Member Stories
The Results EC Members Are Already Getting

The results our Members get are second to none.
Hence, this page is 24 feet long!

We have already grown a business just like yours.

In fact, this page contains 228 testimonials and success stories revealing how we’ve transformed companies of all types. The methods and strategies we share with our members have been successful in nearly every industry, market, niche and vertical.

Double- and triple-digit growth is the norm.

The Results We Get For Our Members

Businesses that are part of Entrepreneurs Circle see their sales and revenue grow a LOT more than the average small business in the UK:

Source: ONS 2019 & 873 Responses to the Entrepreneurs Circle Member Survey of members who have been with EC for at least 2 years - February 2021

The following graph shows a breakdown of the growth we’ve helped our members achieve:

Source: 873 Responses to the Entrepreneurs Circle Member Survey of members who have been with EC for at least 2 years - February 2021

Testimonials and Case Studies from EC Members

There are plenty of wannabees, gurus and charlatans out there offering you the latest and greatest way to grow your business. EC isn't that. We're the original (and the best!) when it comes to helping small businesses to get more customers and grow - but don't just take our word for it...

...see for yourself how we've helped thousands of entrepreneurs and businesses just like you with our testimonials and case studies below.

Watch and read about the success stories members of Entrepreneurs Circle are having:

We turnover 4x what we did when we joined

Peter Howe, Trafford Fireplaces

Peter Howe has been with EC for over 9 years (almost since the beginning!) and is the proud owner of Trafford Fireplaces in Carlisle at the top of the Lake District. Before joining EC he was barely getting by, stuck on the hamster wheel and with stress...

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Having someone to hold you accountable is priceless...

Damian Smyth, Rethinking Business

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Because of EC we now have some serious fun in our business

Paul Bradley, Chilli Technology

Because of the EC we have some serious fun in our business now! The biggest problem I had was that I was paralysed by the fear of failure, I felt like I’d hit a brick wall and I needed something to change my thinking. When I...

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The best thing about the EC is all the ideas. I've become a lot more focused and accountable

Peter Anderton, Internal Alignment

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I think much bigger - this has a direct effect on the growth of my business

Emma Mills, MiPA

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EC really has changed my life...

Andy Gibney, 3P Publishing

Andy Gibney runs 3D Publishing, which is an established book publishing company and helps individuals self publish books. They also assist with the marketing and selling of the publication through their online store. Here's how EC has changed Andy Gibney's life......

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My business has totally changed

Lucy Matthews, Marvellous PR

“I had been a 'rabbit caught in the headlights' but now my business has totally changed. I have a clear vision of the future and the path that I need to take to reach that future. Trust me, this is a great place to be and...

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We've grown exponentially!

David Garcia-Gonzalez, Go Localise

Business is all about relationships – something that David Garcia-Gonzalez knows only too well, as he has been able to significantly grow his business because of the relationships and connections that he has forged over his years in the media industry. David set up his...

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What would the best in the world do?

James Sandwell, Sunshine Events

The business started when we borrowed two giant games for a friend’s wedding, and watched peoples’ reactions. They loved it, and we soon realised we’d stumbled across a potential business opportunity. We’ve come a long way in the last 12 years. From a small business in...

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The EC is like having your own team working on your business...

Adrianne Carter, D-Coded Insights

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I've got the confidence to try new things - not the easiest for an accountant

Neil Obrien, Accentis

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I joined the EC to get the kick up the arse that I needed!

James Neale, James Neale Photography

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We're a lot more organised now, we have a strategic plan in place

Nick Fenmor Collins, Website Success

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Sales have grown a whopping 3,000% since joining EC

Ali Carter, Pub Mentor

“Everything in the EC world has been new to me. But I buckled in and got on with it. “My ‘Pub Mentor’ business has grown in sales by a whopping 3000% since joining the EC and we have completely rebranded that side of my business. It’s also...

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So proud of what we've achieved so far...

Ryan Shaw, FinderMonkey

It all started at the end of 2013. I’d regretted not joining EC Mastermind before so I applied immediately when it was announced. By January and the first Mastermind meeting I realised that if I wanted to achieve my goals for 2015 I had to step...

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Our marketing is sooo much better now!

Laurence Thomas, Thomas Cleaning

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Income up 50% since joining EC

Deborah Walker, Passport to Change

“I’m a naturopath and my business is ‘Passport to Change’. Joining the EC reminded me why I had originally set my business up and how I should be capitalising on the name. I knew this but sometimes you need to hear the glaringly obvious. I...

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Mortgage paid, kids in private school, nice car on the drive...

Pieter De Villiers, 48 Hour Launch

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This year alone, two things I've done will treble the profitability of the business

Alec Sharples, Fineline Printing & Stationary

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I finally know what I need to do...

Amanda Rees, Bumpalicious Maternity

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We've finally got plans in place and a clear goal

Adam Croft, My Place Housing

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The importance of working on your business

Rob Star, Star of Bethnal Green

Things had been going well for Rob Star. He had just bought his third pub, with the other two enjoying great success, and had put on a sellout music festival. Encouraged, Rob began planning a larger event at iconic music venue Knebworth Park. “I was...

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EC gives us that edge...

Suzanna Edgley, TheBestOf Ulverston

Suzanne Edgley runs Thebestof Barrow & Furness and helps mall businesses to grow via marketing and mentoring within the local area. Originally a Bestof member, before a spur of the moment decision to purchase a franchise in Barrow & Furness. Suzanne has had tremendous success with the...

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I was invited along to a meeting that was to change my business thinking - and my life!

Beverley Jones, Awaken Coaching

"In October 2010 I was invited along to a meeting that was to change my business thinking - and my life! It was at that meeting that I first met Nigel Botterill and that was the day I realised that if I wanted my business to...

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Now I understand the importance of clear thinking

Pieter De Villiers, Blue Peg Group

Pieter De Villiers joined the EC seeking advice, information and guidance on how to run and develop a business and is is the Co-Founder of Blue Peg Group Ltd. Pieter knew that to move his business forward he needed clearer thinking and to focus his time...

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It's helped make our dream a reality

Tim & Hazel Edwards, Container Team

We joined the Entrepreneurs Circle in 2011 because our business was in freefall. We’d been hit really hard by the recession. We heard Nigel speak and we really liked what he had to say. He made us understand that with some learning we could grow the...

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I went from taking no income to multi-millionaire in three years

Glenn Ackroyd, EweMove

Back in 2013, Glenn Ackroyd used to be the 'Head Shepherd' (owner) at Ewemove Sales & Lettings before selling the business just three years later for a whopping £15 million! He originally joined Entrepreneurs Circle off the recommendation of a friend because he had no idea...

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Entrepreneurs Circle is like an all you can eat buffet and I'm getting heavier

Andrew Phillips, Invive Business Strategists

Entrepreneur’s Circle is like an “All You Can Eat Buffet” and I’m getting heavier all the time!! There are so many benefits to EC membership and so many ways that my business has grown as a result of implementing Nigel’s ideas and suggestions. Like any buffet, there...

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The ideas that EC meetings generate have had a massive impact on business

Matt Eldridge, Melt Design

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In four years we're heading towards a seven figure turnover!

Mark Powell, MPD Creative

Mark Powell is the owner of mpd creative who design and build bespoke exhibition stands. Mark joined the EC to learn how to run and market the business, properly and not just be a freelancer. Here's how EC has changed Mark Powell's life......

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I now know so much more about what is going on in my business

Carl Firmstone, Stator Electrical Solutions

There was a time when Carl Firmstone was arriving at his office early and leaving late – a familiar story for all business owners. However, Carl decided that something needed to change. His business, Stator Electrical Solutions, was doing okay – Carl had enough work...

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Finally, I enjoy what I do again!

Martin Horton, Rivington Accounts

"Since joining the Entrepreneur’s Circle in August 2010, my core accountancy practice has grown by over 64% but, in addition, I enjoy what I do far more now. The change isn’t just down to one thing; there've been lots of small changes that I have made...

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EC's given me the balls I needed(!)

Sarah Aherne, ShweTan

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I've implemented lots of actions that have really made a difference

Anthony Dutton, Archers Marquees

“I first came across Nigel when I decided to go on the ‘How to ensure your business thrives (Screw Surviving) seminars. Since then my turnover has increased steadily. Since joining the EC I’ve implemented lots of actions that have really made the difference. For instance,...

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EC gave us the skills and know-how to take our business to the next level...

Jana Meyer, Tuition Brentwood

Schalk & Jana Meyer are the proud owners of the Kip McGrath Tuition Franchise in Brentwood, Essex. Bigger than 80% of its local primary schools, it proudly holds the title as the biggest Kip franchise in the world. Schalk and Jana passionately embraced teaching and as...

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It's a MUST for anyone who wants to grow their business...

Adrian Dadds, Mulgrave Finance

"My EC membership has been brilliant so far and has led to me making some big changes. Most importantly I look at my business in a much more strategic way now. So far my big wins (in no particular order) have been: Added testimonials to my web...

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A step-change in the performance of my business...

Bob Mullard, TriForm Print

"Hi Ho, Hi Ho its off to work we go!!!!!!!" Do you remember the song from the seven dwarfs from Snow White and one was called Grumpy ? Well that is how we felt in March this year and we certainly did not feel like singing...

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Profits up 440% year on year...

Jon Newlyn, The Tickling Trout

The Tickling Trout is the combined work of Jon Newlyn, his wife Sandy and business partner David Hopkins. Although they were sceptical when they joined the EC, they soon changed their minds after attending the infamous EC ’24 Hours of Marketing Madness’ event in Bolton. The...

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Business has doubled and the majority of that is down to the EC

Nick Hayward, Beautology

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It was a mindblowing change

Celia Gaze, The Wellbeing Farm

After deciding to leave the NHS, Celia Gaze embarked on a mission to transform her partner's farm into a beautiful wedding venue called The Wellbeing Farm. Celia joined Entrepreneurs Circle after a low point in her life when she was struggling. The love and support she...

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I've implemented tonnes, all for the good.

Tracy Farrow, Cashmere & Cotton

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We've learnt how to market our business...

Paul Freeman, World's Energy

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I'd reached a plateau where I was comfortable - the ec has moved me up to the next level

Stuart Williams, Ace Car Care

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It's totally reansformed our business

Jana Meyer, Tuition Brentwood

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Trebled the size of our business to over £1m

Allan Plant, Mobex

"Before I bought Mobex I had spent most of my working life turning around under-performing businesses so when I took the plunge and bought my own business in 2007, I thought I pretty much knew all that was needed. How wrong I was! I made most of...

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I knew a lot about corporate life but didn't know about new marketing and media

Martin Norbury, My Advocate Mentor

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Exactly what I needed...

Mitch Lloyd, Petra Jewellery

Mitch Lloyd was a Chartered Mechanical Surveyor but left the rat race to join her mum, Petra, and help run the family business, Petra Jewellery. Things went well for a while but then Mitch began to feel like she could no longer cope with running the...

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700% ROI

Graham Rowan, Elite Investor Club

"When you’re trying to grow a business, staying focused when a thousand distractions come your way is one of the hardest challenges of all. Two things are always in short supply – time and cash. So the last thing I felt like doing was spending some...

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Entreprenuers Circle is quite simply the best

Stephen Smith, Stephen Smith Ltd

"The Entrepreneur's Circle is quite simply the best, most up to the minute, stimulating business mentoring partnership in the UK. I say partnership because it needs you to apply all the information that is supplied into your business. You do have to think how you can...

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Business has just gone through the roof!

Val Hever, Val Hever Blinds

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Doubled our turnover...

Matt Davis, Matt Davis Media

"I started my first business, Matt Davis Media, in November 2012. I was very unhappy in a previous job and through a very happy accident had got wind of Nigel's original MYSMB social media training. I decided to take the plunge and it's a decision that...

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EC made me accountable... and doubled our business!

Brennan Jacomb, Greenspace

Brennan Jacomb is the owner of Greenspace UK who specialise in Conservatory roofing. He first heard about the EC from one of his ex-business partners and decided to attend some of our events (the first one being in 2012!). The big turning point for Brennan was...

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On track for our first £1m year!

Noel Guilford, Guilford Accounting

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18,120% ROI

Derek Mason, Super Structure Associates

What does taking a business “to the next level” actually mean? Derek had big plans for his business, but knew that in order to achieve them he would need help. The process of educating himself as a business owner had always been important to Derek, a...

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Our turnover is 3.5x what is was when we first joined

Jonathan Davies, MJF Accounting

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More leads and far better conversion thanks to what we learnt with EC

Mark Hammond, Abacus Marquee Hire

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I'm no longer alone!

Anna Hare, Pure Brides

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We put another £100k on our bottom line

Nik Allen, My Local News

Nik Allen has been part of the EC for many years and is the owner of My Local News Magazines. 10 days before a trip of a lifetime, Nik received the dreaded HMRC envelope through the post... This is Niks story on how EC changed his life......

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I increased my turnover by 200% in my first year with EC

Jez Rose, The Behaviour Expert

Jez Rose’s first year in the EC was a whirlwind of activity. Between the implementation of new marketing pillars, Adwords, setting up new systems, banner retargeting and learning to use social media more effectively, Jez barely noticed the remarkable results; he had gained 80 new...

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400% increase in net-profit

Trevor Nicholls, CAB International

Trevor joined the EC way back, but admits he thought he’d heard it all before. So, he didn’t go to any of the meetings or get involved. This lead to Trevor cancelling his membership prior to the expiry of the free trial and going it...

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£10 million in the bank...

Samantha Bell, Pixie Belle

"I'd been running my own business for 7 years, sold that and decided to do something different. I retrained to become a Personal Stylist in November 2011 and 'discovered' the EC in January 2012. All I can say is WOW and THANK GOODNESS because I can...

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We have tripled in turnover in the last 3 years

Samantha Hay, JP Hay Sales & Lettings

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From a 4-man business to over 30 staff...

James Welsh, My Coaching Education

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I would not be in this mindset of success without the ec

Helen Sanders, Wingrove Tailor

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We're now an award-winning business!

Tracy Irwin, TI Payroll and Accounting

"When I joined the EC, my business, TI Payroll and Accounting, was at a crossroads. Although my mum was working part time for the business, it was mainly dependent on me. At this point, I recognised that I was always being torn between running my...

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The EC encouraged me to be different, which was so refreshing

Mark Rose, Boosh365

When Mark Rose started his business, Boosh 365, he wanted to achieve exciting things – to Mark, the sky was the limit. And, thanks to steady implementation, innovative marketing campaigns and Mark’s dedication to creating the right culture within his business, he succeeded. Mark made the...

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Absolutely everything has changed for the better in my business

Deborah Fielding, Mirus Media

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If i've got a problem, I know I can get help!

Ian Mcdonald, MiSpa

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I have so much more clarity now...

Keith Edmunds, Tiger Computing

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My business has grown by over 200%

Jill Bennett, CJS Recruitment Lrd

  "Since joining the EC I have found that I can better understand how to make my business opportunity and products appeal to people – I know how to structure things to make them realise what’s in it for them! I’m building a global consumer network of...

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Without EC Mastermind I wouldn't have my new business

Steven Bruce, Academy of Physical Medicine

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The quality of material ways way above other similar programmes

Ahley Marshall, Jumpworks

Since leaving the corporate world behind, Ashley Marshall has been running Jumpworks for the last 7 years. He specialises in helping people with their CRM systems and focusses on setting up Infusionsoft in peoples businesses to help automate important tasks and campaigns. He's been a member of...

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I was working IN my business, not ON it

Lindsay Brown, The Loft Lad Ltd

"I joined the EC on a free trial. I'd put a note in my diary to cancel the membership when the trial ended so that I wouldn't get charged because I didn't think I could afford the membership fee. However, two weeks in I already knew...

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We've grown the business year on year

Eddie Ray, Progressive Sports

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I can go after dream clients without worrying about whether I am worthy of them

Steven Markham, VFloorplan

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It helped me identify what steps to take to grow my business

Rachel Willer, The Work Bees

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10X the response to our marketing!

John Thompson, Your Next Mortgage

John Thompson, who runs mortgage business Your Next Mortgage, had tried to generate leads by running events but he was massively disappointed with the results. But not one to be knocked down, John and his team set to work on how they could improve things...

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Turnovers gone up, profitability has gone up...

Jacqui Hale, Elite Tents

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30% increase in profits...

Sarah King, Kings Ltd

"My sister joined the EC and for a few months I had to listen to her ranting on about how good it was, what a great bloke Nigel is, not to mention her 30% increase in profits. But I was deeply sceptical. After much persuasion I...

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If you feel like you are on a hamster wheel of business, then you need to speak to someone at the ec

Melanie Poynter, Bluebell Physiotherapy

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The EC came at just the right time

Alex Young, Stanley Villa Farms

Alex Young set up Stanley Villa Farm Villa Fishing and Camping back in 2012. It was originally just a fishing lake, but Alex with his Entrepreneurial mind began to completely transform the whole experience. When he first started his business he felt a massive sense of overwhelm...

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The possibilities really are endless...

Lucy Barry, Flair School

When Lucy joined the EC her dance school Flair School of Dance was making her only £20,000 a year. But Lucy got busy and she has taken her humble dance studio business to incredible new heights: creating seven new companies, which are all turning over...

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Our goals all planned out...

Hilary Carden, Cardens Ltd

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I couldn't have done it without Entrepreneurs Circle...

Rachael Naylor, Voice Over Network

Over the last year I have done things I never would have dreamed of a few years ago! My journey has been incredible and I couldn’t have done it without the Entrepreneurs Circle, The Mastermind and the help and support of Nigel Botterill. I took an...

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In four weeks I landed £20k in revenue

Chris Williams, B60

I Launched B60 from kitchen table on May 30th 2012. Today we are profitable and growing and working with some of the biggest brands in the world. All of this has been achieved 100% organically with not an outside investor or a penny of venture capital...

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Completely and utterly life changing.

David Browne & Judith Dambrosio, Scottish Shutter Company

"Amazing how time flies – it was five years ago, that I eventually decided to click the opt-in button on an Entrepreneurs’ Circle ad and pay the princely sum of £4.95 to “cover postage and packing” for a one-month trial of the EC" says David...

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30% increase in turnover

Wil Currie, Nexus Globalnet

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We can now scale quicker than ever!

Paul Thompson, All in One Business Services

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I now have the confidence to believe in what I can do and charge the prices I want.

Jon Newlyn, Tickling Trout

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I've tripled the size of my business!

Jacinta Scannel, The Conference Collective

Jacinta Scannel from The Conference Collective - Member since April 2013  ...

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50% increase in turnover year on year

Dawn Fry, The Melting Mot

Dawn’s business, The Melting Pot, offers chocolate workshops for adults, children and teams in Hertfordshire. Since joining the EC, her average party numbers have gone up by more than 30%, she has moved 10% of her customers to a higher price tier and has been...

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A whirlwind of activity that's turned the business around completely

James Nunn, JND Group

In his first two years since joining EC, James has been busy working ON his business, not in it. James says, “It’s been a whirlwind of activity but I’m enjoying it so much and to be honest it's turned the business round completely. I do my 90...

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Everyone wants everyone else to do well

Andrea Peck, Simply Garden Maintenance

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We now have a structure for how to market our business

Tim Baldwin, Baldwin Harris

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The EC gave me the kick up the arse I needed - it was a real shock!

Mandy Stephens, PhoneCoach Limited

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A real wake-up call!

Linda Rumbold, Poorly PC

On a Sunday in February I signed up for a trial membership of the Entrepreneurs Circle because I wanted to attend the Facebook Marketing course I’d seen advertised. The very next day I attended my first EC meeting and I haven’t looked back since! My real...

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We've gone from two of us in a back bedroom to having two offices of staff...

John Arko, FinderMonkey

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I've been able to make so much progress...

Damian Surr, Ginger Magic

"In the last couple of years, I have had grand plans of becoming an entrepreneur. I am not really interested in the ‘work hard every minute to get a nice car’ type of entrepreneur. For me it's all about quality of life. We only get...

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From £17.5k a month to £44.5k a month

Ollie Rastall, Ollie Rastall Ltd

"I came into the business last year after a leap of faith from a nicely paid corporate job. I’d tried and failed with previous start-up businesses (personal training and a car valet idea) but in hindsight I didn’t have the EC to call upon and...

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Our entire business has improved markedly...

Keith Crockford, Rock & Rapid Adventures

Life has changed beyond all recognition for Keith Crockford of Rock and Rapid Adventures. Before joining the EC, Keith had no idea what a Negative Keyword was. Now, his Google AdWords account is filled with more than he can count. Before he became a member of...

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I didn't realise there could be so many marketing pillars!

Adele Sweet, Madame Wax

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Superfast progress, all thanks to EC...

Laurence Thomas, Thomas Cleaning

From humble beginnings, Thomas Cleaning Franchise is going from strength to strength, and the future is looking even better. Laurence Thomas, CEO, says, “Our franchise business ran along quietly beside our core cleaning business with just four franchisees who were staff members from our core...

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Such a positive atmosphere

Henry Patterson, Not Before Tea

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The biggest impact for me was in targetting my ideas in the right way

Sam Evans, Humphreys of Henley

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EC's youngest member - at 11 years old!

Henry Patterson, Not Before Tea

“Our story started when I set up my sweet shop, Sherbet Pip, which sells nostalgic sweets." explains Henry's mum. "I recognised that every time adults talked about sweets, they thought back to when they were children. Plus, I always had a secret desire to go...

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I knew I had to do more than networking and the odd flyer...

Kim Marlor, KMA Accountancy

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More than doubled our recurring revenue...

Jean And Andrew Eardley, Prompt PC

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We've increased business by 250% since joining

Darren Joiner, Dazbus

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I love Nige, he makes me feel enthusiastic and motivated

Kelly Harper, Personal Protection Training

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There's no one better to learn from than Nigel and the EC Team

Gary Chambers, The Blinds and Shutter Company

“As a franchisor with a network of 65 franchised outlets I attended my first ever EC event as I wanted to find a way of keeping our franchisees ahead of the game and adopting the very latest smart thinking to give us an edge in...

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We're a lot more focused now thanks to EC

Shakeel Sadiq, Exantia

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We're more efficient and more profitable

Mark Swinford, Mark Swinford Photography

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From scraping by to a six-figure salary

Dan Harrison, SqueezePageToolkit

WordPress wizard Dan Harrison has been firing on all cylinders with a little help from the EC and local BGA Tim Savage. Dan’s business ‘WordPress Doctors’ is doubling Dan’s profits and his base hourly rate is rocketing by a massive 85% . He’s expanding rapidly...

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We are 37% up on gross profit...

Lesley Howes, The Car Network

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We've opened another site and employ over 100 people thanks to EC!

Tim Sinclair, Ambiente Tapas

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Turnover's up 131% and profits rocketing by 85%

John Triplis, Yianni Marketing

John’s success with EC has been spectacular: turnover leaping by 131% and profits rocketing by 85%. But this is not just a story of marketing implementation, as you’re about to discover how John went about changing the way he lives his life to ensure he...

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We've grown our entire franchsie business thanks to EC

Colin & Jenni Bradford, Magical Maths

The secret to the success of Colin and Jenni Bradford’s Magical Maths is lots of learning, followed by lots of implementing. Here’s their story... Fresh out of university when he joined the EC with his sister Jenni, Colin Bradford ran a modest tutoring business in Leicester,...

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I thought I knew how to do marketing, but I didn't really

Aarif Merali, D2RCrossMedia

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Mixing with lots of interesting and driven business owners is incredible...

Andy Solomon, Yomdel

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EC doesn't just teach... they do!

Graham Hill, Verbatim Call Centres

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I doubled my turnover

Sarah Cressall, The Creation Station

When Sarah first set up The Creation Station she set out hoping to be able to do something that would fit in around her children which would be fun and that would earn her a decent income at the same time. The inspiration for the...

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I now have a plan to exit the business in five years...

Tony Shally, Espace Europe

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We're far more ahead than we would have been without EC...

Adam Cliff, Business Video Experts

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The EC has given me structure to work around...

Christian Goldbrough, Luxury House Share

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My growth since joining EC is just staggering!

Cerys Bevan, Tuition Neath

“When I started my business, I had no idea how to actually run a business. Before joining the EC, I thought that a lot of my success was due to luck. When I first bought a franchise of Kip McGrath centres I didn’t have any...

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I've learned to become a marketer not a doer in my business - work smarter not harder

Darryl Bertie, Bert Electrics

Darryl’s been on a steep learning curve but has loved every minute. He says, “I have learnt to become a marketer and not a doer in my business – working smarter not harder. I started the journey by implementing as many effective marketing pillars as...

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Over the last 12 months our sales have increased by £300,000

Sian Millar, Dizzy Ducks Nursery

Over the last 12 months our sales have increased by over £300,000 - which is pretty amazing. Income in side-line businesses has dramatically risen. Our core business net profit tripled from last year. Nursery Business: We have implemented an incredible amount. Every time I attend an EC...

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We've grown by 352% in 18 months

Wendy Norman, LiveLink

In November 2013, LiveLink was dying, almost terminal. It was partly due to the behaviour of the bank, partly due to me and the impact the death of my Mum had had on me. Since 2013, how we have grown by 352% in 18 months, what...

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I'm on course for 163% of my target

Adam Butler, Easy Online Recruitment

"I’d been in business for a while and if I’m being honest I was just making it up as I went along, but when I started the world looked very different, especially when most of your target customers were large financial services organisations. I got...

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Sales have more than doubled

Philip Lomax, Felbrigg Lodge Hotel

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I have learnt so much!

Elaine Luck, Elaine Luck Ltd

"I was made redundant at the end of January 2012. It was something I just didn’t see coming so it completely knocked me for six for quite a while. Having licked my wounds for a bit, I decided to try and set up my own...

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I'm finally getting stuff done!

Sara Jones, One Eyed Cat Online Marketing

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Our turnover is 63% up from when we first joined the EC

Mark Greig, Comrie Automatics

Mark Greig found himself in a worrying position. His family business of fifty years, Comrie Automatics, was in decline and Mark was looking for someone to blame. “At the time I was blaming the economic situation and the rate at which pubs and clubs were...

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We have clarity of where we're going and how to get there

Paul Gadsby, Independence Insurance Bureau

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I used to come into work and sometimes things would happen...

Robert Dodd, Windsor & Rose Estate Agents

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We're up by about 20% on the previous year

Rebecca Dowdeswell, NKD Waxing

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I've been a member since EC began!

Carole Aldred, Red Rose Directories

“I launched my ‘My Mag’ magazine business, Red Rose Directories, many years ago. Initially, I intended to run just one magazine in my village, Bromley Cross in Bolton, as I already had an established retail business in the area. But, within the first couple of...

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The EC helped me instigate ore change in four months than most businesses in a lifetime

Kate Lester, Diamond Logistics

The formidable Kate Lester of Diamond Logistics, a same-day courier business, has ruthlessly re-focussed her business resulting in massive growth and increased profits. "I’ve been in business 20 years and was stuck between selling and wondering whether I could rejuvenate my enthusiasm for my business. The...

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It's given us the confidence to shout about what we do and how good we are at doing it

Mark Turnbull, Turnbull's of Alnwick

Turnbull's of Alnwick is a family run butchers, headed up by Mark Turnbull. With the decline of the high street, Mark knew that he needed to do something drastic to make his business the 'go to' butchers in Alnwick. That's when he came across Ludify... Here's Mark's story...

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My entire life has been transformed

Veronica Pullen, Apples to Oranges

“A year ago I had been in business as a copywriter for a couple of months and had just bought MySMB. I’d been using social media for years but it was Nigel's MySMB training that brought the first of many of my light bulb moments...

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Every time I come to a meeting there is a new nugget to take away and implement

Jaz Boparai 2, Chilli Restaurant

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We've just been growing and growing and growing! From £3m to £9m

Sean Taylor, EcoClean Services

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Our business has trebled in size

Prue Deane, Accountanct Learning

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My mindset, the way I think, the way I act - all have changed for the better

Kev Goldthorpe, Elite Driving School

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I've learned so many new skills

Costos Kkolos, Avenue Cafe

It all started with me attending an EC event in January 2014. At the time we had just re-established our café business, Avenue Café, at a suburban Bristol location having started out in the center of town back in 2000. The business had been built up...

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I now actually understand how to run a business!

Ann Boone, Powerful Healing

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We couldn't have done it without EC...

Glenn Ackroyd & David Laycock, EweMove

Glenn tells the story of EweMove, a business with a clear mission to rid the UK of disreputable estate agents by providing a genuinely honest and transparent alternative. “Our journey so far has been incredible; we are truly shaking up the boring world of estate agency!...

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New ideas thanks to EC...

Inge Dowden, Inge Dowden Coaching

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Extensive success in my local area...

Rob Taylor, Plan Grow Do

“When I joined the EC I became aware that I needed to raise both my personal and my business profile in my local town, Market Harborough. Whilst I grew up in South Leicestershire, I moved away in the mid 1990s and only returned when I...

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EC made me realise I wasn't where I wanted to be and helped me change direction

Dave James, Dave James Coaching

Dave James is a podiatrist, coach, mentor and public speaker. Before joining the EC, Dave was going through the motions and was doing what he thought, was correct for his business. But soon after joining, he realised that he was wrong in his ways and adapted the...

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I've seen massive growth...

Robin Adams, Perfect Blend

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Before the EC my thinking was completely wrong...

Blossom Blackwell, Southwood Golf Course

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From six figure turnover to seven...

Darren Taylor, UK Safety Store

Darren Taylor has achieved a lot in a short time. His business manufactures signs and safety equipment for the construction and fire industries. From six figure turnover to seven... Darren’s business was sizable even before he joined the EC; based in Wolverhampton with 23 staff and a...

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Turnover has gone from £2.5k per month to over £1 million per year

Colin Bradford, Magical Maths

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The perfect "Power of One" statement

Darren Armstrong, Chin! Chin!

Darren Armstrong, owner of Chin! Chin! Bar & Kitchen in Bristol has had a phenomenal year. He believes that thanks to the EC he’s begun to look at his marketing in a totally different way; sniffing out innovations where others would see limitations. Well, we’re so pleased...

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Since joining EC we have quadrupled our turnover!

Jamie Reeves, Jamie Reeves Ltd

Jamie has raised himself through the EC membership levels, each time learning and absorbing everything available to him. He‘s become a true student of marketing and implementation and made some very good friends along the way. He loves to test email campaigns, web pages, lading...

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Our turnover has trebled!

Jaroslaw Wolak, Lopa Removals

Jaroslaw joined the EC as the head of a very small removal company employing just three people. Jaroslaw said, “I was looking for a niche. My dream – to grow into a huge company - was big but somehow our potential customers didn't know that; they...

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A huge learning curve!

Andrew Thomson, Innova Engineering

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We bagged our dream client!!

Victoria Williams, Terptree

Victoria Williams from Terptree, “The place for deaf services”, including sign language interpretation and communication support, has had an amazing few months since she started to use her TEAP to full effect. Her vision is to ‘change the world for deaf people’and since joining the...

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We secured our largest client to date thanks to EC

Scott Weir, Pillow Partners

“I joined the EC after signing up for a trial. Although I had a successful property company, I felt I had hit a mental ceiling. I felt that having a super-successful business was for other people, not for the likes of me. All through school...

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Since joining EC we've made more money...

Pete & Chloe Cann, Canned Laughter

We’d never really done any proper marketing before - we’d done cold calls but that was all. Since joining EC though we’ve made more money and been a lot more focussed on the business and getting one thing at a time done. The business has benefitted...

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I got my first sales after joining EC in 2012!

Snezana Knowles, Granny's Secrets

"My first two sales were achieved shortly after I joined EC in October 2012. I remember having a 1:1 with Nigel, when he asked me : 'Why are you not selling yet?' I replied "I thought that was hard work as this would mean delivering goods'. My first...

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We're on a roll thanks to EC...

Jaz Boparai, Chilli

Jaz’s story begins back in Glasgow in 1970. Having moved from India in 1968, his father opened his first Indian restaurant in the Scottish city. At eight-years-old, Jaz started working in the business washing pots – his first taste of life as a restaurateur. "Aged 21 and...

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I've taken my business from £350k a year to £1.9 million!

Gary Fullwood, Watford Kitchens & Bathrooms

Gary Fullwood runs Watford Bathrooms and Kitchens who creates a stylish new bathroom or kitchen that ticks all the boxes on your wishlist. In 2014, Gary joined Entrepreneurs Circle after finding himself crying on the floor in his showroom due to the stress and debt that...

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I only wish I'd known about it sooner!

Grant Erskine, Grant Erskine Architects

"I can only describe joining Entrepreneurs Circle as being one of the single best decision I have ever made for my company. T he way I think of it is that it is a course, a learning experience, an education. I am a very good Architect, but...

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31,241% ROI so far...

Terry Gormley, The Fidelis Group

Former fireman Terry Gormley, is a role model for anyone who wants to implement and make changes in their business. Here’s some of the things he's implemented in his first few months since joining EC. Uses a voice recorder to enable him to outsource his admin...

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We're getting a regular supply of leads

Rob Burnell, Norman Bookkeeping & Payroll

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A five-fold increase in net profit...

Keith Edmunds, Tiger Computing

It was during 2013 that I realised I had to do something. My business, which provides support to Linux users across the UK, had been running for more than ten years, but I wasn't happy. We'd always been profitable, but we were also stagnant. I was frustrated:...

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We owe so much to Nigel and the EC team...

Philip Lomax, Green Farm Hotel

In 1982 I bought a closed down 24 cover Restaurant in Norfolk for £80,000 called Green Farm Hotel, Which was bought with a 100% Overdraft for the Purchase and my £20,000 worth of capital painted and decorated the property and put food in the Kitchen...

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EC gave me the confidence to make the business decisions that I wouldn't have made

Phil Coleman, Barlow Blinds

Phil Coleman runs Barlow Blinds who manufacture, supply and install blinds across Leicestershire. It was established in 1887 and is still going strong (better than ever!), but it wasn't always like that... Before joining the EC, Phil's business was all over the place - then after his...

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My favourite thing is the training and the people

Keith Crockford, Rock & Rapid Aventures

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We've more than doubled our sales and profits are up 10-fold!

Geoff Cross, CEN Group

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We now have the structure to grow the business...

Simon Unger, The Procurement Co.

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EVERYTHING has changed thanks to EC

Colin Brown, Need Financial Planning

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Worth every penny!

Chadd Blunt, Millenium Cargo Services

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£1,300 a week more income

Leigh Kinch, Pear Tree Photography

Leigh Kinch from Pear Tree Photography had been working full time as a police officer. His fledgling business was, in his own words, ‘ticking along’. Then he joined the EC and things went from strength to strength. Leigh says, ““When I joined the EC, I was...

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EC has grown my business beyond any recognition!

Laura Moxham, Your Business Angels

If there’s one thing you can’t accuse Laura Moxham of, it’s being complacent. Laura’s IT support business was flying, but that wasn’t enough for Laura: after looking at how she had built such a successful business she decided to start another! “I was adding thousands to...

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I've already made 160% of my income in the first four months

Anna Hart, Anna Hart Property Consultancy

"I joined the EC on a 2-month trial membership and never for a second did I think that I'd continue the membership at full price after the trial period was up. I was really new in business and £80 cost per month was way out of...

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The EC has propelled my business forward...

Mo Jhurry, Caryll's Country House

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We're getting traction!

Alex Mercer, OBCODI

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It's no exaggeration to say the EC has to be worth £250kpa in increased turnover for us

Dominic Jones, Barton Technology

“Although I’ve been in business for a long time, since joining EC it's like we've turned a corner. It’s no exaggeration to say that EC has been worth at least £250,000pa in increased turnover to us - which has had a massive impact on our profit...

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Massively influenced our business journey!

Alan Marriott, The Results People

2015 has been a pretty incredible year for Alan Marriott from The Property Press. With an incredible business model, knowledge of his numbers, and bucket-lo ads of drive and passion, it's little wonder that Alan has ended the year being named winner in the Best...

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There is no doubt in my mind that EC has made a world of difference to my business

Andrew Gosling, Canal Wholesale

"I set up my business in December 2003 in web design/development etc. Although it was moderately successful, by December 2011 I was in a bad place after 2 years of health and family issues. I was going to have to close the business and go...

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More enquiries, more customers, more profit!

Tom Warrender, Medical Mavericks

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EC has been worth at least £10,000 a month in new sales!

Sam Hay, JP Hay Lettings

When I first started JP Hay Lettings in July 2011 I had no clear idea in regards to how I was going to market, grow and get new customers without spending a whole lot of money. Whilst at a networking event I was talking to a...

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The EC helps me to learn continuously...

Raj Deokar, Anita's Beauty Centre

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Turnover has more than doubled

Robbie Richardson, Richardson & Paige

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We’ve grown to over 100 bookings a week!

Andrew Wood, Andrew Wood Photography

Andrew Wood is the owner of 'Andrew Wood Photography' and they specialise in 'Confidence Boosting Photography for Women'. The idea came together when he heard about finding your 'Category of One' at an EC event. Since then, they've rejuvenated their booking system and have gone to having...

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I now understand my numbers so I can progress my business

Lee Chappell, Clearsky IT

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We're looking to make a seven figure income in the next 12 months

Richard Curtis, The Root of It

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Entrepreneurs Circle just works!

Jenna Hynd, Aveling Adventure

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EC has changed my whole life...

Phil Kiernan, The Farmers Boy Inn

Phil Kiernan own the Farmers Boy Inn, a country pub and restaurant in Gloucestershire, which is famous for its gourmet pies. Phil has been in pub trade for 26 years! He first came across Nigel Botterill and the EC when a CD landed on his doorstep...

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£500k of new business...

David & Marie Cross, First Impression Training

David and Marie Cross have turned their business, First Impression Training, around and been able to enjoy some family quality time, all in less than three years. “We’ve committed laser-light focus, energy and hard graft to bring our vision and goals to life,” Marie says. “Having...

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A huge impact on my business...

Peter Read, Read Insurance

I was one of the 300 people who listened to Nige’s now famous webinar in early 2010 when he launched EC. It was like no other seminar I had ever listened to before. It was punchy, stripped of waffle and rammed with loads of practical and...

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We have members with businesses of all sizes in pretty much every industry...

We've worked with tens of thousands of entrepreneurs in our 10+ year history, so as you'd expect, we have a wealth of experience in almost every type of business:

In business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B).

In almost every major industry.

Of many sizes, from start-ups and one man bands to multi-million pound companies.

In countries worldwide. Currently, we have members from: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Mongolia, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, UAE, UK, and USA. Our unusually broad perspective means we know what works in your region and what’s working elsewhere in the world.

With different types of product: selling physical goods, services, software and information.

This means whatever your situation, wherever your business is right now, we probably helped a business just like yours to achieve what you want to achieve already...

They might have been one of the hundreds of business owners who were so grateful, they left us a review!