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Business Management Consultant and Coach Cambridge

Hello, I'm Tim Boutle, Business Management Consultant and Coach based outside Cambridge.

I guide business leaders throughout East Anglia to fix choke-points that result in frustration and conflict. This creates a smoother, more efficient operation with an engaged workforce. Resulting in increased profitability …..and a happier boss!

Since the late 1990’s, I’ve helped business leaders around the globe improve and grow their organisations.

During this time, I’ve worked as a Business Consultant, Coach, Mentor and Management Consultant. But over the years, one thing has stood out to me: most of the issues I’ve worked on have had one primary cause. That is weak (or non-existent!) management.

Whilst I help clients overcome challenges covering all aspects of their business, I find myself working predominantly on implementing management processes and developing leadership, company culture, and communication. This is because I’ve realised that when you get this right, great things happen. Increased profitability and happier people are just the start; I’ve seen it time and time again. 

As a Business Management Consultant and Coach, I aim to inspire leaders and their teams to thrive. I also enjoy creating more rewarding environments in which to work and do business.

Most of my clients run successful businesses. Yet they know they can improve and are motivated to do so.  They may also have identified key goals for their operation. For example: increasing profitability, stepping back from day-to-day operations, or improving staff moral. So made a conscious decision to introduce a third-party perspective.

I act as catalyst for you and your team by introducing new ideas, processes, and structures utilising 4 key areas:

An Outside Perspective

For over 25 years I have bought, developed, sold, and worked with many organisations in multiple sectors.  I have seen first-hand what contributes towards success and will share this experience with you via an independent, non-biased and honest perspective.

Support and Encouragement

It’s not unusual for leaders to feel isolated and alone.  Particularly, as with most small businesses, when there is not a formal board in place.  I’m your sounding board, motivator, advisor and occasionally a shoulder to cry on!  I’ll support you 24/7 – you’re ‘Maverick’ and I’m ‘Goose’!

Learning and Development

I’ll deliver and help implement processes, knowledge and strategies in your company that I have accumulated from my own business journey.  But not all from my own experience, also what I’ve learnt after working with numerous organisations since the late 1990’s.

Personal Accountability

Like all top performers, having someone hold you accountable is essential.  A frequent ‘nudge’ from an accountability partner will encourage you to do what you need to do to get where we want to be. You’ll achieve your goals way faster than you could on your own.

I understand developing a business can be hard work and involve major challenges. I’ve been there!

Over 25 years’ experience in buying, developing and selling businesses

This has provided me with essential grounding as a Business Management Consultant and Coach.  Which means I don’t rely on idealistic theory or set advice created by a franchise – I’ve actually been there and done it.  And it is this experience that I draw on for my clients. Most Business Consultants and Coaches cannot say the same.

Imagine having an experienced third-party confidant to challenge your habits and thinking.  Then contributing to your organisation with an unbiased, independent, and honest view.  It brings huge value.  Frequently, implementing simple tweaks that you haven’t thought of (or haven’t been disciplined enough to implement!) will result in increased efficiency, profitability, and motivation in the workforce. 

As a Business Management Consultant I tend to see the same issues crop up again and again

Good businesses need strong foundations, defined systems, and motivated teams. All three of these need strong leadership and management.

Inconsistent management and weak leadership leads to a disengaged team with little direction. This is likely to cause frustration and conflict leading to decreased profits and customer retention.

Are you managing your sales proactively or continuously waiting for the phone to ring?  Systems may be broken (or non-existent!), resulting in mistakes which can lead to bad feelings.  Delivery may be inconsistent leading to customers feeling unimpressed.  This will all be holding you back and eventually may cause something to snap.  Because of this, over two thirds of businesses stop trading within their first 10 years.  And we don’t want this to be you!

If this sounds familiar, I’m here to help. I’m your Business Management Consultant, your change catalyst.

So why don’t we start here: Take a look around the site and perhaps watch my brief introduction video at the top of the page.  It’ll give you a good idea of what we’d do and how we’d work together.

Then get in touch using the call-back form below and we can arrange an informal 20 min call.  I’d love to hear from you.  This is your first step to making that change and achieving your goals.  Life is too short for regrets……isn’t it?

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These are the top 3 principles I work by, if they strike a chord let's have a chat:

Authenticity

I am not out to impress anyone and have an allergy to BS!  I’m a straight-talker, what you see is what you get – no hidden agendas

Integrity

Honesty and doing what you say you’ll do is important to me.  The truth may sometimes hurt but I’m here to be your unreasonable friend!

Fun!

We’re here for a good time – not a long time!  I believe all aspects of life should be enjoyable, so why shouldn’t that include your business?

Please don't hesitate to get in touch, I'm always happy to speak and will get back to you as soon as I can

“I’ve worked with Tim over several years and have always found his knowledge from a first hand experience second to none. Unlike many consultants, Tim has actually walked the walk and has shared a lot of his experiences, which in turn has allowed me to save valuable time and money avoiding business issues I would have otherwise walked headlong into. Highly recommended.” – Paul H (Consultancy)

“I approached Tim to help advise me on a shareholder buyout for my business. I found him to be extremely helpful, friendly and approachable, and he guided me to a solution which was perfect. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone needing consultancy on any part of their business.”  – Sasha E (Consultancy)

“We’ve worked with Tim over a number of years, the systems and procedures we now have in place have improved our work place considerably. Tim has a friendly but persistent manner that holds you to account to do what you know you should do! Would not hesitate in recommending”  – Ros F (Manufacturing)

“If you are looking for a great business advisor who doesn’t just regurgitate others material and spout sound bites, speak to Tim”  – Russell B  (Consultancy)

“I love working with Tim, he has been my sanity check for 6 months now.  I would recommend his services to anyone looking to build their business. Tim offers advice and experience on all aspects of business, he delivers this with a smile and a sense of humour too.  If you want to succeed he comes highly recommended.”  – Trevor P (Engineering)

“We have worked with Tim on and off for a number of years and during this time have found his assistance invaluable. He questions our thoughts and isn’t afraid to say how it is. In one particular case because of this he ended up saving us a considerable amount of money. He’s a good guy and we’d have no problem whatsoever recommending his services.”  – Peter S (Consultancy)

“A short session with Tim helped me to work through the options facing me when my business was at a crossroads. Despite the fact that we were using Skype (to fit in with my diary), he engaged me quickly, asked good questions, challenged me when necessary and summed up accurately.  The depth of his experience means that he knows what he is talking about, having seen most SME problems and opportunities before.  Even though I had to face up to some tough decisions, I enjoyed our discussion and highly recommend him to other businesses”  – Joe B  (Consultancy)

“Tim is a very diligent, professional and personable individual seeking the best outcome for his client”  –  Nick A (International Partner – Property)

Tim has been working with Engineering Electrics Ltd. for the past 8 months bringing with him a wealth of knowledge into our organisation. Some of the areas which have been improved already since working with Tim, recruitment techniques, increasing profits by changing small details and lots of positivity. Being a business leader I would highly recommend him.  – Danny S  (Engineering)

“I have no hesitation in recommending Tim to any organisation wanting to work with an experienced business advisor”   – Robin W  (Accountant)

“I’ve been working with Tim for nearly a year and we have made some incredible changes to my business for the better. It’s great having someone to share thoughts and ideas with, plus guidance and better planning in place. I would highly recommend Tim if you want your company to succeed”   – Lesley W  (Recruitment)

“We have been working with Tim for the last 10 months. He has helped us understand our business in ways we never did before. He has given us confidence and the tools in which to grow both our business and ourselves personally. Tim is an all-round good guy, and we are blessed that he is working with us to help take our business to new heights. We would definitely 100% recommend bringing Tim on board with your business”   – Sandra I  (Manufacturing and Installation)

“He has the ability to look behind the numbers and see where the real value is and more importantly, where that value can be enhanced and realised.”   – Philip H  (Transport / Haulage)

“I would recommend Tim to any organisation looking to work with an advisor with great understanding and knowledge along with a passion for business.”  – Bevan D  (Commercial property)