Welcome to Westley Consulting
Grants, Finance and R&D Tax Credits
We are specialists in securing funding for clients, with over £10 million of grant funding invested in business in the past decade, our tailored service gives you the best possible chance of securing funding. We have extensive contacts with commercial banks and providers of invoice discount finance and can find the right package for most situations. R&D tax credits are a relatively underutilised source of funds for many businesses, we have a straightforward process to evaluate claim opportunities and put together claims for clients.
Coaching and Mentoring
Westley are able to offer coaching and mentoring support to business leaders and managers to help them identify, clarify and achieve their goals. The services are tailored to each client’s individual needs and are delivered face to face and by telephone. The emphasis is entirely on helping the client to work out and implement their own solutions and is never judgemental. Alastair holds a diploma in coaching and culture change.
Business Planning and Improvement
Our team have successful, senior level experience in managing and supporting many types of businesses and organisations. We have particular strengths in producing strategic and business plans and we offer a range of business improvement services focused on operations. Our approach is to work with your team to ensure commitment from the onset in identifying challenges, which are usually opportunities for improvement, and then addressing them. This might lead to work in areas such as quality improvement, information flow and standardisation.
If you have a project that you need to bring to life but are unsure how to do this successfully, we are able to offer you full project management support and can work with you from the initial scoping and development through to the feasibility stage, implementation and launch. We are able to assemble and lead the professional team to deliver your project to a high standard, on time and within budget with the minimum of stress.
Food Retailers and Caterers
If you are thinking about opening a food retail and/or catering business, either in traditional bricks and mortar format or online, we can work with you to help you understand the opportunity and feasibility of doing this and bring it to life. If however you already operate an existing retail business then we can provide you with support to successfully grow this.
We offer our full range of services to SME manufacturers of all types and have particular expertise in food and drink production and processing.
Food Producers and Processors
We have a vast knowledge and experience of working with food processors and producers. We can help you to manage your business more efficiently through practical hands on business and management advice or by providing you with more detailed strategic support.
Rural Businesses and Organisations
We have a strong track record of working with rural businesses, we understand the challenges that you can sometimes face operating within this sector and can help you to develop your offer and manage your business more successfully. We have also worked extensively with the government and third sector bodies that operate in and support the rural sector.