We are here to help food businesses develop and maintain their food safety systems with tailored practical solutions. Keeping your company safe and legal with industry wide recognised food standards from food hygiene rating assessments, to SALSA/ ISO 22 000, to BRC global standard audits.
We are approved SALSA auditors/ mentors and are a RSPH registered training centre.
BBX helps businesses to capture income from their spare capacity or surplus stock & harness purchasing power by introducing new customers.
Our members share conversations, experience and connections. We come together to influence and expand the world we do business in.
For over 200 years, we’ve been helping businesses and individuals grow their network, knowledge, influence and reach.
We all grow stronger when we work together.
In particular I can help you in three areas of organizational mentoring:
You are just about to invest hard earned money in a new idea. How do you know that your idea is the right one? Is it something that your consumers are prepared to pay for? Do you know the effect that it will have upon your existing business? Do you understand the associated risks?
Businesses run on ideas yet the human mind is lazy. It jumps to conclusions, is open to suggestion and gives up once an initial answer is achieved. To create good and workable ideas a process is required to understand their real implications.
By carefully unpicking the ideas through targeted questioning and exploration they can be put back into a logical sequence of tasks and outcomes that will either convince you it is right to proceed, more research is needed or it is for another day.
When asked about the role of their organization many people struggle to articulate its purpose. What is it trying to achieve and what is their role in delivering this are questions that most people do not stop to consider. Instead they focus on the immediacy of their tasks.
Yet these questions go to the very essence of who we are and what we come to work to do. The lack of understanding leads to a divergence from purpose and a loss in productivity. This could be the difference between being successful and not.
Using diagonal, linear and horizontal groups I can help gauge the effectiveness of any vision, values and strategy that are in place. These can then be transformed into more meaningful and understandable strategic objectives, building upon the skills and aspirations of the current people and identifying areas for improvement.
Organizations can become disconnected from their purpose. As they grow bigger divisions are created, silos are formed and empires are built. Baggage is created that an organization cannot afford to carry. It holds everyone back from their true potential.
This affects all areas of an organization, C-suite, managers, operational teams or individuals. Everyone says that their most important asset is their people, so set them free.
Through a bespoke series of interventions I can identify and devise solutions to the issues that are preventing the organization from reaching its true potential. The interventions will include a variety of tools and techniques at either group or individual level including coaching, mentoring, self-assessment, diagonal-assessment, communications and engagement programmes.
Using Blockchain technology and the UK Tax Code we show the business owner how to keep more of what they make – reminding them of the reason they went into business in the first place
7 Hunter Terrace, Grangetown, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear
Our services include bespoke Emergency Planning and Business Continuity Consultancy for your Small and Medium Enterprises. We also deliver staff development through Resilience training for management and employees, enabling your business to withstand greater impacts from Crisis events. During a Crisis we can provide on site support, or telephone assistance to your Crisis Manager.
We can also provide leadership, management, team-building and communication/presentation training as well as Continuous Improvement Forums and learning from Crisis seminars.
Contact us to discuss ‘off-the-shelf’ packages or to arrange an initial consultation to tailor your solutions.
I am a registered Provider for NBSL’s North East Business Support Fund helping businesses to improve their competitiveness. Find out more at https://www.nbsl.org.uk/nebsf