FAB Marketing Solutions Ltd is a marketing agency who offer Social Media Management, Web Design, Creative Design & Online Advertising services and the business was formed in January 2012. We are moving into new offices based in Bentley Wood as of March 2015.
Currently within the business is myself Alison Hitchen but by June 2015 I will be in a position to take on my first Marketing Executive. I started FAB Marketing Solutions after I had gained experience as the Senior Marketing Manager for a nationwide retailer responsible for driving footfall and sales. I decided to use my marketing skills and adapt them to support local retailers to increase their sales. One recent success story is that we increased a retailer’s revenue by just over £50k in four months following the implementation of a social media strategy.
I was referred to Community & Business Partners as I noticed a twitter post to receive free business mentoring to help increase my business. After a full diagnostic finding out about myself and the business I was allocated Paul Aisthorpe as my mentor.
Growth Mentoring intervention:
I specifically needed help in pulling a clear and concise growth plan together to keep myself on track and keep myself accountable for implementation. Once I had the plan in front of me I then followed this step by step with the help of my mentor and have successfully doubled my turnover in my first quarter of this year.
I also attended an amazing workshop titled Business Growth with Peter Dickinson and again this was organised through Community and Business Partners. During this workshop I learnt new skills and adopted these straight into my business.
The Programme has been a huge benefit to my business. I aim to take on my first Marketing Executive by June 2015. I have been able to meet other business owners in the same situation as myself and keep in contact with them and I have embraced the new learning from the workshop.
Having my Business Mentor Paul Aisthorpe has been invaluable to my business. I would say I now value Paul as a real asset to my business as his skills and knowledge has been second to none. Paul has made me realise where you can maximize on your profitability and where additional business opportunities are that were not immediately apparent. Having Paul there by my side has ensured I have important foundations in place and it has been one of the best decisions I have made.
I am currently looking into the possibility of starting Growth Accelerator to continue with the growth journey and achieve my set £260k target in the next 3 years.
Joining CB Partners and having the Boost Growth Mentoring support has been the best decision I have made since launching my business. My Business Mentor Paul Aisthorpe has been invaluable; his skills and knowledge has been second to none. I can honestly say that if it was not for Paul my business would not be where it is today.
I would highly recommend CB Partners to anyone who is running a business as the support they offer you through the Boost Growth Mentoring is tremendous
Boost Business Lancashire is the £7.2m Lancashire Growth Hub, supported by the European Regional Development Fund.
Businesses can find out more about support on offer from Regenerate and Boost at www.boostbusinesslancashire.co.uk or call CB Partners on 01254 291281