Innovas brings experience of Business Support spanning: Research – Design – Delivery – Evaluation. This gives us a real insight into the needs of business supported by the practical experience of delivering ‘on-the-ground’ support to start-up and growth businesses.
Examples of Innovas Delivery Contracts – current and past include:
Launchpad: Business Start-Up Support (2016 – 2022): working with a team of consultants and trainers providing marketing and digital support to business from pre-start to two years old; through 1-2-1 mentoring, specialist advice, and workshops
NEA Business Start-up support (2015-ongoing): Providing support to NEA clients to start a business
Manchester Growth Hub
Masterclasses and coaching to companies in the low carbon sector in Sales & Marketing: (2017 – 2021)
Business Support and Bidding & Tendering training services to SMEs (2013 – 2022)
(2019-22) Business Growth Consultancy providing business support to growth ready SME businesses within the county of Lancashire UK.
International Trade Advice & Support (2016-19): Provide support to companies to assess opportunities and strategy for expanding internationally.
Cheshire & Warrington Growth Hub
Masterclasses in Sales & Marketing (2015–18): 1-2-1 coaching of growth companies
Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)
Small Business Practical Support Framework (2016–18): Delivery of workshops and coaching to pre-start, start-up, and small businesses.
Warrington & Vale Royal College
Small Business Support Framework and SMART Cheshire Innovation Support (2016 – 18). Delivery of workshops and coaching to pre-start, start-up, and small businesses.
Leeds Beckett University – Enterprise Academy
Providing enterprise support for academics and staff within the university.
(2014-16), coaching to high growth businesses .
Start-up Support (2012–15) with the Welsh Government providing support to individuals to start business in North West Wales.
University of Salford
(2012-13: Graduate Start-up Support
University of Chester
Knowledge Action Network (2013–15) Small Business Coaching
Celsius is a sales recruitment company. Innovas developed eight advanced sales workshops for an ISMM approved Advanced Diploma. These included Major Account Sales, Retaining & growing customers, Social media for sales people, Field sales, Telesales, Presentation skills, Time management and Sales management. These have been delivered in house to a number of clients including a software company. Innovas delivered training on Advanced Selling Skills, focusing on How to Win Large Orders, strategic thinking and a long-term approach
Innovas delivered a series of workshops focused on building client response skills in the team. Initial sessions concentrated on addressing different personalities, productivity levels and decision-making. Immediate results have included a more positive problem-solving attitude which is resulting in better customer focus.
Innovas worked with the two directors to build a strategy to triple turnover over the next 3 years. This involved developing a 3 year vision, and 12 month strategic plan, identification of key markets, value propositions and messaging in line with strategy, launch of new product, including promotion and pricing, digital and traditional marketing campaign plan to secure more larger-sized clients and competitor analysis. Since the consultancy the SME has expanded into new offices and significantly grown both its client base and revenues.
Innovas worked with the company to develop leadership and business skills over several months as part of a period of succession planning. Over an extended period Innovas has helped the business in development of a vision and strategy, a 12-month marketing campaign focusing on both digital and offline marketing and sales planning, and focusing on leadership and business skills.
Innovas provided leadership coaching to the production line management and supervisory staff. The company’s owners believed that developing leadership skills in key people in the company was an essential factor in the future growth of the company. The scope of consultancy over several months included: leadership development, appraisals and performance and cultural change.
Innovas delivered a series of workshops using the Thomas Kilmann Instrument (Conflict Model). The overall objective was to build team performance, through individuals understanding their team’s strengths and areas for development.
Claymore Business Machines
Innovas worked with the management team to develop growth plans for the next 5 years and to relaunch its image and branding to reflect the changing marketplace
PPL Sport & Leisure Ltd
This company creates signage e.g. for the Open. Rugby World Cup. Innovas worked with the senior management team and directors to complete a strategic review and developed a forward 3 years plan to develop the company further. Innovas also developed and supported them on a series of critical tenders.