Strategic Insights and Education for Business Growth
Independent UK consulting and training for business, education and professional development
Services & Rates

Our services are for both organisations and individuals and include strategic review, project support, impact evaluation, staff development, course design, training & tutoring, marketing & communications strategies, web/social media set up and business mentoring.

Our rates vary depending on the nature & duration of a contract, so really the best way to see what would work best for you is to contact us for a free, no obligation review of your requirements, timescale & budget.

Call 0845 8600065 or email

Consultancy work

Generally, we work on a project billing basis. Larger contracts will attract a lower fee than one-off consultancy days. However, for the purpose of some procurements, typically our 'day' rates are £800 per day, plus expenses (travel & accommodation). Desk-based work or phone/skype support may attract a lower rate than face-to-face advisory or course delivery.

By way of examples (excluding expenses such as travel):

  • One off advisory consultations (face-to-face or via skype usually lasting 1-2 hours): £250 (including pre-meeting review of issues/documentation/questions as preparation for the session)
  • A short scoping study or market research/analysis contract 5-10 days: £850 per day
  • Evaluation project of 10+ days: £750 per day (including design, data collection, analysis & report writing)
  • CPD workshops, training & tutoring: £650 per day delivery plus £10 per participant (excludes any additional time required for tailoring & travel/accommodation charged pro rata at £400 per day)
  • Longer term 'critical friend' or non-exec director advisory role over an initiatve, programme or project: from £1000 per month (charged on a monthly or quarterly basis as required), minimum contract 6 months.

Accredited business training

Through our association with ibd Business Advice Group, an approved IOEE Academy centre, we are able to offer courses in professional business enterprise and business support that are accredited by SFEDI® National Occupational Standards. An overview of the full range of IOEE-SFEDI qualifications can be found on the IOEE Academy website.

Course fees depend on the level and length of the training. By way of examples, all excluding VAT:

  • Level 1 & 2 Awards in a range of business planning & marketing topics: 1-day courses £295 each

  • Level 3 Award in Enterprise Mentoring: 2-day course £750

  • Level 5 Certificate in Business Support: online e-portal & individual tutor support):  £1995 (payment plan available)

Please contact us for a discussion of your needs and advice on course suitability.

Business Evaluation

These fully flexible
business evaluation packages include a strategic diagnostic review of your business and/or a website review with regard to clarity and leverage for marketing purposes,
using our proprietary iSuccess Business Impact System.

We evaluate first off your current situation and issues, and discuss where you want to be (financially and personally as a business owner or department head).
What you receive is a key insights report/discussion, priority problem areas, cashflow opportunities, mentoring or staff training needs and implementation support for your business transformation.

From this clear vantage point, if you decide you wish us to help you implement the solutions identified, we can put together a flexible, negotiated project with you.

Business mentoring

An initial 'strategy' session is offered without charge to see if mentoring is right for you, and we both feel we can work together in a productive way. An full introductory session is £125. All our mentoring is now on a personal plan basis. (One-off mentoring sessions are no longer offered.)

A mentoring plan is important to ensure you get the results you want in the timeframe you need. Sessions can be booked quite flexibly once or twice a month at a mutual convenient day/time, face-to-face if local, and/or skype/phone with email support provided in between as required.

Mentoring plans ensure we are both fully committed to achieving the results you desire in the fastest possible time period as appropriate. A PayPal subscription or Bank standing order form is issued once a specific plan is agreed.

Web marketing services

A range of different design and implementation packages are offered to help you establish or improve your web presence and social media, create marketing process maps and review performance. These can be combined with a mentoring plan.

While marketing strategy is part of our business planning consultancy, we can subsequently also undertake the practical and technical elements for your business through two main approaches:

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