The county boasts numerous historic buildings, including Hertford's impressive medieval cathedral. The largest business sectors in Herefordshire are currently manufacturing, defence and security, food and drink production, agriculture and tourism. Located North of London, there are many thriving towns such as Hemel Hempstead, Watford, Welwyn Garden City, St Albans, Stevenage, Cheshunt, Hoddesdon etc.
Created in 2017 by Ash McCullum and his fiancée, Stacey, Black Bridge Distillery was the result of a shared passion for moonshine! Having sampled the USA’s finest white dog and becoming hooked on its smooth taste, so began a decade of designing, saving and a lot of sampling, until finally the distillery dream became a reality. The micro distillery ran its first bottles of moonshine off its shiny new still, affectionately named Katherine, in April 2017 to great success, and Katherine continues to produce a deliciously potent array of spirits for the lucky (squiffy) locals of Herts and Beds. The distillery won the 2022 Entrepreneurs Challenge at Hertfordshire County Show. Prior to his successful business Ash was in the Royal Navy for ten years!
Hertfordshire is home to one of the UK’s most successful and well-known women; Victoria Beckham. Crossing over from singing star to running her own successful fashion and beauty brand she quotes “I'm very proud to be British, and my brand is British. I am a control freak. I am very hands on and pay attention to details”.
I spent 20 years in the corporate world primarily supporting businesses with various types of finance. Through this came a passion for the two things that dominated my career, helping people and enabling business growth.
"Chris has been working with myself and fellow directors for some time. I find our sessions invaluable. Not only is he incredibly personable but has also provided a wealth of media recommendations that has reignited a passion for personnel development that I had thought was behind me. I look forward to our sessions and feel reinvigorated after them. We have also rolled out his services to our next tier of management and are seeing good results from them to. Would highly recommend."
From time to time, we may refer you to a mentor in one of Hertfordshire's neighbouring counties such as Essex, Greater London, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire or Cambridgeshire 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.