Uncommon sense for ambitious SMEs

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The GillHarrisJames group provides strategic business consultancy for the specific needs and challenges facing ambitious SMEs.

Our services cover three core competencies across commercial consultancy, delivery and investments, making us one of the UK’s most comprehensive SME focused service organisations:

Strategic consultancy: We help you answer 3 simple questions. Where do you want to get to? Where are you now? What do you need to get you there? We develop plans based on real world experience and backed up with practical advice. No jargon, no text book theory - just a focus on delivering growth.

Getting it done: Optimising your business for growth. Sales and marketing training; staff engagement; market positioning; brand proposition; operational efficiency; appropriate technology; CRM and ERP; websites (through our web agency 1Zero); digital marketing; communications strategy. All tailored specifically to SMEs.

The financials: Providing the right kind of financial backing when you need it in a supportive and understanding environment that's geared towards SMEs. We open the doors to corporate finance and investment opportunities as well as a wide network of SME focused legal and professional services.


Our senior management team has significant experience in managing ambitious and growing businesses at every stage of the journey. It allows us to provide you with relevant, actionable and effective advice based on first hand experience.

We provide leadership, advice, support and confidentiality. Wherever you are on your journey, we can help you take the next step – because we’ve been there ourselves.

It’s what we call uncommon sense.

Andrew Hendry
Adrian Gill
Business Development and Sales Strategy
Guy Harris
Business Strategy and Planning
Darren James
Technology and Digital
Andy Wheatley
Brand and Proposition
Paul Owen
Commercial Operations
Chris Parsons
Digital and Channel Strategy
Elaine Warwicker
People and Culture
Gareth Atkinson
Brand and Communications
Anabel Giessler
Account Manager
Joe Devlin
Jon Pitts
Performance and Behavioural Psychologist


We work with a wide range of SMEs across all sectors. They are entrepreneurial, financially robust with a strong appetite for growth and, critically, looking for a strategic framework that provides the structure, process and clarity to help them achieve it.