Mike Jennings (Business Development Advisors)
|Last online||20th May 2013|
|Member since||6th Jul 2009|
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|Number of posts||26|
|Number of testimonials||8|
|Business development and coaching|
Business Development Advisors does exactly what it says on the can. We work with business owners to grow and develop their businesses. We do this predominantly by using cutting edge sales and marketing techniques allied to reviews of companies existing systems and processes.
The key benefits we bring are:
Rapid growth in turnover and profit
Clear strategic focus
Improved efficiency throughout the organisation
The key drivers are:
Increased lead generation
Maximised conversion rate
Growth in transaction numbers
Growth in transaction value
Improved customer loyalty and extended customer buying lifetime.
We are based in Dunsfold - between Guildford and Horsham and work with companies within a 50 mile radius.
I was brought up in Surrey and went to school in Cranleigh. I then went to university in Newcastle and spent three years not understanding a word anyone said to me.
I started my working life selling advertising space which I hated. I still don't like cold calling. The good aspect was that it pointed me towards marketing and I joined a sales promotion agency. Over the next ten years I worked for a whole range of blue chip clients. My main client was the BAA, who I worked for for over five years. Other clients included Gallahers, RAC, Sealink Ferries, Woolworths etc. After ten years I decided to jump the fence to the client side and I joined Somerfield. I ran a grocery store for a couple of years. It was really tough environment but as they say great experience. It gave me the experience to move into a retail marketing job and I joined Lloyds Pharmacy as Marketing Manager. The only problem was that they then relocated to the Midlands so I moved to what is now Alliance Boots, initially as Marketing Manager and latterly as Head of Marketing. After seven years there I decided in 2005 to set up my own business and so Business Development Advisors was born. I now get my kicks out of growing the turnover and profit of SMEs .