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Successful first year of trading sees business growth specialists expand team

Business growth specialists, 360 Growth Partners, has appointed five new associates following a successful first year of trading.

The Newcastle-based firm, whose clients include Saddle Skedaddle, Horizonworks and Newcastle Premier Health, has expanded its team to include sector specialists in HR, business technology, finance, leadership development and marketing

Established in 2017 by experienced businessman Andrew Silver, 360 Growth Partners works with SMEs to scale their business by providing them with a strategic growth plan and supporting them to implement it.

Alice Ackroyd joins the company as Leadership Development & HR Associate, Emma Richards as HR Associate, Mark Jenkinson as Business Technology Associate and Sharon Coull as Finance Associate. Aisha Brannan-Grossett joins the team as Marketing Associate at the end of September.

Andrew Silver, Director of 360 Growth Partners, said: “We pride ourselves on fully integrating into an organisation so we can provide a comprehensive, 360 degree growth plan and provide whatever level of support is required.

“Our new associates are experts in their field and can advise, guide and support businesses to make the changes they need to scale up.

“By working with existing staff and helping them unlock their potential, we’re able to put the right measures in place to move the business forward.”

360 Growth Partners works across a range of sectors including leisure, healthcare, engineering, education, marketing services as well as charitable organisations.

Its innovative business model sees it work as a trusted partner, providing long-term support from the planning stage, right through to delivery and beyond. Using the team’s wealth of scale up experience, 360 Growth Partners gets to know the ins and outs of each business, identifying why it’s successful and its barriers to growth.

Alice Ackroyd said: “It’s a very exciting time to be joining 360 Growth Partners. Collectively we’re able to provide expert advice to our clients on all areas of their business. This means we can make the adjustments businesses need to accelerate growth and provide the appropriate hands on support that is needed”

In the company’s first year of trading, it has already supported a number of North East SMEs on their scale up journey.

Mark Philpott, Managing Director at Newcastle Premier Health, said “In what some people will see as a potential minefield of systems, process and people issues, Andrew Silver and 360 Growth Partners work with you to identify your critical success factors and help focus your efforts on navigating a clear path to success.

“Working with solid, reliable and simplified business methodology, 360 Growth Partners has helped us meet our business goals.”

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