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1 © Upside4Business 2013 Making Businesses Work Bill Hicks October 2013 April 6,

2 © Upside4Business 2013 Who are we? April 6, Formed by Bill Hicks in 2008 Joined by Paul Niblock in 2012 Over 30 years business management and marketing experience Relocated to Devizes in December 2012

3 © Upside4Business 2013 What we do! Support clients with close contact management and marketing support Work to grow or re-order businesses Understand the companies we work with Offer non-exec director support to free up management time April 6,

4 © Upside4Business 2013 Too busy - focusing on the core business Not specialists - naturally they know their business, but not ours Can't afford it - in-house marketing isn't cost effective in small businesses, outsourcing can offer an affordable option Once bitten … previous efforts have not been effective whether using an agency, freelancers or in house Reasons why SME’s need support April 6,

5 © Upside4Business 2013 Why use an agency like Upside? Low cost model - pay for services not overheads No nonsense - we genuinely only work with clients where we can make a difference – See Upside Sector Experience Great supply chain - we have expert contacts in every field and can bring in the best for your needs and budget, but only when you need them - See Upside Business processes Right fit - we have big agency experience and use that experience for SMEs April 6,

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8 © Upside4Business 2013 Achievements - Westway Services Facilities and Energy Management Management buyout in 2009 T/O was £13million - grow to £32million in only 2.5 years Re brand Website Brochures Trade press – PR & Ads E mail marketing April 6,

9 © Upside4Business 2013 Achievements – DSG Quantity Surveyors Quantity Surveyors Launched their 5D BIM service. DSG now perceived as the leading BIM QS in the UK Business has grown from 1 office to 3 offices Website Brochures Video E mail marketing Articles/case studies April 6,

10 © Upside4Business 2013 Achievements – Q Associates Computer Systems Integrators From £15m to £45m over 5 years Gained top 3 UK distributor for Sun MicroSystems Re Brand Website Brochures Technical bulletins Events and conferences Articles/case studies April 6,

11 © Upside4Business 2013 Achievements – Abacus Group Electronics products distribution In-house marketing manager and external consultant T/O £15M to £350M in 10 years Floated in 2003 Website – complex E-comm solutions Brochures Exhibitions Sales training Business services April 6,

12 © Upside4Business 2013 What & who can we help? Typically... Owner managed businesses Looking for sustainable growth Ideally in the core sectors Typically T/O from £1m to £20m Up to100 miles from Devizes April 6,

13 © Upside4Business 2013 Any Questions? Bill Hicks April 6,


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