Pete helped me on a range of strategic planning projects, including business model development for a travel business. We implemented the plan successfully and he was very professional, organised, structured but also encouraged open discussion and critical thinking. He taught me the importance and relevance of “big” strategic thinking, even for a small venture that is just starting out, and that it’s always helpful to get someone else’s opinion, especially if that person is highly experienced and qualified, even if you initially think you know everything! I really learnt the importance of the fresh perspective without emotional attachment to my business. I would absolutely recommend him.
Rob Maclean (Owner)
Setting up a new business is not only a big leap of faith but a very daunting experience. Once we made the decision to start our own business there was a lot of research and effort in creating our business plan and when it was at the stage we could get it to – we then came across Peter. We decided to have Peter give our business plan and marketing strategy a once over for any advice. This was a very positive step from us, as Peter was not only very professional and easy to deal with – he was also adaptable to our needs. His advice and recommendations were very valuable and had we involved Peter earlier in the process of developing our business plan he would have been even more crucial in supporting us through that process. We found great value in Peter helping us get a far more focused plan in our marketing strategy and in addition to this create a structure for our goals and objectives with set activities and timelines.
Whilst starting your own business and getting to really understand it you are best to do the ground work yourself, but at some stage you will require a 3rd party to advise and guide you and this is where we can highly recommend involving Peter.
Alex & Tammy Chaplin (Co-owners)