• Business Planning & Strategy
    to support fund-raising, growth and internal management
  • Mentoring & non Exec Placement
    Objectives supporting growth, performance to planning your exit
  • Finance and Funding
    Providing the resources to help you implement your goals

From acorn to oak

At Burntwood, we offer guidance and support to small/medium sized companies to deliver their full potential, from a new business start-up, right through to an established team looking for a sale or exit.

No Nonsense, Straight Talking Advice & Support

After many years of successfully managing global blue chip to his own engineering and manufacturing companies, Gavin Williams (MD and founder) felt frustrated with the level of current business improvement support in the UK.

It was decided from day one, Burntwood wasn't going to trade in this manner, we give straight talking advice at every stage in your business cycle. With advice drawn from ourselves as professionals who have started, run and managed our own successful businesses, we won't leave you with a high bill and an action list but will fill the gaps in your organisation to ensure delivery of those results.

Our team cover a wide and varied range of skill sets, delivering your project goals from sourcing available funding to hands on managing of capital projects or sitting as non-exec on your board to monitor and take the business to the next level.

Our Core Business Services

Core Services

Small business improvement & growth:

  • Business Plan Drafting
  • Marketing Plans
  • Feasibility Studies & DD Reports
  • Business Strategy Consulting
  • Board & Management Mentoring
  • Interim Management
  • Project Planning & Management

Exit Strategies

Thinking Ahead. Planning from inception to exit:

  • Marketing your business sale
  • Exit planning
  • Education of process & pitfalls
  • Dealing with legal & DD


Of Business and Machinery:

  • Growth through acquisition
  • Targeting companies
  • Defining & sourcing machines & equipment
  • Driving the deal
  • Dealing with legal & DD


Support with raising funds for your business:

  • Banking health checks
  • Releasing cash in the business
  • Budgeting & growth plans
  • Sell the plan to Funders
  • Emergency restructuring