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Suave Aerial Photographers rises towards success with business support

Suave Aerial Photographers has gained the tools needed to grow its business thanks to support from St Helens Chamber. Owner Greg Colley received 12 hours of fully funded support in marketing and workforce development through St Helens Chamber’s Business Growth Programme.

After a free diagnostic, Greg was able to highlight the areas in which the business most needed support and sit down with a specialist to create a marketing strategy and make changes to his website. Greg commented: “I had a lot of ideas on ways to market the business, talking to a marketing expert really helped me to confirm which ideas were good and get rid of the not so good ideas. I never actually intended to re-do my website, but I was given some really good advice on ways I could re-vamp the site.”

Suave was established in 2009 by owner Greg Colley with the aim of creating a unique service relating to the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s). At present, Suave is a small business with two employees. But is now looking to recruit two more staff in the summer.

Greg added: “St Helens Chamber have been great and the support I have received has continued to meet the high expectations I have of the Chamber as a whole. The Business Growth Programme is just one part of a range of excellent services. Programmes like this are the reason that the Chamber has recently received the Chamber of the year award. I would definitely recommend the programme to other businesses looking to grow.”

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 that 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 a business. Companies 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.

You can find out more about the Business Growth Programme on the Local Growth Hub website...