The BCC Virtual Advisory Board is composed of talented experts offering no-nonsense practical advice and perspectives covering a range of issues and situations.
The BCC Virtual Advisory Board engages with and offers assistance to decision-makers in different industries and sectors to address their business challenges covering issues ranging from Marketing to Electronics, to Health & Safety and Data Protection and Cybersecurity.
- Business Catalyst Club membership includes full access to The BCC Virtual Advisory Board
- A complimentary advisory session is available with each of our Board Members
- The total value of this advice is in excess of £2,500
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
Louise Turner, Awards Writers
Do you want to win industry awards? Of course you do! Since 2011, Awards Writers have helped companies claim the glory they deserve by writing compelling, and successful, award entries. More than 80% of our entries make it on to the shortlist. Around half of those take home a prize. We can advise on whether you should enter awards, which are the right ones to consider, and how best to craft your story to wow the judges. We offer a free awards discovery session to assess your winning potential.
Iain Henderson, Iain Henderson Designs Ltd
We are designers and makers of beautiful, handcrafted jewellery. Specialising in engagement rings, ladies & gents wedding rings and remodelling old jewellery/family heirlooms into new pieces.
If you’re looking to remodel a piece of family jewellery with sentimental value, but isn’t quite to your taste, we offer a free consultation to discuss design ideas, either in our studio which is based in Bingley, West Yorkshire, over the phone or via video call.
Business Advice and Accounting
Colin Glass, OBE, Murray Harcourt
Comprehensive and holistic business and accounting advice and assistance to SMEs capable of significant growth, including start-ups. Guidance with regard to funding required for growth and introduction to appropriate funders.
Business Advice and Accounting
John Burgess, Sagars Accountants Ltd
Business owners use Sagars to help them to achieve their personal goals. Whether this is through more regular strategic input to accelerate business growth, a more proactive and holistic approach to tax planning for the long term or to help review their current businesses processes.
Business Development / Revenue Enhancement
John Lightfoot, Rockcliffe Investments
Advice with sales growth both in traditional retail and on marketplaces. Sourcing optimisation (particularly from China, Vietnam, India and Eastern Europe) and retail business development.
Mark Fitzgerald Cooke, Intelligent Business Partners
We offer clear, relevant advice on buying, growing and selling £0-£10m Turnover Businesses, either directly or through referrals to professional partners. Specifically, Intelligent provide market intelligence, valuations, exit strategies and support on all aspects of business sale management from marketing and buyer vetting through to completion.
Carbon Footprint Reporting & Procurement Advice
David Powell, Auditel
Clients use us if:
- They want to avoid accusations of greenwashing;
- They want to do the right thing and reduce their carbon footprint and emissions;
- They often want to reduce their cost base too, especially in high carbon footprint areas like Energy, Fuel, Logistics, Fleet, Waste.
Contact us for a free chat about saving the human race from extinction (the planet will survive even with a different climate).
We have specialists all over the UK and are the only Carbon Footprint consultants that are BSI Associate and NQA Approved Verifiers to PAS2060 Standards. (PAS2060 is the only global standard for achieving Carbon Footprint in a verifiable way).
Louise Turner, Wordsmiths Unlimited
Wordsmiths Unlimited creates brilliant words for your websites, blogs, case studies and more. We can position you as experts in your industry, make your new website clearer and more engaging for the reader, and help get your key messages across.
Poonam Kaur, FDS Director Services
Advice on disposal, mergers and acquisitions, company valuations, shareholder disputes, long term incentive plans, raising finance, NED support and general business support.
Data Protection & Cybersecurity
Gary Hibberd, ConsultantsLikeUs
Sound practical cybersecurity, risk and compliance advice. If you’re looking for someone to help with security standards like ISO27001, or regulations like the Data Protection Act, GDPR and more, then Gary can guide and help you on your journey as you focus on building your business.
Electronic Design and Supply
Marc Arijs, MMS Electronics Ltd
Specialist electronics company supplying high-quality display and sensor products for industrial, medical and commercial applications and providing new product, instrument or control system advice and design.
Nick Thorpe. MD, HoRde Consultancy Ltd
HR advice specifically for Business Owners provided by Business Owners. We completely understand the issues you face so we’re always on your side – proactive, creative and practical solutions to HR problems, getting the job done quickly and effectively.
Suzie Bogle, MD, Breathing Space HR
The Breathing Space team have built up a bank of specialist HR knowledge supporting a variety of business sectors. Suzie Bogle and her HR team are available for free phone advice on any HR issues you may be facing. Breathing Space HR also offer a free HR review with a written report of suggested actions.
Matt Steer, McCarron Coates Ltd
Matt has over 28 years of placing Insurance cover.
McCarron Coates provide bespoke Insurance Solutions for Commercial Businesses throughout the UK. They provide specialist advice on all classes of cover, including Fleet, Property, Employers Liability, Public and Products Liability, Professional Indemnity, Contractors All Risks and Engineering.
T: 07436 609048
DDI: 0113 8870761
Tor Mackenzie, R&A IT
Slow, insecure computers are wasting both your time and money.
If this resonates with you, contact us for a free IT audit to get a step by step plan to help stop wasting time, to increase IT security and boost profitability.
Nick Clarke, Technology Support 24/7
We support businesses with their technology needs, including:
- Managed IT and Cyber Security Support
- Cloud and Web Hosting
- Microsoft 365, Teams, and SharePoint
- Telephony and Internet Connectivity Solutions
- IT & Consultancy Services including Software, Business Process Automation
Richard Coulthard, Partner, Ison Harrison Solicitors
A full service, multi-site law firm offering specialist, proactive legal advice to SME’s on a wide range of legal topics including Mergers & Acquisitions, Contracts, Succession Planning, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Regulatory & Compliance.
Brian Addlestone, Partner, Addlestone Keane Solicitors
I am happy to offer easy to understand, practical commercial advice to any business looking to commence or defend a civil claim or to resolve a dispute of any kind, including the pursuit of unpaid debts as well as more general advice on issues relating to employment or insolvency. My aim is to try and guide you in the right direction before costs begin to escalate.
LinkedIn Training and Advice
Nigel Cliffe, Value Exchange Ltd
LinkedIn is the platform on which business professionals have to have a positive presence. Business Catalyst Club membership includes access to LinkedIn expert Nigel Cliffe to assess and maximise your use of LinkedIn for your business and personal goals.
M: 07976 894 353
Matthew Mould, BGM Logistics Consultants Ltd
Matthew has spent 10 years working in the logistics industry advising companies on a wide range of logistics issues including domestic suppliers, international shipping, Brexit and technology solutions.
Ross Brown, BZ
We’ll help you sell more tomorrow than you did today: raising your profile, creating opportunities and increasing your sales through a combination of insight, research and creativity.
Whether you’re in need of a strategic marketing campaign combining PR, advertising, digital & social and video production — or just need a new brochure and website, we’ve got you covered.
We’ve got experience across a broad range of industry sectors, from High Street names to niche specialists, established brands to start-ups.
So, whatever your business, we know we’ll be able to help you.
R&D Tax Credits
Graeme Fountain, VISION R&D LLP
There has been a lot of negative press of late coming out of the treasury department regarding the R&D SME scheme but I can safely say, it’s still here and will be for the foreseeable future, just maybe in a slightly different format.
We at Vision pride ourselves on being ahead of the curve and are here to assist and advise you where we can.
If you’re unsure of which way to proceed or just want to talk through the changes get it touch and let’s meet for a coffee?
Paul Walton 4 Site Security Services Ltd
Specialising in CCTV installation and monitoring, intruder alarm, access control, security guarding, mobile patrols, void property inspections and keyholding services. Please feel free to contact me for advice for any of your security requirements.
SEO & Digital Marketing
Jonathan Scott, Kangaroo SEO
Happy to provide independent advice on how to develop your digital marketing strategy, generate more leads, improve your online presence, improve conversion, develop your brand, understand ROI and measure campaign performance.
Video Content Creation for Industry & Hospitality
Ryan Mulhern, First Frame Productions
Advising on bespoke corporate videos to help build your brand, and effectively communicate with your client, customers and staff. We also specialise in creating videos for social media platforms.
Scott Palmer, Walker Cripps
Financial plans and solutions for clients in various areas such as pensions, life assurance, business protection, estate planning & trusts, corporate pensions, employee benefits, personal investments & savings and tax planning.