A calming presence,
a trusted confidante
and an insightful business support manager that works freelance with a select few businesses each year.
I'm a former Head of Business Support for an extremely successful business within the construction sector. Profitably grown from £5m to £85m in 9 years.
In 2008 I went into business myself, starting to help the people who own and manage smaller specialist companies.
I noticed quickly that you are great with your technical expertise, but most people in your position just can't find the time to look for proper business support you can trust to get on with things, and do them well.
I have often heard comments like:
How many points sound familiar to you?
Imagine for one minute being stuck in the same situation for 1, 5, 10 or more years ...
Like Fred did.....
If you're unsure, I help you get clarity of the results wanted.
Leave it to me. I'll do my magic. No babysitting required from you.
Rinse and repeat. Rinse and repeat. Rinse and repeat.
Help with business planning process, workshop delivery, action plans and confidential admin.
Facilitate quarterly update meetings/workshops.
External confidante and sounding board.
Marketing plans for easier business building with current and future clients.
Customer relationship management plans to build relationship with key people.
Website design, content updates and maintenance.
Newsletters, brochures, leaflets (offline and online).
Proofreading and professionally designed documents (offline and online).
Social media - Linkedin, Facebook and Youtube (account set up, strategy and monthly management).
Supporting you in recruiting, managing, developing or letting people go.
Employment documentation (contracts, handbooks, policies, letters).
Employee opinion surveys.
Assistance with absence or disciplinary procedures.
Overseeing training plans and grant claims.
Facilitating team workshops for business improvements.
Working with Irene, my business is now award winning and sought after as a specialist electrical contracting company. We are working hard, but we are thriving. Irene certainly helped me give my business the boost it needed.
I have hired Irene to work with us and a selection of our supply chain. Her approach to helping people build better businesses within the construction sector has positive consequence for companies like ours who seek to employ only the best within the supply chain.
We engaged Irene to review and assist us in providing a fresh outlook to the way we conduct business with our clients. In a very short period of time, the entire team are focused in the same direction. We could not be any more pleased with the extra dimension Irene has added to our business.
Head of Marketing
Irene provides excellent results. She takes time to really understand the brief, our marketplace and the end result we hope to achieve. She works to the highest standards, is very cooperative and has the highest standards of integrity. I would recommend Irene to any company looking for assistance.
Irene assisted me with employment contracts and has subsequently been a huge help in making sure I am aware of and meet my obligations as an employer. However her wider knowledge of business issues is also evident and I would have no hesitation in recommending Irene to anyone seeking to explore new directions and opportunities.
Irene has provided an excellent and cost effective service that has given us access to a highly competent professional and enabled us to implement changes with minimum disruption that are now having a very positive impact across our business. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to others and will look forward to working with her again in the future.
Irene's calming and professional approach and expertise have been an inspiration, she is down to earth, flexible and goes the extra mile to inspire and drive the team forward. I unreservedly recommend Irene's creative services to anyone looking to progress their business.
Unlike some companies, who charge a fortune to tell you the obvious and, often, it's just expressing the jargon terms in vogue at the time, Irene forms a deep and proper bond with her clients and takes a real 'hands on' approach to shaping their success.
We commissioned Irene for a very important tranche of work where we needed additional help and expertise. Irene has delivered excellent results working closely with our own team and her advice and input has also saved us money along the way!
Irene demonstrates a good balance of strategic and operational working and her industry experience is evident.
We chose to work with Irene to help us drive our business forward during a significant period of change. She offers an external view which is very honest, creative, flexible and in a style that encourages you to want to incorporate her into the team to help the business be as good as it possibly can be.
Down to earth and very professional , whether its HR related or “bidding” for work Irene’s help and guidance in business matters has been invaluable to us.
Irene’s expert knowledge, integrity, creative thinking will be a benefit to any company and I have no reservations whatsoever in recommending her.
Irene had been involved with Constructing Excellence in the North East for a number of years. She contributed her time and extensive knowledge of what is going on in the construction industry as a valued Steering Group Member of the North East Club. Irene also acted as a Judge in various categories in the region's largest and most prestigious Annual Construction Awards.”
Irene’s individual personality traits are highly valued in business and she applied these traits through the delivery and application of her work. Irene’s business contributions and outputs were always professional and of the highest level of performance.
Interested to explore if I could help you? Please contact me, initially by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're not ready for personal consultancy, or not in the north east, then maybe this would suit you better
Here are some of the more "personal" things that clients have shared about the impact of working closely with me. Sharing them to show that it's never all about business. It's about your life too.
I had fallen out of love with my business, I hated it most of the time. Now it's like I am back into the honeymoon phase.
I never thought owning a business could be this much fun. It's an absolute pleasure working with you. Can we call this work?
Your insights into the business and my life are amazing!
My relationship with my family has improved dramatically, I think this can only be down to working with you as nothing else had changed.
I am now living a life I never thought possible. I have a lot to thank you for Irene.
At this time (January 2019) there is only 1 space available.
For a discussion, let's arrange a time. Email me