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RIDO Business Adviser in Britain's Top Ten

posted 9 Feb 2015, 05:30 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 10 Mar 2015, 08:56 ]
Our congratulations to Martyn Benson, Business Start-up Adviser at Rotherham Investment & Development Office (RiDO) - he's recently been named as as one of the UK’s top 10 business advisers as part of the Top 50 Business Advisers awards.

Martyn offers all-round start-up business advice to help local early stage entrepreneurs in the Rotherham area and he was chosen from hundreds of advisers from around the UK; recognised for his long standing commitment to the sector over 14 years.

Small business network Enterprise Nation asked businesses to nominate an adviser that had helped them to build and grow a sustainable business. The awards, which set out to highlight the work done being the scenes by experts helping Britain's army of small businesses to build and grow, revealed a rich vein of dedicated supporters for the UK's expanding entrepreneurial culture.

Emma Jones, founder of Enterprise Nation said: “These business advisers are the unsung heroes behind Britain’s booming small business culture.

The awards have uncovered some incredible work that has helped fledgling firms take steps towards sustainability and growth by taking a strategic look at their business.

“Research shows that those firms that take advice do better than those that don’t – and it stands to reason that good advice can help avoid some of the damaging, early mistakes entrepreneurs can make that can often force them to give up.

“Thanks to the Government’s £30m Growth Voucher initiative, there is now an increasing interest in taking strategic advice to overcome some of these behavioural barriers and unlock growth potential.

“The awards were designed to show this important work in action, in order to help more start-ups and small firms find out about the benefits of taking advice.”