Business Mentor, Coach and Creative Sector/Manufacturing Specialist

Nigel offers a personal, tailored and flexible approach to suit each individual’s needs and adds value to your business.

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helping small businesses become great business

Nigel Rust, Business Mentor, Coach and Creative Sector/Manufacturing Specialist, is all about Helping Small Businesses Become Great Businesses.

  • by bringing a deep understanding of how businesses work
  • by applying a breadth of knowledge and experience gained over three decades of working in large, medium and small organisations
  • in a personal, tailored and flexible way that suits you and adds value to your business.

Your business can be anything from fashion designer to furniture maker, from fine jewellery to high-quality clothing manufacturer, from ceramics to illustration and many more. You can be a start-up or an established business, small, medium or large.

You may need support in: Business Growth; Starting up; Business Planning; Financial Management; Sales & Marketing; Production; Outsourcing; Product Development; Efficiency/Business Improvement; Systems and Organisation; Management Skills; even Human Resources or Health & Safety…. Or any number of other business issues.

Or you may just need someone to help you see the wood for the trees, someone who has the vision, empathy and understanding to help your business become a great business.

Nigel judging fashion designer presentations at Istituto Marangoni, 2019

services

Mentoring

Mentoring is about understanding the business, the person, the vision. Helping you to take the big decisions and to work through the nitty gritty.

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Coaching

My dictionary says coaching is ‘tutoring, instructing’. It’s passing on knowledge based on in-depth experience. It’s the ‘how to do it’ part of the service.

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Manufacturing Specialist

Specialist knowledge on small creative businesses, manufacturing processes and financial management backed up by hands-on experience.

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case studies

Creative Sectors

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Manufacturing

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Charities & Social Enterprises

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Featured case study  –  Food 

Anila’s Authentic Sauces – Development and Implementation of Growth Strategy

Nigel was first involved with Anila’s in 2006 and 2007 when he and a Manufacturing Advisory Service colleague, Andy, worked on a couple of projects to maximise factory output and, at the same time, increase the amount of marketing publicity in food magazines as part of the company’s growth strategy.

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