UK Business Mentoring Founder and MD Joe Hinton has described our role as that of your "unreasonable friend" - we are the person to whom you can turn, who will honestly and helpfully challenge your thoughts, ideas and plans.
To usefully do this, we spend time getting to know not only your business, but also you, the business owner. We want to know your frustrations and goals, fears and hopes. We even suggest conducting a DISC profile on you, to help both of us understand more about your strengths, and areas that may need support and development.
Our business experience qualifies us to assist you with whatever challenges you face; we guide businesses on strategy & planning, financial understanding, growth & development, management, people, sales & marketing, maybe an exit plan, and many other areas. Wherever you are on your journey, we are there to "mentor" you along the way.
And unique to UKBM, there are no long contracts, simply use us for as long as we add value to your business. And our pledge is that if you do not feel we have added value, we do not expect you to pay the invoice.
I have lived in Weston-super-Mare for nearly 25 years, and my daughter was born and raised here. My business life has taken me further afield and I have 30 years of repeated commercial accomplishments throughout UK & Europe; I seem to be frequently referred to as entrepreneurial, motivational, vision-driven and a "catalyst for growth and change!"
My business knowledge is extremely broad, with proven expertise in all functions including strategic planning, sales/marketing, finance, structure & process. During my career I have enjoyed bringing value to clients and employers ranging from FMCG brands to medical practices to small retailers.
I have lived in Germany, Italy & Poland, working with start-ups, small businesses and the corporate world; and most significantly, together with my Italian wife I ran my own business for 12 years, personally experiencing the highs and lows of SME business ownership.
My passion for understanding and helping businesses led me to UK Business Mentoring, where their values are perfectly matched to my own.
Why not take advantage of an initial complimentary mentoring session? We can discuss the challenges you face, listening to you will help me understand in what ways I can help you, and I'm sure you'll find it useful too. I can guarantee no "hard sell."