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Coaching & Mentoring

Our unique approach to coaching & mentoring empowers you to take your business from where it is now to where you want it to be, even in tough times.

Advice from Experience

Tap into our team of senior executives for coaching & mentoring support: it gives you Director level knowledge, experience and insights to draw on, all for a fraction of the cost.


7 Partners you can work with, who support you individually or as part of your Empiric team


A network of 200+ specialists, so you can bring us almost any issue and we’ll find you a solution


We care more about doing a good job for you than making a quick sale

Our coaches work with you to deliver solutions specifically tailored to your business and your specific circumstances.

Immediate guidance to help you… avoid pitfalls, save time, save money, resolve pressing issues, gain funding or finance, build the foundations to move forward.

Longer-term support to… address root-cause issues, create an effective business plan, implement greater efficiencies, sustainably increase sales and profits.

If appropriate, we guide you through… merger and acquisition opportunities, setting your exit strategy, and maximising the value of your company sale.

Don’t just take our word for it…

“Advice given by Empiric Partners has directly contributed to 10-15% sales growth this year, despite difficult trading conditions and business uncertainty surrounding our EU exit.” – Dave Newing, Field Engineering

For a no-obligation chat, contact our coaching team today

Mike Duff, Business Strategist

+44 (0)1256 338 440


Our coaching and mentoring support helps you develop your leadership skills and grow your business. The proof is in the results…

One client has recently achieved a growth target of c.40%, and set monthly records, despite this being their off-season. The client says he was “in the dark” 12 months ago, but now has had his “eyes opened”. He has started a new business in that time, recently looked at a merger opportunity, and has secured a TV appearance for his business.

Learn more about our Business Support Packages

There’s no tie-in – we believe in the value we add – simply choose what’s right for you

Your Empiric Partners

Mike Duff

Profit planning, business strategy,
coaching & mentoring

Siobhan Lavelle

Marketing & communications, coaching & mentoring

David Butler

Marketing & medical devices coaching & mentoring

Tony Cross

Tendering for success; negotiation & pricing coaching & mentoring

Happy customer testimonials

“ 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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