In the initial 3 months Paul and I worked together he helped me to create a clear vision and plan for growth for a start-up business.  He then helped me further once established to focus on further growth and sector profitability.  I found his listening skills and depth of commercial experience very useful in forming opinions & ideas on how I should run my company.  If you are either a start-up, or an established business looking to unleash new areas of growth, you should contact Paul for some thought-provoking and profitable consultancy.

James Moorhouse, Owner/Director ABN Resources Ltd

Paul provided BSc with excellent strategic advice throughout the start-up period for our new business. His experience and excellent coaching skills proved to be invaluable. Helping us with financials, business planning and sales and marketing. He is a true professional .We couldn’t have done it without him!

Director at Brodie Skin care Ltd. Creator of Recovery Phase Rehydration Cream. #SBS Winner Jan 2014

Paul offers no-nonsense incisive guidance and support which draws on his extensive commercial experience. His advice and recommendations consistently hit the mark. Whilst he is a pleasure to work with he remains focused on delivering a high quality end result at all times.

Andrew Ward, owner- director Sirius Ltd (Financial Services)

Paul is a highly professional & personable individual. He is able to deliver advice and coaching in a very sensitive and non-patronising manner. Paul has been a great asset to Exquisite Hand Made Cakes Ltd, particularly in the periods when serious growing pains were being experienced! He has also saved Exquisite £’000s by advising us not to invest in a piece of software which we were not really ready to optimise ! He is very well connected in the region and has recommended us to other professional advisors who have provided similarly pragmatic advice. I would not hesitate to recommend him to other SME owners.

Viv Parry – Business Owner, Chartered Accountant, Lecturer & Speaker, Alternative Funding Champion

I first started working with Paul as part of Harrogate Borough Council’s Economic Development Team. Paul was working on the Science City York (SCY) European funded mentoring programme. Paul had identified that, although the programme was available to businesses in Harrogate district, not many were aware and taking advantage of it. Paul approached the Council with the idea of establishing a Memorandum of Understanding, meaning that we work together to ensure that as many as possible Harrogate district businesses benefitted from the programme. Mentoring a cohort of 10 businesses, Paul supported the creation of 9 full-time, 8 part-time and 2 freelance opportunities and the launch of an additional online retail business. The feedback from all of the businesses Paul mentored was excellent. Throughout our dealings with him Paul has always gone the extra mile to help us and support local businesses. As a result we have continued the relationship during his current time on the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Programme.

Daniel Harper, Economic Development Officer, Harrogate Borough Council

Throughout SCY’s Business Mentoring programme, Paul proved one of our most reliable and capable associate mentors. He provided both one-to-one intensive mentoring to individual businesses over the course of many weeks, and one-to-many interactive workshop sessions on the topics of marketing and business development to a variety of SMEs. Feedback from Paul’s clients has confirmed our impression that he is an extremely competent business mentor.

Becky Appleyard-Kelly, SCY Marketing & Events Executive