A consultant wouldn’t work in my business. Would it?

A second piece in a mini series looking at why businesses don't engage with an external consultant, or in larger business cases a non-executive director. Last weeks article was written from the basis of fact. I have seen many times over the effect of change on a business, both positive and negative, both proactively managed [...]

Cash is King…….thankfully after this week it’s not a Prince or Duke!

You'll have to excuse the attempt at humour in the title. It seems every day this week the Duke of York has been on the front page of every paper and as I am writing about the main topics in my week I could not resist a nod to this sorry tale. So this week [...]

By |November 22nd, 2019|Consultant, Consultation, Partnerships, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Putting “Guinness” into the Guinness National Rugby Awards

As part of my contract with Zeus Events I have been heading the commercial partnerships for the National Rugby Awards, held annually in Twickenham stadium. This activity started in February and you can see my first call for partners in a LinkedIn article written here. In this article I presented the National Rugby Awards for the [...]

By |August 20th, 2019|Partnerships, Sports|0 Comments

Appointed Associate Director for Inspire Biz, Formerly Wessex Chamber of Commerce

Since A&S was founded in 2012 I have always involved myself in the local Chamber of Commerce, originally called Wessex Chamber. Part of my strategy for A&S is to work with local owner operated business and provide the support I can offer through my years of working as part of senior management teams. Working with the [...]

Concept Fabrications engage A&S’s Ashley as mentor to SMT

Concept Fabrications (CCF Ltd) of Cwmbran, South Wales have engaged A&S MD Ashley Hutchinson to mentor the senior management team within the business. Concept are a steel fabrication family owned business based in a factory in Cwmbran. Family owned with growing revenues of £3.5m in 2016/17 and have engaged Ashley to aid the professional development [...]

A&S Appointed Approved Mentor under Wiltshire Business Mentor Scheme

A&S have been appointed as a registered and approved mentor to the Wiltshire Business Mentors Scheme (WBMS) following an interview and reference process carried out by the scheme's supervisory team.  The WBMS is an initiative supported by Inspire (formerly Wessex Chambers of Commerce).  The Scheme is designed to give business owners access to mentors [...]

By |March 28th, 2017|Chambers of Commerce, Outreach, Partnerships|0 Comments

A&S Join the team at Inspire as a Partner

A&S are delighted to announce we are joining the Inspire by Wessex Chambers new membership program as a partner. Having worked with Wessex Chamber of Commerce for over four years we are excited about the new membership program and look forward to working with the other clients and partners to achieve our business goals, and [...]

Tendering on our next Project

We completed a new site visit this week in the early stages of a new project for a client. The project is a full refurbishment of the property in the pictures. We wanted to share these site pictures early as the property is stunning and has full of character. Planning is at a very early stage so [...]

DAR Logistics Growth Continues

Throughout the past few months we have been working with a new client in DAR Logistics, a new delivery firm based in Trowbridge. Early in October we worked closely with Danny Reeves, owner of DAR, with a specific client need which helped Danny achieve a record month for his business including the adding to his [...]

Record Levels of New Business Reached for Clients

Throughout 2016 our A&S has been steadily growing and this has been topped of with a record quarter ending in September 2016 with over £100,000 of business generated for our clients. A&S works for our clients as a commercial business consultant and we have seen over the past 12-18 months record volumes of business being [...]