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Colchester Business Coach

Hello, I'm Tim Boutle, Colchester Business Coach, Business Consultant and Advisor.

I guide business leaders throughout East Anglia and further afield fix chokepoints that are resulting in frustration and conflict. Resulting in smoother, more efficient operations, increased profitability, engaged teams…..and a happy boss!

As an Colchester Business Coach and Consultant my wish is to inspire leaders and their teams in Essex to thrive.  I also enjoy creating a better environment in which to work and do business.  Clients include those who are motivated to improve and increase profitability.  And also owners that potentially want to spend less time in their business.  I act as a catalyst for you and your team members utilising 4 key areas:


20+ years experience of buying, developing and selling businesses, plus working with many organisations means I have much to share with you!


You’re ‘Maverick’ and I’m ‘Goose’!  Whether a sounding board, motivator, advisor or even a shoulder to cry on I’m here to support you 24/7.


Having collated many tools, systems and strategies from a wide range of sectors means we can integrate them quickly in your organisation.


Like all top performers, accountability is essential.  I’ll encourage you to do what you need to do, meaning you’ll get where you want to be quicker!

Firstly, I understand developing a business can be hard work and involve major challenges.  And the reason I understand is because I’ve been there!  My clients generally run good, profitable businesses, but suspect they could do a whole lot better!  So, at that stage they made a conscious decision to introduce a third-party perspective.

I’ve over 20 years’ experience in buying, developing and selling businesses.

As a result I’ve had essential grounding as a Colchester Business Coach, Consultant and Advisor.  It means I don’t just rely on idealistic theory, because I’ve actually been there and done it.  Whilst the industry has grown enormously over the past decade, the majority of Business Consultants and Business Coaches out there cannot say the same.  It is this experience that I draw on for my clients. 

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.  We’ll implement simple tweaks that you haven’t thought of (or perhaps haven’t been disciplined enough to implement!) resulting in increased efficiency and profitability.  Resulting in the value of your company increasing.

As a Business Coach I tend to see the same issues again and again.

Good businesses must have robust foundations, defined systems and a motivated team in place.  All three require strong leadership and management.

Since starting my career as a Business Coach most challenges I’ve seen would fall under 4 key areas. Time, Team, Money & Operations. The consequence of inconsistent management and leadership is a team with little direction and that lacks engagement. This will likely result in frustration and conflict – which may see profits and customer retention sliding.  Systems may be broken (or non-existent!), resulting in mistakes which can lead to bad feeling.  Delivery may be inconsistent leading to customers feeling unimpressedPerhaps your time isn’t spent productively?  Inevitably this will all be holding you back and eventually may cause something to snap.  Because of this, over two thirds of businesses cease trading within their first 10 years.  And we don’t want this to be you!

If this sounds like your organisation then I, as your Colchester Business Coach, can help.  Because I am your catalyst to change.

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? Your Colchester Business Coach.

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I am not out to impress and tend to be allergic to BS!  As a straight-talker, what you see is what you get, so there are no hidden agendas.


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


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 send a message - I'll 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 (Commercial Property – International Partner)

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)