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A millionaire by 26 having started her own successful recruitment business Helen has gone on to build several multi-million pound ventures. With over 20 years experience across strategy, sales, marketing, finance and HR across all industries.
Having started a business at 16 and now with over 25 years experience in senior leadership and director positions. Ray has also started and grown several businesses to multiple 6 and 7 figure heights. Expert is Technology, Stragey, Operations, Sales, Finance and marketing across all industries.
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I've been guided professionally by Helen for years and her advice, support and energy is never ending. Helen is an empathic listener who has a deep knowledge of business and the sociology of success. If you want to start your business, maintain or build upon your success, then I couldn't recommend her highly enough.
Had a wonderful experience with Ray Lavery and found her guidance extremely encouraging! Starting a new business can be tough, especially during the pandemic. My one to one session really helped me gain direction and set a plan in place to gain maximum exposure (a challenge my business faced). A great place for all business starting off and would definitely recommended their service to those aiming for excellence.
If you want guidance and support on how to develop, grow and take your business up a few levels, the passion and professionalism that Helen brings to the table is both inspirational and uplifting and will empower you to reach high.
Helen was my business coach for a couple of months whilst I set up my own business. She gave me clarity and support with business strategy, development of the company brand, pricing, marketing, processes and structure. These sessions, and Helen's extensive knowledge were invaluable and had a directly positive impact on the success of the business.
Hounslow Chamber of Commerce has worked closely with Helen and Ray of CPG over a number of years. They are highly professional, dedicated and know their stuff! I thoroughly recommend all they do!Sally Smith
Very good networking event. Meeting like minded entrepreneurs. Subjects delivered are of interest to me and to our business. The informal networking event will improve your thinking , provide information & explore opportunities to collaborate.I will suggest to join CPG events when you can
Great team! Always on hand to support small businesses on their growth journey. I highly recommend Helen and Soraya and the whole team.
Collaborative, inclusive and highly professional
I am self employed Aesthetic practitioner and really straggled during pandemic as I didn't know how to pivot my business. I had a chance one to one call with Helen, decided to attend all networking and workshop sessions. Since then I have found new collaborations with other small businesses owners, have started my online Sunday massage classes, which gaining popularity as ladies not just starting to see skin improvement results, but also improve their sleep and mood. I am happy to make this choice joining growth pod, as it will help me to grow my business and create new collaboration opportunities I wouldn't dream of.
I've been working with Helen and Ray this year and have been stunned by their professionalism, depth of knowledge and the level of support they offer businesses across SW London.I helped out in a marketing clinic and everyone there spoke highly of the programme and the majority were returning attendees. Helen focuses on offering tangible business support for those looking to grow and develop their business model even during these difficult times. Highly recommended!
I have been working with Helen, Ray and the team for some time now. I find the business support they provide invaluable.They are incredibly passionate and inspiring which I find infectious. They provide great training & support and provide opportunities to network to meet likeminded people on their entrepreneurial journey.I love that they genuinely care about my success and do everything they can to support me. I would highly recommend.
Helen and the team are outstanding.Their knowledge and experience, together with their infectious enthusiasm, makes them an incredible 'force for good' - Not only are they well connected and often 'knows a man that can', they genuinely want to help businesses prosper.
I've really enjoyed the Growth Pod networking groups. Everyone is really friendly and it's great to meet other local businesses. I've known Helen and Ray for quite a few years now and they are always so helpful and supportive and a great place to go for advice.
Helen and Ray are great at providing organizational change, development of coaching skills, process analysis, technology implementation, strategy development and operational improvement services. They often bring their own proprietary methodologies or frameworks to guide the identification of problems, and to serve as the basis for recommendations with a view to more effective or efficient ways of performing work tasks, I highly recommend their services!!Is a pleasure to be taking part on their Growth program!!
My Growth pod headed by Helen Robert’s is a first class organisation. Highly recommended for any new business or entrepreneurs who are stepping out on their own. Helens knowledge and energy will help you overcome any intial hurdles you may encounter.Wonderful experience and thanks for all you did for my business.Dr Mide Ojo
The team at My Growth Pad has been incredibly assertive in assisting me with prompt solutions as far as my business development is concerned. I highly recommend their services.
Just joined this group recently so getting up to speed with everything they offer. So far its been an amazing experience with a wealth of online resources and one to one consulting to support me in the early stages of planning a new business. Can't wait to get more involved once schools go back next week!
I was lucky to work with Helen on a start up development program and I have gained so much value and insights into what it means to run a business
Really enjoyed taking part in Tuesdays session. It was a privilege to be a speaker and incredibly informative to listen to the other speakers. Great initiative; well worth taking the time out to learn about the different ways in which to boost/ generate business!
Highly recommended. The team are so knowledgeable and passionate, with an amazing network of support.
I joined the Phoenix programme with the Growth Pod in January 2021 and have benefitted in so many ways from the programme and I can't recommend it highly enough! The networking community is great, I have access to business experts when I need them, and the training seminars are helping me navigate the COVID challenges and helping me to keep building a more sustainable business. Thank you so much to Helen and Ray for developing My Growth Pod - it is just brilliant!
As a social enterprise trying to make a difference during these challenging time, we, at Makers United CIC, have found Helen’s and Ray’s advice and support invaluable.The events and the one to one sessions we have had were extremely positive and encouraging.I have recruited two of my organisation’s team members through the Phenix enterprise programme networking meetings.We also had a couple of one to one sessions with Helen and her advice was so useful to us.Helen’s is a true professional. She is also very easy to talk to and the time spent with her is time well spent.I am looking forward to speaking to Helen every time as I know that she not only will give me sound advice but she will also make me feel really comfortable to talk about the challenges I face.I see Helen as a mentor that I can always rely on and I don’t feel intimidated to talk to. She combines her business experience and her community involvement very well. This is, what I believe, the future of business. A business will thrive if it has the community at heart. This is what the Phenix enterprise programme is all about.
I have been working with Helen, Ray and the team for some time now. I find the business support they provide invaluable.
They are incredibly passionate and inspiring which I find infectious. They provide great training & support and provide opportunities to network to meet likeminded people on their entrepreneurial journey.
I love that they genuinely care about my success and do everything they can to support me. I would highly recommend.
Ray helped to focus my thoughts to produce unique services for niche markets. Her professional approach lit a few 'light-bulb moments' in our discussion. I highly recommend the team at My Growth Pod to develop your business in a way that suits you.
Very useful, professional and helpful. gives one the chance to think outside the box to keep going.
My business has benefited from some excellent practical support from Helen and her team. I particularly like the fact that you are part of a network of like-minded business owners. The support & advice is also relevant for people who are thinking of starting a business, as it is imperative to do your research before you start financial commitments.
I first met Helen Roberts, Soraya Lavery and the rest of their team in 2017, when I attended one of their events.I was impressed by the team’s in-depth knowledge of their specialisms and their capabilities in offering support to Start Up and SME’s Business within the Food Industry.It was so refreshing to meet, such a passionate team that actually offer tailored programmes, whilst guiding you through the minefields of obstacles that lay ahead, in the simplest manner.Their My Growth Pod, offers incredible 1-1 business development strategies, regardless of size. By working closely with you throughout your personal programme, it feels so comfortable and it’s like they are actually working within your own business.I look forward to the continued working partnership that exists between both of our businesses. I would definitely recommend to anyone that wishes a helping hand in developing their business, to be part of their My Growth Pod programmes.
Helen has been invaluable in helping me take my Bussines forward. I needed help with a constant Flow of urgent problems. Helen came up with different organisations and companies that were answer to my situation.Not only are they very knowledgeable how to take a Bussines forward but what really impressed me wasParticularly through the Covid situation Helen messaged reminding me and informing me of what is available and to make sure I applied.How great is that.A good company to know
Being in the situation we find ourselves with Covid-19 and the impact it has had on our business working with Helen has given us much insight into the possible opportunities that we at Mint Laundry Services can achieve by reviewing our business model on social media platforms.We are now focusing our efforts on how to use simple tools to better our presence via LinkedIn & Google Business reviews, Along with updating our website to make it more user friendly.Given the above, We are more confident coming out of lockdown given the wealth of knowledge Helen has provided & shared with us for when we come out of lockdown and the best thing is we still learning!
Helen is an absolute professional, with a rare combination of qualities - true empathy and understanding, passion, practical business skills and a positive outlook that is impossible not adopt. At every point during our work together, Helen mentored and coached me in making my own decisions to create something great.Since I started working with Helen, I have made changes and achieved great success. Helen is an inspiring and gifted coach who knows how to navigate businesses of all sizes and offer support and guidance specific to your needs. I would highly recommend Helen and her team for personal and business support.
Helen and Ray are excellent in what they do to help local businesses thrive in this challenging climate. I thoroughly recommend their programme of support for any business looking for advice to grow
Helen is an absolute professional, with a rare combination of qualities - true empathy and understanding, passion, practical business skills and a positive outlook that is impossible not adopt. At every point during our work together, Helen mentored and coached me in making my own decisions to create something great.
Since I started working with Helen, I have made changes and achieved great success. Helen is an inspiring and gifted coach who knows how to navigate businesses of all sizes and offer support and guidance specific to your needs. I would highly recommend Helen and her team for personal and business support.
Helen has been an invaluable support, always offering a great sense of perspective, with real insight, knowledge and experience. Combined with her energy and positivity, this has been a fantastic boost for our business over the years and I would certainly recommend her services.
Helen and Soraya are the dynamic duo heading the Phoenix Programme in Richmond. I’ve been working through the online programme which is great for clarifying your thoughts and galvanising you into action. The fortnightly webinars targeted at creatives are useful and there are opportunities to network (and possibly collaborate with) with other creatives in the borough. Additional help is offered in one-to-one sessions which I’ll definitely take advantage of once I’m at the right stage. Highly recommended.
Over the years, Helen has always been incredibly helpful and responsive. She's given my some valuable advice on managing and growing my business. She's also very warm and approachable.
I have worked with Helen and Ray for the last three years now. As a small business owner I’ve been guided every step of the way and they have given me lots of advice, their one2one sessions were invaluable and I’ve also made fabulous connections through their sessions.
I have recently started working with Helen and the Phoenix Project and it has already been a very enriching experience. Helen's guidance and support with developing my growth action plan has taken me to new heights. The one-to-one sessions is an absolute must and has given me so many new avenues to explore. I look forward to continuing working together with Helen and value her support greatly. Thank you Helen & team.
Helen is a genuine and experienced professional - having had a one to one with her when I started my business “let me drive you” in 2011, Helen showed me ways to source clients and make plans to succeed and gain growth - I went on to win awards and build a strong and professional business and the inspiration and skills I received from Helen will remain a lifetime.I can fully recommend Helen and her team to help you at whatever stage you are in life.
Working with Soraya and Helen was a turning point in my business. Literally. I remember clearly the first consultation; I walked away with an action plan of ideas and recommendations which I went on to implement - and it changed the course of my photography business. Don't think twice about working with them.
I really enjoyed Helen's webinar about starting a business, she went deep into some really interesting areas.We did a follow up session and I found Helen's experienced, knowledgable and supportive.I would definitely recommend her services to other entrepreneurs.
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