Member Stories
The Results EC Members Are Already Getting

The results our Members get are second to none.
Hence, this page is 24 feet long!

We have already grown a business just like yours.

In fact, this page contains 517 testimonials, reviews and success stories revealing how we’ve transformed businesses of all types. The methods and strategies we share with our members have been successful in nearly every industry, market, niche and vertical.

Double - and triple - digit growth is the norm.

The Results We Get For Our Members

Businesses that are part of Entrepreneurs Circle see their sales and revenue grow a LOT more than the average small business in the UK:

Average Growth of Businesses in EC vs the UK Average

Source: ONS 2019 & 873 Responses to the Entrepreneurs Circle Member Survey of members who have been with EC for at least 2 years - February 2021

Testimonials and Case Studies from EC Members

There are plenty of wannabees, gurus and charlatans out there offering you the latest and greatest way to grow your business. EC isn't that. We're the original (and the best!) when it comes to helping small businesses to get more customers and grow - but don't just take our word for it...

...see for yourself how we've helped thousands of entrepreneurs and businesses just like you with our testimonials and case studies below.

Watch and read about the success stories members of Entrepreneurs Circle are having:

EC gave me the confidence to make the business decisions that I wouldn't have made

Phil Coleman, Barlow Blinds

Phil Coleman runs Barlow Blinds who manufacture, supply and install blinds across Leicestershire. It was established in 1887 and is still going strong (better than ever!), but it wasn't always like that... Before joining the EC, Phil's business was all over the place - then after his...

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I've taken my business from £350k a year to £1.9 million!

Gary Fullwood, Watford Kitchens & Bathrooms

Gary Fullwood runs Watford Bathrooms and Kitchens who creates a stylish new bathroom or kitchen that ticks all the boxes on your wishlist. In 2014, Gary joined Entrepreneurs Circle after finding himself crying on the floor in his showroom due to the stress and debt that...

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EC made me accountable... and doubled our business!

Brennan Jacomb, Greenspace

Brennan Jacomb is the owner of Greenspace UK who specialise in Conservatory roofing. He first heard about the EC from one of his ex-business partners and decided to attend some of our events (the first one being in 2012!). The big turning point for Brennan was...

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It's totally reansformed our business

Jana Meyer, Tuition Brentwood

Five years ago, we joined. It's transformed our business totally. We were working 24/7 on almost on our business. We didn't have systems in place. We didn't have... We were trying to do absolutely everything. And now we are at a point where we...

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Now I understand the importance of clear thinking

Pieter De Villiers, Blue Peg Group

Pieter De Villiers joined the EC seeking advice, information and guidance on how to run and develop a business and is is the Co-Founder of Blue Peg Group Ltd. Pieter knew that to move his business forward he needed clearer thinking and to focus his time...

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Dominique Emmans

"What a life saver EC has been, from the beginning of Covid-19 and all the way through. Going from 100 miles per hour to zero when my business stalled (Wedding Venue) I have found the resources in the EC vault invaluable and have devoured them during this down time. Add to this the events: “Operation Protect”, “Screw Surviving, Let’s Get Thriving” to the most recent “Getting & Keeping Customers Convention” the EC has kept me sane, motivated and helped me improve & sharpen my business skills to come out of this bigger, better and raring to go! Thanks Nige and the fantastic team, especially Matt D’Butler, who always puts a smile on everyone’s face, what a star!"

EC really has changed my life...

Andy Gibney, 3P Publishing

Andy Gibney runs 3D Publishing, which is an established book publishing company and helps individuals self publish books. They also assist with the marketing and selling of the publication through their online store. Here's how EC has changed Andy Gibney's life......

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It's given us the confidence to shout about what we do and how good we are at doing it

Mark Turnbull, Turnbull's of Alnwick

Turnbull's of Alnwick is a family run butchers, headed up by Mark Turnbull. With the decline of the high street, Mark knew that he needed to do something drastic to make his business the 'go to' butchers in Alnwick. That's when he came across Ludify... Here's Mark's story...

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I knew I had to do more than networking and the odd flyer...

Kim Marlor, KMA Accountancy

Accountability, ideas and obviously the marketing size. And the sense of community and not wanting to let yourself down or obviously other colleagues when they're keen to help you to move your business on. I loved the energy from Nigel and others when I saw...

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It was a mindblowing change

Celia Gaze, The Wellbeing Farm

After deciding to leave the NHS, Celia Gaze embarked on a mission to transform her partner's farm into a beautiful wedding venue called The Wellbeing Farm. Celia joined Entrepreneurs Circle after a low point in her life when she was struggling. The love and support she...

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David Lovatt

Top quality people, they really know their stuff and they really care about helping their members succeed.

We turnover 4x what we did when we joined

Peter Howe, Trafford Fireplaces

Peter Howe has been with EC for over 9 years (almost since the beginning!) and is the proud owner of Trafford Fireplaces in Carlisle at the top of the Lake District. Before joining EC he was barely getting by, stuck on the hamster wheel and with...

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Turnover has gone from £2.5k per month to over £1 million per year

Colin Bradford, Magical Maths

Well, since I've joined pretty much everything has changed because I joined six months into starting a business and I'd never run a business tool before. So, I didn't have a clue what I was doing. And back then when I joined I was...

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The following graph shows a breakdown of the growth we’ve helped our members achieve:

Source: 873 Responses to the Entrepreneurs Circle Member Survey of members who have been with EC for at least 2 years - February 2021

Completely and utterly life changing.

David Browne & Judith Dambrosio, Scottish Shutter Company

"Amazing how time flies – it was five years ago, that I eventually decided to click the opt-in button on an Entrepreneurs’ Circle ad and pay the princely sum of £4.95 to “cover postage and packing” for a one-month trial of the EC" says David...

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From a 4-man business to over 30 staff...

James Welsh, My Coaching Education

So I've been a member now two and a half years. When I joined, I'd consider myself probably a clueless business owner. I'd kind of fallen into it. I didn't really know what I was doing. I didn't know how to market my business....

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Brent Milburn

The Entrepreneurs Circle is a great resource of "how-to" information that is relevant and up to date for business owners large and small. With regular live interactions where questions can be discussed and solutions found. Help is always just a phone call away provided by a friendy, informed expert.There is also an active community of business owners, from whom you can seek and share knowledge.The place to be if you are serious about driving your business forward and most importantly your family.

We've just been growing and growing and growing! From £3m to £9m

Sean Taylor, EcoClean Services

My whole business psychology, my whole mind has changed. It was an eye opener, so the last four and a half years, we've just been learning, growing, learning, growing. But I will say it changed our business, almost turned it around. Absolutely. We've grown threefold...

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Profits up 440% year on year...

Jon Newlyn, The Tickling Trout

  The Tickling Trout is the combined work of Jon Newlyn, his wife Sandy and business partner David Hopkins. Although they were sceptical when they joined the EC, they soon changed their minds after attending the infamous EC ’24 Hours of Marketing Madness’ event in Bolton. The...

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The EC came at just the right time

Alex Young, Stanley Villa Farms

Alex Young set up Stanley Villa Farm Villa Fishing and Camping back in 2012. It was originally just a fishing lake, but Alex with his Entrepreneurial mind began to completely transform the whole experience. When he first started his business he felt a massive sense of overwhelm...

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We've more than doubled our sales and profits are up 10-fold!

Geoff Cross, CEN Group

Since I joined the EC our sales in the Central Buses, have more than doubled. They've gone up from 500,000 to 1.3 million. But more importantly, our profits has increased 10 fold, and we've been able to do that by being a lot smarter...

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Kerstin Blackburn

I am a recent member of Entrepreneurs Circle. I have run a small business for over 30 years, I have learnt so much since joining EC. Much of it I knew but I have been in the weeds for decades. Nigel is an inspiration and with his help I am getting out of the weeds and focusing ON my business. There are so many brilliant resources, including workshops like Ad Astra which I have just enjoyed. I am not easily impressed and sometimes accused of cynicism but I cannot recommend EC enough. Join! You won't look back.

More leads and far better conversion thanks to what we learnt with EC

Mark Hammond, Abacus Marquee Hire

My way of thinking. Just the the way I do business now has changed. I was brought up with my dad's way. It's quite old school. Yeah, more leads, and far, far better conversion. I'm now following up. My quotes are a lot better....

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EC has changed my whole life...

Phil Kiernan, The Farmers Boy Inn

Phil Kiernan own the Farmers Boy Inn, a country pub and restaurant in Gloucestershire, which is famous for its gourmet pies. Phil has been in pub trade for 26 years! He first came across Nigel Botterill and the EC when a CD landed on his doorstep...

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I knew a lot about corporate life but didn't know about new marketing and media

Martin Norbury, My Advocate Mentor

So I joined... Crikey, I joined a long time ago, over five years. And what's changed, really, is the fact that you pick up the same stuff. But to me, what's really good is it just reemphasizes over and over and over again what...

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We put another £100k on our bottom line

Nik Allen, My Local News

Nik Allen has been part of the EC for many years and is the owner of My Local News Magazines. 10 days before a trip of a lifetime, Nik received the dreaded HMRC envelope through the post... This is Niks story on how EC changed his life......

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We have members with businesses of all sizes in pretty much every industry...

We've worked with tens of thousands of entrepreneurs in our 10+ year history, so as you'd expect, we have a wealth of experience in almost every type of business:

In business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B).

In almost every major industry.

Of many sizes, from start-ups and one man bands to multi-million pound companies.

In countries worldwide. Currently, we have members from: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Mongolia, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, UAE, UK, and USA. Our unusually broad perspective means we know what works in your region and what’s working elsewhere in the world.

With different types of product: selling physical goods, services, software and information.

This means whatever your situation, wherever your business is right now, we probably helped a business just like yours to achieve what you want to achieve already...

They might have been one of the hundreds of business owners who were so grateful, they left us a review!

Phil Coleman

Being a member of the Entrepreneur's Circle has been life changing for both me and my business.I have been a member for a number of years the help and advice has been fantastic and has truly changed my work / life balance and made by business financially secure whilst giving me a very nice return whilst working less hours.The community they have created for other like minded business owners is a great place to be for advice and inspiration.

We’ve grown to over 100 bookings a week!

Andrew Wood, Andrew Wood Photography

Andrew Wood is the owner of 'Andrew Wood Photography' and they specialise in 'Confidence Boosting Photography for Women'. The idea came together when he heard about finding your 'Category of One' at an EC event. Since then, they've rejuvenated their booking system and have gone to having...

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700% ROI

Graham Rowan, Elite Investor Club

"When you’re trying to grow a business, staying focused when a thousand distractions come your way is one of the hardest challenges of all. Two things are always in short supply – time and cash. So the last thing I felt like doing was spending some...

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£500k of new business...

David & Marie Cross, First Impression Training

David and Marie Cross have turned their business, First Impression Training, around and been able to enjoy some family quality time, all in less than three years. “We’ve committed laser-light focus, energy and hard graft to bring our vision and goals to life,” Marie says. “Having...

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We are 37% up on gross profit...

Lesley Howes, The Car Network

It's given me the confidence to know that if I set out to do something, I can do it, and just go for it. I was on Nigel's list, and I just thought, "I'll take a look." And suddenly, I have this lovely group...

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Mark Fauvel

Entrepreneurs Circle is the most amazing support and learning organisation that I have ever come across for small to medium business. In fact many large business would benefit from the ethos of Entrepreneurs Circle. Nigel Botterill and his fantastic team really go the extra mile to help people with their business problems in oh so many different ways. They are simply world class leaders.

I've tripled the size of my business!

Jacinta Scannel, The Conference Collective

I've probably doubled or tripled the size of the business. I've certainly increased the number of customers by 200%, 300%. I've also had a lot more confidence about my decisions about my business and what I'm doing. And I feel that I'm kind of...

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More enquiries, more customers, more profit!

Tom Warrender, Medical Mavericks

Since I've joined the Entrepreneur Circle, everything's changed for me really. I've got kind of more regular customers coming through the door. I've got kind of more inquiries. We convert more of those, that's more sales, we're more profitable and basically, at the end...

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The quality of material ways way above other similar programmes

Ashley Marshall, Jumpworks

Since leaving the corporate world behind, Ashley Marshall has been running Jumpworks for the last 7 years. He specialises in helping people with their CRM systems and focusses on setting up Infusionsoft in peoples businesses to help automate important tasks and campaigns. He's been a member of...

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EC's given me the balls I needed(!)

Sarah Aherne, ShweTan

Well, first of all, I've changed for the better. So I've just learned so much, so much stuff from all the TEEPS that I've been coming to. I've been to so many, I can't remember now how many have been on. But my staff,...

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Sue Ellis

I have been a member of the Entrepreneurs Circle for over 10 years and during that time I have learnt so much about marketing. My business has grown tremendously because of it. Nigel and his team are so friendly and helpful, nothing is ever too much trouble. The value you get from being a member is outstanding. Nige's knowledge, energy and motivation is exceptional - the best support a business could ask for! I wouldn't go anywhere else and I highly recommend.

Our entire business has improved markedly...

Keith Crockford, Rock & Rapid Adventures

Life has changed beyond all recognition for Keith Crockford of Rock and Rapid Adventures. Before joining the EC, Keith had no idea what a Negative Keyword was. Now, his Google AdWords account is filled with more than he can count. Before he became a member of...

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This year alone, two things I've done will treble the profitability of the business

Alec Sharples, Fineline Printing & Stationary

Wow, massive. Almost complete change this year. People have gone; people have come in. And we've probably had seriously the most profound change in the business in the whole of the 26 years that we've been going. Always looking for better ways of doing things,...

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I went from taking no income to multi-millionaire in three years

Glenn Ackroyd, EweMove

Back in 2013, Glenn Ackroyd used to be the 'Head Shepherd' (owner) at Ewemove Sales & Lettings before selling the business just three years later for a whopping £15 million! He originally joined Entrepreneurs Circle off the recommendation of a friend because he had no idea...

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We've finally got plans in place and a clear goal

Adam Croft, My Place Housing

So I think you can take your eye off the ball a little bit. What has change? There's always clarity there, and there's so many checkpoints and checklists and things to work off. I don't think there's any excuse for not knowing your customer...

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Brian Storey

Fantastic and inspiring group of people. Learning loads from these guys - so much so it's making my head hurt. But all as valuable as hell. Thank you.

The possibilities really are endless...

Lucy Barry, Flair School

When Lucy joined the EC her dance school Flair School of Dance was making her only £20,000 a year. But Lucy got busy and she has taken her humble dance studio business to incredible new heights: creating seven new companies, which are all turning over...

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We're getting a regular supply of leads

Rob Burnell, Norman Bookkeeping & Payroll

I've been more aware of marketing and marketing requirements. So such as direct mail marketing, email marketing, Facebook Campaigns, Google Ad words, really, it sounds ridiculous, but I just wasn't really aware of these types of marketing. I've learned quite a lot using the...

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EC doesn't just teach... they do!

Graham Hill, Verbatim Call Centres

When I first discovered the Entrepreneurs Circle, I went to one of Nigel Botterill's open days, and I was so taken by his enthusiasm, his knowledge, and his dynamic energy. And he's one of the only people I've come across in the world of...

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I was invited along to a meeting that was to change my business thinking - and my life!

Beverley Jones, Awaken Coaching

"In October 2010 I was invited along to a meeting that was to change my business thinking - and my life! It was at that meeting that I first met Nigel Botterill and that was the day I realised that if I wanted my business to...

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Ladey Adey

Nigel and his team are ready always to answer any question and gives feedback for any business challenge you face at anytime. The regular clinics are incredible - learning from other business and gaining immense insight into business life.

We now have the structure to grow the business...

Simon Unger, The Procurement Co.

I've got more focus and I am more committed to getting processes and building a support structure around me to grow the business. Strange, but I joined because I want to learn and I want to benefit from other people's experiences. I do believe that...

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I now have a plan to exit the business in five years...

Tony Shally, Espace Europe

I've got a plan to exit the business in five years time. And I've got a plan that I want the four main managers. What do I need to do to train them to get there? And the Entrepreneur Circle has given me the...

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Trebled the size of our business to over £1m

Allan Plant, Mobex

"Before I bought Mobex I had spent most of my working life turning around under-performing businesses so when I took the plunge and bought my own business in 2007, I thought I pretty much knew all that was needed. How wrong I was! I made most of...

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We secured our largest client to date thanks to EC

Scott Weir, Pillow Partners

“I joined the EC after signing up for a trial. Although I had a successful property company, I felt I had hit a mental ceiling. I felt that having a super-successful business was for other people, not for the likes of me. All through school...

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Steve Perry

"The EC is fantastic! If you're serious about growing a great business then this is the place to be. Hand on heart, I wouldn't have the successful business I have today without Nigel and his team!"

My business has totally changed

Lucy Matthews, Marvellous PR

“I had been a 'rabbit caught in the headlights' but now my business has totally changed. I have a clear vision of the future and the path that I need to take to reach that future. Trust me, this is a great place to be and...

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The biggest impact for me was in targetting my ideas in the right way

Sam Evans, Humphreys of Henley

The biggest impact for me and the one that I needed to focus on was really targeting my activities in the right way. I have so many ideas and so many things I could do, but I really needed a sniper rather than a...

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We're getting traction!

Alex Mercer, OBCODI

I think insight is the key one. Lots of insight, lots of information. And now, more at the stage of putting that into action. So it's still early days, because I've only been an EC member for about one month. So I'm beginning to...

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The importance of working on your business

Rob Star, Star of Bethnal Green

Things had been going well for Rob Star. He had just bought his third pub, with the other two enjoying great success, and had put on a sellout music festival. Encouraged, Rob began planning a larger event at iconic music venue Knebworth Park. “I was...

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Alex Murray

The only people to stand up and help me this lockdown were the Entrepreneurs Circle and they have given that help in spades. Thanks to them I got the support I needed to stay afloat and thrive in my business and I have come out of lockdown in a much stronger position than I went into it purely due to their help, guidance and advice.

From six figure turnover to seven...

Darren Taylor, UK Safety Store

Darren Taylor has achieved a lot in a short time. His business manufactures signs and safety equipment for the construction and fire industries. From six figure turnover to seven... Darren’s business was sizable even before he joined the EC; based in Wolverhampton with 23 staff and a...

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We can now scale quicker than ever!

Paul Thompson, All in One Business Services

I've just been more organised, more focused on what I'm doing and planning for the future. It's been about them getting the processes and systems in place to enable us to scale the business a bit more, a bit quicker. Marketing, definitely marketing. And it's something...

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I'm no longer alone!

Anna Hare, Pure Brides

I think I feel reassured that I'm not alone. I'm not the only person who is out there struggling and needing support from other people. And there's so much knowledge that you have access to. So many people with so much experience that you...

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400% increase in net-profit

Trevor Nicholls, CAB International

Trevor joined the EC way back, but admits he thought he’d heard it all before. So, he didn’t go to any of the meetings or get involved. This lead to Trevor cancelling his membership prior to the expiry of the free trial and going it...

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Kim Marlor

EC great organisation who have always been there supporting and providing great advice on how to get stuff done, the latest marketing info on how to move my business and make it more profitable by getting new customers! Nige and the team are really helpful, knowlegable. So if you're thinking about giving it a whirl go for it....

My mindset, the way I think, the way I act - all have changed for the better

Kev Goldthorpe, Elite Driving School

My mindset, my direction, absolutely everything. The way I think, the way I commute, the way I act, and the things I do everyday. Direction. I think you get in business sometimes for the wrong reasons, so you don't intentionally end up doing what you...

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Over the last 12 months our sales have increased by £300,000

Sian Millar, Dizzy Ducks Nursery

Over the last 12 months our sales have increased by over £300,000 - which is pretty amazing. Income in side-line businesses has dramatically risen. Our core business net profit tripled from last year. Nursery Business: We have implemented an incredible amount. Every time I attend an EC...

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EC gives us that edge...

Suzanna Edgley, TheBestOf Ulverston

Suzanne Edgley runs Thebestof Barrow & Furness and helps mall businesses to grow via marketing and mentoring within the local area. Originally a Bestof member, before a spur of the moment decision to purchase a franchise in Barrow & Furness. Suzanne has had tremendous success with the...

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More than doubled our recurring revenue...

Jean And Andrew Eardley, Prompt PC

We fundamentally changed the way we run the business, gone from very nice secure system whereby we charge by the hour to an unlimited amount of support package and that was frightening. We've totally taken our business from having kind of £5,000 recurring revenue monthly,...

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Neil Ridding

A fantastic team with a wealth of knowledge and resources. Absolutely invaluable to the small business owner that wants to grow their business.

Having someone to hold you accountable is priceless...

Damian Smyth, Rethinking Business

The accountability, and having someone there to hold your feet to the fire is really important for me because when you're working on your own as an entrepreneur, you don't have anyone else to bounce ideas off. It can be quite a lonely place...

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New ideas thanks to EC...

Inge Dowden, Inge Dowden Coaching

Well, I've written a book, which certainly came about thanks to the EC. I'm working on my online programme. I feel I have support. I have got a place to go for training. I started new products that I didn't have before. Yeah, lots...

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I didn't realise there could be so many marketing pillars!

Adele Sweet, Madame Wax

Lots, like loads. How I deal with staff, marketing pillars. I didn't realise there could be so many. When I joined, I thought it was a cult, right? When I joined, I did. And as I got to know how it works, and how friendly...

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I joined the EC to get the kick up the arse that I needed!

James Neale, James Neale Photography

I joined EC because I was taking my eye off the ball in my business and I was struggling. And so I joined EC basically to give me the kick up the ass that I needed. Joined the BIA membership and just really helped...

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Taryn Waite

I love it! Since enjoying EC my business grown hugely. You always receive the support promised. By implementing what is recommended in my business has gone from taking 23k per month to over 70k per month. I would say I have only implemented 50% of what is recommend I work everyday towards the 100%. I cannot wait to see where I am at when I have implemented all that's recommended. Thanks Nige & Team EC ??

On track for our first £1m year!

Noel Guilford, Guilford Accounting

Before I started in the Entrepreneur's Circle, I tried to do everything myself. So probably the biggest thing is that I now outsource all the things I'm not very good at. And because I'm not very good at much, that means most of the...

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Entrepreneurs Circle is like an all you can eat buffet and I'm getting heavier

Andrew Phillips, Invive Business Strategists

Entrepreneur’s Circle is like an “All You Can Eat Buffet” and I’m getting heavier all the time!! There are so many benefits to EC membership and so many ways that my business has grown as a result of implementing Nigel’s ideas and suggestions. Like any buffet, there...

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The EC helped me instigate ore change in four months than most businesses in a lifetime

Kate Lester, Diamond Logistics

The formidable Kate Lester of Diamond Logistics, a same-day courier