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Our community of experts across the Liverpool City Region can provide advice to help your business grow.

Dave Ewing

Evolve Finance Director Services


Budgeting & Cashflow, Business Agility, Business Mentoring & Advice, Business Optimisation, Business Plans & Organisation Development, Financial Appraisal, Fundraising / Refinance, Import / Export, Information Technology, mbo, Non Exec Director, Strategic Planning



Dave has spent all of his working life in the SME sector, where he has been part of, and advised on, a significant number of business angel funded businesses. He was also part of the Turnaround Team at Merseyside Special Investment Fund which assisted portfolio companies in distressed situations. He originally worked for an accountancy practice in Liverpool (Malthouse & Co.) and dealt with a general mix of clients together with all of their creative clients. Dave then changed careers and worked as a technician in most of the theatres across Liverpool, before becoming co-owner of a Theatre in Education (TIE) company. He then went on to set up another smaller scale TIE/vocal workshop company;was Financial Director of a toy and game importer and distributor and then set up his own board game manufacturing business. All of this has allowed him to gain the holistic knowledge and understanding of the SME growth journey to support other businesses.

Della Thomas

Della Thomas Consultancy


Business Mentoring & Advice, Human Resources, Recruitment, Training & Development



Della Thomas Consultancy – Established September 2015

(UKPRN: 10067663)

‘With an extensive network in and around the Liverpool City Region, I have the ability to spot new opportunities and join up dots in order to add value through vested interest’.

For Businesses:

• Stakeholder Engagement and Management

• Project Management and Coordination

• Leadership and Management

• Organizational Skills Analyses

• Talent and Skills advice – Strategy development plus associated tactics

• Business support and advice

• Business Coach

For Individuals:

• Coaching and Mentoring

• Peer Advice

Ian Spink

IPS Coaching Limited


Budgeting & Cashflow, Business Mentoring & Advice, Business Plans & Organisation Development, Strategic Planning, Training & Development



I’m a fully qualified professional Business Coach and passionate about helping you get your business working for you.

With 40 years experience in business, banking and charity work, I have worked with many business owners and managers, helping them achieve their business goals – all on their own terms.

By working on the issues which might have been playing on your mind for weeks, months and even years, working together we will set achievable goals and action plans, so that your business can reach its full potential.

I hold qualifications in Performance Coaching from The Coaching Academy and have completed their courses in Financial Coaching, , Mindfulness and Neuroscience. I’m also a Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming and have a degree in Marketing.

Core Services include:

★ Expert business coaching

★ Performance coaching SME business owners

★ DISC personality profiling

Outside of work, I love playing and watching cricket, generally enjoy sports and keeping fit.

I am always looking to connect with business owners who would feel the benefit of coaching to unlock their true potential.

Please feel free to get in touch and book and informal 30 minute consultation at no charge.


Ken Smith

Greenleaf Business Development Ltd


Business Mentoring & Advice, Business Plans & Organisation Development, Family Businesses



With a background as MD of several companies, now bring experience of working with SMEs over 15 years to help focus and develop businesses in a wide range of sectors

Matthew Brown

Adding Value Consultancy Ltd


Budgeting & Cashflow, Business Agility, Business Mentoring & Advice, Business Optimisation, Business Plans & Organisation Development, Corporate Tax, Financial Appraisal, Non Exec Director, Risk Management, Strategic Planning, Turnaround / Restructuring, VAT & Duties



We support values-led businesses with a social or environmental mission by providing excellent financial management consultancy and accountancy services. Through our finance shared service centre, accountancy practice, management consultancy, training and mentoring, we help the social economy to thrive.

Michelle Smith

Mpower People CIC


Business Mentoring & Advice, Events / Networking, Training & Development



High quality, friendly and bespoke training tailored to your business needs and individual goals.

Peter Alcock

Wilson Henry LLP


Auditor, Budgeting & Cashflow, Business Mentoring & Advice, Business Plans & Organisation Development, Corporate Finance, Family Businesses, Financial Appraisal, Fundraising / Refinance, Manufacturing, Marketing, MBO / MBI / Acquisitions, Non Exec Director, Personal Tax, PR & Branding, R&D Tax Credits, Strategic Planning, Turnaround / Restructuring



Chartered Accountant and Corporate Finance Adviser with 30+ years experience helping owner managed businesses develop, grow and pass on. Key specialisms include business valuations, finance raising, merger and acquisitions – buy and sell side advisor

Richard Burnett

HM Legal Services Limited


Business Mentoring & Advice, Legal - Corporate, Legal - Personal



A Partner at Hillyer McKeown, we use our commercial experience, knowledge and contacts to help businesses expand and succeed. We do this by disrupting the legal sector with easy to access legal advice and packaged commercial services offering clear benefits and outstanding value for money, all within a fixed cost environment.

Simon Bernstein



Business Agility, Business Mentoring & Advice, Training & Development



We can support your business growth through supporting the development of your people. Our specialist areas are leadership, management, personal efficiency and customer service excellence. Our bespoke approach will ensure your staff are equipped with the skills and confidence to meet the challenges and opportunities which you are are facing now. Get in toch for a free no obligation consultation.