Who We Are
Having spent 30 years in engineering and management, Tony now combines his vast, hands on business experience with his skills in business development. Delivering management consultancy and corporate training, he also specialises in personal change programmes and one to one coaching.
He designs and delivers programmes designed to identify and deal with issues in different business cultures. He is experienced in develooping winning strategies for businesses. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Consulting, an experienced Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming and a Certified INLPTA Trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming.
His coaching style is relaxing and informative and his commitment to supporting others in achieving their stated outcomes ensures success.
After a decade in various businesses ranging from fast moving consumer goods to chemical manufacturers, Maria puts her easy going style of engagement with others to good use in delivering personal transformation training programmes. Maria has a Diploma in Leadership and Management and works as a one to one coach with many clients, She is an experienced Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming as well as a Certified INLPTA Trainer in Neuro Linguistic Programming.
Fred has a lifetimes experience in developing and growign businesses. He is committed to an ethical approach in his work and specialises in forensic marketing, funding applications and business planning. He is a member of several professional bodies.
His approach is direct, honest and challenging and his focus is always on the benefit to the client of any interventions.
Jonathan is a certified accountant who puts to good use his experience in the corporate world which includes business development, export and import. He is direct in his approach and specialises in financial forecasting and planning.
We have excellent contacts in several major banks such as Nat West & Barclays. Our contacts in investor organisations such as Northstar Ventures and Northern Enterprise Ltd, What Finance and funding providers such as Bibby Finance ensure that we can fast track your funding requirements to the most appropriate source and make the necessary introductions.
We make it our policy to work in an open handed manner with our colleagues in the financial world and do not receive any commission or other financial inducments from them. This allows us to work in your best interests at all times and reccommend the best fit for you.
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