Increasing demand for experienced business advisors has driven the opening of two new local groups by UK Business Advisors (UKBA). The first is based in East Anglia and is called Eastern Region Business Advisors (ERBA). The second in Yorkshire and Humberside and is called Yorks & Humber Business Advisors (YHBA).
Like the existing BA groups, all their advisors are experienced business people who also run their own businesses, and are thus in a prime position to advise other Managing Directors and Owners. This demand has been emphasised in recently with the statement from BIS that they “have been repeatedly told by business owners that the advice they value most comes from other experienced business people.” **
With their formation there are now 11 local UKBA groups round the UK who are focused on helping the SME sector in their particular region. These are supported by 3 other specialist groups addressing the issues of Financial Support, Business Turnaround and Manufacturing in the South East.
Brian Dash, Chairman of UKBA Business Advisors, said “We are really pleased to announce the opening of these two groups. We focus on the small and medium sector which is often forgotten when it comes to business help, but who are in fact the powerhouse of the economy, and the sector that the government is looking to for increasing employment. All our help is provided by real business people who have been there, done it, and will roll their sleeves up to provide real practical help for the MDs”.