Support for Business

Support for Business is the new go-to resource for any individual or business looking to start, run or grow a business.

 

Designed for businesses by two entrepreneurs/businesses to disrupt the marketplace, explain and de-mystify all the support that is widely available to support you, in your business. Simply put, we help individuals and businesses understand, engage and access the considerable business support available which is difficult to locate and believe in keeping it stupidly simple.

 

We’re different because we place the NEEDS of YOUR business at the core of everything we do. We’re not chasing Government outputs or figures and will always remain impartial and aim to offer you the latest and best possible advice available.

 

Made with passion, enthusiasm, considerable experience and a genuine desire to deliver “real and meaningful” business support - Support for Business was launched!

Our Values

To always keep it Real and Meaningful

Transparency

We only ever provide impartial trusted advice – we’re not chasing Govt targets or outputs and always appreciate your time is precious, has an intrinsic value and therefore needs to count.

Expert

Our Advisors operate their own businesses, and have considerable experience operating within the Business Support sector - “we get it” and have probably experienced the same challenges you have/are facing.

Agile

We are always responsive, creative and “solutions focused” in our approach and delivery.

The Team

Support for Businesses - LukeFaulkner

Luke Faulkner

Chief Geek / Business enthusiast / Founder

Creative thinker, insomniac, boundless energy, IT savvy, part-time farmer and as keen as mustard!

A career spanning 11 years within the Govt funded business support landscape means that Luke truly understands this sector, its’ complex rules and regulations and is keen for every business owner to know more and engage with it. He will happily and expertly help you identify, understand, engage and access all the support that is available in a no – nonsense, practical way.

Support for Businesses - HeatherMartin

Heather Martin

Business enthusiast / Avid Networker / Founder

Solution seeking  soul, energetic, straight-talking, hi-energy and would-be stand-up comic. No IT genius – just ask Luke!

Stumbled across the world of business support over 10 years ago and now on a personal mission to let every small business owner identify, understand, engage and access all the great support available.

Straight talking, fast paced, Heather can take a complicated message and simplify it for you, and help you apply it to your business.

People we work with

Anna Marsden

Anna Marsden

Digital Marketing specialist / Trainer & Speaker / Associate

High energy trainer and professional speaker with a background of more than 15 years in supporting people to increase and enhance their communications.

A passion for helping small businesses understand and simplify marketing needs and strategies.

Outside work Anna is up with the larks for bootcamp training and enjoys all sports, though none surpass her passions for skiing and downhill mountain biking. She is also a trustee for LGBT Youth charity The Kite Trust.

Nick Wake

Nick Wake

Marketing professional / Trainer & Speaker / Associate

A talented and experienced teacher and trainer, with a specialism in marketing and communications, as well as team building based around the profiling tool, Emergenetics.

Nick’s style combines thoughtful empathy with energetic pragmatism, to help individuals develop and organisations change behaviours, to achieve their goals. An avid supporter of small businesses, he enjoys getting stuck in and helping them solve problems.

Nick has a love for Cricket and can be regularly found down the local cricket club during the season! Currently a mentor for some businesses, he also volunteers at Crisis.

Partners

We love collaborative working and are delighted to have already worked with some great organisations, who all share our passion for helping businesses. Below are just a few: