Our Services

We provide relevant, actionable advice from experience with solutions designed to help your business grow. We adopt a bespoke and hands-on approach to solving your business challenges.

Start-Up Funding

Partner: Mike Duff    Contact: 07508 789387 or 01256 338440

What we can do for your business

Start-up Loan Scheme

  • Government-backed start-up loans up to £100k

  • Support throughout the application process

  • Help with business plans and financial forecasts

  • Help sourcing the correct documents

  • FREE ongoing mentoring 

What we can do for your business

Start-up Loan Scheme

  • Government-backed start-up loans up to £100k

  • Support throughout the application process

  • Help with business plans and financial forecasts

  • Help sourcing the correct documents

  • FREE ongoing mentoring 

"When you find an idea that you just cant stop thinking about, that's probably a good one to pursue"
 Josh James, CEO Omniture

Description

This government-backed scheme is designed for start-up businesses (up to 2 years trading). This is a personal loan which is unsecured and at a highly competitive 6% fixed interest rate for the life of the loan, which can be up to 5 years.

We support you to complete the application which includes a simple business plan with financial forecasts. We have a 100% success rate with our clients. Click the link below to sign up or find out more.

https://transmitstartups.co.uk/ref/empiric/ 

If you would like to chat about how we can help you, contact:

Mike Duff, Senior Partner on 07508 789387 or 01256 338440

 

Growth and Equity Funding

Partner: Mike Duff    Contact: 07508 789387 or 01256 338440

What we can do for your business

Start-up Loan Scheme

  • Government-backed start-up loans up to £100k

  • Support throughout the application process

  • Help with business plans and financial forecasts

  • Help sourcing the correct documents

  • FREE ongoing mentoring 

What we can do for your business

Business Growth

  • Advice on debt or equity funding

  • Funding and investment search

  • Application process support

  • Business valuation

  • EIS/SEIS registration

  • Business Plans

  • Preparing pitch decks and videos

  • Presentation training

  • Grant schemes and R&D tax claims

" ... and the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom"
 Anaiis Nin, Writer

Description

Empiric Partners offer expert advice for businesses seeking to review or explore their options and then prepare for funding and investment. This is delivered through a structured programme of support including introductions to suitable providers if required.

If you would like to chat about how we can help you, contact:

Mike Duff, Senior Partner on 07508 789387 or 01256 338440

 
 

Improving your Sales Performance

Partner: David Willis  Contact: 07770 731580 or 01256 338440

What we can do for your business

  • ​​Key Selling Skills: Understanding the key stages of the sales process, building rapport, fact finding, presenting solutions, objection handling and closing the sale.

  • Enhanced Sales Skills: Moving from good to great, understanding and using body language, improving cross sales and delivering great customer outcomes.

  • Telephone Sales: A professional introduction, maintaining control of the call, listening and playback, objection handling and securing the sale.

  • Sales Management: Understanding the role of a sales manager, recruiting and building effective teams, objective setting, managing the what's and the how's, running great team meetings and coaching.

"It's not about having the right opportunities. It's about handling the opportunities right"
- Mark Hunter

Description

Whether your product or service enjoys a unique demand in the market place or, you face strong competition, the effectiveness of your sales process can make a huge difference to your bottom line.

  • Sales training for your staff is great, cost effective way to improve sales

  • Tailored training can address the challenges specific to your business

  • Small improvements across each stage of your sales process can be transformational

Tailored Solutions

We also offer bespoke in-house training solutions perfect for upskilling sales teams and managers and addressing the issues holding your business back. Your staff benefit from consistent development, improved performance, motivation and morale.

If you would like to chat about how we can help you, contact:

David Willis, Senior Partner on 07770 731580 or 01256 338440

 

Managing Risks to Your Business

Partner: Mike Duff  Contact: 07508 789387 or 01256 338440

What we can do for your business

  • Health and Safety

  • HR Exposure

  • Cyber Security and GDPR

  • Business continuity planning

  • Environmental matters

  • Finance and fraud

  • Sales vulnerabilities

  • Operations and quality control

  • Supply chain

  • Brexit

  • Insurance

"Your brand name is only as good as your reputation."
- Richard Branson

Description

It is natural for business leaders and stakeholders to focus attention on sales, profit, and working capital. Risk and compliance can typically feature towards the bottom of the list of priorities, unless your business is highly regulatory or you have caught a cold before. Although there is often an argument for a pragmatic approach, the repercussions of not taking adequate steps towards mitigating threats to your business can be catastrophic.

The other issues business leaders often report is the difficulty in separating out sound advice from scare-mongering, and keeping up with changes in regulations and legislation. To tackle this problem Empiric Partners have developed a comprehensive Risk Audit to help you to identify your risk exposure, create an action plan and track progress.

If you would like to chat about how we can help you, contact:

Mike Duff Senior Partner on 07508 789387 or 01256 338440

 

P&L Forecasting to Increase Your Sales and Profits

Partner: Mike Duff  Contact: 07508 789387 or 01256 338440

What we can do for your business

  • Keeping control of costs and identifying issues

  • Highlighting opportunities for cost reduction

  • Integrating sales forecasting by break-down criteria

  • Incorporating key performance metrics

  • Actual versus budget review

  • Sales performance review

  • Marketing performance analysis

  • Informed pricing strategy

  • Financial modelling of strategic plans

  • Risk and variation analysis

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest"
- Benjamin Franklin

Description

Business leaders know that the "numbers" are important and will typically have a focus on the "bottom line". Most are familiar with the expression "cash is king" and the necessity for good credit control. However, only a minority use their financial information to accurately assess performance, drive business growth, and to model different business strategies.

Many Directors only review their Accounts in detail when they receive the annual report from their Accountant. Other businesses may review management accounts regularly, but can lack clear and informed objectives, miss underlying trends and fail to fully understand the reasons why they may differ from their original forecasts.

If you would like to chat about how we can help you, contact:

Mike Duff Senior Partner on 07508 789387 or 01256 338440

 

Cyber Security and GDPR

Partner: Peter Elliot  Contact: 07472 041265 or 01256 338440

What we can do for your business

What we can do for your business

Cyber Security

  • Cyber Essentials Certification

  • Employee awareness and training

  • Sensible, low-cost protections 

  • Cyber Insurance options

GDPR and UK Data Protection Act

  • Data Audit and Map

  • Documents

  • Recommendations

  • Marketing

  • Privacy Notice and Policy

Cyber Essentials - Keeping UK Business Safe

Description

Cyber Essentials is a UK government-backed standard designed for SME's that protects against cyber-attack. GDPR and the subsequent UK Data Protection Act were introduced in May 2018. If your business relies upon its data and IT systems to operate, they should be protected from cyber attack. If you are storing client's data you will need to comply with GDPR.

 

Implementing both of these standards will strengthen and streamline your business and improve your reputation with clients and customers. We can implement Cyber Essentials alongside your GDPR compliance project, where the Cyber Essentials controls will satisfy the security requirements of GDPR. Do either or both, its up to you! You can rely upon our low-cost, bespoke personal service either way.

If you would like to discuss further , contact:

Peter Elliot, Senior Partner on 07472 041265 or 01256 338440

 

Business Plans and Strategy; Your Roadmap to Success

Partner: Tony Cross  Contact: 07713 985738 or 01256 338440

What we can do for your business

  • Define objectives and a shared vision

  • Ensure ownership amongst stakeholders

  • Avoid the pitfalls and allow for diversions

  • Realise your business potential

  • Prepare an ambitious, realistic and above all responsive plan

  • Exploit opportunities for grants and loans

  • Develop and expand your markets

"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."
- Benjamin Franklin

Description

Leading and managing a business is a full-time role and leaves little opportunity to look ahead and plan for a future which is both secure and profitable. It is therefore not surprising that companies typically focus on next months orders rather than next years growth.

Setting off on a business journey is much like travelling by car; you need to know where you are going, the route you will take and the potential costs you will incur. Like a road map, the Business Plan enables you to choose your route, plot your stops and estimate your time of arrival. It's a great tool for helping the business to shape its future.

Empiric Partners have developed a straightforward programme to support and advise those who know the benefits of a fluid and responsive Business Plan but lack the time to make it happen. Our plans are concise, to the point and are very much the outcome of a joint approach with our clients.

If you would like to chat about how we can help you, contact:

Tony Cross, Senior Partner on 07713 985738 or 01256 338440

 

Tendering for Success

Partner: Tony Cross Contact: 07713 985738 or 01256 338440

What we can do for your business

  • Planning for a successful outcome to your bid; preparation is queen and delivery is king

  • Creating a proposal which beats the competition; substance and the "Story" rules

  • Review and assess; the importance of meeting client needs and achieving accuracy

  • Deciding about whether to bid or not to bid; the head and heart moment

  • Negotiate, the client wants value and you need profit; meeting halfway is a skill

"Any damn fool can put on a deal, but it takes genius, faith and perseverance to create a brand."
- David Ogilvy

Description

Almost all major contracts to design, evaluate, build and maintain our public and private infrastructure are secured through a competitive bidding process. The list of services, facilities and professional advice that is also subject to "tendering" has grown significantly in recent years.

The most common complaint that we hear amongst large and small businesses is that the whole process is a "waste of time". It need not be; a few simple steps can be taken to increase your chances of success in a competitive environment. These relate to having confidence in your strengths, knowing what outcomes the client is truly seeking and placing a realistic value on your skills and time.

If you would like to chat about how we can help you, contact:

Tony Cross, Senior Partner on 07713 985738 or 01256 338440

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