About ISSBA Assist

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ISSBA has always been committed to supporting the local business community and our newissba-assist5A member benefit takes that support to a new level.

Entrepreneurs have the ideas to start businesses or existing business owners want to expand or develop their businesses .....but where do they get advice on the ever increasingly complex business world we live in? ISSBA Assist is there to provide a solution.

ISSBA Assist will provide each ISSBA member with half an hour telephone or email support free of charge from a panel of experienced, trusted professionals.

If you are an ISSBA member and would like to request assistance, please do so via the free ISSBA app (click here to download). Alternatively you can contact us on mail@issba.co.uk.

ISSBA Assist is offered in accordance with our terms and conditions which can be viewed here.

Find out more about our panel of experts below:

Insurance – Andrew Thompson & Associates
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AT&A was established in 2010 to provide insurance and risk services to ambitious businesses.

Our clients share one common trait: entrepreneurship. They are all fighting hard to grow through innovation, excellent customer service, and good old-fashioned hard graft.

We know that our clients don’t just want a corporate insurance broker; they want a champion. They want someone who helps structure the right insurance programme, who fights their corner on premium negotiations and claims settlement and knows that we won’t take them for granted. That’s what we’re here for.

 

HR – Kingfisher HR

kingfisher hr Print July 2014 blue swishKingfisher HR is a specialist Human Resources and Employment Law outsourcing consultancy located in Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk. Serving clients nationwide. The Company was founded by Charlotte Johns, a qualified Barrister and Employment Solicitor with over 15 years employment law experience.

Many of our clients contact us for assistance because they are experiencing problems with their employees, employment law compliance, keeping up to date with human resources developments and managing general HR issues. Our aim is to provide clients with cost effective, accessible HR and Employment Law advice.

 

Health & Safety - Andrew Peck Safety Solutions Ltd
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Andrew Peck Safety Solutions provides a bespoke Health and Safety advisory consultancy service, giving organisations the practical support that they need to protect their personnel and assets, thereby ensuring compliance with current legislation.

Andrew believes in providing practical resolutions, working with (not dictating to!) an organisation ensuring their relevant solutions are workable, appropriate and affordable.

 

Accountancy – Larking Gowen
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There are many matters to consider when starting any sort of business and we work closely with many new entrepreneurs to do just that. It is very important that businesses are set up correctly in terms of structure, business planning, finance and taxes, to mention just a few key areas; getting it wrong could cause an otherwise successful enterprise to fail. At Larking Gowen, we support businesses of all sizes throughout East Anglia with impartial opinion, expert advice and a friendly approach. We’ve helped hundreds of firms start, grow and thrive, and we can do the same for you.

 

IT – React Computer Partnership
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React Computer Partnership offers advice and support services for all levels of IT Infrastructure.

We tailor IT systems to meet the specific workflow, business processes and quality management requirements of each individual customer.

We can offer guidance on both cloud and on premise systems, and we will uses a combination of technical expertise and business experience to try to save you time.

 

Marketing – Spartan Consultants
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We strongly believe that marketing is one of the most important activities of any successful business. Marketing is the process of developing an understanding of your customers in order to gauge what products or services will be of interest to them and then putting a strategy in place to get the right message across to the right people in order to attract customers, sell to them and then retain their loyalty. When done in the right way, marketing should make sales much easier. Spartan Consultants can help with all areas of marketing from research and planning through to executing campaigns and writing copy for websites, press releases etc.

 

Legal Services – Jackamans Solicitors

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Jackamans’ highly skilled lawyers will be happy to advise you on a wide range of legal matters including commercial and commercial property, wills and probate, residential conveyancing, dispute resolution, personal injury and employment law from the side of both the employer and employee.

 

Websites/SEO/Mobile Apps – PC Futures Ltd
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PC Futures is a digital marketing and IT agency that spends time with its clients to give them the best route to market with technology. We provide web design, SEO, mobile apps, advice and support to a range of businesses around East Anglia. We are capable of providing the graphics, technology and anything your business needs to get business online, found and understood. In the digital age we have found a niche helping business owners sell on Amazon and other platforms and provided expert advice to avoid new businesses and growing ones from making IT mistakes.

 

Event Management – Boleyn Events
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We are a dedicated Events and PR company located in Suffolk. With many years’ experience, and our professional team of Events Coordinators, Public Relations and Digital Marketing experts, we work alongside the most prestigious organisations within our county, and are the only choice for a truly sensational event.

 

PR – Millriver Publicity

millriver-new-logo1 smallSonia has a wealth of experience in the media industry, both locally and nationally. Having managed the Suffolk Business Magazine and working for The Archant Media Group in East Anglia. Sonia has also worked as a Marketing Manager for BT and Volvo UK, and holds a degree in Business and Marketing and an Institute of Management qualification. Sonia has owned Millriver Publicity for 12 years.

 

Business Advice – Sales Masters Guild
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With 9 years of experience helping business owners to develop the full potential of their businesses, James is available to help with start-ups, turnarounds and businesses keen to grow.

 

 

Brand Strategy – Double S Design

Double S DesignWith over 25 years design experience, Double S Design understands the importance of a professionally created logo plus how the logo and other parts of your brand impact on public perceptions. A logo alone is not ‘the brand’ – your brand is your identity seen as a whole, including colours, fonts, logo position and size. We can develop a complete identity for your company, consistency is the key online and in print and we will ensure that your brand from the layout, to colour and font choice is mirrored throughout your organisation.

 

Social Media – Measured Brilliance

Measured Brilliance Logo smallWith over 20 years experience in sales and marketing and an aptitude for talking (a lot) Sam Parnell has a passion for social media and a great belief in it’s ability to help business growth. Sam runs Measured Brilliance and trains businesses how to optimise their work on social media then how to measure the effectiveness of that work to help target marketing budgets. Specialising in teaching novices and beginners as well as tech enthusiasts, Sam runs a free-to-attend monthly meet up called SIMS which offers digital skills for small businesses and is open to all.