Gary Smith

Gary is highly passionate and enthusiastic about the benefits that Mentoring can bring to SME business owners and managers and is acutely aware from his own experiences of the personal, professional and commercial demands placed upon them. He believes in a positive, encouraging and commercial approach to problem solving and the need to recognise and make full use of potential opportunities.

Working with other business people he has seen at first hand the improvements in confidence, self-belief and success that access to challenging but positive support can bring and knows how vital the right mental approach is to achieving your goals and objectives.

Gary began his career in a family business, has experience of partnerships, working alone and the particular pressures experienced by Owner/Managers in the SME sector. He has owned and managed his own manufacturing, marketing and service businesses over the last 30 years and has extensive experience in all aspects of starting, developing and managing SME businesses and the practical knowledge and skills required.

He recognises the power of independent, confidential, non-judgemental and honest feedback and the opportunity he can provide for you to find some space to re-assess where you are and focus on a clear strategic view of the future.

Gary has extensive experience of the small and medium size business sector at all levels and offers a natural empathy, credibility and ability to instinctively understand the particular issues involved in developing a successful business.

He has worked with a number of East Midlands Business support organisations and was actively involved in the East Midlands Development Agency’s (EMDA) highly successful business ‘Mentoring’ (Mentoring for All) programme. In the last 5 years he has supported and advised over 400 established and start-up businesses.

Gary is a SFEDI qualified Business adviser and member of both the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC)

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