Stratford consultancy firm set to expand its team and move into new territories

Monday 10th of September 2018 10:26 AM

A consultancy firm that lends its expertise to help clients to improve professional and IT services is looking to expand its team and move into new territories.

Within the next 18 months, Felber Consulting in Stratford-on-Avon is looking to double the size of its team as demand for services begins to rise.

Taking advantage of this growth, the team also wants to move into other markets and take their expertise to other parts of the world – building on the strong reputation that it has created over the years.

Simon Teale, founder and director of Felber Consulting, said the company needed to take advantage of its growth and the focus is to build on it.

“Our customers have the ambition to grow revenue, to improve delivery of services, to streamline operations or to invest in and lead successful change,” he said.

“We have noticed that demand for our services is rising and if our clients have the ambition to grow, then we need to look to expand as well.

“At the moment, we are a team of nine spread out across the country and Europe, but we would like to increase this by 50 per cent over the next 18 months.”

Simon is based at Venture House – Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s business centre which opened on the Avenue Farm Industrial Estate in Birmingham Road in 2016 after receiving £450,000 of funding from the Government’s Local Growth Fund through the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP).

“I hot desk at Venture House and it is perfect for me,” he added. “Felber did have an office but because the team and I travel so much, it didn’t really get used.

“So it proves the best of both worlds as I have a base, but not all the overheads. Some of the team have also found similar kinds of schemes where they are based so they prove to be extremely useful.

“What I didn’t expect is that being based at Venture House has provided networking opportunities, which have been very useful and the facilities are fantastic if you do need to have meetings.”

Felber Consulting can help businesses understand the implications of their strategy and design the right implementation that will lead to them achieving their goals, streamline business operations and mobilise and motivate staff.

The company also has a partnership with Kimble Applications the provider of Kimble, the only end-to-end Professional Services Automation (PSA) system for Professional Services Organisations (PSOs), which means that the firm can introduce businesses to a world-class solution to help them effectively manage consulting capabilities.

Nancy Singleton, centre manager, said Venture House was the perfect option for business like Felber Consulting where an office doesn’t always work.

“Sometimes a traditional office environment doesn’t work for all businesses and this is the case for Simon and Felber Consulting,” she said.

“Our office is flexible and provides an innovative space that can work better for some rather than having commercial premises.

“The fact that an established business such as Felber Consulting has found other benefits to working from Venture House, such as networking opportunities, also demonstrates how well this business environment works.

“Venture House also provides free business support from advisors at the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership Growth Hub so we are providing a complete service for micro and small businesses.”

Caption: Anne Solomon from Venture House (left) with Simon Teale, founder and director of Felber Consulting.