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Practical planning for business success

Without a business and profit plan, you are unlikely to have clearly defined goals and have the requisite challenge and accountability for achieving success.

Business Planning overview

When did you last stand back and really think about what you’re doing, the direction you’re heading in, and whether it’s the best way forward for your business?

If you’ve set up a business, it’s probably because you’re passionate about what you do, and believe you have something unique or better to offer than your competitors.

Whilst this passion helps you set the vision for your business, planning how you’re going to achieve success can be more challenging.

Which is where Empiric Partners can help.

Profit Planning overview

Growth does not necessarily lead to higher profits, but a profit plan will guarantee that it will. So ask about our Profit Plan service if you are keen to ensure you maximise your growth and achieve the best possible returns.

Did you know that 20% of your customers will probably be generating 80% of your profits. We help you identify the customers that matter most to your business.

Does working in your business, prevent you from working on your business? We help you complete growth tasks, rather than just adding to your to-do list.

As a result, Empiric Partners can help you to complete tasks effectively and plug gaps, not just tell you what you already know.

Learn more about our Profit Planning Programme

Proven track record of high growth – Access to expert partners – Practical help that works!

We support you to identify your goals and develop a plan that focuses on
activities which deliver success.


Identifying where your ‘edge’ and advantage lies, and where you may be exposed to competition from others.


Setting actions which address the areas where there’s potential for operational improvement.


Identifying the resources needed to achieve your goals, so you have everything in place to build success.


Allocating responsibility for actions, so everyone understands what their contribution needs to be.


Agreeing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to help you measure how you’re progressing.


Applying for finance, grants or equity funding and preparing supporting documentation.


Improving your sales strategy and winning more work and tenders.

We build business resilience into everything we do for you…

…which addresses fundamental issues such as emergency contingencies, customer confidence, levels of risk, cost management, ROI, reputational issues, non-compliance, and much, much more.

It’s all too easy to become busy working in your business, rather than on it.

Let us support you to implement the strategies and action which will drive your business forward towards prosperity and growth.

For a no-obligation chat, contact our business planning team today

Mike Duff, Business Strategist

+44 (0)1256 338 440


Your Empiric Partners

Mike Duff

Profit planning, business strategy,
coaching & mentoring

Ian Cross

Strategic analysis, strategic development & business planning

David Butler

Strategic analysis, strategic development & business planning

What our clients say

“ We reached the stage in our company’s growth where we needed to appoint a new IT supplier, but lacked the time to research the market and find the right solution. Empiric Partners assessed our needs and took on the task of finding suitable companies. They carried out a market review of several potential suppliers, carefully evaluating them to ensure they were capable of meeting our requirements. They then recommended two very competent companies to us, supporting us as we made the final decision.

We would never have found the time to carry out this due diligence and working with Empiric Partners meant that they successfully took on this task whilst we continued to grow our business. We are very pleased with the results and would have no hesitation in recommending their services to other growing companies. ”


“ I was introduced to Mike at a crossroads within the business and in my life. Mike has assisted me in these decisions from day 1 and over the last 3 years. During this time, Mike has provided regular, continuous support to the business; advising, coaching, sign-posting and offering game-changing insights and perspectives. Despite the unique challenges faced over the last few years, we have achieved a doubling in size of the business and we have already secured contracts that are set to further increase the business turnover by 100% again over the next 12 months! ”

Tom Clark Eazy Garden Ltd
Tom Clark

“We are delighted with the work Peter has done for us; he is efficient and easy to work with. As a result, he made it easier and quicker for us to attain Cyber Essentials Plus certification. We also used Peter to prepare our company for GDPR compliance; and have no hesitation in recommending him to any business which needs support with cyber security or wishes to become Cyber Essentials Certified.”

Paul Horseman  Flex Information Technology Ltd.
Paul Horseman

“Empiric Partners helped us raise start-up funding at a critical time in our business growth cycle and remain engaged to help us succeed.  As a direct result of their help we have been able to secure orders which are taking the company to the next level”

Mark Geldart DJM Designs Ltd
Mark Geldart

“With an expanding business to handle, I knew that it would benefit from a GDPR compliance review but I was too busy undertake it myself.

He had sufficient information from me to create all the required compliance documents for the business and made a number of recommendations for changes to my business processes.

Peter is familiar with small businesses and I consider that his GDPR and Cyber Security support services, together with his commercial approach would add significant value to business owners”

Ralph Savage DRS Business Solutions LTD
Ralph Savage

“Mike Duff is very good and helpful to us a company, recommending and advising. Mike has become a great member of our team and I would recommend him to anyone”

WIlliam Savin Ajax Machine Tools Ltd
WIlliam Savin

“Known Mike for some time, find him to be focused, getting down to key points of business direction and requirements quickly and succinctly”

Philip Maddox  Leafield Environment
Philip Maddox

“Mike is a very professional businessman with a great deal of knowledge running a successful business, especially finances and budgeting”

Mark Brett-Finsh BOFA International Ltd
Mark Brett-Finsh

“We started the process of achieving Cyber Essentials accreditation as part of our security strategy. Empiric Partners managed the process smoothly and efficiently, explaining all the facts clearly. A great service and we’re delighted with the result”

Iain Bell  Minted Box Ltd
Iain Bell

“I have known David for over 18 years now as we both worked for a global medical device company together. In 2010 I formed my own company Vesica Urology Ltd. Recently I required some additional help and expertise on some projects and David has helped me enormously working with me to see these to completion. David is a superb industry leader and has significant business skills. I would strongly recommend David for any company or individual who may need additional support and advice.”

Adrian English  Vesica Urology Ltd
 Adrian English

“I had the pleasure of working with David during my first 3 years with Amoena, throughout that time he always provided me with sound judgement and was willing to share his vast knowledge of the medical products industry. A responsible strategist with a very strong problem solving skills.”

Phil Banton  Amoena (UK) Ltd
 Phil Banton

“Tony Cross has provided strategic and technical support to The Wilky Group over a number of years and plays an important role as part of our trusted consultancy team. He has offered timely advice on a range of issues and a highly responsive service which provides our Directors with the confidence to move our business forward. I can recommend Tony for his integrity, experience and good humour in the face of the challenges we often throw his way.”

Sally J Fish BSc MRICS  The Wilky Group Ltd
 Sally J Fish BSc MRICS

“Just wanted to say thanks to Mike Duff so much for his advice and ideas. I’d absolutely recommend him to anyone who needed business advice in the future.”

Kate  Lady Kate Haulage

“Tangent Link hired Peter Elliot of Empiric Partners to assist with the development and implementation of our GDPR and Information Security policies.  Peter was very professional and efficient in his approach and broke down the tasks to be carried out into manageable chunks.  He made what we thought was a complex project seem easy due to his knowledge and expertise.  We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to other companies requiring similar services.”

Diane Carty Finance Manager  Tangent Link Ltd
 Diane Carty  Finance Manager

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