Trusted External Resources

Our network of Trusted External Resources deliver specific expertise
other than our core activities,
and which may be required for certain client projects

M3 Media Publishing

David Lomas

CEO & Executive Editor


Content Marketing | Social Media Engagement | Events for Directors | Marketing Challenge Workshops | Thought Leaders Workshops

M3 Media Publishing is a specialist content marketing group with sector-specific digital magazines, designed to attract and inform a growing online readership and to help businesses improve their visibility and engage with their target audiences.

M3 has its own unique platform of online business magazines, they provide credible, industry-targeted vehicles for business. They position their clients as an expert commentator and provide subscribers with powerful third-party recommendations to appeal to their target audience.



Storytelling is a powerful content marketing tool because it can resonate with people when they focus on the issues and pain points that concern them.


This is where M3 join the dots, creating a digital structure on which to strengthen their clients brand, enabling them to make informed decisions about their prospects and shorten their sales cycle.


M3 runs regular events for business leaders, directors, entrepreneurs and influencers, where they can get involved in dynamic workshops and lively discussions.


M3 hosts regular Marketing Challenge events, where their clients can join in vibrant roundtable discussions and problem-solving workshops, and hear expert marketing tips and ideas.

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Williams & Co

Robert Williams

Managing Partner


Corporate Funding Advice & Sourcing

For over 25 years Robert has advised and worked with businessmen and entrepreneurs in most sectors from biotechnology to manufacturing, engineering and service sectors to nursing homes and the leisure sector.

  • This work has involved:- Advising on selling companies and helping clients buy businesses
  • Turning Around failing businesses.
  • Raising Finance be it debt, equity or even money for property deals.
  • Advising on MBOs and MBIs.
  • Valuing Companies for purposes including sale as well as in Court cases or legal disputes.
  • Giving Directors/Entrepreneurs unbiased, professional business advice based on 25 years business knowledge/expertise.
  • Forensic and investigative accounting for investors/ lenders.

Whether acting as commercial advisor or sometimes as Non Executive Director Robert provides well considered, constructive and informed input.

Robert is also a founding Director of the Funding For Business Network Ltd, (FFBN) who are the fastest growing commercial financial brokerage in the UK. FFBN is a leading and innovative provider of funding solutions for the small to medium-sized business.

The company ethos is to give a discreet and friendly service drawing on years of experience of the directors and on the well trained members of the network.

Taylors Solicitors

Tony Catterrall

Senior Partner


Intellectual Property Expert Opinion

Tony heads the Intellectual Property team and provides a full range of strategic advice covering intellectual property disputes, contracts and licensing.

Tony delivers astute, commercially driven advice. He is consulted daily on copyright and design right matters and has been involved in a number of high profile cases and is renowned for his innovative and single-minded approach to dispute resolution and is known affectionately to his clients as

“The Magician” for pulling off what others believe to be lost causes".


Giles Lloyd

Head of UK Corporate


Foreign Exchange Transactions | Currency Risk Management

Giles has been operating in this market for 4 years and has worked with mid-size business up to FTSE 250 in helping them mitigate risk from currency fluctuations and Improving their efficiency when receiving and sending out funds also ultimately being more cost effective.

Fluent in Foreign Exchange | RationalFX

Phone:    07949 336 169

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Lloyd Hughes

Senior Business Consultant


Global Business Intelligence Experts

As the world’s most used provider of online business credit reports, Creditsafe have changed the way business information is used worldwide through their passion and drive to deliver superior business data.

What can Creditsafe do for my business?

Credit & Risk


Marketing & Sales

API & Integrations

HBP uses Creditsafe every day and we highly recommend you do to.

Why not put them to the test? ... get your free company credit report click here 

Contact Lloyd direct: 02920 856 539
please mention that you heard of Creditsafe from HBP


Nick Holden

Managing Director


Security | Safety | Resilience

NexusProtect helps organisations protect their assets, their people, physical assets, information, intellectual property and profits by identifying the threats and then provide them with the following:

  • Design a solution.
  • Deliver operational services.
  • Sustain services through assurance & continuous improvement.


NexusProtect prevents security issues from arising with a focused approach across all areas within any company. 


NexusProtect helps any company to protect staff, customers and public interactions to enable them to operate safely. 


NexusProtect preserves the long-term operation of any organisation through a proactive approach to risk management and business continuity.


NexusProtect headed by former Royal Marine Commando Nick Holden has many years of experience in the application of data protection systems and processes, to help achieve and maintain compliance.

Phone: 0845 631 072

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OwlTree Web Solutions Ltd

Warran Bolton

Managing Director


Web Design | Web Development | Web Strategy | Social Media Strategy | Graphics Design | Branding

Their consultative approach is the very strength of OwlTree and every client receives one to one service from beginning to end.

Owltree support their clients at all times not just up to the launch and great importance is placed on developing long-term relationships.

They research, design, develop, promote and support throughout the whole process.

  • Creative Web Design.
  • Responsive Web Design.
  • Branding.
  • Web Development.
  • Content Management Systems.
  • eCommerce
  • Social Media.
  • Research & Copywriting.
  • Website Maintainance.
  • Hosting.
  • Digital Strategy.
  • Security Reviews.

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Photography For Industry

Adrian Waine



Industrial Photographer

Arranging and creating high quality photography for businesses ranging from transport to factories & process plants.

To see examples of his work, click here. 

Also, see more of his work below;

Industrial Portfolio

Commercial & Technology Portfolio

Commissioning Clients

Adrian won the EEF “Manufacturing Photographer of the Year Award” in 2017 & 2018 with his photographs for Atlas Copco Compressors and DuPont Personal Protection. His skills lie in transforming the most ordinary of everyday subjects into striking images which are commissioned for annual reports, printed literature, case studies, web sites and backdrops for clients at industrial exhibitions.

Adrian works with a cross section of clients ranging from SME’s to international companies who have a presence on every continent and are world leaders in their field of expertise - this might be compressed air or surface finishing or heat treatment.

His industrial background was seasoned through his tenure with Saudi ARAMCO in Dhahran 1988 - 95 where he was staff photographer. Assignments covered the entire Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and included projects ranging from housing to hospital recruitment & the expansion of Ras Tanura Refinery.

Nowadays, his photography is an essential ingredient for industrial clients who are involved in manufacturing or service industries. Having stunning imagery to promote a company is vital to creating a positive impression. 

AFT Assist Ltd

Gary Whitehead

Managing Director


Personal Guarantee Insurance

Personal Guarantee Insurance has been designed to give Directors the confidence to do business, focus on growth objectives and protect their personal estate.

Scope of cover:

Personal Guarantee Insurance is available for Personal Guarantees provided against a wide range of business loans:

Secured loans

(where the lender has a charge, debenture or right of title against business assets) which typically include:
• Asset finance
• Commercial mortgages
• Invoice finance

Unsecured loans

(where the lender does not have a charge, debenture or right or title against business assets) which typically include:
• Credit cards
• Overdrafts
• Peer to peer loans
• Short-term working capital loans
• Other unsecured loans

Multiple guarantees?

AFT Assist can include multiple guarantees on your policy if you have two or more guarantees in place.

More than one guarantor?

Where the personal guarantee has been signed by two or more Directors “jointly & severally” AFT Assist can include additional Directors on your policy.

Gary Whitehead
M: 07764 167 530 DL: 01772 644 937

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Penguin Private Investigations

Jonathan Lobb

Founder & Managing Partner


Expert Private Investigator

Jonathan Lobb (Detective Sergeant Rtd) has 24 years associated with both Lancashire & Greater Manchester Police.

He has gained a great deal of knowledge and practical experience working with the Intelligence Unit in many criminal investigations, which included organised crime groups.

He is adept at tracing missing people, debtors, witnesses and investigating fraud and criminal matters.

Aqueous Digital

Jonathan Guy

Managing Director


Search Engine Optimisation

Aqueous Digital is an award winning Digital Marketing Agency based in the North West of England, that offers professional Digital Marketing services, at a personal level.

We work in partnership with our customers and take a collaborative approach to our work, so we feel like an extended part of your team, and because we are specialists in what we do, we work at the cutting edge of our industry’s knowledge and best practice.

At the core we are a digital marketing company, offering a comprehensive digital marketing strategy. Our focus is on improving both on-page and off-page elements for a better user experience and better search engine optimisation.

Our Company Ethos

Everything we do is built on trust. From trust, we grow success for our customers and for ourselves.

Our ethos is simple; we’re passionate about helping businesses become successful and keeping ahead of the competition. Our success is built on honesty and transparency and we are fully committed to helping customers, no matter how big or small, to achieve their goals. These values underpin everything we do.

BDC Moore Ltd

Mrs Sirka Moore

Managing Director


International Business Growth | Export/Import Procedures | Management Coaching & Mentoring | Training | Translation & Interpreting 

Building International Relationships and translating them into Business Growth. BDC Moore has over 20 years of experience of delivering a unique approach to growing your business through the power of relationship-based and people-centred business.development.

Having lived and worked in different European cultures over the years BDC Moore understands and appreciates while we are all basically the same, however, there are still some important differences between our European cultures. This is essential to know and practise if you wish to succeed in Europe and beyond.

Companies using actively foreign language skills increase their Export sales on average by 45%. Only 5% of the world’s population speak English as their mother tongue.

Businesses who export have a 11% higher survival rate because different countries have different economic cycles, i.e. when there is a dip in the UK market the German or French markets could be at a high point and this export business could carry you through an otherwise different situation.

If you are a company in the UK looking to do business in Europe or a company in Europe looking to do business in the UK, HBP working with BDC Moore can help with professional and comprehensive growth support whatever your requirements.

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Embrace HR (Consultancy) Ltd

Emma Morris

Managing Director


Human Resources

Best described as redoutable Emma delivers a pragmatic approach to the effective management of workers so that they help the business to gain a competitive advantage. Her prime objective is to ensure that HBPs clients are able to achieve success through people. 

Core Activities:

  • HR Audit
  • HR Risk Analysis
  • HR Consultancy.
  • Bespoke HR Services
  • HR Training & Coaching
  • investigatory Services
  • Mediation.



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Understand Business Ltd

Richard Stone



Business & Financial Modelling Solutions with BI Dashboards

Richard builds customised Business and Financial Modelling solutions which are a bespoke presentation of business data and relationships to provide clear insights into the drivers of business performance.

Each solution uses advanced simulation software to embed mathematical algorithms that deliver a quantitative analysis.

This highlights the sensitive areas within the business and leads to better informed decisions.

Richard empowers decision makers to make more well-informed business decisions and so make better profits, stronger cashflows and have greater security.

  • Modern organisations are full of data but short on decision support information.
  • They have many systems each chosen for their own operational value but largely ignored for their data value.
  • They cannot use this data to easily produce meaningful reporting to help with timely business decisions.
  • They produce flawed forecasts based on historic data. Management adjust inputs to achieve a desired forecast result and then justify the inputs rather than use robust inputs and gain insight from the results they generate.
  • There is no space for thought and great decision making.

Richard helps them to change that for the better.

Data Bubble

Steve Clayton

Managing Director


Email & Direct | Mail Lists | Providers & Fulfilment 

Supply GDPR compliant, clean & accurate data for your marketing i.e. Direct Mailing, Telemarketing & Email marketing campaigns – in simple terms, an Excel spreadsheet with a list of all your ideal contacts.

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Ray Sneezum Consulting

Ray Sneezum

Logistics Consultant


Logistics | Road Haulage | Process & Systems improvement

Ray is an experienced and successful business leader with long experience in logistics. Ray also has experience in project management, health and safety, auditing and mentoring.

Ray believes that properly constructed and managed key performance indicators are great motivators ad drives business performance improvement both in terms of financial and service provision.