Michael Graham is the founder of Business & Sales Development Consultancy company MJB Graham, he talks to BQ about his business highlights of 2017.
What does your business do?
We're an international consultancy firm with two core sides to the business. We focus on helping small and medium size companies in the UK to grow by increasing their turnover or by helping them to raise investments. We have seen our clients increase their sales by over 300%, and with the right investment we have seen our clients grow by over 1000%. There's a great feeling in seeing others win!
How has 2017 been for you?
2017 has been a strong year for business. We opened an office in Delhi and one in Manchester. We also started growing our franchise offering and helped over 100 clients to increase their sales or raise capital. We also secured foreign investment into the group to help us to grow in 2018.
What was your greatest success?
Our greatest success was helping one of our closest clients with investment, and seeing the company grow by over 1000% in the last 12 months as a result of that one deal. It was a huge achievement.
And your greatest challenge?
Our greatest challenge was securing the foreign investment deal into MJB and also solidifying our franchise offering and solution. We found there were a lot of bumps on the way- but in the end both of them came out successfully.
What do you think 2018 will hold for you?
Our two core goals as a business are to help over 1,000,000 UK companies to double their turnover and help place £50,000,000 of investment into UK businesses by 2025. Our core mission next year is to grow our franchise team. Essentially, we are looking to recruit more team members who are interested in helping small/ medium companies to grow.
How will you spend Christmas and the New Year?
In France with the family, trying to relax. Or running/ cycling/ swimming as IM training for an Ironman triathlon in 2018.
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