Professional Business Advisors

FREE 1-2-1 expert advice to help Worcestershire businesses

What is the Professional Business Advisor Programme?

Our Professional Business Advisors programme provides FREE 1-2-1 advice to Worcestershire businesses, from specialist advisors in the county.

The support from these professional business advisors is free to businesses and delivered in a 1-1 format to maximise the value for businesses. The aim is to provide support on specialised topics to help businesses grow.

The Professional Business Advisor programme has supported over 600 businesses to date.

The specialist business advisors will be covering the following areas:

 

  • Digital Adoption of Technology
  • Financial Strategy
  • General Business Advice
  • Green Agenda and Sustainability
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Strategic Workforce Planning
  • Mindset and Wellbeing

Who is the programme for?

The Professional Business Advisor programme is designed for local businesses who are looking to grow and overcome their challenges with specialist 1-1 support.

 

Any businesses in Worcestershire are eligible.

Meet the Professional Advisors

As Professional Business Advisor for Digital Adoption of Technology, some of the topics they can provide advice on are:

  • Cyber Essentials – the UK government endorsed
    cyber compliance standard which acts as a key
    business enabler and creates the foundations for
    a solid cyber security strategy. Assure Technical’s
    market leading packages makes the certification
    process pain-free.
  • Cyber Awareness Training – flexible packages to
    help prevent your team being exposed by
    phishing emails, identity fraud and
    ransomware.
  • IT Vulnerability Scanning – regular automated
    scans to identify flaws in your IT infrastructure,
    followed by pragmatic, practical
    recommendations.
  • Security Audits & Consultancy – a
    comprehensive audit of your current physical,
    cyber, information and procedural security
    posture, followed by recommendations and a
    roadmap improving your security stance.

https://assuretechnical.com/

Linkedin – Assure Technical

Digital Adoption of Technology Advisor

Assure Technical is an award-winning, familyrun
business based in Malvern,
Worcestershire. It’s their goal to keep technical
security simple by cutting out the jargon to
provide pragmatic, honest and people-first
solutions.

They provide a ‘one-stop-shop’ for businesses
seeking to improve their security stance and
resilience through the effective adoption of
technology and are proud winners of the 2023
Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber
Best Use of Technology Business Award.

Marketing & Communications Advisor

Citizen Communication is a full-service marketing agency, based in Kidderminster, Worcestershire. They work with clients to understand their individual challenges, needs and opportunities and work collaboratively to tell their story. At Citizen, we are a team of individuals. Fresh young talent mixed with grizzled experience. We have the specialist skills and agility to innovate and push the boundaries.

As Professional Business Advisor for Marketing and Communication, some of the topics they can provide support on are:

  • Web design, development, and hosting
  • Social media management and email marketing
  • PPC and SEO expertise
  • Brand design and development
  • Graphic design and animation
  • Technical and creative copywriting
  • Marketing strategy and planning
  • Events and exhibitions
  • Print services – collateral, POS, signage
  • Analytics and reporting

https://www.facebook.com/Citizenccltd/ https://www.instagram.com/citizenccltd/ https://twitter.com/citizenccltd https://www.linkedin.com/company/citizen-communication-media-ltd/mycompany/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKN5pPJzsT-2zzULzeda_HQ/videos

As Professional Business Advisor for Green Agenda & Sustainability, some of the topics they can provide support on are:

  • Help businesses understand what Net Zero Carbon and Sustainability mean to them, and why that is an opportunity, not a cost
  • Put in place measures to measure, monitor and report their Carbon Emissions
  • Develop their Carbon reduction strategies, with practical measures
  • Help them communicate their sustainability credentials so they can take the commercial benefit from them
  • Support them in identifying new business opportunities in the Low Carbon economy

The Clean Tech Business Group Website

The Clean Tech Business Group | LinkedIn

Green Agenda & Sustainability Advisor

The Clean Tech Business Group is a team highly experienced business coaches, all with a background in Carbon Reduction and developing and commercialising Low Carbon technologies.

They support businesses in understand and benefiting from Net Zero Carbon and help Clean Tech entrepreneurs realise their business ambitions.

Mindset & Wellbeing Advisor 

Mental health and mindset have a fundamental impact on employee engagement and effectiveness.

I help people gain self-awareness, understanding and skills to better manage their own thinking to improve contribution and satisfaction and reduce the likelihood of experiencing the most common mental ill health conditions.

Glassfull champion a balanced approach to business growth through mindset and well-being. Their specialised tools and coaching, rooted in positive psychology, practical neuroscience and understanding neurodiversity, ensure that you and your teams thrive with focus and energy.

They guide individuals towards greater awareness and self-sufficiency. Our unique system distills hard-won knowledge and experience into an approach that’s intuitive and actionable.

As Professional Business Advisor for Mindset & Wellbeing, they can provide advice across the following areas:

  • Tailored Coaching for business owners to enhance mindset and performance
  • Tools for empowering teams to craft their optimal work environment
  • Engaging workshops to harness mindset, neurodiversity and wellbeing
  • Support with designing and rolling out a tailored wellbeing initiative

Connecting you to local wellbeing resources and support

Glassful Website

Jonathan Downes | Twitter

Jonathan Downes | LinkedIn

Glassful can no longer accept applications pre April 2024. However, please register if you would like to access this support after April 2024. 

As Professional Business Advisor for Workforce Planning, they can provide advice across the following areas:

  • Employer branding
  • Recruitment process design / improvement
  • Vacancy Advertising advice
  • Interviewer training
  • Retention / creating a positive company culture

Workforce Planning Support · Hewett Recruitment (hewett-recruitment.co.uk)

Hewett Recruitment (@HewettBiz) / Twitter

Hewett Recruitment: Overview | LinkedIn

Strategic Workforce Planning Advisor

Hewett Recruitment are a specialist recruitment agency, established in 1980. They offer permanent, temporary and contract recruitment solutions over a range of sectors, including IT, Engineering, Industrial, Commercial, Finance and Executive Talent. 

As a values based company, Hewett’s mission is to make a proactive and positive impact on people – meaning our Clients, Candidates, Employees and the wider community.

Financial Strategy Advisor

Perrigo Consultants are an experienced and professional Worcestershire based firm of Chartered Accountants and Tax Advisers.

As Professional Business Advisor for Financial Strategy, they can provide advice across the following areas:

  • Cloud accounting software advice and implementation – that is fully MTD ‘ Making Tax Digital’ compliant
  • All aspects of accounting advice from bookkeeping, VAT to filing of accounts and tax returns
  • All levels of tax advice from the different tax options available for each business such as R&D tax credits to dealing with HMRC and remaining compliant
  • Assistance and advice with planning, budgeting, and forecasting and management accounts
  • Guidance on business acquisitions and potential sale
  • Advice on grant finance, business borrowing and loan capital
  • Strategic financial advice on business growth and diversification
  • Changes in tax strategy and business considerations

Accountancy & Taxation Consultancy, Worcestershire | Perrigo Consultants

(1) Perrigo Consultants (@PerrigoConsult) / Twitter

Perrigo Consultants Limited | Facebook

(2) Perrigo Consultants Limited: Overview | LinkedIn

As Professional Business Advisor for business sustainability and the green agenda, here are some of the topics they can provide advice on:

  • Setting realistic decarbonisation targets
  • Practical measures towards decarbonisation
  • Reporting and monitoring carbon emissions and decarbonisation
    progress
  • Benefits and costs associated with sustainable technologies
  • Benefits, costs associated with LED Lighting
  • Energy Saving measures
  • Energy monitoring – methodologies, costs, and benefits
  • Waste and water management
  • Gaining accreditation to ISO 50001 and ISO 14001
  • Information on potential grant funding
  • Information on other sustainability, net-zero carbon, energy management programmes offering more detailed support

Pro Enviro Ltd: Overview | LinkedIn

Green Agenda & Sustainibility Advisor

Pro Enviro is a specialist decarbonisation and process optimisation consultancy. For almost 30 years, Pro Enviro has helped UK businesses minimise their energy consumption and maximise their energy and process efficiency.

General Business Advisor

Rock Solid is a results driven business consultancy which focuses on practical and achievable solutions for businesses. With direct experience in operating a variety of businesses Rock Solid understand the realities of driving a business offering bespoke solutions and advice to each client.

As a Professional Business Advisor for General Business Advice, some of the topics they can provide support on are:

  • Business planning/strategy
  • Business structure
  • Access to finance
  • Route to market
  • Business growth

https://rocksolidconsultinguk.com/

As Professional Business Advisor for General Business Advice, some of the topics they can provide support on are:

  • Support companies to implement systems to drive growth throughout the business by ensuring all staff are working to a set of common objectives.
  • Support companies with the development of a sales strategy and the development of ongoing systems to monitor results and conversions.
  • Support companies to grow by identifying new UK markets and developing a strategy for each market.
  • Support businesses to develop a strategy to increase their visibility within their sector by positioning themselves appropriately within the market.
  • Supporting businesses to write bids, awards and tenders. Ensuring they position themselves in the best light with the aim of driving sale

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General Business Advisor

The Bray Partnership founded by Cassie Bray empowers female entrepreneurs to build, grow and scale their businesses and create the financial freedom they deserve.

As Professional Business Advisor for Strategic Marketing, some of the topics they can provide support on are:

  • Marketing strategy
  • Audience profiling
  • Communications planning
  • Brand strategy and brand elevation
  • Social media management
  • Graphic design
  • Website design
  • Promotion and PR
  • Copywriting/Content writing
  • Search engine optimisation (SEO)

 

www.wearealp.com

Email: hello@wearealp.com

Strategic Marketing Advisor

We Are Alp help businesses across various industries achieve success through strategic marketing initiatives. Benefitting from a collective of experienced marketing professionals, they specialise in marketing strategy, brand elevation, content creation and productivity. With a passion for helping businesses grow, they provide innovative marketing solutions tailored to meet the unique objectives of each business they work with.

Success Stories

More than 600 businesses benefitted from the programme and have received specialist and free advice. Here are just a few of the success stories from those who benefitted.

Read more success stories through the case study links below

Vertis Accounting

Ocius Consulting

Clayton Window Cleaning

The Urban Herbery

How to get involved

Please complete the registration form below to access the Professional Business Advisors programme.

    If the answer to this question is no, unfortunately you will be unable to take part in the programme.
    This is multiple choice as businesses can benefit from multiple advisors in the programme.
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  • If you would prefer to speak with our team about your interest in the Professional Business Advisor Programme, please use the details below. Phone - 01905 677888 Email - info@worcestershiregrowthhub.co.uk

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