IBD South West are local business advisers and part of the ibd Business Advice Group, operating primarily in Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Avon, Wiltshire and South Wales
As a regional group, we understand local needs and can source region-specific funding and partnerships.
We are a flexible network of highly experienced and qualified business advisers and mentors who are able to address any business development needs that a new, growing or established company might require. Unlike many business advisers or consultants, we provide accessible, affordable and practical hands-on support, as well as mentoring and coaching services.
You have access to a wide range of expertise, our local advisers having achieved many solutions for SMEs in various sectors across the North West region, including start-up business planning & cash flow forecasting, strategic planning & streamlining of people & processes, manufacturing & supply chain, accessing funding & tax credits, innovation technology projects and high growth coaching.
However, ibd business advisers are unique in several ways, offering you a distinct advantage of regional access to national expertise.
- Firstly, we all have many years of experience and first-hand knowledge of the challenges that business owners face daily, as well the ability to support, mentor and train others in business enterprise, leadership & management, IT/technology, marketing, sales and so forth.
- Second, when we review your needs, we do not judge and dwell on past issues; we do not write long, bureaucratic reports (unless your Board requires us to!). We identify and offer strategic, tactical ideas for moving forward and practical hands-on support for implementing solutions.
- Third, when you work with a dedicated ibd Business Adviser, you not only have a one-to-one relationship, but also access to the vast experience of sector knowledge and skills specialists across our adviser network. This is of immense benefit to businesses with a smaller human resource and infrastructure.
There are over 200 ibd Advisers throughout the UK (with a combined turnover estimated at over £10 million) who were recruited because of their skills, knowledge and board-level experience of practical situations that businesses encounter over their life cycle.
Along with the experience and expertise to assist businesses in improving their productivity and more importantly their profitability, the ibd North West group can tap into the wider network of ibd advisors across England & Wales.