Sturdy Consulting provides expert business consultancy services which drive business growth and increased effectiveness. We work with small, medium and large businesses, providing high-quality cost-effective services. These help our clients to think differently, identify and tackle barriers and to focus on the right things to achieve growth.
Our targeted approach means that our services are tailored entirely to fit you and the business and changes are brought in gradually in a way that the entire company is able to get on board with. We measure everything we do, ensuring that any new strategy implemented is effective in taking the business forward.
If you are looking for help from a dynamic, highly-experienced business consultants with knowledge of a wide range of business models and frameworks and the ability to interpret what’s best for your business then give us a call now.
Founder of Sturdy Consulting, John is a passionate business development executive, with over 20 years’ experience in strategy, business development and marketing. He has held senior roles in Technology, Additive Manufacturing, Sport, E-learning and Media sectors.
John has a proven track record in the management and motivation of others including clients, staff, partners and suppliers, ensuring that maximum productivity is achieved. Over the past 20 years John has won many awards working as a team or as the leading business executive:
HP 3D Scanner largest reseller in the UK and fourth in EMEA 2017-18
HP 3D Scanner fastest growing reseller in EMEA 2016-17
39th in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2012/13
13th in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2011/12, with growth of 1347% over five years
Comms Dealer 2012 Sales Awards – ‘Sales Team of the Year’
9th place ranking of the UK’s most successful companies in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 2011
Fastest-growing sales over the latest three years Sunday Times Tech Track league table which ranks Britain's 100 private technology companies
Toshiba’s Excellence Awards ‘Best Technical and Maintenance Support Partner 2004’
‘Reseller of the Year’ in the Comms Channel awards for 2003
Toshiba’s Excellence Awards ‘Finance Partner of the year 2003’
Toshiba’s Excellence Awards ‘Emerging Partner of the Year 2002’
If you are new to running a business or feel exposed because you have no business partners to share ideas with then our business coaching and mentoring services may be of interest to you. Using our vast knowledge and network of business contacts we can advise on the right suppliers to use. We can advise and give a second opinion on all business management decisions. We facilitate this service through regular meetings on or off site to suit your circumstances.
Critical to all businesses is profitability. We work with clients to ensure strategies are in place to reduce waste, streamline costs and identify opportunities for improved trading relationships that will maximise profit generation.
We work with our clients to resolve a wide range of business issues. Our clients tell us that having an unbiased adviser on board can give the business owner confidence to take the business further. We can act as a sounding board or engage to undertake projects on your behalf.
It is imperative to any business that owners and managers take time to focus and plan the strategic direction of the business and set key objectives to achieve the overall ambition. At Sturdy Consulting we can assist you in this process via facilitation of discussion groups and one to one meetings to help you clearly define your aspirations.
Speak to the right customers in the right way at the right time. The marketing landscape is changing more rapidly than at any time in the recent past, with digital, social and mobile technologies making traditional models of engagement obsolete. To develop marketing strategies that will direct your resources more effectively, we combine our commercial expertise in advanced data analytics with a game plan that gets your message in front of the audiences you need to reach. You’ll stimulate sales and strengthen your market positioning, thanks to a strategic view of the marketing mix that ties in more effectively with sales and product strategy.
Position, develop and invest in your brands to differentiate and drive growth. You’ll gain a clearer perspective of which customers a brand (or portfolio of brands) is serving. You’ll also understand each brand’s points of difference better, acquiring the insight to grow share, improve positioning and build clearer targeting of customer segments. All this points to higher revenues and profits from improved alignment with customers and distribution channels.
All successful businesses will face succession issues at some point. It may well be that you have a family business that’s to be handed over to the next generation or you may wish to dispose of the business to the management team. Whatever the scenario the earlier you plan your succession the better. We can assist you to groom the business to ensure the business will meet the robust challenges of any likely due diligence process undertaken by an acquirer.
New Business Formation
Having the right expertise on your side when setting up your company is vital. At Sturdy Consulting, we offer a service that not only gets the company up and running, but advises you of all your compliance requirements and remuneration strategies. We look at your long term goals and make sure that you have the plans, documents and structure in place to achieve them.
Our service will include advising on the best structure, registering with Companies House, appointing officers and issuing shares and share certificates. We will also write up statutory records and minutes of your first directors’ meeting. With strong tax expertise, we will advise on and register you for VAT, register the company for corporation tax, provide tax advice on ‘benefits in kind’ and advice on tax efficient income extraction.
John helped build a bespoke website for our cleaning business, he was very professional with every aspect and nothing was too much trouble. Very reasonable price and offers good advice. Would recommend to anybody looking for business advice or website building 5* More...
“John has a 'straight to the point' approach. His ideas, observations and practical advice over recent years have been invaluable. He helped me focus on building a clear strategy which is critical for business success. I would recommend John to anyone looking to move their business forward.” More...
“John has been very helpful in working with me to get my business started. Within a two hour meeting, John helped me develop my business brand, identify market sectors and successfully create a selling pitch aimed specifically at each sector. John’s sense of humour made me feel comfortable working with him but it’s his enthusiasm that really sets him apart.” More...
John has a very sound business head on him. Logical, pragmatic and methodical in the boardroom, he has excellent communication skills and the ability to see into the depths of business issues very quickly. Rather wished I had been able to work with him a lot more!
“Sturdy helped us to completely rethink our approach to marketing and sales of all our products, which we are now following and reaping dividends. John is a very enjoyable guy to work with and a breath of fresh air.” More...