The Award Winning Qualified Business Advisor, Experienced Mentor,Accredited Coach.
I started my first business at 17, a mini-bus service for teenagers providing day trips to the seaside that returned home after the clubs and bars had closed.
I have spent over a decade volunteering as a business mentor for The Prince's Trust with one of my mentees, winning the Pride of Britain award.
I am a true social entrepreneur with nearly 20 years’ experience, supporting others to develop their ideas and start up in business.
As the lead for Enterprise & Innovation, I helped to start and support over 300 businesses and social enterprises across the North-West of England. I ensured start-ups had access to funding, support and premises. My ongoing mission is to provide professional entrepreneurial support and advice to individuals looking to start up in business.
I am a qualified business advisor, an accomplished business mentor and an accredited business coach. But most of all, I have decades of experience supporting start-ups. My personalised approach to support gives clients the confidence to implement ideas with the skills and resources to hand. My entrepreneurial mindset helps them identify a wider audience for their products or services.
I am keen to point out that no one piece of advice is all you need to turn your idea into a successful business. A lot of people start up with no experience, so getting it right first time is highly unlikely.
Having access to support will reduce the risk of things going wrong and increase the odds of things going right. My support will also help identify ideal customers, speeding up the process from planning to profit.