I help SMEs and startups to
achieve (seemingly) impossible things
Growth & Strategy Consultant
Some recent career highlights:
Secured innovation grants for clients impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Grew an established business by 260% in 3 months by optimising sales & marketing.
Tripled the turnover of a stagnant company in a challenging industry within 6 months.
Grew a struggling startup by 1800% with aggressive pricing strategies.
⭑ Growth strategy ⭑ Business development ⭑ Project management ⭑
Sales & marketing improvement ⭑ Innovation & disruption ⭑ Funding & grants
Based in Edinburgh.
Available for freelance, contract or consulting projects UK-wide.
Angus is extraordinarily competitive and incredibly knowledgeable.
He seemed to breeze through complex challenges and the results he has produced have been outstanding!
So...what do I do?
The short version?
I look for opportunities and the best way to profit from them.
And I identify problems and work out the best ways to solve them.
The not-so-short version...
I create and execute strategies to help small-medium businesses to be more competitive, innovative and relevant.
I have a strong ability to spot hidden opportunities and my unique methodology ensures that even the most ambitious growth plans can be strategised, tested and executed quickly with limited resources.
Since 2004, I have been hired by businesses of all sizes to help them achieve aggressive or competitive growth from initial concepts and ideas through to market testing, project management and execution.
Working as a contractor, freelancer or consultant, I've helped over 250 businesses to become more competitive, innovative and relevant. Along the way, I've also bought/started and sold multiple successful businesses of my own.
What I offer
Tailored services for businesses from £0-15m turnover
Tailored consulting programs to achieve aggressive but realistic business growth.
Fixed-term projects to tackle short/medium-term challenges.
Strategic action plans
Hand-crafted project plans to help you and your team work towards business growth.
Ongoing analysis and reporting of business performance with tailored improvement advice.
Advice & support
Phone, video and email support whenever you need it.
Individual or group sessions to address challenges or maximise opportunities.
I love working with Angus. He has an inspiring way of crafting new business ideas that we had never considered and turning them into profitable outcomes.
I would not hesitate to recommend Angus' services to other businesses.
A few highlights from my recent work
Worked with multiple government bodies to create economic development strategies to support various business sectors through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Introduced multiple commercial routes for a software startup, increasing its potential scalability by 1700%.
Secured innovation grant funding to finance growth projects for a group of Edinburgh-based companies impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
Bought a loss-making publishing company and increased its profitability by 650% within 14 months.
Bought a struggling creative agency and multiplied its turnover by 18x within 18 months.
Achieved 320% growth within 6 months for a healthcare company who had been stagnant for 9 years.
Freelance growth strategist
2004 - present
Worked with more than 250 startups and small/medium businesses to introduce innovative ways to achieve competitive, realistic growth.
Chief Commercial Officer
2018 - present
Developing and executing end-to-end strategies, providing routes to market for a variety of solutions for the care sector.
2018 - 2019
Bought a loss-making lifestyle magazine and increased the value by 650% within 18 months before selling for substantial profit.
2016 - 2018
Developed and managed a network of freelancers in the capacity of a business growth agency.
2014 - 2016
Bought a struggling creative agency catering to a budget-conscious market. Overhauled the business model and pricing strategy after acquiring the company leading to an 1800% increase in turnover within two years.
Director of Strategy
2012 - 2014
Joined a stagnant homecare agency and overhauled business practices with subsequent repercussions throughout the sector, resulting in a 400% growth within 12 months.
Head of Sales & Negotiations
2010 - 2012
Lead negotiations on automotive finance with some of the world's largest manufacturers and finance organisations.
2007 - 2010
Worked with numerous multinational organisations to improve the performance of sales and marketing teams.
Angus' guidance and support has been more than effective in our development - it has been invaluable.
I cannot recommend Angus highly enough. He has a talent and foresight that I have come to rely on.