Business Advisory

Whatever the size of your organisation, it is very likely that you'll want to grow, improve and become more profitable. Whether you’re an owner of an established business looking to rejuvenate stagnant sales, an entrepreneur hoping to create a dynamic start-up or an SME aspiring to grow, we can provide the expertise to help you realise your goals.

COVID-19 has been a major disruptor to many established businesses and operational strategies. We can help reshape your business and get it ‘fighting fit’ for the new sales and business environment.

If you need assistance prioritising the issues and opportunities for your business, we have a proven Mindshop Growth & Profit Solutions (GPS) diagnostics tool which can help. It will enable you to identify the key success factors and clarify the strategies to get you from where you are now to where you want to be. As well as highlighting areas of best performance and areas for improvement, it will show you where you need to focus your energies in order to succeed. It takes only 5-10 minutes to complete and you will be emailed a report summarising the results.

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In addition to the GPS diagnostic, we offer a free advisory programme for business owners and SMEs called Focus on the Future. Its purpose is to support you as the economy starts to recover and you seek to grow your business.

This is the first of six modules and looks at analysing the current state of your business. The other five modules cover: providing practical ideas to support working capital and access to finance; managing debtors; managing costs; SWOT and strategic planning; and profitability improvement. We’ve received very positive feedback from clients who have signed up for the programme, such as Martin Lawrence, owner of Lawrence Art Supplies, who said: “It’s really helped me identify the key areas of my business I need to focus on and all the advice is very practical with lots of constructive ideas.”

Please contact our Business Advisory team on 01273 480480 if you would like to receive the next Focus on the Future modules, or if you need any further assistance or advice.

Guidance on running a limited company

While trading via a limited company can offer many benefits, running one comes with a lot of responsibility. We have developed an invaluable guide which offers a wealth of guidance and advice for anyone already running a limited company or thinking of setting one up.

‘Running a Limited Company: A practical guide for business owners’ covers everything from the pros and cons of a limited company, considerations when choosing a structure, to the practicalities of setting up a limited company. It delves into financial flexibility, tax considerations, and the importance of getting professional advice. You can read the guide here:


At Knill James we have the experience and tools to help you create, implement and drive a tailored-to-fit business strategy. Change success is a speciality of our Business Advisory Team, so contact us to make sure you get the best possible advice and are able to maximise the opportunities that now exist.

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Meet the Experts

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Want to know more?

Then get in touch with Chris Ketley – Business Advisory Partner

01273 484 939 |

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Want to know more?

Then get in touch with George Clayson – Business Advisory Director

01273 484909 |

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