Brush­ing up on lat­est tech­nol­ogy pays off for firm


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from clients and was look­ing to build on this to grow his busi­ness.

To do this, Martin wanted a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of the costs of de­vel­op­ing his busi­ness and the im­pact up­scal­ing would have, in­clud­ing tak­ing on more staff and pos­si­ble ap­pren­tice­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Martin said: “I was look­ing for some in­de­pen­dent ad­vice to help me look at a busi­ness and mar­ket­ing plan that would help my busi­ness get to the next level. We are proud of what the busi­ness has achieved and want to de­velop it fur­ther to in­crease our clients.”

Martin was also look­ing at bet­ter ways to man­age his cash flow.


Martin meets with TDA Busi­ness ad­vi­sor Kim Thorn­ton, who pro­vides busi­ness sup­port through the ERDF Growth Sup­port pro­gramme. They ini­tially com­plete a busi­ness di­ag­nos­tic and re­view the busi­ness plans and strat­egy for growth to es­tab­lish the next best steps for Martin and The M Decor.

Martin said: “Since I en­rolled on the ERDF Growth Sup­port Pro­gramme I have re­ceived the sup­port I was look­ing for and more. Kim helped re­view the fi­nances of the busi­ness and quickly es­tab­lished the key ar­eas that I need to fo­cus on. I have changed my ap­proach to tar­get big­ger con­tracts that will keep my team busy for longer

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