The county is famous worldwide for its stunning scenery. Perhaps less well known are its bustling centres and market towns filled with shops and brimming with life, most notably the historic city of Carlisle, the coastal towns of Whitehaven, Workington and Barrow, and the market towns of Kendal and Penrith. A large part of the economy is tourism, especially around the Lake District. Manufacturing is the largest industry, and the county is home to the Sellafield nuclear site.
Over 50 years ago, three brothers in need of pocket money started helping their dad count polythene bags into packs of 100...Those lads – Sam, Martin and Julian Rayner – didn't have the faintest idea where it would lead them, but by sticking to their father's philosophy of ‘always look after the customer and the business will look after itself’, Lakeland has blossomed into what it is today – one of the UK's leading kitchenware companies. What a great mentor their father Alan must have been! You don’t need to have a large business to use a business mentor, all the business owners we work with have felt lost at different times which is why we were asked to help in the first place.
Paul has significant experience having held senior positions for over 25 years. He is recognised as an excellent coach, mentor and speaker. He has clients all around Manchester, Cheshire & Lancashire.
From time to time, we may refer you to a mentor in one of Cumbria's neighbouring counties such as County Durham, Northumberland, Lancashire, or North Yorkshire if your local mentors are at full capacity or if we feel an alternative mentor would provide a stronger match for your specific needs, or if it works better for you logistically. You can learn more about each of the local mentors for those regions by selecting the relevant county below:
We become their ‘unreasonable friend’, which means we will ask the question or maybe say the thing that business owners may not want to hear but know that it’s done for their benefit. To learn more, download our client brochure by clicking the link down below.