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Case Study: St Helens Chambers Business Growth Programme supports 3B Coaching

A St Helens training and coaching business has gained the tools to grow thanks to support from St Helens Chamber.

Claire Ross of 3B Coaching has received 12 hours of free business support designed to help her company reach new audiences and gain new clients through the Chamber’s Business Growth Programme.

After a free business diagnostic Claire received sales, marketing and procurement support following the creation of a business growth action plan.

She attended a one day online marketing course at St Helens Chamber and was connected to a marketing and sales consultant to create a bespoke marketing plan.

Claire said: “The support really helped me to concentrate on the best way forward with my marketing as I needed advice tailored specifically to me and my business.

“The report I received has given me structured goals and milestones. I no longer feel overwhelmed as I have a manageable marketing plan that I can work through to help me generate more clients.”

Offering tailored business support including assertiveness and confidence coaching, Claire initially came through the Chamber’s business start up programme and has continued to utilise various strands of Chamber support as 3B Coaching has developed. 

Helen Morris, Business Adviser at St Helens Chamber, commented: “Having come through the Chamber as one of our start up clients we are pleased to assist Claire with the growth of her business. Since working with us Claire has been able to take on a new business partner and we hope the support she has received will help her to win bigger contracts in the future.”

Claire commented: “The Chamber is a welcoming environment where I feel supported and encouraged to develop my business at my own pace.

“The staff at St Helens Chamber are so friendly and helpful and I feel that I would not be where I am now without their help. I know the Chamber will continue to support me as long as I need.”

Launched in July and funded by the European Regional Development Fund and St.Helens Council, St Helens Chamber’s Business Growth Programme is designed to help businesses operating in the B2B sector who want to grow and take on new staff, but are finding obstacles in their way.

Following a free business diagnostic to identify any issues standing in the way of growth ambitions, the Chamber’s Business Advisers will put together a bespoke action plan for the business.

Companies will then receive fully-funded advice and support from Chamber Business Advisers and specialist business consultants, offering practical solutions to achieve their goals and improve their competitiveness.

If your business employs less than 250 people trading on a business to business basis and you are looking to grow your workforce, explore new markets or win new business, contact Helen Morris at St Helens Chamber on 01744 742042 or email growthprogramme@sthelenschamber.com