I have been in banking for 35 years and my present role is supporting SME businesses across the North Worcestershire area in achievement the growth aspirations. Keen to talk to any businesses within the area to see how Lloyds can help them.
PSG Bowdens is a three-partner firm, each with different skills, experiences and qualifications to share. Our clients are mainly in the SME sector, ranging from established manufacturing businesses to sole trader new start-ups. Whilst we deal with the recurring requirements of tax and accounts, our knowledge and experience allows us to consider the broader needs of our clients, their businesses and their families and to work with them over the long term. This is where we often add real value, for example a corporate restructuring to facilitate succession planning or introducing employee share schemes to motivate and retain key employees. Our approach in advising clients has always been to understand the client’s business and seek opportunities to provide pro-active advice. Whilst cloud based accounting systems allow much of our work to be carried out remotely, we believe there is no substitute for the human touch, and we meet face to face with our clients throughout the year.
Tony is an experienced chartered accountant with a focus on helping businesses to grow and taking away the hassle of dealing with regulatory compliance for his clients. He is based at the Jerroms office in Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove. His aim is to let business leaders concentrate on what they are best at and to take away the accounting worries, whilst ensuring businesses have relevant and accurate financial information to enable them to plan for the future.
Before joining Jerroms in 2019 Tony had worked for BDO and Blue Sky Corporate Finance where he helped businesses raise finance, acquire and sell businesses.
Tony works with a number of early stage and innovative companies, helping to mentor them through the business maze. He has worked with the Betaden accelerator in Malvern and also the Entrepreneurial skills module at the University of Birmingham.
Wassell Grove Business Centre is a beautiful converted 18th-century hay barn, located near the Clent Hills in North Worcestershire, close to the border with the Black Country, so ideally situated for access to the Midlands motorways and rail network. We offer ten fully-equipped, furnished, Serviced Offices to rent which are ideal for small business owners, freelancers and sole traders or even larger organisation looking to downsize with less people attending a formal office space. Our bespoke Virtual Office packages are perfect for business owners working from home or tradespeople who need a professional business address for HMRC and Companies House, and a business image on an online search for their organisation.
Since the pandemic, we have a new offering: Dedicated Desks. This is a safe and COVID-19 secure co-working office space, where like-minded entrepreneurs and remote workers can get on with their working day. The office is set up with your own desk, secure filing, not hot-desking, to ensure that everyone remains socially distanced, away from the chaos of home-schooling, and provides a safe space to focus on work.
All our office packages are available on short or long term leases, with many of our tenants are on a rolling month on month rental. Packages can include: high speed broadband and wiFi, VOIP phone system, access to shared facilities (kitchens and toilets), refreshments, small business rates, free car parking, fully furnished offices, receptionist and admin support, use of the meeting room, mail and call handling, post redirection, scan to email for post, site cleaning and maintenance including a quarterly deep clean.
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My name is Vikki Strong, Sales Director at Invoco Telecom. Founded in 2002, we are a provider of cloud-based telephony solutions for small businesses based in Bromsgrove but offering service nationwide.
Our leading edge technology, tailored solutions and outstanding hands-on customer support means that our customers can focus on what they do best…..running their businesses, not spending time and money worrying about their telecom infrastructure.
The advent of cloud technology means that it is possible to do so much more with phone systems than ever before and there is a wealth of information and business intelligence available for business owners, from detailed analysis on how productive your telesales teams are through to measuring return on investment for your marketing activities through call tracking. And all of this data can be shared by many other mainstream cloud applications, whether it be a CRM system, time tracking application, trouble-ticketing system, etc. All of this can be achieved whilst at the same time reducing our customers overall spend by 40% on average compared to a traditional phone system.
We were also awarded the ‘Most Loved Telecom Company’ of the year in 2014 and 2015 and Best Customer Service at the NWBusAwards 2019
I help individuals, business owners and NHS consultants, with the aim of helping them grow the value of their pension and investment plans, whilst keeping them as tax effective as possible.
The HR Dept Worcestershire is run by Director Sara Marrett who provides an array of outsourced HR services, tailor made to suit your business. Sara has over 20 years of HR generalist knowledge having worked at a senior level within both large and smaller organisations across a range of sectors including utilities, logistics, engineering, automotive and agriculture.
We cover the A-Z of HR, helping businesses attract, develop and retain brilliant people to increase performance and profit and decrease your employment costs. Whether it’s one-off support, full outsource, retained support or you need a virtual HR Director or HR Business Partner, we’ll take the pressure off, so you can focus on your core business.
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After 20 years in asset finance I left banking 4 years ago to become the Sales Director of the law firm FBC Manby Bowdler. Here I’m responsible for the firms Strategy, Product Propositions and Sales and Marketing.
101 SystemWorks Ltd has been providing great MS Office based solutions and terrific MS Office training since 1993 – we are now in our 25th year of business. Being based in Birmingham, we are ideally located to work with clients in the West Midlands and across the UK.
We problem-solve for clients and help them ensure that their business benefits from efficient use of MS Office systems and from well trained, informed staff.
Our bespoke MS Office business spreadsheet and database solutions are sophisticated yet simple to use.
Our tailored MS Office training is thorough, effective and designed to help their team get the best from Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook…
I’m Clare Vale, Managing Director of Sign Solutions, providers of Interpreterslive! We were established in 1998 and I have been with the company since 2005.
We help organisations in the public and private sector, who are public facing or contactable over the phone to become accessible to Deaf and hard of hearing clients, customers and patients.
Sign Solutions is a language and learning company, specialising in interpretation support for Deaf people, we provide BSL interpreting; face-to-face and via video, BSL translations, expert witness reports, British Sign Language, CPD and deaf awareness training face to face and via e-learning.
We operate 24/7/365 and provide support throughout the UK.
Meraki Promotions are Promotional Merchandise specialists based within the West Midlands. We like to think of ourselves as “message guru’s” as receiving one of our products incites positive emotions and reactions. We work with many different businesses across a wide area to powerfully connect and engage with clients and target markets in really fresh, innovative and exciting ways! We pride ourselves in really drilling down into the core of the businesses both sender and receiver and draw out the essence of each individual project so we can suggest gifts that your clients will use over and over again, and always remember where they came from!
I first attended nwbl about 4 years ago whilst still employed as we were looking to expand our network. What I found was an unrivalled community of people who forged relationships naturally, built trust and were a wonderful network of reliable peers. Naturally when stepping out into owning my own business, nwbl was an obvious choice and I can’t imagine not having them on the journey with me.
Surf Tech IT Limited is a West Midlands based IT solutions and support company. It is our aim to provide the very best solution and support for your desktops, servers and networking issues. We aim to understand your business functions; provide a support service that is essential to the running of your company and provide a service level agreement that will exceed your expectations. As part of this package we provide pro-active monitoring as standard and together with a specifically tailored support contract we ensure that you receive the support you need at a very competitive cost.