What I Offer…

I am George King, a specialist in commercial management, from building efficient processes for your sales or supplier management teams, to helping you to stay legal in all of your commercial dealings.

Everything I do at Glengyle is guided by the words of Rudyard Kipling: “I keep six honest serving men (they taught me all I knew); their names are What and Why and When and How and Where and Who”. I start by asking you "What is your greatest pain point?" and continue the questions from there, until I can find the best solution to help your business move on.

I will work with you to help you uncover new ways to become more efficient, to win more contracts, to solve any commercial problems you may have.

I can help you with export control documentation, particularly if it involves military or dual-use items.

Starting with a free commercial health check, I will analyse every area of your business to identify any potential points of failure - but if you already know what you need I'm happy to follow your instruction. Whether you’re a business start up or have an established business launching a new product, I can help you to build a successful business.

I am based in Gateshead but am happy to work with businesses from all over the UK, from Scotland, Northumberland, Newcastle, Tyneside and Durham, right down to London and the South and South East.

Why I’m good at what I do…

WHY DO THEY CALL ME MR 5%?
One of my personal drivers is based on a deceptively simple statistic. It is that ‘by the end of the fifth year 95% of business start-ups will cease to exist’. So, from 100 new businesses, only FIVE will still exist after five years.

Until now, no-one seems to be prepared to do anything about it. Governments do nothing to prevent it. The media pay it a passing interest. In any other field a 95% failure rate would be totally unacceptable.

Imagine only FIVE out of 100 children leaving school with their GCSE’s – we’d vote governments out for that kind of result! A salesperson closing only FIVE sales in 100 – they’d be sacked for poor performance! Yet who cares only FIVE businesses in 100 will survive?

Well I care. I’m so passionate about this I even commissioned my own research through Newcastle University, to find out why businesses fail. The results are fascinating, carrying lots of lessons to learn. I’m currently writing a White Paper about it. If you want to spot the signs when your business may be in danger of failing, (so you can do something about it), send me an email and I'll let you have a copy as soon as it's ready.

I use my expertise and experience to help businesses like yours not only survive, but thrive. I know the danger points, more importantly I know how to avoid or overcome them. My personal aim is to improve that 5% survival rate. That is why your success is my business.

George King

Now you know why they call me Mr 5%, but before you decide whether you want to work with me in making your business a success, there are a few other things you should know:

Firstly, I’m an engineer, which means I look at things from a ‘how do we build, improve or streamline’ for success.
I’m also a qualified paralegal, which means I love the small print that you hate. I’ll check out the pitfalls in your processes, contracts and conditions and make sure you’re as protected as possible - from first enquiry through to cash in the bank.
I’m also ex Royal Navy, which means I come equipped with a range of transferable skills. I’m organised, analytical and critical. You can trust me to get on with the job you need me to do and I’m confident I really can help you plan the success of your business.

So, if you want your business to have a more than 5% chance of success ...........

Things I like…

Rugby, reading, writing and cooking.

What I do

  • Commercial Consultant
  • Business Consultant
  • Commercial Paralegal
  • Bid & Tenders Consultants
  • Business Development Consultancy

My Stats

Last online 6th Dec 2019
Member since 20th Jan 2016
Number of testimonials 0
Meetings attended 186
4N ranking 575 in the UK

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