Business planning

I have skill in preparing business plans that are succinct, clear, comprehensive and readable.  Qualities that are sadly rare in business plans!

Building on my experience of both preparing and considering business plans, I am able to focus on the key aspects of a business or project, and put across how it will deliver, to whom, at what cost, how it will be positioned in the market place, promoted to users and effectively managed.

Relevant projects I’ve delivered

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Step Change support for Catalyst, Stockton

Mentoring support for social enterprises in Stockton-on-Tees on behalf of Catalyst Stockton and the Local Authority (Stockton Borough Council).

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Five Quarter RGF

With my support, Five Quarter were able to secure over £10m from the Regional Growth Fund for a demonstration coal gasification project and a loan guarantee of up to £150m for a future project.

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Corporate Planning for Arch, Northumberland

Support in developing a new Corporate Plan for the economic development functions of Arch, the Development Company for Northumberland during the initial phases of the creation of the company. 

Earlier work

In earlier roles, I was involved in business planning for a new riding school for Stepney Bank Stables, which was the basis for a successful Sports Lottery fund, and supporting numerous social enterprises and co-operatives in County Durham to develop business plans for start up or expansion.