Wellwood Consulting, specialising in Strategic Business Planning, was set up by Managing Director, Tony Wightman. Tony’s career spans corporate and sme sectors, having 12 years in the food and drinks industry in senior marketing and sales disciplines with companies such as the Mars Group and Scottish & Newcastle.
From Mars, and over the ensuing 20 years, he set up his first business in marketing consulting (WRPO), prior to his second in direct marketing & advertising (TSM) which he built to a team of 30 spanning disciplines such as strategy and planning, procurement, finance, client service, design and creative, and data planning & mining.
This combination of leading edge marketing and sales management experience with big brand names together with the development of a business from start up to a turnover of several £ millions gives Tony a unique skill set with which to advise business owners on issues such as strategic business planning, business growth, people and process management, change management and ultimately the sale of a business.
Tony has experience as a Non Executive Director in addition to acting as business consultant, advisor and mentor.
Contact us if you would like to have an informal conversation or meeting to discuss your business concerns. The meeting will clarify your business needs and reveal how we will help to resolve them.
The initial meeting will be held at no charge.
We met Tony at a networking event in Suffolk and it soon became apparent that he was very at skilled making business solutions easy to resolve. Later, at our offices we discussed our business goals and how to achieve them. Tony gave us a focused strategy, with a clear path to propel our business in the right direction. We have really seen the value in Tony’s support. His approach is simple but effective. I would recommend Tony whether you’re struggling to achieve a goal or simply want a neutral outside opinion. He is honest and clear and has lots of business experience to share to take your business to where you want it. We are still a work in progress and will continue to work with Tony even when we’ve reached our targets. To our business, time management is key, and he really keeps us accountable and on the right path!
Having the right strategy,Managing Director Funding Falcon Ltd
Being a young entrepreneur running our first “proper” business in the e.commerce sector, we were able to grow our business extremely fast. By year 3 we found revenues at all time highs however something wasn’t quite right - profits were at all time lows. We soon decided we needed help. Tony reviewed our business and pointed out key flaws which somehow, we didn’t see. We have been working closely with him for 2 years now with a plan set for the next 3 years in place. Our profits are now reaching all-time highs, we have built out a team of key roles required and rather then spinning plates we now feel like we are in control of the beast and ready to steer it towards our exit plan. Looking back the investment, it was a "no-brainer". Not only did he help save our business but I feel I now have some of his experience and knowledge that will stay with me throughout my life.
Getting control of our business,Managing Director No1 Supplements Ltd
Tony offers great advice and practical help that makes a difference, keep up the good work! ..... Sean Pettit
Sound advice,IT Support Specialist
Tony worked with us to help create the right branding to let us take a new service to market. He brought a refreshing business focused approached to marketing. In a short space of time we managed to find a clear and concise message and develop a plan to enable us to launch the project. Without Tony’s help I don’t think we would ever have managed to achieve this and certainly not in the timescales we did. Francis Pledger Managing Director, React Computer Partnership
React Computer Partnership,Managing Director
Wellwood Consulting were first class in the preparation and delivery of all the marketing work they undertook for Tapper Financial Services. They performed a detailed analysis of our business with particular regard to producing a way forward to market ourselves more effectively to our clients. As a result we have a new marketing strategy and marketing plan - the latter has been diarised to form an action plan for the next two years. Exactly what we needed and at very competitive rates.
Loess Overbury-Tapper,Partner Tapper Financial Services
Tony has a quiet, thoughtful style that is well worth listening to. He combines knowledge, experience and common sense. Can you better that? Stephen Walker Managing Director, Motivation Matters
I began working with Tony Wightman earlier this year and within a very short space of time he had me focussed on aspects of my business about which I really hadn’t considered. He spent meticulous time working through a specific problem I had been worrying over for years and now that worry has vanished and I have a renewed confidence around the presentation of my service to new clients. My business has already shown improvements and I am looking forward to working with him in 2015 and developing my business further.
Katherine Richards Design,Managing Director
Tony’s contribution to our business included business planning and goal setting, marketing strategy and planning, mentoring and general advice surrounding HR issues. His breadth of experience and input contributed positively to our Board Meetings. I have no hesitation in recommending Wellwood Consulting.
Glynis Shaw,Joint Managing Director, French Connections
Tony Wightman has been my business mentor and advisor for the last 18th months - a critical time in the early stage development and start-up of my business, healthista.com. His attention to every detail and invaluable advice hasn't always been what I wanted to hear but it's been what I needed to hear. Tony is practical and forthright as well as generous with his contacts and wealth of experience. Every two hour session for me was like a mini module in business management. Tony has been a safe pair of hands guiding me through a couple of particularly tough business issues that I have faced. Without his support and practical step-by-step advice, I am not sure what I would have done. What I like most about Tony is that he has made me face the everyday practicalities and the realities of my business from the bottom line to marketing, funding to legal matters as well as encouraging me to think about the bigger picture mission and strategy.
Anna Magee,Editor in Chief Healthista.com
"Tony helped us to re-focus on the key strengths our business offers, and to encourage us to see the bigger picture which goal setting combined with sound planning can deliver. We have made considerable progress as a result.
Jacqueline Davis,MD, Igniting Minds
I asked Tony Wightman and his team to help transform the effectiveness of our UK Board and business structure. The ensuing changes to Director's responsibilities and corporate accountabilities helped transform our business and spark the growth it has since enjoyed.
Tim Norman,MD, Edwin Shirley Group Ltd
I worked with Tony to differentiate IQD. From our first meeting I got so many insights, knowledge and new perspective on how I look at our business model and marketing. I strongly recommend Tony Wightman if you want to take your company to the next level
Over the past three months, we have with the guidance of Tony Wightman of Wellwood Consulting, developed a strategic plan for our business. This plan is designed to lead us from our present position to where we want to be in ten years time. Tony inspired us to make this journey and in the process has opened our eyes to our true potential, and the steps needed to achieve it. Tony’s leadership and commitment has been exemplary over the course of this project. I commend him to those keen to make the most of their ambitions.
Alex Barton,MD & Creative Director, Exubra.com
Tony Wightman has helped me with the launch of my new online shop, Personal Jewellery London, by advising on website reviews, branding, on page SEO and a coherent launch plan. I would be happy to recommend his company, Wellwood Consulting for first class strategic, tactical advice and support. Tony has a calm, cool and collected manner which allows him to assess his client’s needs and also makes him a pleasure to work with.