Graham has been working with and supporting business owners and directors for over 30 years. Having worked with thousands of businesses across a host of sectors he is well placed to support you. Having led people and customer-centric businesses Graham has “hands-on” knowledge and experience across a host of areas from management /leadership /strategy /sales /marketing /financial management and customer experience. Graham provides coaching and mentoring for ambitious business owners who want to take their business to the next level, planning for succession, turnaround or maximising the value leading up to a sale.

Graham is ready to meet with and, or mentor, any business in Oxfordshire, West Berkshire and surrounding areas. Contact him now for a no obligation discussion and he will help drive your business forward and increase your profits.

In July 2022 Graham impressed the judges at so much that they chose him to receive the Great British Franchisee Award. It’s the highest honour in the franchising world and puts him among the industry’s elite.

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  • “Following business succession, we had ambitious goals that seemed quite out of our reach. We were introduced to Graham Ballantyne of UK Business Mentoring who has been instrumental in helping us establish a strategic and operational business growth plan. Graham really listens and understands our business and has worked with us to effectively steer us in the right direction. He has enabled us to look upon our business from a different perspective and challenge ourselves to take firm and positive steps towards our goal. Graham’s approachable manner, knowledge and support have made this a very exciting chapter for our business.”

    Donna Rogers - Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • "Following a very useful webinar, I had a 1-2-1 mentoring session with Graham Ballantyne. He was friendly, professional and very easy to talk to about my business. He gave me clarification on the issues I was concerned about and gave me a lot of guidance and advice to help me progress my business. Talking to someone outside of my immediate business was incredibly useful as he was able to look at things from a different perspective and gave me some 'out of the box' suggestions that will definitely be looked at. I anticipate working with Graham in the future. Highly recommended."

    Klair Price - Abingdon, Oxfordshire
  • "I had an initial 1-1 with Graham Ballantyne and he could not have been more insightful nor helpful. I felt that he understood my issues very quickly and was able to suggest some practical and appropriate options to enable me to move forward. I look forward to working with Graham again soon."

    Stephen Spencer - Abingdon, Oxfordshire
  • "I have only been working with Graham for a relatively short period but he has had an amazing impact upon our business already. Graham brings clarity of vison as well as practical, helpful advice that helps make an idea a reality. I am thoroughly enjoying working with Graham and very much looking forward to what we can achieve in the future with his help."
    Sean McCullough, Aylesbury. Buckinghamshire
  • "I have been working with Graham for about 18 months, and have really valued the input and challenge he has given me. He has been a source of advice, encouragement and clear thinking. He has helped me think through a range of different business challenges - through his gentle questioning, he has helped me find solutions to some tough problems. He's not an "instructor" - he's an "enabler", with a genuine ability to help people think through business issues, and his outsider's view has been of huge value to me. Don't expect Graham to just give you the answers - but do expect him to help you come to much better solutions to business problems than you would get to on your own. I promise that he will challenge you, but he'll do it in such a pleasant way that it never feels like an effort. A superb mentor!"
    Keith Norman, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
  • "Graham has been nothing but a delight to have on-board as a mentor. You can see that he cares in the meticulous analytical detail, he takes the the time to get to know both you, and your business in a way most other coaches/mentors do not. His passion for business and his experience within have given him a well-rounded view of most industries, and I have to say his out of the box thinking when it comes to the applications of this - has proved invaluable. His financial analytical skills and experience also speak for themselves. I would recommend Graham to anyone who wants to make real progress towards their goals, and promote change in their company."
    Anthony Keen, Portsmouth, Hampshire

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