Understandably, the first thing you consider is the cost. With this in mind, it’s important to focus on what it is you want from a consultant then to look at what you will get for your money and what the tangible outcomes are likely to be. Helping businesses to fund consultancy work is something that Brook Corporate Developments take pride in and we have a pretty unique approach.
At Brook, we want to support as many businesses and organisations as possible. This is why we believe in making it easier to fund our work, by working with a network of partners who offer support and grants. This means that our consultants are jointly funded by a grant and our clients, making the benefit of an experienced business consultant more accessible to the very companies that need one.
Step 1: You know you need to add a particular set of skills or expertise to help you achieve your business goals. You’ve discussed it with your team and agree that it’s time to bring in a consultant.
Step 2: Choosing the right consultant is key. Establishing who has the knowledge you need, what their own story brings and how they will benefit your business are the points to consider here. (You can see the range of Associate Consultants on our website.) It should be easy to establish the area of expertise and level of experience that each consultant has, making it easier to decide who will be the best fit to achieve what you’re aiming for. If you need help in deciding, you can always ask us!
Step 3: How will you pay for it? This isn’t a complicated process. Once you’ve decided to engage a consultant, we will work with you to make the process as easy and streamlined as possible. You won’t even need to get bogged down in hefty funding applications, because we can do that for you.
Our funding partners work regionally and nationally, helping businesses to access vital support, training and consultant expertise. You will find links at the end of this post, they include:
Manufacturing and SME’s can benefit from up to 50% funding based in the Leeds City Region.
Offering business based in Barnsley funding of up to 100% of the project cost.
Nationwide coverage, with funding of up to 33.3% for businesses in manufacturing and SME’s.
Businesses wishing to train and develop their employees’ skills can benefit from the training programmes we deliver on behalf of the AMRC. All costs must be met by the businesses themselves, as additional funding is not available.
We work with the Manufacturing Institute as a delivery partner. Providing training to business wishing to upskill their employees. No additional funding is available, so all of the cost must be covered by the business.
Step 4: Getting to work. Here’s what you can expect from working with a Business Consultant:
You can find relevant information and links to our funding partners below.
Our Associate Consultants
Our Funding Partners:
Brook Corporate Developments
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