Trusted External Resources

Our network of Trusted External Resources delivers specific expertise which may be required for certain client projects.

Williams & Co

Robert Williams

Managing Partner


Expertise:

Corporate Funding Advisor

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.

Williams & Co & Hidden Business Profits have formed a Strategic Alliance.

M3 Media Publishing

David Lomas

CEO


Expertise:

Content Marketing | Social Media Engagement | Events for Directors | Marketing Workshop Events

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 their 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.

  • Business Aspects Magazine
  • Property Aspects Magazine
  • Export Aspects Magazine
  • HR Aspects Magazine
  • Manufacturing Matters Magazine
  • Marketing Aspects Magazine

HOW M3 MEDIA HELPS CREATE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES:

CONTENT MARKETING
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.

SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT
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.

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

MARKETING WORKSHOP EVENTS
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.

Company Website:

https://m3publishing.co.uk

Taylors Solicitors

Tony Catterrall

Senior Partner


Expertise:

Intellectual Property Law

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".

Embrace HR Ltd

Emma Morris

Managing Director


Expertise:

HR Consultancy | HR Training | HR Policy | Ad Hoc HR Support | Tailored HR Services | Investigation Services

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

EXPERIENCED | PROFESSIONAL | QUALIFIED | COMMERCIAL

Company Website:

http://www.embrace-hr.co.uk

OwlTree Web Solutions Ltd

Warran Bolton

Managing Director


Expertise:

Web Design | Web Development | Web Strategy | Social Media Strategy

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

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

They research, they design, they develop, they promote, they support through the whole process.

Just like they did with our website.

Company Website:

https://www.owltree.co.uk

Owltree Web Solutions Ltd

Amanda Baron

Social Media Consultant & Trainer


Expertise:

Full-service Social Media Consulting & Training

Love it or hate it social media is here and it's vital to use the correct channels properly if you're going to compete in today's market place.

Owltree have a number of flexible options starting with a free consultation.

Amanda can advise on the best platforms for your type of business, set things up for you, train you or completely manage your social media on your behalf.

 

Owltree Web Solutions Ltd

Nicola Edwards

Researcher and Copywriter


Expertise:

If you are not an expert Nicola can help with research and copywriting.

Team Owltree created our web site and Embrace HR.

Owltree Web Solutions Ltd

David Evans

Design Director


Expertise:

Graphics Design & Branding

In our view, David is the best graphics designer and branding adviser we have ever met.

He was responsible for all our graphics and branding.

The business cards he designed for us always receive powerful and positive comments.

Irwin Mitchell

Alan Lewis

Partner


Expertise:

Employment Law

Alan is a Partner with Irwin Mitchell in their Employment team, based in Manchester. With nearly twenty years’ experience in the employment sector, he is renowned among clients for his dedicated approach and attention to detail.

He mainly advises employers and his clients range from small SMEs to larger companies with thousands of employees.

Alan advises employers on how best to streamline management of staff and resources to reduce the time spent on areas adding little value to the business. He also assists directors and other senior executives in drawing up contracts with their employing company or negotiating an exit deal if they are looking to move elsewhere.

Friday Media Group

John Carroll

Sales Manager


Expertise:

Multi-Sector On-line Job Boards

Every one of their job boards serve a niche sector, that often requires staff with certain skill-sets in order for them to excel. This is why they, and many of their customers around the globe, love the Simply brand because they attract high quality candidates, that have affiliation and experience within their sector.

Many of their job boards are market leaders and serve job seekers and employers as far as the Middle East, America and throughout Europe. Combined, their recruitment sites showcase over 15,000 jobs across the globe at any one time.

We know from experience their recruitment sites are the best choice.

James Burwood Manufacturing Coach

James Burwood

Founder & Managing Partner


Expertise:

Manufacturing Coach

James is a specialising in helping business leaders vastly improve their organisations' output in three key areas; manufacturing, operations, project management.

James helps manufacturing leaders, who are tired of the chaos and constant fire-fighting, to simplify the management of their businesses.

As the Founder and Managing Partner at James Burwood Consulting, his team helps clients to make the most of their businesses, ensuring they can deliver on time, every time, in half the time.

EC Outsourrcing

Nathan Cumiskey

Sales Manager


Expertise:

Contact Centre Specialists.

EC Outsourcing offer a variety of services from 200 seat campaigns to six seat campaigns.

EC understands the difference between B2C and B2B, down to agent characteristics and data profiling, to time of day dialling based on SIC code. These are all elements that EC have finely tuned over the past four years.

EC has successfully partnered with multiple B2B companies and delivered sales, appointments and lead generation.

Penguin Private Investigations

Jonathan Lobb

Founder & Managing Partner


Expertise:

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.

Understand Business Ltd

Richard Stone

CEO


Expertise:

The Latest 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’s solutions surpass financial accounts or forecasts because they are based on historical information and data, his solutions measure operational performance and use the simulations to identify the sensitive areas which should receive the most attention.

These solutions also include Business Intelligence (BI) which is a suite of powerful business analytics tools that can be programmed to automatically combine and analyse many sources of data to put a "thumbprint" on the business and share insights with decision makers.

BI dashboards provide a 360 degree view of a business that shows their most important metrics in one place.

There are many additional benefits, including real time updates. availability across all devices, and allowing users to click to explore the levels of information behind the dashboard. Instant, easy and intuitive.

Reporting tools based on BI software allow the integration and manipulation of data from multiple sources all combined into powerful reporting across multiple devices.