With over twenty five years working in the retail sector in a variety of senior roles, focused on growing a UK wide network of retail stores, I have experienced all aspects of growing a relatively small business to one that employed over 500 people. This experience proved a fantastic training ground to learn all the lessons that SME owners require to overcome the challenges and pitfalls they face when seeking to grow their businesses. I am an accredited advisor for Growth Accelerator, MAS (Manufacturing Advisory Service), Growth Vouchers, Pera Technology and a Leadership & Management Training Provider. My working week consists of helping clients from all business sectors across the Northwest but at the weekends I like to live up to my 'beach bum in a suit' label by jumping on my windsurfing kit. Some of the clients I have worked with include: Dreamscape Solutions, Toucan Telemarketing, First Harvest, Cheshire Vehicle Rentals, Grassroots HR, Prestige Logic, Reliance Vehicle Management, ADD Signs and Draper Distribution.