Hello, I am James Perrott, an independent business coach and consultant.
My mission is simply to help small business owners achieve their goals. Maximum impact. Minimum fuss.
I support ambitious businesses who are seeking performance improvement and growth. Businesses often turn for support at critical points in their life-cycle, typically:
- During startup
- Planning for growth
- Seeking finance
- When facing a downturn in business
- Preparing for exit / succession.
I am also a registered and approved Growth Coach for GrowthAccelerator providing expert, tailored advice to help ambitious businesses achieve rapid, sustainable growth. See here for more information
I understand the challenges of small businesses and always aim to deliver action-oriented outputs quickly and effectively. Maximum impact for minimum fuss. My approach is tailored to particular client's needs but will often involve the following elements:
- Business review / diagnosis - I use a combination of diagnostic tools, interviews and research to identify priorities areas to improve performance.
- Financial analysis / forecasting - Clients are often uncertain about their true profitability. I provide insightful financial analysis on the past as well as generating useful forecasts for the future.
- Action planning - This is the heart of it all, generating a plan of action to take the business forward that is both ambitious and realistic.
- Operational improvements - The specific actions might require expertise that clients do not have and if required I can help deliver specific projects or tasks. Where I don't have the skills I recommend trusted partners.
- Coaching and ongoing support - I meet clients on a regular basis to help them review priorities, action plans, and tackle emerging issues and opportunities. It's all about keeping the momentum.
For over 14 years I have worked as a professional management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM and most recently for myself.
My track record is proven across smaller businesses, not for profit organisations, large public sector organisations and blue chip corporates. I am passionate about smaller clients - tailoring all the experience, skills and techniques I have acquired to helping them achieve success.