SMEs - Ashdale Business Consulting



“Small businesses that receive support are 20%
               more likely to grow than those that don’t”* 


This is as true today as it has always been.  With over 600,000 new businesses starting up each year and an estimated 5.4 million Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) now operating in the UK, competition has never been greater.

Regardless of what industry you are in SMEs all face similar questions…

How to Sell More, Charge More and Lower Costs?


I help answer this for SMEs by:

  • Sell More - Strategy
    Looking at different routes to market to identify areas for future growth
    Evolving marketing communications to improve customer engagement
    Developing compelling selling stories to increase customer conversion rates
  • Charge More - Insight
    Understanding customer & category trends to anticipate future needs

    Identifying higher margin and more profitable products and services
    Looking at market & category dynamics to put company performance in context
  • Lower Costs - Analysis
    Analyse the company’s value chain to identify areas for improvement & savings
    Benchmarking raw materials and utility costs and re-negotiate as required
    Providing models to improve business planning to make better use of resources
  • Thought Leadership - Other
    Running sessions to review strengths, weaknesses, opportunities & threats
    Providing independent advice with regard to specific business decisions
    Offering training and coaching across different business disciplines


For more details about some of the SMEs I have already helped in these ways then have a look at my Clients page .

* Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative