- About Us
- Business Support & Networking
- East Midlands Universities
- Education & Training
- Research Councils
- Funding & Grants
- Innovation Centres
- Knowledge Transfer Networks
- Local Government
- Regional Development East Midlands – Leicestershire
- Science Parks & Incubation
- Technology & Innovation
Contact Name: Ralph Weir
Address: Coppice Farm, Ticknall Road, Hartshorne, Derbyshire, DE11 7BF
Tel: 01283 246464
Type of organisation: Limited company
Business Sector: Consultancy – scaling, growth, investment, business development
Nature of business: Consultancy
No of employees: <10
We help small business grow, using years of hard-won experience to guide ambitious technology ventures to success.
A favourite quote from Douglas Adams is “A learning experience is one of those things that says, ‘You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.’ ” In some ways, that’s exactly what we offer – knowledge from the experience of what works, and what doesn’t. We’ve done it before – with years starting and leading small, high-tech businesses, we’ve defined strategies, opened new markets, driven sales growth worldwide, and raised over $100M in investment and grant funding. That hard-won experience is invaluable for a new business.
Much of what we do is investment readiness – helping write strategies and business plans, identifying target investors, and securing that early investment. In addition, we lead early sales, building essential customer traction – validating that your new venture is viable. And, we can help with all the infrastructure stuff – dealing with banks, HMRC, and of course the R&D tax credit.
We offer a half-day free consultancy session to assess business plans and give initial advice. There’s no commitment from either side, but there’s often a lot of value in talking through plans and ideas with a team which has done it before.
Assignments generally have an agreed scope – such as a project to implement a new business plan, or acting as interim CEO or Sales Director until a permanent hire can be made; although we welcome more open-ended engagements, providing ongoing support as a part-time executive or in a non-executive capacity.
Products and Services:
Consultancy – scaling, growth, investment, business development
Upcoming LATi Events
May 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
May 17 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm