Fort William consultancy firm expands team

The Northern Light Consulting team

A FORT William-based consultancy firm has used Business Gateway’s one-to-one business support and funding advice to kickstart growth and expand its team.

Northern Light Consulting is a multi-disciplinary consulting business operating principally in the construction, engineering, aquaculture and food production sectors. The firm helps its clients to deliver new products, enter new markets and add value to their existing business. Since it was founded in 2013, Northern Light Consulting has secured new business valued in excess of £20 million for its clients and supported the delivery of over £100 million of construction works.

Although well-versed in providing strategic advice for its own clients, Northern Light Consulting approached Business Gateway Highland for one-to-one sessions from a business adviser and support to develop a growth action plan.

Business Gateway Highland also supported its successful application to the Highland Council’s Graduate Placement scheme. As a result, Northern Light Consulting received an additional member of staff to help the business to grow.

In order to accommodate the expanding team, Northern Light Consulting also moved into new offices in Fort William.

Greg Riddle, director of Northern Light Consulting, commented: “As a business consultancy firm, we appreciate the importance an outside eye when you’re implanting a new strategy or process. That’s why Business Gateway’s fresh perspective and wealth of experience was crucial to the development of our new growth action plan.

“Thanks to the support, we were able to take on an additional employee via the Highland Council’s Graduate Placement Scheme. This new appointment was key to our expansion plans and is a fantastic example of how Business Gateway can help you take the next step on your business journey.”

Emma Lawson, business adviser at Business Gateway Highland, added: “Through a combination of one-to-one support, the implementation of a new growth strategy and a successful application to take on a new graduate employee, we were able to set Northern Light Consulting on the path to future growth and expansion.

“It was joy to provide the team of experienced business consultants with the external perspective that can provide a boost to businesses of all sizes.”

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