Tell us a little about who you are and what you do...

Hi, I'm Gillian Middleton, owner at Branch Business Services, specialising in Business Start-up, Growth and Training. I offer Business support to help a business start-up, sustain and grow.  Working with the business to identify a programme of support in three main areas:

• Strategic management – supporting the Business to develop a strategic plan for start-up and growth.

• Operations management – bespoke support to increase efficiencies within the operations process.

• Workforce development – bespoke support from identifying skills needed, staff recruitment, induction process, training and developing new and existing staff at all levels.  Also, ICT training – develop and delivery bespoke end user training.

What does success mean to you, right now?

Enjoying what I do for a living.

What do you love about what you do?

I love seeing the result of working with my clients, watching their businesses thrive, seeing the realisation in their eyes when they have learnt something new that they can use in their business.

What do you find most challenging?

Trying to fit in work, family and own time. Switching off when I do have time to myself.

What's your biggest achievement(s) to date?

Building my business via work of mouth this tells me my customers are happy with my service.

What are your hopes and dreams for future success and happiness?

To be able to continue working with my wonderful clients and play a part in their success.

What's your best piece of advice for others wanting to feel more successful?

Success has many different forms; do what makes you happy, do your best, be your best and success will come.

Anything else you’d like to add?

I am always happy to have a coffee and chat.

Written by Gillian Middleton

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