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At last, mental health is now getting the recognition it deserves. Businesses, organisations, schools and families increasingly acknowledge the value of caring for the mental health of employees, co-workers and loved-ones. Dr A.J. Yates heads up all our training. He brings experience from a range of healthcare backgrounds. He is also supported by thousands of hours of practice providing first aid (and Mental Health First Aid) care to a wide variety of people of all ages.

Apertus

Apertus Group

Our job is to save your business money. It is easy to forget the true cost of procuring products and services for your business. Hours can be spent on sourcing and negotiation that is rarely accounted for. By letting The Apertus Group manage procurement you are getting the benefit of using our team that has years of experience in sourcing and negotiating the best deals with quality suppliers. Resulting in saving your business both time and money. All of our procurement projects are fully transparent and managed by category experts with years of experience in their fields.

APS

APS Marketing Consulting Services

APS owner Andy helps small businesses 'make their marketing pieces fit' by developing develop marketing strategies and affordable plans, designed for growth and get results. With more than 30 years' marketing industry experience at marketing agencies and large corporates, much of it working with local and regional sales outlets, he has the knowledge to find the right marketing mix to reach your target audience to achieve the best possible ROI. Services include marketing strategy and planning, project management, campaign delivery & management, referral marketing training and, of course, marketing consultancy. Andy is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Marketing.

beancountersBean Counters

Whether you are looking for a complete outsourced accounts solution for your business, help with Payroll or VAT are a Sole Trader needing assistance with your Self-Assessment Tax Return or you simply need some training on Xero cloud software, we are here to help. We offer a free of charge consultation with no obligation. This will enable us to ascertain your long-term business requirements. Our rates are competitive and we will discuss these with you at the initial consultation.

BIPCBusiness & IP Centre Northamptonshire

As part of the British Library National Network the Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire is leading a revolution by inspiring a thriving community of new and existing business owners. It is free to join and open to everyone. And it is transforming the way ideas grow into successful businesses. Whether you are just starting out, need advice on protecting your intellectual property, or are ready to take the next step in your business journey, we are here to help. We support entrepreneurs, inventors and small businesses from that first spark of inspiration to successfully launching and developing a business. We do this by running free workshops and providing information and advice sessions on self-employment and intellectual property.

Copywriter

Copywriter Pro

It’s Copywriter Pro's business to find the right words – online or in print – for your business. With over thirty years’ experience of writing commercially effective content, they have the know-how and the creativity to deliver words that are both fresh and compelling. As freelance copywriters, they deal with local companies but also relish taking on projects from across the world. Clients from small ‘start-ups’ right up to big businesses.

Showcase logosDatasense

Your data is more than just part of your business – it is its very heart. Taking care of it is all about being constantly aware of technological developments, staying compliant and being vigilant to new threats. It is about the experience and expertise needed to implement ongoing strategies just as much as it is about your current management. It is about good Datasense. You want confidence that your IT is secure and compliant, so Datasense are here to do more than just care for your IT systems and your data. We are here to be your partners in staying ahead of the curve. It is our role to anticipate your needs and, should the worst happen, make sure you have the best team to hand to resolve your problem.

emhrEast Midlands HR

Looking for expert HR advice? Solutions to save you time, stop stressing, deliver results and growth for your business? Then, welcome to East Midlands HR, an HR consultancy business, based in Northamptonshire. When you work with East Midlands HR, you can rest assured your HR function is taken care of, your people issues are under control and you are legally compliant, giving you time to manage and grow your business. The HR services you need can be tailored around you, you may need regular retained HR advice, support with one-off projects, or would like to pay-as-you-go, then there are a range of packages to suit. You decide which is best for you.

Essendon

Essendon Accounts & Tax

Accountants and tax advisors with a hands-on approach. Essendon specialise in personal solutions for both individuals and businesses undertaking all aspects of daily accounting and tax. They are based in Milton Keynes, though they have clients all over the country. Whether you’re a rapidly growing start-up or an established family-run business, Essendon have the skills, knowledge and experience to support you as if they were your own financial team; becoming an extension of your business and fostering long-term partnerships. 

Ether SolutionsEther Solutions

Lack of time and resource is often one of the biggest struggles managers and their teams face. Swamped by a heavy workload and high levels of repetitive, mundane tasks, staff can feel overworked, undervalued, and human error rates start increasing. Managers have the added responsibilities of reducing business risk whilst being considerate of financial implications. Ultimately, if not done productively, it could lead to negative impacts across the entire business. Ether Solutions are a specialist RPA consultancy dedicated to using technology to automate business processes, enabling our clients to see a dramatic increase in productivity and quality of work.

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As experts in business, we offer our members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice heard in government. Our mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions. Established over 45 years ago to help our members succeed in business, we are a non-profit making and non-party political organisation that’s led by our members, for our members. Members receive an exclusive package of great value business services including advice, financial products and support. The benefits include protection in the case of tax inspection, legal and HR advice, as well as local networking groups and business banking.

green_umbrellaGreen Umbrella Marketing

The digital marketing world changes quickly - and that's why we love it. Working alongside you to get your business seen and heard online is why we come to work every morning, that and the sheer pleasure of helping create the digital marketing strategy you need to succeed online. Not that online is everything. Traditional print and design are very much a part of many successful campaigns, in fact, they have a huge impact as part of our integrated approach. It may sound clichéd, but the truth is that we are proud of being able to meet your needs for everything from business cards to social media coaching to full digital management. It all comes down to what is right for you as our client, and being proactive with your strategy. There is a very big difference between simply knowing what the current digital trend is, and actually applying that to a cohesive, all-encompassing marketing approach for your business.

ICookYouServe1I Cook You Serve

Homemade catering in Northampton. Freshly cooked wholesome food deliveries – for home & business. Free up your life for what really matters! Do you ever find you’re just too busy to cook? Or maybe cooking isn’t your thing? Perhaps you can’t easily get out to do the food shopping, yet you still love home-cooked food. Try the I Cook You Serve meals-at-home delivery service. Great for individuals and ideal for families. The perfect way to end the day…and imagine what you could do with all that extra time!

JackyShermanJacky Sherman - The Consultant's Consultant

Are you running a stand-alone consultancy? Unsure of what to do next? Using a unique mixture of coaching, mentoring, teaching and facilitation, Jacky can support you whether you've just come out of employment or are struggling to grow further. Whether you are just starting out or already successful, there are challenges. But there is no need to face them alone, having Jacky on your side, will greatly enhance the success of your business.

Love Entrepreneurs

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Love Entrepreneurs is a community designed to support, mentor and above all inspire entrepreneurs from all walks of life to achieve beyond their wildest dreams. It was founded by two people who have made business building their passion and who have come together to help other entrepreneurs share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they can be supported and nurtured to become better and more effective entrepreneurs. The only requirement for membership is a desire to be an entrepreneur and to help others become better entrepreneurs.

lovelyevolutionLovely Evolution

Lovely Evolution specialise in logo and branding evolution; keeping your brand fresh, up to date and ahead of the pack. With their help, your brand will evolve over time, reflecting the changing nature of your marketplace but always keeping your core brand values at heart. Lovely Evolution also run online Canva workshops, 121 design consultation and bespoke templates. In a couple of hours, you can get a better understanding of how to create consistent content.

pixoomaPixooma

For your business to be a success, your brand needs persuasive communications and marketing materials that inform and educate. Only then will your potential customers buy from you. With Pixooma as your graphic design partner, your marketing will always be bespoke, professional and consistent. You'll also have a memorable brand, and eye-catching, innovative and hard-working promotional resources that give a great first impression of your business, and engages your potential customers. Because first impressions matter.

pjbPJB Photography

PJB create stunning looking images that have an immediate impact and that sell yourself or your product or service to your existing or prospective clients. Commercial and business Photographer - based in Kettering and able to cover the whole of the UK. Providing services such as: business portraits, image retouching and enhancements, product photography, PR photography, buildings and structures, pole based aerial Photography (30 foot). If you need photography - just ask.

QRB

QRB Management Consultants

Imagine a world where an event in a country far, far away could affect the way you deliver your service and your value to your customers. Now consider that around 60% of all change initiatives in business will fail unless you have a structure to manage them. At QRB we help you introduce changes into your business that turns that 60% failure rate into an 80% success. Backed up by proven best practices we help you with a combination of learning, coaching and support to ensure you can adapt your business into an ever-changing world.

Silvatree

Silvatree

In today's volatile world it’s increasingly difficult for small businesses to succeed. High expenses & running costs, quiet periods and the need to discount mean fragile profit margins are eroded. Now more than ever small businesses need a platform of stability, connection and community to survive and grow. Silvatree is a cashless business network providing a platform for small businesses to support each other through reciprocal trade. In place of cash, businesses trade their spare capacity at full market price using our digital token, Silva. This allows you to conserve real cash in your business and boost profits.

sbwsSmall Business Web Support

Do you need help with a new or existing website, or do you just want to learn some new skills? It can be a bit daunting to know where to start: domains, websites, online shops, booking systems, email addresses, here to get it hosted, how to set it all up. If you need your website or email hosting sorted out, or a new website that is simple, easy to use, clean & modern, maybe you need to make a few small changes to a WordPress, or any other type of website. Is your home page out of date and needs new details? Get in touch, and we’ll get it sorted out for you. 

The People MentorThe People Mentor

Working with SME Business Owners across the UK transforming companies into high-performing teams. You are only as good as the team around you so it pays to invest in your managers and teams to make sure you get the best results. Great customer service, well-oiled running teams, teams who love change and transformation, teams that go the extra mile and believe in your business, people who feel supported thrive. Nothing beats an environment where people genuinely care and show compassion and empathy without forfeiting honesty and leadership.

thesalesaceThe Sales Ace

Revenue is the lifeblood of your business! Generating revenue is dependent on robust and effective sales activities. This may sound simple, but it's not always as easy as it could be. The biggest challenge we hear from business owners or managers is identifying why they're not getting more sales through the door. The Sales Ace uses 26 years of sales experience to provide you and your sales team with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed.

StartUpPack

The Startup Pack

The Startup Pack has been designed to support directors entering the world of running their own company for the first time. The Startup Pack is designed to include a useful guide and checklist to help directors put together their new business with all the pieces of support recommended to put sound foundations in place to enhance future prospects. Whether a new business is looking for an accountant, finance for their business, a website designer, a printing company, insurance cover, staff and many more services or supplies, the Startup Pack ‘contributors’ are ready and waiting to engage with the directors of newly formed companies.

toviTovi e-learning

Tovi is the e-learning solution for course providers who want the control of their own courses on their own dedicated, branded website. Tovi is intuitive and visually led, whether used by student, tutor or course creator. Tovi features a number of ways to assess progress including multiple-choice quiz and uploading coursework.

train learn growTrain Learn Grow

Simon Billenness is a qualified youth and community worker and life coach. He has spent over 25 years working with people supporting them to make changes in their lives. His services are important to him as he sees this as his opportunity to make a real difference to people's lives. As a qualified Life Coach and DISC practitioner, he will work with you towards the goals and aspirations that you set. Working together to help you explore your options and set realistic and plans that you can achieve. He is a licensed practitioner of Motivational Maps.

Wallis PayrollWallis Payroll

Wallis Payroll has a team of dedicated payroll professionals offering payroll processing and consultancy services to businesses in a wide range of industries throughout the country.  We get to know you and your business, working together to deliver timely payroll processing and individual advice to help you develop and grow your business. We specialise in providing payroll processing services to businesses with between 1 and 150 employees, and are proud to be the partner of choice of local accountancy businesses, providing specialist payroll support to their clients. Following client demand we increased our business offering and now also provide payroll consultancy services to businesses around the UK with thousands of employees.

weballianceWeb Alliance

Our business is to help you streamline yours. Are your software systems difficult to manage? Are you tired of maintaining data in cumbersome excel spreadsheets? Do you suffer from the inadequacies of an off-the-shelf CRM system? We have the solution to these problems and our bespoke solution brings you peace of mind! Based in Northampton, we're a software development company delivering IT solutions and consultancy since 2006. Our team is highly-skilled and our focus is you and your business. We're Analysts. We're Programmers. We're Marketers. We work with you to identify and analyse your challenges. Then - we find the solution.

wpaWPA

Simon Evans is a Healthcare Practice Partner for WPA. His focus is to help new customers buy medical insurance; particularly the self-employed, company directors and professionals. He also specialises in dealing with company policies for 2 employees and above. His aim is to help you at every stage of your journey with WPA. You can rest assured that he will help you to find the right cover at the right price. Simon can be available however you choose, be it a meeting, by email or over the telephone, at a time that's convenient to you.

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Your-Copywriter.com

Your-Copywriter is the culmination of years of copywriting experience. Their core vision is that they write words that work for you and the reader so they will never take a client they do not feel will benefit from their work. Being story-based they want your words to be read, not just fill a page. That doesn’t mean they are not aware of the importance of SEO. Where Your-Copywriter is different is that all the in-house and associate writers take the approach that when that key customer arrives, they should find engaging content. 

yblYour Business Lawyer

Exceptional quality legal and commercial advice from consultant solicitors nationwide. We’re not a law firm. We’re a group of expert solicitors who provide fast efficient and on-budget fixed-fee legal services to help you run your business. We’re Your Business Lawyer! For business owners and directors who want excellent advice, a responsive lawyer who knows your business and doesn’t put hurdles in the way of the deal. A lawyer who agrees a fee at the outset and sticks to it. A lawyer who gives yes and no answers not maybes and grey areas. A lawyer that you’d want to work with time and again.

Zorah 7Zorah 7

It’s a fact of life, but you can’t do everything yourself. You can’t run your business, manage your clients and suppliers, run your IT, sort out your website and marketing, ensure things are running smoothly and also look at ways to bring more traffic to your doorstep. That’s where Zorah 7 Studios come in. We can help you offload what you can’t do, and do it for you. We can design and maintain your website, look after your digital marketing platforms and strategies. We can develop eye-catching videos or applications to drive traffic to you, and we can even work in the virtual reality space to really wow your clients, especially at trade shows!

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