“Having a business mentor has been extremely important to me; I was working on my own and if I had an idea that I needed to talk about, David was there to help, advise and challenge my way of thinking. This was invaluable and a second opinion really helped.
Now I am in a position where I am scaling the business up. I have created the business model that David and I discussed and it is working really well. This has enabled me to find time to focus on working on the business rather than in the business which was my challenge when I first started.
Winning the Pioneer 10 Best New Business Award has been a great learning curve for me – being able to tap into the support when I needed, being able to talk through my ideas and follow up with a clear action plan has been great for the business and for me personally."
Billie-Ann Warriner, Fosse Cashflow Solutions
"Many thanks for the informative session we had with Lindsey last week. She has been really helpful in structuring our marketing plan and focusing our time and budget on where it is needed most."
Becky - MES Building Solutions
“I find the meetings very useful, in terms of practical help its really productive to be able to discuss issues and get opinions from others, like yourself, who are outside our business but have a wealth of experience with many different matters.”
Moira – Swann Lighting
'Thanks very much for taking the time to speak to us both today, and thank you for the fresh ideas, there’s a lot of valuable points there and you’ve answered our numerous questions.
Thanks also for inviting us to the branding event, that’s absolutely key for Expatra, ideas and inspiration are very welcome.'
Andy Williamson, Expatra
“Using the services of the innovation centre has enabled BLT to grow. David Smith and the team have been invaluable to the success to date. Successfully completing the business plan and cash flow was a big task made easy by input from the team at Newark Beacon but mainly the valuable help and guidance received from David Smith. The funding gained with the help of David has given BLT the opportunity to employ local people, and the ongoing support of the centre will be invaluable to the team at BLT. Having access to this support will ensure our business systems are robust and sustainable”
Chris Chapman, Managing Director BLT Logistics Services
“Useful to know that we are not making any mistakes or missing any opportunities that might exist. Reassuring to know we are heading in the right direction.”
Graham McMorran, UMC Architects.
"Really enjoyed both training courses. The day was lighthearted and interactive which I enjoyed."
Sarah Robinson - MES