In the North West of England c 50% of businesses reside in Greater Manchester with a high sector presence in Science, Retail and Construction.
Manchester is the UK’s second city and the main driver of the UK Government’s ‘Northern Powerhouse’ and ‘Leveling-Up’ initiative.It is the largest and fastest growing regional centre in the UK, generating wealth equal to that of Leeds, Liverpool and Sheffield combined.
As the UK’s second largest creative, digital and tech hub, Manchester has a thriving community of businesses.
From start-ups and home-grown companies that IPO above $1 billion (AO.com, THG and Boohoo), to global players such as AWS, BBC, Google, IBM, Cisco and GCHQ.
Over 80 of the FTSE 100 have a presence in Manchester and it is the UK headquarters for major UK corporates such as Kellogg’s, Talk Talk, The Cooperative Group, JD Sports and Adidas.
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.
"I decided to work with Paul at UKBM because I had experienced his positive style and experience on a peer networking event and wanted more and with more specific focus on my business. Paul started with a critical and accurate assessment of where we were and in the last 18 months we have made huge strives to moving me, and our business forwards. Specifically and not limited to, we shaped board meetings, created outstanding financial dashboards, established coaching based 121 meetings with the entire team and got to focussing everyone on the things that matter most. The result is more time, more profits and continual growth and to be able to fulfil our visions for the future. The investment in Paul and UKBM has paid itself back over and over and continues to do so."
"Having Nigel as our business mentor has been a brilliant experience. He is patient, supportive, and able to be the outside eye we needed to help us move forward with our ideas and goals. A critical friend and supportive mentor, we would wholly recommend Nigel's services."
"I contacted Paul Clarke as I was stressed and exhausted, I was much in need of support. I felt very alone running my business as a sole director and Paul has changed all of the above, he has given so much support and advice allowing me to be free to make good business decisions. Sometimes when you feeling stressed you can't see the wood for the trees but our weekly and sometimes daily conversations have given me so much relaxation and clarity and also support that the actions I have been taking are good and sound. I honestly could not recommend UKBM's Paul Clarke enough."
"I first became aware of UKBM through a recommendation from a friend who was being mentored by them. I was in a place where the business was running me and he said, this is exactly where he was 12 months earlier. His words that stuck were, in 12 months this guy has changed my life. So, we had a meeting with Paul and I can also say almost 12 months down the line, we are firmly on track to achieve our goals and my work-life balance has also changed dramatically. Paul our UKBM mentor has played a large part in that, and I would definitely recommend UKBM if you are where many business owners are, or if you want to reset the foundations to develop and grow the business."
From time to time, we may refer you to a mentor in one of Manchester's neighbouring counties such as Lancashire, Merseyside, Cheshire, Derbyshire or West 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.