Hi, I’m Nigel Browne.

When you’re running a business, it can be tough finding time to focus on the big picture. The day-to-day demands of the job can make it almost impossible to keep up with this ever-changing business environment. Let alone stay ahead of the competition.

Many companies don’t look at what they need to do to make their business succeed. And with Covid-19 adding to a difficult 2020 in the South West, it’s hardly surprising.

But despite the changing landscape and the recent pandemic, the basics of running a business remain the same – maximising profits.

This is where a business mentor fits in. An increasing number of business owners are choosing to invest in a mentor to grow their companies and increase sales – from large corporations to one-man bands.

And the sector best placed to gain the most from mentoring is SME businesses. The right mentor brings the skills, expertise and know-how to take you to the next level.

It’s my job to get to know you and your business, understand where you are now, and where you want to be. What is your dream for your business? What’s the vision? What are your goals? Frustrations? Worries?

My job is to understand all of these and help you get to where you want to be.

Here’s why I’m the man to do this.

I love living here, which is why I set up the local franchise for UK Business Mentoring. After travelling extensively across Europe for work, I seized this opportunity to spend more time in the region, share my expertise with other local business owners, and make a difference in the region.

I’ve lived in the South West for 25 years. Raising my family here and running my own local business. I also serve on the Executive Committee of the Weston-super-Mare Chamber of Commerce. So I’m well positioned to understand the area’s unique business landscape.

Commercially, the area is diverse in both size and type of business. The city of Bristol attracts large corporations and Bath supports an eclectic mix of independent traders. In rural Somerset, there’s a high proportion of sole traders offering a mix of service and manufacturing businesses. And our beautiful coastal regions have a large tourism and hospitality sector.

This is what makes my job so rewarding. I love the challenges this commercial diversity brings. And every day I get to apply what I’ve learnt over 35 years to a wide variety of unique businesses.

And there is a strong spirit of cooperation in this region that I can help you tap into. My contacts will widen your business network so you can benefit from their support too.

I’m often referred to as your “unreasonable friend”. Which is pretty accurate! Your ‘friend’, in that I have your best interests at heart and I am there to help you. But ‘unreasonable’ because I’ll ask you awkward questions and challenge your thinking.

With such a wide commercial experience, and having run my own business, I’m well placed to guide you on your journey to achieving your vision. I may be your unreasonable friend, but I’ll help you get to where you want to be.

I’d love to have an initial chat, learn more about you and your business, and see how we could work together.

So give me a call and let’s get started.


  • “Consultancy is a much over utilised term which to be fair should not be the preserve of just the very few. Every day in business is different and the breadth of the daily challenge far from becoming less is now so much more. To keep you on the straight and narrow a critical experienced Business Mentor could be just the ticket – all deserve First Class specialist guidance and encouragement so why not engage Nigel Browne to assist you in reaching your personally held commercial goals.”
    Jolyon P Marshall - Henley On Thames, Oxfordshire
  • "I've worked with Nigel for a year, he's been helping me with New Leaf developing business plans and looking at our sales strategy. He's been so brilliant. He's made himself available as and when needed and our coaching sessions have been productive and focussed. I cant think him enough and recommend him highly thank you Nigel."

    Becky Wright - Bridgwater. Somerset
  • "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."

    Rosaland Hawley - Salford, Greater Manchester
  • "Nigel is great, really knowledgable and nice to work with. He's got a lot of experience and is really helpful. He has great insights and ideas and gets 'under the bonnet' of a business to help owners improve the way things are run. He's intuitive, practical and professional. I'd recommend his services without hesitation."

    Sarah Orecchia - South Kensington, London
  • "Blooming marvellous! Nigel Browne opened my eyes to parts of my business that I'd left stuffed in a cupboard. After a couple of months of mentoring, I had a clear idea of what I want to achieve and a solid way forward. Business is not my thing at all, and I've actively avoided mentoring or coaching but I'm so incredibly glad I talked to Nigel -- he points me in the right direction when I get myself in a spin."

    Lucy Cripps - Bristol
  • "I came to Nigel with a head full of unfocused ideas. Gradually and with patience he helped me separate everything out and work out how to move forward. I've made real progress under his guidance. A great listener, not afraid to tell you where you're going wrong but always has good ideas for improvements."

    Dave Cohen - Crouch End, London
  • "Having worked with Nigel for nearly three years now, I can honestly say that we could not be without him. His knowledge and experience are invaluable. Under Nigel's guidance we continue to go from strength to strength. Thank you for all that you do Nigel. You're a star!"

    Ben Watts, Chard
  • "In the first three hours, Nigel has transformed how I think about my business. The best time I have ever spent and incredibly worthwhile. Nigel's knowledge, encouragement and insight is immediately apparent."

    Laura Callahan, Shrivenham
  • "I fully recommend Nigel as a mentor. A superb sounding board and someone I will continue to talk to over the coming months as years as a reality check, a confidence booster and a safe place to discuss plans. Every business person needs a chat with Nigel."

    Andrea Sexton, Stroud
  • "I have worked with Nigel over the last couple of years. We both know how important honesty is in business, both with yourself and business partners. You may not agree with what he has to say. Nigel will help you clarify that which is most important, he too will congratulate and confirm your decisions, but question those that need more thought. Its good to know you can get a reality check from someone who only wants your success, because it’s his too. Jacqui Seager Director of Amvill Technologies."

    Jacqui Seager, Sutton Valence
  • "Nigel has helped me break down some of the fundamental basics of my marketing strategy for my business. Helping me piece it back together again, slowly but surely, I feel more confident after every step. Thank you!"

    Becky Khalil, Brighton
  • "Nigel Browne has helped me put things in place that were missing in our organisation. Really helpful and always available and prompt."

    Greater K, Haslemere
  • "We have been working with Nigel for the last few months and have to stay that a steady, helpful and informative mentor has assisted in the choices that we are making. The depth of experience and the ability to challenge our thinking is one of the main reason we would recommend UK Business Mentoring. For ourselves it is early days, but the value provided so far has been considerable and well worth the investment in time and money."

    Mr C Hill, Kenilworth

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