Local Business Partners: Solving problems for businesses in Manchester and the North West • 0161 871 4600 • info@localbp.co.uk

What is the problem we solve?

Every business reaches a stage in its development where the complexity or volume of decisions in finance, HR or marketing requires specialist skills inside the business but this point comes long before the company can support or justify a full-time director in these kind of functions.
We solve this problem by providing part-time directors of finance, HR and marketing to businesses that need high-performing skills but who do not yet need or want the cost and risk of employing a full-time director.
Typically our clients are  in the £1m to £15m turnover range and the owners recognise that to avoid the business stalling they need experienced specialists working alongside them while they get to the stage where a full-time director makes sense.
For about half the cost and none of the risk, you get the same value as a full-time director of financeHR or marketing.

Business owners get clear benefits:

  • You get the guarantee of commitment – we lose money if you’re not happy
  • You get director level expertise by the hour, by the day
  • You only get people who themselves run a small business
  • You don’t get a long contract where the risk is all on your side
  • You get action and results – we are not coaches or external consultants – we are inside your business working alongside you

We solve problems for businesses that are serious about growth

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Meet the problem solvers

Here are the people who make things happen:

Finance Specialists

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Alicia Arribas
In the past 10 years Alicia has helped a variety of businesses become high performing, by partnering in finance, business development and process improvement activities.
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Ian Ross
Since 2000, Ian has worked with a variety of businesses in an interim capacity where he has stabilised, achieved turnaround and dramatically improved performance.
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Neil Geoghegan
Neil is a Chartered Management Accountant and part-time FD with extensive experience of financial and general management at senior levels. With a wide and varied career he brings gravitas, energy and technical excellence to any SME role.
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Oli Randell
A business improvement and transformation expert with 14 years advisory, consulting, change management and commercial finance experience.
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HR Specialists

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Agnieszka Cybulska
Agnieszka has 15 years HR experience and now specialises in supporting local businesses to help them implement high quality HR systems and processes.
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Heather Chatten
A former HR Director for the Dutch CSM group, since 2005 Heather has developed a reputation as a trusted and respected advisor, adding significant value to clients.
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Rachel Waite
Rachel is a business focused senior HR professional with 15 years experience, who is able to significantly contribute to the bottom line profit and performance of an organisation.
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Roger Longden
Roger excels in developing a performance culture and his passion is to bring out the best in others and enable transformation in the way they lead, communicate and sell.
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Marketing Specialists

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Chrissy Collins
Chrissy has over 13 years marketing experience predominantly gained in the Technology & Professional Services industries.
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Jeremy Bassett
A chartered marketer with a background in corporate finance who has been advising medium sized businesses for over 10 years.
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Kathryn Bistacchi
A specialist part-time director of business development with particular experience with professional services firms.
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Nigel Sarbutts
Nigel has enjoyed a 25 year career in marketing communications and is happiest when creating marketing plans which make best use of multiple channels.
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Paul Haworth
Paul Haworth helps Business Owners and Marketers across Greater Manchester to grow their business, increase their profits and maximise the return on their marketing investment.
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Simon Broomhead
Simon has spent the last twenty years improving, transforming client firms and running his own businesses, implementing innovative marketing and strategy solutions.
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