Free Business Support from our #TogetherForBusiness Champions

Our wonderful #TogetherForBusinessChampions are members and other businesses that are offering a variety of support to local businesses detailed below. We will add to this as more come in.

If you would like us to connect you to one of our Champions please email: [email protected] with your request and any additional details for us to pass on.

If you want to come a #TogetherForBusinessChampions please email: [email protected] with details.

- WeAchieve ASSOCIATES (Mary Ann Smith)

Mary Ann has been a business consultant, coach, public speaker, educator and trainer for over 25 years. She has enjoyed supporting individuals and senior managers and executives within all types of private and public organisations. She now also supports start up property companies.

She has designed and delivered numerous company events, designed education curriculums' and is an experienced public speaker having presented in a wide range if subject areas to both small and large audiences using a variety of presentation and learning strategies. She also is passionate about improving individuals confidence and business performance through public speaking coaching.

Mary Ann is kindly offering a limited number of free coaching sessions to support businesses through this difficult time. Please get in touch via email above to register interest. 


Phil is currently a Scottish Chambers mentor so I am very happy to provide FoC mentoring to any of the Chamber members.

Secure Business Advisors Limited is a company dedicated to delivering specialised business solutions and is focused upon providing practical, specific, high impact and hands-on advice and support to businesses across all sectors. The objective is to secure the foundations for the business to achieve sustainable and profitable growth.

We assist Business Owners, Managing Directors and Senior Leaders with aspirations of operational and service excellence to fundamentally improve their organisation; achieving their targets with more efficient use of their current resources.

Phil Eldridge is a business advisor based in East Dunbartonshire and is the founder of Secure Business Advisors. He has a track record of effective hands-on leadership of international, multi-site organisations, delivering products and services to customers across Europe and North America. In 2012, Phil set up Secure Business Advisors to deploy his knowledge, skills and unique experiences to help benefit businesses across Scotland.

Phil is kindly offering free consultations to anyone who needs help, advice or support. This could be on a specific topic or a general overview.
Some businesses may need a deeper dive into issues affecting their business. This would be a four-step approach with a discussion around initiative feelings about their business followed by customer feedback, review of metrics and finally an evaluation of their key processes.
Businesses need to think not only about the here and now but about their recovery plan. I can offer a review to help businesses to identify the key steps they should be taking now to get their business in shape to respond to the recovery. The take away would be a completed SWOT analysis with plans for each element of the analysis.
Finally, I would like to continue to offer support to businesses on improvement activities, problem-solving, operational effectiveness, customer service excellence and change management.


- BASICS AND BEYOND (Michael Clerck)

basics and beyond instils the “must have” attributes that create robust, profitable business
growth. Attributes that research has identified from analysis of over 250 highly successful

Combining these with time proven processes we will create the focus and accountability that
ensures achievement of your business growth aspirations.

Michael Clerck has acquired significant business management experience working in a
multi-national corporation and with SMEs across a number of industry sectors.

As well as coaching business owners and their staff, Michael is a volunteer business mentor
with the Scottish Chambers of Commerce and the Prince’s Trust.

Michael has delivered a range of business skills workshops with the Chambers of
Commerce, Prince’s Trust, RBS and the CIPD.

Michael has kindly offered to speak directly with any business that needs support to discuss with them the challenges they face and to explore a way forward. Often involving a 3rd party from outside of the organisation can provide an objective sounding board and provide businesses with a valuable new perspective.

- BETTER ORGANISED (Kate Galbally)

Kate has kindly offered a 40-minute call focusing on a Better Organised approach when working from home. I can share practical solutions, appropriate resources and proven methods to improve time management and productivity.


With so many businesses experiencing such tough times, PR and marketing is one of the first areas to be cut as companies just try to get through this crisis. How wrong they can be as this is the perfect time to build a brand.  There is a void in the noise that is being transmitted from companies and brands just now so use this void to shout about your brand or organisation. Given that many people are furloughed or just stuck at home, social media usage has probably never been bigger. In this new slower life that is emerging people are looking for interesting stories and have time to browse products that they might never have even cast a second glance.

To help companies survive and be ready once the economy picks up, Fenella Taylor PR is offering a 1 Hour FREE PR ADVICE AND HELP to continue to market your business during this time, subject to availability.  During this hour we will give you valuable tips on what to do, practical advice and strategies to market your business now.

Fenella Taylor PR is a small PR consultancy based in Dunbartonshire which offers bespoke public relations and social media services to companies principally across Scotland. With over 30 years experience in PR, predominantly consumer PR, Fenella Taylor has a wealth of expertise and knowledge to advise on PR strategies and campaigns.