Current Members

Martin Wood

MD @ Pixel Labs LTD

2 Silver Walk, Leicester LE1 5EW

Seat Occupied: Marketing

Contact: 0116 319 1017

A leading web design agency in Leicester. At Pixel Labs, creating new and exciting things is what gets us up in the morning and what keeps us working late into the night. The enthusiasm, experience and talent we invest into our projects is unrivalled. 

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Peter Benson

Director @ L&P Benson Ltd

82 Nottingham Road, Gotham, Notts, NG11 0HG

Seat Occupied: Insurance Broker

Contact: 01509 686204

We like businesses to concentrate on what they do whilst we help them arrange their necessary insurance, whether that be property insurance, employers’ and public liability, professional indemnity, or other areas of insurance that may be needed. We also help individuals with their home insurance, buildings and contents, and personal possessions. Importantly, we are always there to help with claims that may need to be made by our clients. We never charge for an initial meeting!

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Graham Bettany

Director @ Bettany Fire

20 Kingfisher Road, Mountsorrel, Leicestershire, LE12 7FG

Seat Occupied: Fire and Security Practitioner

Contact: 0116 478 0660

We are a fire safety and integrated security business that’s owned and run by fire safety professionals. Certified by leading industry training organisations, we design fire and safety systems, share knowledge as training advocates, provide fire and safety reports and perform risk assessments to help commercial premises and businesses sensibly, affordably and practically achieve the necessary safety standards.

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Patrick Burge

Director @ Smorgasbord Startup Services

76 Main Street, Normanton on Soar, Leics, LE12 5HB

Seat Occupied: Startup Services

Contact: 07977 984001

We help new and established companies fill the gaps in business knowledge or skills with our no-nonsense, affordable advice, products and services. For newer businesses, people with a business idea or people buying a business, we are able to give free business planning and cashflow advice for funding up to £100,000 through the Government Startup Loan Programme. For more established businesses, we help you to get customers, cash, and strategy by putting in place the things you need to meet your ambitions.

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Roger Timms

Managing Director @ C J Timms Electrical Services

Potential Place, 415 Cotmanhay Road, Ilkeston, Derby, DE7 8HU

Seat Occupied: Electrical Contractor

Contact: 01159 440 594

C J Timms Electrical Services are a proactive, NIC EIC approved electrical contracting company who help businesses to plan, install, maintain and repair their electrical and data installations. With over 25 years of experience working in the commercial, industrial and manufacturing sectors, we understand our customers’ ever-developing needs and therefore strive to keep up with technological changes whilst at the same time still retaining the traditional values of reliability, honesty and trustworthiness that make us who we are.

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Roger Harrison

Managing Director @ R.P.Harrison Property Maintenance Ltd

19 Melbreak Avenue, Loughborough, Leics, LE11 3PJ

Seat Occupied: Property Maintenance

Contact: 07714439489

RPH Property Maintenance is a single-operator business based in Loughborough. Mainly covering the Charnwood area, RPH offers a range of property services and carries out general maintenance to interior, exterior and grounds of domestic and commercial premises.

James Pegg

Managing Director @ SolidPoint

Marble Hall, 80 Nightingale Road, Derby, DE24 8BF

Seat Occupied: Surveyor

Contact: 01332 898350

We are specialist surveyors who utilise the latest technologies to deliver accurate measured information. We pride ourselves in that all of the information collected on site is processed in our own offices by our well trained, qualified team who have many years experience in construction design and surveying. This enables us to deliver the quality expected by any designer.

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Mark Paul

Director @ Business Solutions (Midlands) Ltd

44 Fabian Crescent, Shirley, Solihull, B90 2AA

Seat Occupied: Research and Development Tax Credits Specialists

Contact: 07896 115003

Business Solutions (Midlands) Ltd are an independent consultancy, comprising engineers, scientists and business analysts who, together, have over 60 years of experience working for SMEs, universities and regional funding agencies. Our primary focus is providing expert advice to our clients on maximising their research and development tax credit claims, in order to ensure that they take full advantage of business tax relief available to them. To date, we have successfully claimed back over £4.5m in R&D tax credits.

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John Bennett

Director @ Bennett Engineering Design Solutions Ltd

Unit 27, Loughborough Technology Centre, Epinal Way, Loughborough, Leics, LE11 3GE

Seat Occupied: Engineering Design

Contact: 01509 363060

Bennett Engineering are a dedicated team of practical design engineering experts. Our clients rely on us to provide honest opinions and real-world solutions adapted to their specific challenge. We offer a range of specialist services and our extensive experience of working in a variety of industries ensures, no matter the complexity of your design challenge, mean our skills can provide you with practical designs that are ready for manufacture.

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Kirsti Williams

Architectural Designer @ West Hart Partnership Ltd

West Hart, 5 Aldergate, Tamworth, B79 7DJ

Seat Occupied: Architects

Contact: 07984581689 / 01827 67123

Passionate about architecture and the spaces they create, West Hart Partnership is a Midlands-based RIBA chartered architects practice with over 15 years of experience across many sectors, with a particular specialism in healthcare. Adding value through good design, West Hart have established an individual design approach which results in functional, flexible, and sustainable buildings.

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Andy Barton

Director @ Catalystica Ltd

Regus House, Herald Way, Pegasus Business Park, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, DE74 2TZ

Seat Occupied: Sales & Marketing Technology

Contact: 01530 543024 / 07780 605068

As a technology-led sales and marketing agency, Catalystica is laser-focused on delivering results. Providing industry-leading products, advice and implementation services to both B2B and B2C companies, they specialise in a variety of digital solutions to help businesses to grow. Unlike typical agencies or consultancy firms, Catalystica don’t just compile reports but are real problem solvers who roll up their sleeves get stuck in to help customers generate more leads, convert more orders, and process them more efficiently.

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Peter Mayes

Guru Sahib - Director @ Samosa Wallah

36 The Uplands, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Seat Occupied: Food Manufacture/Distribution

Contact: 07854 478458

With a light pastry and rammed with fresh ingredients, nothing is tastier or has more kick than Samosa Wallah freshly fried samosas. Founded on a passion for family-made, tasty samosas, Samosa Wallah are proudly made with love using only the best ingredients. You can find these super tasty samosas being served at markets, parties, wedding receptions and live music events across the UK.

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Anna Brocklehurst

@ Charnwood Accountants and Business Advisors LLP

The Point, Granite Way, Mountsorrel, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 7TZ

Seat Occupied: Accountants & Business Advisors

Contact: 01509 621833

We are one of the region’s leading independent firms of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors. Our unique approach to accountancy and taxation means that our clients benefit from truly exceptional advice. No matter what type of business you’re running, we have the tools and the expertise to help!

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Laurence Duncan

Business Coach @ Action Coach

Maple Suite, Beacon House, 10 Forest Road, Loughborough, Leic. LE11 3NP

Seat Occupied: Business Coaching

Contact: 01509 264054

With the right tools, the right attitude and an open mind you can get the results you want and build a long lasting, profitable and sustainable business. As with any good coach, I will have high expectations of you and hold you to account. In return, you can expect the same level of commitment from me.

Marcus Harrison

Director @ Funding MatchMakers

The Business Lounge, Derby Conference Centre, London Road, Derby, DE24 8UX

Seat Occupied: Business Funding Streams

Contact: 07935 992725

Funding MatchMakers deals with grants across the UK, including areas such as broadband, innovation, technology, energy, renovations and general services. Looking at ways of financing projects to achieve maximum efficiency in terms of your cash flow from the grant funding, we always aim to make your project cash flow positive as soon as we possibly can. Our clients also benefit from our extensive network of referral partners, from high street banks to individual finance brokers.

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Philip Wort

Independent Financial Adviser @ CDG Financial Services

64 Castle Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 1FN

Seat Occupied: Independent Financial Adviser

Contact: 0115 9771155

Based in Nottingham, CDG Financial Services are one of the East Midlands’ leading retirement and mortgage specialists. Our highly experienced team offers advice on a wide range of topics including pensions, annuities, investments and mortgages.

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Mike Ellerby

Director @ LRB Consulting Ltd

19 The Office Village, North Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1QJ

Seat Occupied: Health & Safety

Contact: 01509 550023

LRB Consulting Limited are health and safety consultants based in Loughborough. They are one of the UK’s best independent health and safety consultants and have an enviable reputation for delivering high-quality health and safety consultancy services and training for businesses and organisations located all across the UK.

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Steve Black

Non Executive Director @ Blueprint Interiors Ltd

WorkLife Central, The Quarterdeck, Ivanhoe Business Park, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire , LE65 2AB

Seat Occupied: Commercial Office Refurb

Contact: 01530 223111

Blueprint Interiors design, plan, fit out and furnish commercial premises. Our unique 4 stage process means you can use our experience to help you achieve efficient team interaction, staff welfare and comfort in your workspace. We can advise you on how to make best use of technology to improve communication, and ensure your offices reflect your brand image and values. Because we can manage a project from start to finish you can concentrate on running your business, confident that we will transform the ideas and vision we have helped you develop into a practical reality.

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Tim Rookes

Director @ True MSP Ltd

Birlea Way, West Meadow Rise, Castle DoningtonDerbyshire, DE74 2HL

Seat Occupied: IT Support

Contact: 01332 948600

True MSP Limited is a forward-thinking and innovative Managed Services Provider delivering effective and reliable IT solutions to a diverse client base. Located in the East Midlands and servicing the wider UK, our customers include financial service organisations, manufacturing companies, charities and businesses with multiple sites across the country. We offer director-level strategic advice to all our clients and partner with industry leading vendors, so we don't just support your organisation, we guide you through the whole IT journey from start to finish. 

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