My mission is to inspire business owners to challenge, innovate and cooperate in pursuit of sustainable growth

On the back of a career predominantly working with large corporates in senior strategy roles I set up my consultancy to support the development of individual SME businesses, and the expansion of the small to medium sector in general.

It’s about the smaller businesses

My unswerving belief is that economic growth and the realisation of the Northern Powerhouse will only be made by expanding the number and quality of the SME community, who are then empowered to employ and generate the economic value our region requires.

The corporates often get the headlines but the smaller businesses will always dwarf them in terms of job creation and added value, and that’s my motivation and passion, I want to help make a difference where it can matter most.

Strategic development is as wide as it’s long

Since launching my business I have had the pleasure of working with over 150 SME businesses in a diverse array of sectors, and the nature of the consultancy I provide addresses an extensive range of issues and challenges.

Want to know more?

I’d be delighted to speak to you about how I could support you in taking your business to the next level. Please do get in touch.

Some Feeback from My Clients

“Polymorph engaged with the Business Growth Programme, a programme part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, and were assigned Mark as our strategic consultant and adviser.  As an initial sceptic of these kind of programmes, I was actually very pleasantly surprised with the result.  Mark was knowledgeable, enthusiastic about our business and provided thoughtful strategic insight.  The sessions were inspiring, challenging, thought provoking – but above all, enjoyable – and have definitely left a lasting positive effect on the business.  I would highly recommend Mark.”

Steve Harris, CEO Polymorph Ltd,
Cheshire (www.polymorph.co.uk)

“Mark worked with us on our business strategy. Working together we created a three-year  growth plan for our business. Mark worked in a very methodological way with lots of support material in order to plan out a vision for our business. The plans we set out together are well under way and already providing fruition. I can highly recommend his services to anyone wishing to plan the next phase of growth for their business.”

Mark Johnson, MD Cal Sameday Ltd,
The Heath, Runcorn (www.calsameday.co.uk)

“I would be pleased to endorse the services of Mark Butchard Business Solutions Ltd, I have from personal experience benefited from undertaking Marks expertise which has helped our business gain new customers and business from implementing some fresh and new ideas.”

Roddy Snedden, MD Electrod Ltd,
Cheshire (www.electroduk.com)

“Mark’s knowledge and expertise is what any SME needs. He opened our eyes regarding true identity and potential of the business. He became a part of our team from day one due to his personal approach and amazing personality. Could not stress how great Mark is in helping finding ways for a company to grow and how much he cares about your business prosperity. Always stays in touch, always cares, always helps.”

Filip Hudzik, MD Melo World Ltd,
Widnes, Cheshire (www.meloworld.co.uk)

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“I refer to Mark Butchard as ‘the fixer’. I have worked with Mark in a managerial consultant capacity on and off over the past seven years and during that time he has been instrumental in facilitating, guiding and helping my Company  develop strategies to address the ongoing battle of managerial change and development. And if there’s an issue that Mark can’t help with, he often knows a man or woman who can. He’s a great asset to have.”

Murray Cook, Director Holloway Cook Associates Ltd,
Liverpool (www.hollowaycook.com)

“Marks support during our time on the Growth programme was invaluable. He worked closely with us to develop a robust marketing and growth strategy suitable for our business and assisted us in creating our company Brand Values. These tools have given us a fantastic foundation to continue growing our business”

Amber McLoughlin, Director ACE BlindsLtd,
Widnes (www.ace-blinds.com)

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“Our work with Mark has been vital for us as a start-up. His sessions were hugely informative, educational, interesting, effortless and fun. Mark has given us a business strategy which we desperately needed. The result of Mark’s business support was immediate in terms of actions required for our business to grow, but it is also lasting in terms of providing clear guidance for future. We are looking forward to working with Mark in that future.”

Jennet Gummadova, MD Daresbury Proteins Ltd,
Daresbury Sci-Tech (www.daresburyproteins.co.uk)

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We worked with Mark through the Liverpool City region Business Support project.  Mark helped us to devise a strategy for our business that built on our existing business plan.  In particular helping us to focus on how we could grow our business , improve our marketing performance and increase sales. Working with Mark has been a great and worthwhile opportunity for us and we are excited about the future of our business.

Ali & Carl Pratt, Directors Octave Design Services Ltd,
The Heath, Runcorn (www.octavedesignservices.co.uk)