After successfully trading for two years, Grace Dyke and Kirsty Day are on a mission to make ethical business the normal way to do business. Yellow Jigsaw is run by a team who describe themselves as having “shared aspirations to provide bespoke training and communications management in the public, voluntary and care sectors”. The foundations for all their work are underpinned by social values. From full PR strategies to an exclusive charity network and media training, clients are in the hands of a journalist with more than 12 years’ industry experience and a top-notch trainer and events specialist. 

Grace and Kirsty launched their business back in 2015 as an online marketing agency. Grace, the Strategic Director of media and communications social enterprise won the Northern Power Women award in 2016 and is continuously striving to make a change.

Looking to expand and grow Yellow Jigsaw, Grace and Kirsty contacted Excelerate Labs where they received help and support from our business advisor, Ameena Ahmed. With the help of Ameena,  they began work on putting together a three-year strategic business plan. Through this plan, Grace and Kirsty will increase membership services and generated income by hiring freelance staff to build resource capacity.

Excelerate Labs, our business growth programme for Manchester, is part funded by European Regional Development Fund and offers FREE business growth consultancy to businesses registered in Greater Manchester who are operating in a business to business sector and ready to grow.

Excelerate Labs expert Business Growth Advisers can support you with:

• Developing Growth Strategy
• Accessing Markets
• Building Strategic Sales & Marketing Plans
• Developing Effective Leadership
• Gaining Support with Financial Management, Procurement, Bids & Tenders
• Linking to Networks & Developing Strategic Partnerships
• Measuring & Understanding Corporate Social Responsibility
Or building your business in another way. 
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