Local Councils & Government
Collaborating with you to create bespoke programmes to support your community
CPG Executive Consulting Ltd design & deliver business support programmes on behalf of local authorities across the UK by providing best-in-class business training to build viable, sustainable businesses. It’s entrepreneurial training delivered by entrepreneurs. With a 15-year track record of success supporting 35,000+ people from all walks of life, across all industries from pre-start, start-up, micro and SME’s including, freelancers and solopreneurs.
We have designed and developed many award-winning programmes and use an omni-channel delivery model via; workshops, masterclasses, business clinics, live events & conferences, accelerators, webinars, speed networking, 121 mentoring, peer-to-peer and access to 300+ on-demand trainings, with 30 + business diagnostic tools and 100+ cheat sheets and templates. Our programmes are designed to augment the support already on offer and to promote local and national schemes available for small businesses to ensure they gain access to as much support as possible.
We offer a hybrid of ways to deliver your programme
- Practical interactive sessions
- Tailored specifically to participants
- Works books & cheat sheets
- Engaging community events
- Peer-to-peer collaboration
- Building the local economy
- In-depth business strategies
- Action plan for growth
- Sounding board and accountability
Covering the most important business subjects
Sales & Marketing
- Sales strategy & infrastructure
- Lead generation & qualification
- Lead conversion & sales management
- Customer services
- Branding & design
- Digital infrastructure
- Websites & landing pages
- Social media and content
- AI & automation
- Creating video content
Eco & Sustainablity
- Roadmap to become carbon neutral
- Align business to ESG policies
- Understanding the circular economy
- Building a green culture
- Reducing waste & resource management
Leadership & Management
- Understanding leadership styles
- Building a high-performance culture
- Attracting & retaining key staff
- Increasing productivity to boost performance
- Building staffing infrastructure for growth
Finance & Funding
- A sustainable financial strategy
- Gaining complete finance visibility
- Funding infrastructure to allow scale
- Attracting investors & pitch decks
- Building effective pricings & profitability
IT & Infrastructure
- Building effective customer journeys
- Utilising digital to increase sales
- Using technology to simplify processes
- Implementing automation and AI
- Building robust cybersecurity
- Establishing your brand pillars
- Increasing brand value
- Implementing branding consistency
- Attracting larger customers through brand
- Creating visuals that appeal
- Creating a millionaire mindset
- Building the core principles of success
- Developing resilience & strength
- Overcoming challenging situations
- Building habits of success
- Tax planning & financial visibility
- Developing a strategy for business exit
- Leveraging resources to increase sale value
- Reviewing models and deal structures
- Implementing an exit plan
Every programme is tailored and designed to your unique needs.
Working With All Business Stages
From all Industries
Food & Manufacturing
Finance & Insurance
Agriculture & Transport
Arts, Media & Entertainment
Medical & Healthcare
Construction, Engineering, Real Estate
Professional Scientific & Technology
Retail, eCommerce & Hospitality
Don’t take our word for it! Hear from some of our happy clients.
Tom Jenkins, Ashford Borough Council
Ashford Borough Council appointed CPG to undertake a post-Covid Business Support Programme for our town centre businesses in Ashford and Tenterden. The programme aimed to provide tailored support to businesses, including a small grant scheme, to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and look to grow or stabilise their enterprises.
The objectives for the programme were to support turnover and profit growth for the participant businesses, increase their online presence and sales, reduce town centre vacancy rates and improve business survival rates. The programme ran from May 2021 to November 2022 and was well received by the nearly 40 businesses that took part. Anecdotally the businesses have said that the advisers were very knowledgeable and very helpful, going above and beyond to help solve problems.
From the council’s perspective Helen and Ray were great to work with, very knowledgeable and able to activate a wide network of contacts to help with any issues. They were professional, flexible where needed, always engaging and ready to help. CPG have delivered a targeted but quality business support programme for us and our business community.
Susan Shaw, London Borough of Richmond
CPG Executive Consulting has been delivering business support programmes within the London Borough of Richmond for several years now which includes support for pre-start-ups; start-ups and SMEs seeking to grow.
They have also been involved in delivering bespoke events like our International Women’s Day last year. In all aspects of their work the CPG team provides a highly professional and excellent service to the business community and their regular progress reporting is also reliable, timely, and thorough. Most importantly their enthusiasm and dedication to the work is infectious and highly motivational both for their business clients and also Council staff managing their contracts.
A serious player in the business support marketplace and I would highly recommend them to others seeking this type of support.
Hear from some of the local council’s business programme successes.
“As a self-employed food & product photographer based in Richmond, I needed help with scaling my business and reaching the right clients. I found the Digital Skills Program to be very helpful – Helen and Ray who run it are very professional, knowledgeable, and really great to work with. Highly recommend to anyone who needs some help and inspiration with their business and who wants to get to the next level.”
“I just want to thank Ray for a fantastic 1-2-1 session via Growth Pod, I wasn’t sure what to expect but was so impressed by the depth of knowledge and insight shared. We covered a great deal of ground and Ray was able to offer very clear and specific business advice in a really informal but professional way. I would definitely recommend this service to anyone requiring business guidance, I’ve left the session with clear aims that feel achievable but ambitious.”
“I had the most fantastic meeting with Helen Roberts. The aim was to establish how she could help me go forward with my business. From the very beginning, I felt that she knew what she was doing as her first steps were to help me get real clarity of my next steps going forward.
Helen’s enthusiasm was inspiring. Her connection to what I am doing and sharing that it is so needed helped me be even more excited about my business venture and how I could scale it so that it will blossom and grow.”
“Ray and Helen are outstanding. Decades of entrepreneurial success behind them, they have distilled so many key lessons and are giving them to others. They both think in unconventional, practical, and smart ways right across from products to highly sophisticated strategies for online marketing. They have one focus: your success and their insights are matched only by their enthusiasm and commitment to your success.”
“I really, really enjoyed the Business Support Program sessions with My Growth Pod, their advice was incredibly helpful and support invaluable, especially in these difficult times. My mentor Helen was always there to answer any questions and to guide me, providing me with solutions and ideas to overcome the many obstacles you face when starting up.
I really recommend the Program to anybody thinking of starting a business and needing guidance, support, and fresh ideas!”
“We believe that entrepreneurship is the greatest journey in life. That’s why we develop creative, energetic, engaging business frameworks to accelerate success.”
Helen Roberts, Founder & CEO, CPG Executive Consulting Ltd