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Who We've Helped

Syzygy Leisure

Syzygy Leisure is a Moulton-based company offering a range of services across the UK including first aid, safeguarding, equality and diversity, strategic planning for sport such as feasibility strategies and sports development and leisure and cultural strategies.

Syzygy’s owner, Liz Behnke, contacted the Northamptonshire Growth Hub when they were considering an expansion of one of their services.

“Our meeting with a Digital Adviser highlighted some weaknesses in our digital systems and identified some new products which we are now exploring to help us work smarter. We have also attended some of the training sessions organised by the Growth Hub which have been really helpful and also generated new business leads.”

To find out more about Syzygy Leisure, please visit their website.

Choosewellbeing

Sue Jaycock started Choosewellbeing in July 2015 and, with a fast-growing clientele, already has three clinics. Clients are treated using a method called Neurostructural Integration Technique, an advanced form of Bowen Technique which is gaining popularity in the UK as well as the USA and Europe.

The Northamptonshire Growth Hub was approached by Sue who needed professional validation of her business ideas, input as to the best way forward and meticulous feedback.

“Having been directed to an appropriate business adviser, it was encouraging to be on the receiving end of such infectious enthusiasm which left me feeling motivated and with a can do attitude. It can be quite lonely being a sole trader so it was reassuring to know that my adviser was always on hand to discuss anything with him.”

To find out more about Choosewellbeing, please visit their website.
  

Maria’s Coffee and Cake

Maria Krupasova began her sweet treat café in Northampton with the help of the Growth Hub in November 2015. Already keen to appeal to new markets which will enable her business to grow, she has since re-contacted the Growth Hub for further guidance as well as help with recruitment.

Maria continues to attend Growth Hub networking events and workshops to help her build confidence going forward and to establish more businesses connections.

“As someone starting out in an industry that I had never worked in before, I found the support available from the Growth Hub to be invaluable. It's expert advisers made the entire process of starting a business a little less daunting and they continue to provide me with help that I can rely on.”

To Find out more about Maria's, please visit their website

Toru Interactive

Toru Interactive is a well-established web development company specialising in apps and has a diverse portfolio of products across a range of technology platforms.

In 2015, Director, Sean Toru moved his business into new premises at the University of Northampton’s Innovation Centre. The company has now embarked on new product lines and sells software as a service, opening it up to new and larger markets.

“I would be very keen to seek the help of the Northamptonshire Growth Hub again in the future.  If my business continues to grow,  I will almost certainly need to revisit my financial options and secure legal and HR advice.”

To find out more about Toru Interactive please visit their website.

Griff's

Griff’s established in 2014 after Iain and Emily had a vision of leaving their previous professions behind to begin producing hand crafted products. Today, Griff’s produces high quality aprons and prides itself with its values of tradition. 

Having identified a need for business support including sales and marketing advice, Griff’s contacted the Northamptonshire Growth Hub which directed the company to Business Adviser, Hiten Vyas. 

 “This time last year we could only dream of being where we are today and this is not least of all due to the expert advice and guidance we received from the Northamptonshire Growth Hub. We would definitely use their services again in the future; the advisers really give you confidence and reassurance.” 

To find out more about Griff's please visit their website.

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