Boost Business Advisors

David Baker

Associate Senior Business Advisor

Starting his career in a lab, David rapidly progressed through management to Divisional CEO of a multi-national plc in the chemical sector. Following the sale of the division he acquired two companies in the polymer sector before exiting his business in 2001. Since then, David has worked as a Business Advisor/Mentor/Coach working with new and existing businesses. David provides advice to ambitious businesses on achieving rapid and sustainable growth drawing on over four decades’ experience up to director level in a manufacturing business.

Salma Chaudhry

Associate Senior Business Advisor

Salma has specialist experience in manufacturing and exporting, providing sound business advice to organisations on embracing new pathways via technology and innovation, as well as patenting and protecting design. She’s able to review company accounts and future growth forecasts, develop a business growth strategy and advise on trading globally. Salma is currently a director of the world’s leading Halal Certified Cosmetics brand and has won a number of business and entrepreneurship awards.

Debbie Chinn

Associate Senior Business Advisor

Former director of a food manufacturer, Debbie has 18 years’ experience working across Lancashire as a private and public sector growth enabler, helping businesses to recognise their potential, make changes and maximise their resources. She applies her creative mind, knowledge, and years of international experience to guide businesses along their growth journey and is able to add value to any business, particularly in the food and drink, food manufacturing, travel, tourism and charity sectors.

Chris Rose

Associate Senior Business Advisor

Chris has specialist experience in the food and drinks industry across a broad spectrum of project, franchise and operational management at unit, area and regional level. Chris has provided consultancy in nutritional labelling for food manufacturing businesses, and supporting companies looking to franchise products and services. He has a MSc in Value Chain Management in addition to food and drink industry qualifications.

Alan Woods

Associate Senior Business Advisor

Alan is an experienced business consultant specialising in developing strategies for SME business growth, with particular expertise in strategic planning, change management and process improvement. He has over 23 years of senior management experience up to director level of a leading UK manufacturer. He started his career in the Royal Navy before completing a degree in engineering and an MBA.

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