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Our business expert coaching service is available to ambitious sole traders & SME businesses in the North East.

Our business experts come from various backgrounds and have helped hundreds of businesses excel through their expertise and own experiences of setting up a business in a competitive sector.

Specialist areas include: creative and digital media, music, sales and marketing, digital transformation and business growth.

Our business experts panel is funded through the Supply Chain North East programme, which aims to unlock opportunities in new markets.  If you want to break into other sectors such as automotive and the process industries, we can put you in touch with specialists to connect you to the right people.

Our Business Experts

Diverge Digital

Jonjo McNeill is founder and creative director of Diverge Digital, a brand consultancy and web design agency. Jonjo can advise you on:

  • Brand development
  • Graphic design
  • Web design
  • Copywriting

Duo Global Consulting

Duo Global Consulting ethos is simple – the key difference between great businesses and average ones is people and their behaviour.  Duo can support you with:

  • Organisational development
  • Change management
  • Talent attraction & retention

Helena Hill Consulting

Helena Hill Consulting is a digital growth consultancy with extensive experience of working with SMEs and global organisations. She specialises in:

  • User Experience Design
  • Customer Experience & Service Design
  • Digital Transformation & Process Design

Highfly Ventures

Sam Clegg is an advocate for innovation and entrepreneurship; helping SMEs and individuals to advance their business across the North-East and globally. His areas of expertise are:

  • Market Research
  • Customer Insight
  • Digital Marketing
  • Web Solutions, Design & Build

Jane Longrigg Marketing

Jane has worked for over a decade in advertising, graphic design, media industries with an emphasis on clients within the arts.  Jane is a specialising in supporting artists, music businesses and creatives through:

  • Marketing
  • PR
  • Branding
  • Copywriting

Kaleidoscope Music

Andy Haggerstone is the founder and MD of Kaleidoscope, an artist management company and independent record label, he specialises in:

  • Set up and management of a record label/artist management company
  • Playlist and sync-pitching
  • PR and marketing for artists
  • Artist development

Loft Music

Andrew Archer has been a music industry professional for over 20 years and runs Loft Music, a company that works with many aspects of the fast-moving and ever-changing digital, creative and music industries.  Andrew specialises in:

  • Product and release management
  • Digital marketing and social media management
  • Sync licensing and music production
  • Licensing and contracts

Metiscube Consultants

Metiscube is a leading technology and business management consultancy company specialising in:

  • Digital Innovation
  • Digital Transformation
  • Industry 4.0 technologies
  • Additive Manufacturing

Silbo Consulting

Philip Veal is a design thinker, Author, Innovation champion and CSR 2.0 advocate and owner & director of Silbo Ltd. Philip specialises in:

  • Design Thinking
  • Lean Innovation
  • New product development
  • Business Growth and start-up methods

Sphera Consulting

Ross Golightly is an experienced Growth Strategist, Consultant, Coach, Mentor and Non-Executive Director. He specialises in:

  • Business growth & scale up
  • Accelerate revenue & profit growth
  • Building a business that can work without the owner

Transmit Consulting

Transmit Consulting provides straight-talking consulting and coaching services to SMEs of all sizes and sectors. Their panel of experts support through:

  • Access to Finance: investment readiness / funding proposals / pitch decks
  • Commercialisation: business development / creating new opportunities / go to market strategy
  • People: business culture / talent development
  • Digital: marketing / strategy

If you’d like to talk about how we can support you, please get in touch.

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