Business Doctors has recruited its third franchisee for West Kent.
Former logistics industry director and city trader Sean Smith has bought the exclusive territory of Tonbridge and Sevenoaks.
Business Doctors partner in a highly practical way with SMEs, working alongside owners of small and medium sized enterprises to achieve growth. This hands on approach, which lies somewhere between coaching and consultancy, really resonates with Sean.
He says: Business is my passion. I love making a difference and adding value to SMEs.
Business owners can feel very isolated- I know, I've been there.
As a Business Doctors I will help SME owners to recognise their ultimate goal - whether that is increasing profit, growing their markets or finding a way to help their business operate effectively when they are not there, giving them the time and space to achieve other things.
Since humble beginnings above a Cheshire takeaway in 2004, franchisors Rod Davies and Matt Levington were set on building the go to company 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 Sean will be able to use his experience to transform the fortunes of small and medium sized businesses around Tonbridge and Sevenoaks.
He shares my belief that SMEs need hands on, practical support and not just consultancy. Business Doctors offers an affordable and jargon free middle ground between coaching and consultancy and Sean is well placed to deliver this service to an exceptional standard.
Business Doctors already has two other territories up and running in nearby Maidstone and Medway and East and North Kent.