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LinQs deliver SME business support with business growth and leadership coaching for senior and operational managers to lead future strategies for change and improved profits.  Led by Gill Bailey, an Author, Business Growth and Leadership Coach, LinQs was established in Clitheroe, Lancashire in 2001. Gill brings an extensive business background from start up, merger, sale and MBO of her own award winning 90’s companies and LinQs clients.

Alongside strategic planning and building leadership teams to grow and often build an exit strategy for the business owner, Gill coaches online for the ILM level 7 strategic leadership award. Gill wrote the resources and coaches in all 18 areas of this postgraduate award. In 2017 Gill published ‘How to Build the Passion and the Profit for your business’, her secrets of success and guide to the strategies for growth and profit.  Gill also delivers the UKHCA, a UK Home Care employers association, ‘Grow Your Business’ workshops to care business owners across the UK.

LinQs work with government funded business growth projects and is contracted by Winning Pitch to deliver the 2019 to 2021 Gtr Manchester Business Hub Executive Leadership and the Lancashire Boost Bespoke business growth projects.

Gill has a reputation for turning managers into leaders and turning on those ‘light bulb’ moments for business growth and profit making success.

What one top tip would you give to a business owner embarking on a growth plan?

What one top tip would you give to a business owner embarking on a growth plan? Never underestimate the value of the people in your team. With the right support they can be the leaders of your growth plan strategies.

Why is Lancashire a great place to grow a business?

Why is Lancashire a great place to grow a business? Lancashire is the home of world-class higher education, R&D, manufacturing, media, and food and catering. There is a history of overcoming adversity, developing new business and exporting to the world markets. The Lancashire Chamber of Commerce and support partnerships are all working to support business and the environment. Today Lancashire offers ever-developing road and rail links to UK cities and Manchester Airport with its worldwide travel.

Why are you backing Boost Business Lancashire?

Gill Bailey, owner of LinQs, started her award winning 90’s business with the benefit of Lancashire business funding, training and support. Since establishing LinQs in 2001, Gill has delivered on a succession of government-funded SME business growth projects. Therefore understands the benefit of the range of funded support Boost brings to the Lancashire business sector and economy. Gill is a coach on the new Boost Bespoke Programme. As a Business Growth and Leadership coach, engaging the business in the strategic planning stage of the Boost support journey. From here with needs clearly identified, we can signpost and introduce access to further support. Enabling more Lancashire businesses to succeed in their future growth and build our economy.

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