Our team of associates allows us to expand our range of business specialisms to include Strategic Marketing, Business Growth, New product Development, IT Consultancy, Social Media Marketing, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Service Design & Management, Business Coaching and Mentoring. Specialist industries include Automotive, General Engineering, Manufacturing, Construction, Plastics. Food & Drink, Creative & Design and Land Based Rural Businesses.


Chris Adams

Chris is a vastley experienced business professional who has worked extensively with SME’s over the last 20 years as an Advisor, Coach and Mentor, helping SME businesses to diversify, grow and expand profitably. Working in a wide range of sectors, particulary Automotive and Manufacturing, he has been involved in specialist roled funded by the DTI etc, including Coaching/Mentoring, High Growth Clients, Rover Task Force, Diversification, Rural Enterprise Grant, Farms and Land based Industries. Originally working for large groups including, Bass, Allied Domecq, Birmingham Midshires, he is former International Chairman of Chartered Institute of Marketing and is a Chartered Marketer and has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Institute, 1 of only 27 worldwide!

Specialism’s – Strategic Marketing, Business Growth, New product Development, Business Coaching and Mentoring.

Sector Experience – Automotive, General Engineering, Manufacturing, Construction, Food & Drink, Creative & Design and Land Based Rural Businesses.

Direct Experience – Own Marketing Consultancy Business, Large Company Experience, Bass Group, Allied Domecq, Birmingham Midshires, Public Sector Funding, Rover Task Force.


Gary Mather

Gary is a highley experienced senior manager with a wealth of experience in helping SME’s managae successfuly diversification projects and initiatives. In recent years Gary has helped a number of organisations across the West Midlands achieve real growth in difficult economic conditions.

Sector Experience – Automotive, Manufacturing, Business Services, Engineering and Plastics.

Direct Experience – International Steel Processing, Metals Distribution, Public Sector projects and funding.


Andy Salmon

Andy has long had an entrepreneurial spirit. He built his own successful IT business in Australia which he ran for a decade before selling to a large organisation. He then worked with an international E-Learning organisation providing a learning portal to education authorities and private institutions in Australia, USA, UK, South Africa, New Zealand, Hong Kong & Papua New Guinnea, serving over five million students.

Andy’s strength lies in his ability to analyse business issues and the develop practical solutions. After establishing the South Australian arm of the leading consumer facing IT service provider across Australasia, he complemented his practical business experience with an academic framework, studying for a Masters Degree and graduating in 2008.

Specialism’s – IT Consultancy, Social Media Marketing, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Service Design & Management.

Sector Experience – Technology, Education, Service Sector, Social Enterprise and Retail.

Direct Experience – Ran own successful IT Consultancy Business, E-Learning, IT Service Management.