Welcome to Darryl Bannon Consulting
Three Pillars of Service
Choose what works for you
Fresh pair of Eyes
When you need only a few hours or a few days to get an objective opinion:
House in Order
When you need to get focused and target an area of your business:
When you want to build your own internal capabilities:
Some things are universal and a fresh pair of eyes from a completely different industry could be invaluable. However, if looking for sector specific, I have worked in Financial services, Retail, FMCG, Tech start up, Media, fashion and Public Sector.
Why small can be good
Strategy consulting can be associated with drawn-out scoping exercises and fee-generating activities, which do not necessarily add value to you. I have set up my consultancy services to focus on delivering value in a flexible and ethical way.
With over 20 years professional experience, varying in many different sectors, including time at a top 4, I am an FCCA accountant and an MBA- I feel I have gained invaluable experience as a result.
For a friendly and ethical approach do get in touch to see how I can help.
Your time is precious
I want to make sure you focus on your priorities. My services are to fill gaps, and to help ensure that you have more time to focus on- strategy, sales and growth.
Involve Your People
Sometimes your staff want the opportunity to be part of the change, or may want to develop new skills. I would prefer to collaborate with your people. It can be cost effective and morale boosting.
Small Business Clinic
360 business review
I work with small businesses to developing their business infrastructure to focus on profit. This doesn't require endless meetings, but instead a day or two to review the current business and examine not just the finance side but also, marketing, IT, operations and HR.
By strategically reviewing the business in a friendly and non-judgemental way, owners can take a much needed opportunity to take a step back and plan for the future.
Prices depending on turnover.
Mentoring and idea generation
I have found through mentoring for Start up loans and advising at events such as Pure, businesses need a fresh pair of eyes to trigger and encourage new ideas.
It is not about reinventing the wheel, but instead, exploring techniques to spot new markets, customers and opportunities. Meeting can be for as little as one hour and can be done in person or over Skype.
Mentoring and Speaking
Some of the other things I get up to
Start-up loans mentoring
I have mentored several up and coming fashion designers in partnership with Fashion Angels. To find out more contact the team here https://fashion-angel.co.uk/fashion-business-start-up-loans/
I have spoken at events such as Pure London and Enterprise Nations Fashion Exchange & their Accelerate programme. Providing advice on finance and general business for startups and creative businesses. I have MC'd a number of tech conferences and events.
If you are looking for someone with a deep knowledge of Business, Finance, Tech (I was in a Wayra winning Fashion Tech startup!) with a high energy engaging approach, please email me at email@example.com.
IOD Ambassador for funding and Grants
I am currently the Essex region ambassador for funding and grants. I regularly post updates on Linkedin on new grant opportunities.
I recently organised the first Brexit Round Table in the Country. Bringing businesses of all sizes together in the Essex region. To discuss the opportunities and challenges getting ready for Brexit. https://www.basildon.gov.uk/article/7898/In-the-news-Top-economist-lays-out-robust-forecast-for-Basildon-businesses
If you are looking to become investor-ready drop me a line to see how I can help. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mentoring & Mastermind
From as little as an hour, I can do a Skype mentoring session to help you through a business decision, an employee dilemma and other matters that you don't know where to start.
I am lucky to have a great network of experts I can then refer you to for specialist help. For booking details please see online services below.
Please note I do not do 'referral programmes'. I do not charge for introductions.
Want to discuss further?
I would be delighted to discuss how I can help or even match you with a more suitable person/firm (nothing wrong with being honest).
When it's easier to talk
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Advise on the website needs to be considered in context to an individual business. What applies to one does not apply to another, therefore, any opinions expressed are just that, a perspective to consider and does not constitution formal consulting advise.
Personal details will not be shared with a 3rd party without permission. Also, Darryl Bannon Consulting will not take company data directly from a business without adequate encryption. Dropbox and other online secure servers will be the preferred method for receiving necessary data.