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share December 03, 2021Posted by: Helen

David Sudworth - Mr Soot

David Sudworth, owner and founder of Mr Soot, joined the EnterprisingYou business growth programme in March 2020. David is the director and owner of a Chimney Sweeping business and worked with business coach, Adam Butler, over a period of 6 months. David’s aim of the programme was to look for support in ways to grow his business.

As part of the EnterprisingYou programme, David accessed training and personal development with a view to refreshing some of his marketing skills. David was also matched with a business mentor, who supported him in growing his business.

David felt that he benefited most from the support offered by the business coach, and he gained a lot from the conversations discussing ideas of how he could grow his business. He welcomed that the business coach had real life business experience and was relatable.

Offering a professional and reliable service and putting the customer at the heart of everything he does, David wants to differentiate his business from the stereotypical view people may have of tradespeople. He also offers advice around the environmental considerations of using a stove and fire, where he dispels some of the myths around these.

Since joining the programme, David’s business has really taken off and he has expanded his business to include the recruitment of 2 permanent staff and a booking team. He has extended his reach into other areas as well to include Liverpool, Widnes, Sefton, Chorley and some parts Cheshire.

EnterprisingYou Business Coach, Adam Butler said….

“For me David really benefited from the regular open dialogue that we had. We regularly spoke about ways he could expand his business and about the merits/challenges of subjects including franchising, taking on commercial work, online bookings, and the recruitment of staff. I got the sense that David liked the fact I was a former business owner myself and understood the challenges he faced. David has an enquiring and inquisitive mind, which has subsequently transferred to the sound commercial decisions he has taken to expand his business”.

David said: “I really enjoyed being on the EnterprisingYou business growth programme and want to thank Adam for his invaluable assistance and guidance.

“Being a business owner has many challenges, but being able to discuss them with Adam was very helpful. Being on the programme has certainly helped the business to move forward. We have recruited staff, gone VAT registered, and expanded into new areas. As a result, we are now one of the fastest growing chimney sweeping, inspecting, and testing businesses in the UK.”

Learn more about the EnterprisingYou programme here.

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share December 03, 2021Posted by: Helen