With huge parts of the global workforce working from home or remotely, working with trusted Strategic Partners has never been more vital to success.

I work on my own and, whilst I have a particularly good understanding of most aspects of running a business, I’m not an expert in everything.

Everyone below is someone I have worked with, respect and would trust to look after my customers. I sometimes call upon these partners to work on specific areas of a project or simply refer them on to my clients. I don’t get, nor do I want any referral fees from my partners.

HR Law and GDPR: Andrew Buckley

Andrew became a Partner at Woodfines in 2004 and is part of the Employment team at the Bedford office.

He has strong experience of all aspects of employment law and is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the Solicitors’ Association of Higher Court Advocates.

Andrew is a specialist advisor on GDPR, and provides companies with advice with regards to the 2018 General Data Protection Regulations, including data audits, inhouse training and related employment law issues.

Andrew looked after all of the HR Law and GDPR when I was MD of Zoedale Ltd.

Finance and Accounting: Nicola Hageman

A qualified Chartered Management Accountant and CIMA Member in Practice. That means Nicola does all the number-crunching work you’d expect as an accountant – plus she can help figure out how your business is doing and what it needs to maximise its potential.

Nikki has a background in new business financial appraisal and commercial management, Along with bookkeeping, year-end accounts and VAT, Nikki offers forecasting and management accounts to cover the bigger financial picture for your business. She can also set you up as a limited company, sort out your payroll or guide you through Auto Enrolment.

Nikki is my Accountant for Consulting 51 Ltd

Web and graphic design: Nic Gun

Nic designed my logo and built this website for me. He design things, lots of them, in fact you name it, then it’s’ very likely that over the last 20 years Nic will have some experience of designing it, everything from Corporate ID, logos, branding, packaging, websites, annual reports, infographics, interactive toolkits, record sleeves, print, in fact anything at all that might reflect yours or your businesses image, ethos and ideas.

But not just pretty pictures for pretty picture’s sake, to Nic great graphic design is the art of producing solutions to visual communication problems to achieve a desired result.

Nic’s clients range from small independents all the way through to large corporates, looked after exclusively by himself.

Nic handles all my design work at Consulting 51 Ltd.

B2B Sales Training: Fred Copestake

Fred is an experienced Sales Coach, Consultant, Trainer and Author
Using his experience gained through 20 years working in over 35 countries, he works with those involved in professional sales to deliver performance improvements designed to achieve results.

Over the years Fred has created proprietary models to simplify the complex B2B selling scenarios that can develop, so clients can take back control of their sales and management activity.

His focus is always on how salespeople can use modern techniques to develop a more collaborative approach to working with customers.

Fred trained the Zoedale Ltd sales team several times when I was MD.