Paul Durrant is the founder of PDT Sales Consultancy, a Fellow of the Institute of Sales Management, Ambassador for the IOD Essex, Adviser Member for Enterprise Nation, a member of the NLCCE, an EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) coach, public speaker and author of ‘Entrepreneurial Sales’. Paul uses his 30 years experience in sales to help small businesses fix their sales related problems, upskill their salespeople and optimise their sales.
|Years in business||5 years|
|How did you hear about the chamber||Through Sally Sykes and Laurie Edmonds (Brentwood Borough Council)|
|Reasons for joining||To meet fellow local business owners|
My name is Stephen Jones and I joined Pendle Vehicle Contracts back in June of this year as Business Development Director. Along with the business owners we would like to expand Pendle into one of the Essex region’s most best known vehicle leasing brokers, placing customer service and value for money at the heart of our offering. Pendle are not tied to any particular manufacturer nor automotive finance specialist. Therefore we can explore all of our marketplace to find our customers the best deals for cars and light commercial vehicles, taking care of private individuals and small to medium sized businesses.
|Years in business||12 years|
|How did you hear about the chamber||Via Brentwood Business Showcase|
|Reasons for joining||We would like to Pendle Vehicle Contracts to local Brentwood and Essex companies and to become part of and contribute to the Brentwood business community|
Our job is find the best possible contract for your energy. Our commercial energy brokers have been successfully doing this for a number of years. As a Premier Broker we can access the whole market to get the best possible contract.
Personally in the business since 2008 I believe all the elements needed to run a successful business depends on who you work alongside and who you trust. Big names like Costa’s, Boots. Dominoes Pizza and BMW trust us to take care of their energy procurement. How we add value to your business is to fully look after your energy procurement and find the best time to renew future contracts. We do not take any money off you either for this service – our service to you is fee free. We get paid by the supplier so there’s nothing to budget in and you won’t get any nasty surprises. Are you as passionate to reduce your overheads as you are about your business? We can cost assess your expenditure and advise on energy saving measures and on looking at your costs, see any areas that you may have been overcharged for – and what’s more , claim money back on your behalf if you have.
I am also affiliated to a major UK utility infrastructure company who are passionate to provide a cost effective solution to any infrastructure project. We can provide an end to end service from in-house design to construction to supply and as an IDNO able to construct private energy networks which saves on time and costs. Also able to provide heat pumps, EV charging points and battery storage either side of the meter.
Is your business future ready? Renewable energy generated on-site is the way forward and we can help you with this. Solar or wind we can build the generation needs for your business to complement your sustainable credentials.
The reasons I wish to be considered to become a member of Brentwood Chamber of Commerce is that I come from outside the area and I am able to do business in any area of the UK. I believe I can add value to current members by my connections I have to further their business.
Also to mine where I can offer them an opportunity to obtain the services I offer at a more cost effective way.
I was introduced to the Chamber by one of your committee members, Sally when I met her at another network event and she made a good case for me to visit the group.
I started Priority Support Services four years ago after my leaving my previous GM role with a large cleaning company in London. My own career in the cleaning and soft services sector began over thirty years ago working on the tools learning the job, from window cleaning to carpet cleaning and everything in between. I then progressed through the management ranks to Board Level Director roles provided services to sectors including retail, health, education, events such as the commonwealth games and Olympics and even MOD and public sector contracts.
I have taken the experience gained throughout my career forward built Priority on it’s foundations, we have grown organically providing cleaning solutions for clients throughout Essex, London and the home counties. Our staff are all directly employed, live local to the contracts they service are uniformed and fully trained via our own unique training program.
|Years in business||4 years (34 years in the Sector)|
|How did you hear about the chamber||Via Brentwood Business Showcase|
|Reasons for joining||I decided to join Brentwood Chamber because we have clients within Brentwood, I feel that membership will help us raise local awareness of our company and I also believe we can offer fellow members our experience and support. I have built my business and reputation on networking, delivering on our promises and referring opportunities to other local businesses whether they are in Brentwood, Chelmsford, Walthamstow or Ealing.|
Having a business expert is like having a best friend and a biggest critic… It’s never easy getting an objective answer from yourself about your own business, whereas your business expert will always say how it is! There’s a reason why 94% of successful business owners use external advice.
As part of our mission to support SME business owners to address key issues, improve results, and kick start growth, Pro-actions host business classes. Our experienced team take pride in equipping SME business owners with the tools they need to develop a successful business.
Pro-actions Business Coaches’ hands-on approach means they can help you clarify your vision, strategy and goals, challenge your thinking, and hold you to account so that you drive your business towards success. They are there to give you real world and personal guidance to help your business grow profitably.
Drawing all of that together is the governance structure than enables you to manage and control your business. If you don’t have a board meeting we’ll encourage you to put a monthly meeting in place, so that you can spend time each month thinking about how the business runs; stepping away from the nitty gritty and focusing on what’s really important.
Your trusted Pro-actions advisor is beside your company as best friend and harshest critic. We help you to put all of this into place and make sure your focus is on the important things that that your data is highlighting. And we aren’t afraid to roll up our sleeves and get involved with hands on support for specific pain points and projects as we progress.
Put simply: we pride ourselves on giving you the help you need to work out what you want from your business and then make it happen. Pro-actions results-focused business coaching provides the support that owner managers of SME businesses need to deliver the outcomes and lifestyles they want.
Electrical Solutions is a growing electrical contracting company, started in 2008 by Stuart Mitchell and Barbara Harland because it was difficult to get a domestic electrician who would turn up and do a good job!
Stuart trained as a domestic installer and since then we have worked our way up to be NICEIC Approved Contractors with an expanding workforce.
We specialise in domestic electrics, servicing many local households and a large amount of letting agents and landlords. As members of Check a Trade we are vetted and appraised regularly by the company and clients.
We also carry out commercial work in smaller industrial outlets, but intend to expand that side of the business as we employ more staff.
We also appreciate the value of being involved in the community and are therefore also members of The Essex Wildlife Trust
My reason for wanting to join the Brentwood Chambers of Commerce is to network with other businesses from slightly outside of our local area. I have begun to appreciate the enormous value of such mutual support, in fact my contact for this application is Sally, an Executive Committee Member, who I met at a networking event.
Pure Rejuvenation was founded in early 2018 by Naomi Jacobs. Naomi first started in the beauty and wellness industry in 2009 when she trained as a beauty therapist where she went onto work for leading cosmetic brands, advising celebrities and 1000’s of consumers on their skin concerns plus providing holistic treatments in London and internationally.
Back in May 2017 Naomi’s first niece Harriet was born via emergency C-section. From first hand account Naomi saw the wonderful love her sister and brother-in-law expressed for their daughter but also the stresses they faced together as they adjusted to becoming a new family. Naomi wanted to be able to help and knew the benefits holistic therapies had for adults but had little knowledge of treatments for babies/infants. This sparked an interest in what she could offer to help her niece with the effect of her birth plus provide support. Naturally she loves performing massages and the benefits for all over wellness plus aiding relief and relaxation. Naomi looked into the benefits massage for babies/infants and discovered baby massage! Very quickly she found a baby massage instructor course and hasn’t looked back.
Naomi now offers baby massage classes in and around Essex including 1:2:1 private sessions for parents in their homes instructing new parents how to massage their own infants, taking away a life skill, gaining all the benefits baby massage has to offer. She also provides a mobile home spa service for new/expectant parents or anyone looking to have a spa experience in the comfort of their home.
The reason I would like to join Brentwood chamber of Commerce is I have plans for Pure Rejuvenation to expand, offering further baby class options, provide corporate bookings for wellness days and retreats. I currently run one of my class in Brentwood and have many clients in the area of Brentwood. I feel being able to connect with local business will provide me the means to expand faster in the community. I have been recommend to Join by a few of the members including Sally.
I look forward to hearing your response.
At Purple Hat Property we know that renting or selling your property can be a headache and stressful, we help you keep them away but working with you every step of the way. We keep you up to date with everything so you are not left in the dark.
Landlords in the Brentwood and surrounding areas – we can offer you a free valuation service and a report of your property including a prioritised list of things that need to be done (if any) as well as other tips and pointers.
We know the importance of keeping your property occupied as much as possible and empty property isn’t bringing in an income for you. If you decide to go ahead we can get your property on the market within 24 hours.
We professionally photograph the property with a professional camera and Ruth has a photographic qualification. We make sure that the photos are an accurate representation of your property.
As well as looking after you and your property, we also look after the tenant. We understand that a looked after tenant will take more care of the property and let us know if there are any issues.
We have several levels of service so you can choose the aspects you need help with. If you would like to have a chat with us to find out how we can help you, give us a call.