birmingham City Council invited Eric to inspire and inform staff facing redundancy that self-employment is a viable option.

100 delegates attended the seminar and many received a 1:1 consultation following the event. One delegate was so impressed she sent her talented son to see Eric about how he too could start a business. After several meetings her son started his logo design business and went on to design the logo for one of Eric’s companies. The website you are looking at was designed by Tobi’s Digital Marketing Agency Studio 14!

Eric has provided his services for a wide range of organisations including Aston University, Birmingham University, Prime initiative for the over 50’s, DWP, West Midlands Police and many more.