Following a sustained period of growth in south Wales, the founders of Business Butler are able to realise their goal of expanding into England.
Since 2018, Business Butler have been building an impressive reputation for helping businesses across south Wales access trusted, impartial advice and professional support. Now, as part of a joint enterprise with entrepreneur Paul Kelly, startups and SMEs in the Bristol region will be able to take advantage of their tried and tested business model.
This digital tech focussed company helps businesses find support easily and quickly through a unique web-based, business matching engine that connects business owners and managers with fully vetted local professionals to provide expert advice across a diverse range of business disciplines, such as marketing, funding, technology and administration, to name just a few.
When Paul realised that Business Butler were looking to expand eastwards along the M4 corridor he knew it was a fantastic opportunity, as he reveals here:
“I was impressed by Business Butler’s growing reputation from working with startups and SMEs in the Swansea and Cardiff areas. I realised that they had so much to offer businesses in and around Bristol and I wanted to help them make the same positive impact here.”
As a business owner, Paul understands the challenges startups and SMEs face, and recognises that Business Butler offers solutions to many of those issues:
“When you need business support and advice it is reassuring to know that you can gain access to experienced, qualified professionals who have undergone a thorough vetting process, so you know you are dealing with credible and reliable experts.
“I am often being asked, can I recommend an accountant, or a financial advisor, a digital marketing specialist etc. And now through the Business Butler platform I definitely can.”
Business Butler founder and CEO, Bhupinder Sidhu, explains the decision for the latest expansion:
“We had identified Bristol as the next phase in our development programme because of its reputation for attracting entrepreneurs and startups. We were waiting for the ideal candidate and after meeting with Paul we knew he had the experience and skills required to build on our success in south Wales.”
Any support available for businesses is vital, because before the Covid -19 pandemic, 30% of new businesses in the UK failed in their first year of trading, and during the past 12 months this percentage has increased significantly.
Since the first lockdown in March 2020, Business Butler have generated more than £250,000 in revenue for their ever-increasing number of members, an impressive amount in what has been the most difficult economic period in modern times.
This is the latest stage in Business Butler’s UK expansion plans, and they are hoping to announce their first joint venture based overseas soon.