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AUTUS is the Latin noun for GROWTH

  • What gets measured… gets done!
  • Maximising the value of your business, find the team to 'take the business forward' and then step back and let them do it ...!
  • “…gain all the good experience, then if it still feels right start up your own venture, it’s about survival at the end of the day”
  • “…everybody needs a coach… every famous athlete, every famous performer has somebody who’s a coach" Eric Schmidt, CEO, Google
  • Spending time, lots of time, creating the ‘Business Plan’ is something that everyone talks about but only successful people do!

At AUTUS we work with imaginative, exciting and focused entrepreneurs, helping to maximise the value of their businesses. We believe all businesses should be committed to commercial excellence. Whether it is raising funds, improving internal processes and resources, research and planning for a new business or growing an existing one, focus on your customers as it’s only by meeting their expectations will you achieve long-term success.

New Ventures...

So you think you have a great business idea? Before the initial surge of adrenaline has you charging off into the unknown, talk to us! We’re confident you’ll find that the ‘mental punchbag’ service we can offer is invaluable in developing your ideas into the best possible start for your new venture.

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Let us support you. Together we can ensure that your business is on a stable footing. Don't spend your time stopping the wheels falling off - with our help you can stay focused on strengthening existing business and growth.

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You’re sure you could be doing better than this. The question is how? Help us get to know you, your product and your people, and we will work with you to find the right answer for your business, delivering clear, measurable results.

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Exit Strategy...

Whether you are looking to restructure your business to release funds, start taking a ‘step back’ or retire completely – we can help you review your options. We can put in place the necessary support to make sure that you maximise the value of your business.

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Board support...

Everyone knows about the role that 'The Board' plays in a larger organisation, but SMEs can gain huge benefits from having an external presence providing, in equal measure, challenge and support. Bringing a Non-Executive Director (NED) in to your business can bring rewards far beyond the cost.

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Funded Support

You want to grow your business and need help doing it, but how can you afford it? Help is at hand! Talk to us about Government support aimed at small and medium sized businesses like yours.
The Growth Accelerator programme and European Regional Development Fund enable you access to high quality, low cost coaching and mentoring support.
As an accredited and approved High Growth Coach for these schemes, Autus Director Daniel Thomas can help you both access this funding and more importantly grow your business.
If you want to grow through exporting we can help point in the right direction of subsidised help from the UKTi. Learn More →

  • “Dan has an usual blend of qualities - a clear incisive mind, good aesthetic judgment and the ability to know when something isn't working and when it's time to stop, make a decision and change direction. People often value 'drive' too highly; knowing when to come off the gas is a depressingly rare trait in my experience. In addition he is both good humoured and a pleasure to work with. I recommend him very highly."John Matchett, Owner, SJM Photographic, Bristol
  • We hired Daniel as a consultant to our business, to provide additional senior management expertise. He has provided excellent assistance in the areas of strategy, global account management, administrative processes, and structure. He continues in that role with our Company.Ross Kennedy, CEO, QHi-Group Ltd, Harpenden.
  • Being a SME, we had been burnt in the past with consultants charging high fees for little results.  After meeting Dan through the GrowthAccelerator programme our faith was quickly restored that there are actually professionals out there that can help push your business forward.  Working with Dan has been a breath of fresh air, my business partner and I are now extremely focused and moving our business forward in the direction we want it to go.Felicity Griffiths, Director, , CHB Global Limited
  •   “...he is pro-active in his approach and communicates well with suppliers, colleagues and clients. He is always keen to understand the requirement and looks to consider other solutions that may provide better performance or are more economic. He is a pleasure to work and I would recommend him to others.”Robert Thorogood, , Chief Technical Officer, hurleypalmerflatt, London.
  • Diane is one of the best commercial managers I have worked with - always on the ball, aligned to customer needs and wants and therefore very effective in finding mutually beneficial solutions. Her wide ranging cross functional experience and insight means that all angles are covered.Michaela Jarvis, Category Marketing Controller, UNIQ plc, Swindon.