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Business advice, made simple.

I am passionate about small businesses, especially start-ups and business turn round situations. My 40 years’ of business experience, over half of it at Board of Directors level, has been distilled into a professional consultancy practice. Now, as one of 230 experienced business advisors accredited by ibd, I offer expert level consultancy, advice, help and mentoring to small and medium sized businesses, start-ups, owner managers and entrepreneurs alike. Let me help you to unlock your potential.

Mentoring

Professional advice, consultation and strategy.

Mentoring

Professional advice, consultation and strategy.

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Start Up Support

We'll advise on where to gain investment.

Start Up Support

We’ll advise on where to gain investment.

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Growth Strategies

We'll help you scale organically and effectively.

Growth Strategies

We’ll help you scale organically and effectively.

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Exit Planning

Advice and guidance on getting the most from your business.

Exit Planning

Advice and guidance on getting the most from your business.

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Consultation

Business advice, made simple.

Consultation

Business advice, made simple.

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Company Health Check

Free check-up on your company's operation.

Company Health Check

A full report on your strengths and weaknesses.

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Colin Pollard
Colin PollardBusiness Consultant
Colin spent 24 years as a company director with direct involvement in a management buy-in, two management buy-outs, start-ups, turn-rounds and corporate insolvency. Broad commercial and people management experience. 12 years in charge of sales and marketing in the EMEA region (including 3 years in APAC) for a US data and software company. 3 years’ experience as an independent consultant and business adviser. Accustomed to delivering strong growth in revenue, controlling costs, developing people and managing growth. Experienced in business turn rounds and rescues. Specialising in small to medium sized businesses, especially those below 100 employees.
IBD Accredited Business Adviser

Business Blog

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Testimonials

Alex Graham
I was very fortunate early in my career to have Colin as a mentor. He seemed to know everything you could ever want to know about aviation and was an inspirational leader. We are all influenced by key figures in our own growth path and Colin’s inter personal management, industry knowledge, commercial flair, and presentation style had a meaningful and positive influence on my own career. I would recommend Colin as a consultant on any commercial, management or aviation related issue – his knowledge, flair and integrity would bring value to any consultancy task of this nature.
Alex Graham, Azzurro-Blu
Colin was Commercial Director at Gill Airways, where I was Head of Communications. Colin is one of the most knowledgeable people I have worked with during a long career in aviation and travel. He is particularly strong in assessing the financial impact of alternative strategies. I fully endorse him.
Stan Abbott, Gill Airways
Colin was my customer account manager at his former company. He is a man of the upmost integrity and can be trusted in any field. His knowledge of the aviation sector is very high and he delivers robust and practical solutions that best meet his customer’s needs. I have no hesitation endorsing him.
Robert Horton