The Consultium Founders were all mentors on the Essex Innovation Programme (EIP) which was established to harness the combined business experience and brain-power of like-minded individuals. The EIP funded us as well as several other business mentors, to mentor pre-start-ups, start-ups and established SMEs, to ensure their survival and growth. This programme was a success, as measured by its key performance indicators (KPIs).
More recently, we worked together after winning the BEST Growth Hub workshop delivery tender in 2017 – 2018. These workshops were delivered in the Essex region and added high value to attendees.
Each Consultium Founder Member, together with our additional Members, brings a particular set of specialisms, which include a breadth and depth of experience in innovation, manufacturing, outsourcing, market and business development, developing new products, producing products that the market wants to buy and at the right price, product design including design for manufacture, building strong and reliable supply chains, implementing market research in the domestic and international marketplace, intellectual property and implementing research and development.
We believe these skill-sets greatly improve the survival rate of start-ups and SMEs under our guidance, coaching, training, consulting, advising and mentoring, as illustrated in our case studies and testimonials.
The Consultium Member biographies illustrate our expertise and provide case studies with tangible outputs. We all run our own businesses, with many years experience in the private and public sector, at Director level. Our business support and training programmes derive from years of determining what works, and sometimes more importantly, what doesn’t work.