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Lakes and Dales Business Doctor

  • Steve Howard

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  • Steve has just run through the 'Value Builder' with us and given us some massively constructive homework to do that will really help our business. Even if you have just an initial chat or meeting, it'll be worth it.

  • "When you are running a business, it is easy to get caught up in day to day operations and lose objectivity about the timescales of growth plans. We had been growing steadily over the last 5 years but reached a pinch point where we needed to make some changes to our structure and operations. It was imperative to me, that growth didn’t come...

  • Sometimes, just having the opportunity to vocalise my thoughts in front of a coach as a 'sounding board' was enough to help me determine the best course of action.

  • I have been working with Steve for a number of months now. In my capacity as leader of a startup business within an established PLC, Steve’s counsel has proved a great asset to me, both personally and professionally. He brings clarity to business situations, offering accurate and insightful analysis and pragmatic advice that has helped m...

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Background

Steve is a self-confessed business junkie.

"I just enjoy business," he says. "I love doing business, talking to people about business and I read all the business press in my spare time. It's what interests and motivates me".

With a strong commercial background in FMCG across the UK and Europe, Steve is highly experienced in general management, operations, supply chain, logistics and production. His sales and marketing pedigree is second to none, including multi-territory brand development, pricing and competitive intelligence.

Appointed to set up the UK operation of a German wine producer, Steve grew the business to 40m euros turnover within six years. Despite operating in a declining market, he was able to successfully introduce a new product range with a higher margin.

"Part of being a business junkie," he says, "is having my finger on the pulse. I can bring both intelligent, practical ideas and implementation strategy to small and medium sized businesses, operating as a hands on team member rather than a consultant.

"I am all too aware of the expression 'consultants steal your watch and then tell you the time'.

"This couldn't be further from my approach. As part of the Business Doctors network, I work with and alongside the owners of SMEs to help them to develop and grow their business. With me it's definitely not about telling: it's all about doing".

Steve offers a free 60 minute business health check for businesses interested in achieving their next level of growth. He can be contacted on 07774287640 or at steve.howard@businessdoctors.co.uk.

You can also keep up to date with Steve through his Facebook and LinkedIn channels.