Strategic Business Planning

With 30 years’ experience in the private and third sectors, Mary has the insight to quickly – and objectively - assess your business. She will then work with you to identify and implement the key strategic goals which will take your business to the next level.

Retained latterly as a Senior Relationship Manager in the banking sector, Mary understands first-hand the issues and challenges faced by employers when it comes to managing staff, targets, deadlines and finance, and can act as a confidential and impartial sounding board to help you clarify your next direction, including succession planning.

Highly organised, Mary can devise and implement procedures to help streamline your company’s work processes, increasing workforce efficiency and productivity.

Financial Planning

A Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland, Mary spent much of her banking career analysing business plans to assess the suitability of businesses from all sectors to receive lending. She can apply this knowledge to your financial business plan to help you quickly secure lending or identify investment opportunities.

Retained as a business consultant for John Home Wealth Management, a Partner Practice of St James’s Place Wealth Management, Mary can effect an introduction to a Highland based financial adviser offering a bespoke personal service, providing face to face advice with the support of a FTSE 100 company.

John Home Wealth Management specialises in providing high quality financial advice on a range of matters including business financial planning, pensions, tailored insurance programme to protect your business from a wide range of risks (e.g. ensuring appropriate cover in place should a director be seriously ill); tax reliefs and personal financial planning. 

You brought much needed business support into my business, it’s sometimes tough when the only perspective we have is our own! You also very quickly helped me clarify my thoughts and ideas and helped me form a structure for the business. You were hands on and worked hard – together with me. That was a big plus, filling in the gaps where I had weaknesses. 

Dawn Breslin, The Harmonizing Academy

Management Support

If there’s a project that you need delivered or a contained management task you need to delegate, but the skills or qualified personnel are temporarily lacking from your organisation, the chances are that Mary can step in. For example, you would like to update your business website or marketing strategy, but don’t have the capacity to spend the necessary time liaising with the web designer and/or marketing consultant. Mary can manage that project on your behalf. Once she has ascertained your requirements she can liaise with the appropriate professionals to ensure your objectives are achieved, reporting back to you only as necessary, thereby saving you valuable time and headspace.

A confident, warm and articulate communicator, Mary is happy to act as an ambassador for your organisation, whether representing your interests in the public arena, or speaking on behalf of your business at trade fairs, conferences and networking events.