The Business Guru was established in 2013 however we have already helped some local businesses with business coaching, marketing, project management and communication...
Our existing clients include South Devon Pilates in Torquay, South Devon Joinery in Totnes, The 'Old School' Building Company in Reigate, Ola Chiropractic Clinic in Totnes, Goodwood Fitch Ltd in Wimbledon, London.
In addition we have coached the following businesses through GrowthAccelerator a government backed programme to support business growth in the UK; The Huntsman Inn in Ide near Exeter, The New Lion Brewery in Totnes, T&S Timber Frame Buildings in Totnes, The Hilly Field in South Brent, Pellisier Tables in Woking, Warrior Roofing in Exeter and Carbonflo in Totnes and we are now working with the Totnes based author Lesley Broster Kinch who has written "The Love of Money".
Claire Davey of Devon Hayalge - right hand side of the photo above:
"We have recently worked with Angus Ogilvy-Stuart through the GrowthAccelerator scheme to primarily develop the social media and brand recognition aspect of our business Devon Haylage. Angus is extremely competent and thorough in all aspects of his work. Working with Angus is a pleasure, he is easily contactable and puts every effort into his association with a business to fulfil the scope of work discussed. He has given us the confidence to take the ideas and projects discussed further by clearly explaining how and why the proposals for improving the business will work. I would recommend Angus to anyone who wishes to develop any aspect of their business and who needs an able mentor to guide them."
Chris Tregelles - Director of T&S Framing: "We engaged Angus when we found ourselves, as a business, slightly in the doldrums and a little bit 'off the ball'. We did not seem to be getting the level of enquiries we would have liked in the type of work we enjoy - timber framing - and found ourselves taking on more and more mundane general building jobs which really were not 'floating our boat'.
Angus has worked very hard to make us concentrate our energies in the right direction and to carry out the improvements that were so badly needed.
We have had valuable advice on the building of a new and improved website, the development of an improved logo and vehicle livery, and how to best use the varied talents of our workforce etc. etc.
Angus is always highly professional in his approach. He listens carefully and takes on board everything we say. The end result is a change for the better but without discarding certain important key aspects that we as a company felt should stay.
We cannot recommend Angus highly enough, he is diligent, conscientious and very pleasant to work with. His marketing skills are second to none."
Ann Monroe - Managing Director of the New Lion Brewery in Totnes said:
"Angus turned up as a gift (literally,as we met him as part of a govt-subsidised program for start-up companies) and he has helped us make a huge improvement in the way we operate. He's plunged into every aspect of our business and when his time with us runs out, we will feel slightly bereft! Couldn't recommend him more highly."
Catherine, owner of South Devon Pilates, said: "I don't think I really could have set up such a venture without Angus' support. He has helped me enormously throughout the whole journey. I feel really confident that my business will now be a success and I am glad he is always there in the background, whether its updating my website, sorting out a facebook advertising campaign or sending articles into local newspapers. Thank you Angus!"
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Tim Akast, owner of South Devon Joinery said: "Setting up your own business can very a stressful time, there is always too much to do, and lots of money at stake, both in terms of investment in machinery, people and rental of the premises. This is before we have got any work coming in!
Angus helped take a weight off my mind. I could leave the marketing side to him while I concentrated on setting up the workshop and making the orders that we already had. He created our website, wrote the mail out, designed the letterhead, carried out the search engine optimisation, and tweets, facebooks and all thatsocial media stuff that I don't really get! It is still early days, but so far, I am really happy with the results we have managed to achieve together."
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