Basic Details

Name

John Townsend

ID Number

SFEDI547304285643622

Location

Preston

Bio

Oct 2009 – Present Sfedi accredited Business adviser

Assisting start up businesses on the Fylde Coast / Central Lancashire in all aspects of setting up a successful and sustainable business. I run workshops covering Finance, Market research, Sales and Marketing and the use of PR, social media and Networking. Other aspects of my responsibilities are Introduction to self employment Seminars and one to one advice sessions to ensure that clients have the necessary skills to become self employed and produce a viable business plan. I also work with established companies in helping them to move their businesses forward to achieve agreed targets in sales and profitability and if required assist them in seeking additional funding for expansion.
During this time I have been commissioned by Progress Housing group for a 6 month period to investigate, write a report on the worklessness issues within the social housing sector in South Ribble and Fylde districts.

At the present time I am also a volunteer mentor with the Chamber of Commerce helping prepare business plans for Job Centre Plus NEA claimants, I am also a volunteer mentor for Lancashire Community Finance assisting their clients who have accessed start up loans through the Start up loans company to move their businesses forward.

Jan 2009 – Sept 2009 Business consultant

Helping various businesses to overcome trading problems and assist in refocusing the business in regard to sales and marketing, cash flow and profit and loss. Also helping retrain and mentor key sales and administration staff. Possessing the ability to establish new businesses and move them forward in very competitive market sectors.

1982 – Sept 2008 Townsend Print Services Limited
Managing Director

Regions Covered

North West

Support Type

Adviser

Support Offered

One-to-one, Group, Face-to-face

SFEDI Approved Business Support Qualification(s)

ILM/SFEDI Business Adviser

On the web

Email

[email protected]