AMC Motor Engineering is a successful vehicle servicing garage set up by Andy Clark in Paignton 10 years ago in his early 20’s. He has built the reputation and the business to be running constantly at near capacity. Andy spent 6 months tweaking the business on “what I have, smoother”. So where does the business go from here?

The ‘two minute year end test’ and something to pull me into 2017… Do this simple exercise to check how clear you are now, and what you want to focus on next. At this time of year it will help you with; ‘you know what’s what’s most important to me next?…’ Rate yourself on these 3 numbers and

Nick creates a business built to last… From nothing, Nick established a new bookkeeping and advice business this year which will earn him an income from doing what inspires him for as long as he wants. Before; Aged 58 at the beginning of the year, he knew he had to earn an income ‘just to

A journey from; ‘I’m ready to give up’, to ‘Wow, I’m flying!’   Eleanor is the sole proprietor of the web site design and marketing business Designed By Eleanor based in Torquay. She balances being a single mum with promoting and developing the business, managing and sub-letting the premises, and also maintaining a great business-life

How do you make big expansion decisions with confidence? You start with an inspiring vision, and then support this with a structure… A top floristry training school based in South Devon is expanding with national and international ambitions. The British Academy of Floral Art was established in Exeter in 2008 by two former tutors from

What’s around the corner when you have a clear vision and focus Starting with a brief encounter over coffee at the Torquay Chamber of Commerce monthly drop in at The Visto Lounge… Mike Thompson mentioned he was currently working for ASDA, but his real passion was plastics! He wanted to promote his consultancy business to make the

…and it helps to know where you are jumping to. Last year, Richard and Jen were running a car body repair business from relatively small premises on Decoy Industrial Estate, Newton Abbot. In the same month as they were getting married, they had the opportunity to move to business premises on the estate, not just

A house clearance company based in the heart of Torbay looks set for continued success following a period of significant expansion in the last 12 months. Torbay Clearance Services was established by local businessman Simon Crawshay 17 years ago and specialises in providing services for residential and commercial property clearances. Built on a reputation for

Tom Yeoman Plumbing & Heating was started 35 years ago by Tom in 1980 and the business grew successfully to employ sons, Gavin and Shaun. The business struggled in the last recession after being let down by a large customer, which turned into a significant bad debt. They had to survive this, and also the business transition as Tom

It was really important, and I’m now on a damage limitation exercise, apart from beating myself up, apologising and rescheduling’’. ‘Context’ When this happens, it’s an opportunity to look at Context. If there was £1M up for grabs by being on time for that appointment, it’s the same as being on time for a flight for

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