Business Doctors, the SME support franchise, has launched a new Teeside territory.
Describing its offer as 'somewhere in between consultancy and coaching', the company provides hands on support to owners of small and medium sized enterprises in every sector.
The Teeside territory has been bought by former financial director Simon Grant.
With a range of expertise from general management, HR, IT, supply chain management, internal audit, property management, acquisitions & mergers and fleet management, Simon will now use his internationally acquired skills to help the owners of the region`s SMEs realise their ambitions.
A chartered accountant by training, he said: Having worked for overseas subsidiaries in Kenya and Indonesia, I always found myself taking on responsibility for much more than financial performance.
It's this wide ranging expertise that makes me such an asset to SME owners who are looking to move their business to the next level. I have a strong financial focus, but am experienced across the board.
Since humble beginnings above a Cheshire takeaway in 2004, franchisors Rod Davies and Matt Levington were set on building the go to brand for SME advisory and consultancy services.
With over 30 Business Doctors territories now operating around the UK, the ambitious pair took their first steps beyond British soil when they launched in South Africa in May 2014. Today, Business Doctors` territories are up and running in eight regions of the country, including Johannesburg, its largest and wealthiest city. In 2016, Business Doctors launched in India, Malta and Republic of Ireland and in 2017 they appointed a master franchisor for Belgium and the Netherlands.
Rod Davies, Business Doctors' co-founder, said: I am confident that Simon will be able to use his experience to transform the fortunes of SMEs around Teeside.
He shares my belief that entrepreneurs need hands on, practical support and not just consultancy. Business Doctors offers an affordable and jargon free middle ground between coaching and consultancy and Simon is well placed to deliver this service to an exceptional standard.